Lisa B. Weinstein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Chicago, IL

Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.
 | 30 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-610-5350
Fax: 312-214-0001
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Lisa B. Weinstein is a director with Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. law firm and works out of the firm's law office in Chicago, Illinois, where she serves as leader of the birth injury litigation division. Nationally recognized as one of the leading trial attorneys in her region as well as the entire country, Ms. Weinstein focuses her practice primarily on medical malpractice and birth injury claims, and she has secured more than $300 million in settlements and verdicts for plaintiff clients throughout her legal career.

    Among her most notable successes, Ms. Weinstein obtained a settlement of $12.5 for the family of a child who suffered severe brain damage due to a lack of oxygen during labor and delivery. She has also recovered dozens of awards well in excess of a million dollars, earning her membership in both the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums.

    A leader in her field, Ms. Weinstein has several publications to her credit, and she routinely conducts lectures and continuing legal education seminars across her region on a variety of legal topics related to birth injuries and medical malpractice. She also serves on the board of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association as well as co-chair of the American Association for Justice's Birth Trauma Litigation Group.

    As an attorney, Ms. Weinstein has earned a reputation for her fierce and devoted advocacy to those suffering needlessly through no fault of their own, and she has received numerous award and honors for her outstanding professionalism and service. Of note, Law360 recognized her as a Rising Star in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice, and the National Trial Lawyers has added her name under the list of Top 40 Under 40. She also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from America's Top 100 Attorneys along with perennial top rankings and endorsements from her peers.

    A 2002 graduate of the University of Michigan, Ms. Weinstein obtained her Juris Doctor cum laude from DePaul University College of Law in 2006. She holds her admission to practice in Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and North Carolina as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Eastern District of Michigan and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. She also serves as arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
    Focus Areas

    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 8 years

    Super Lawyers: 2020 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2019

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    About Lisa Weinstein

    Admitted: 2006, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: http://www.gelaw.com/attorneys/weinstein/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Super Lawyers’ list of Rising Stars
    • Lifetime Achievement award by America’s Top 100 Attorneys®., Lifetime Achievement Award , America’s Top 100 Attorneys®, 2018
    • The National Trial Lawyers in the “Top 40 Under 40”
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
    • Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Rising Star, Law360, 2018
    • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
    • Michigan, 2012
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of IL
    • Kentucky, 2012
    • Illinois, 2006
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of MI
    • North Carolina, 2012
    • Missouri, 2012

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County
    • Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of IL, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of MI
    • American Association for Justice Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Co-Chair
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Article "Understanding Newborn Strokes," May 2017 issue, Author, TRIAL Magazine, 2017
    • "When Medical Malpractice and Mass Tort Overlap", Speaker, New Jersey Association for Justice, 2015
    • “Representing Children with Acquired TBI", Speaker, North American Brain Injury Society, 2016
    • "The Initial Intake and Investigation of Birth Injury Cases – An Approach to Managing Risk", Speaker, American Association for Justice, 2018
    •  "Induced Labor Malpractice: Exploring Pitocin Complications and Injuries", Speaker, American Conference Institute Obstetric Malpractice Claims, 2018

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • $1.3 million settlement (failure for nurses to recognize non-reassuring fetal heart tracing, failure for nurses to go up chain of command with hand prolapse), 2019
    • $775,000 settlement (baby suffered avulsion injury during delivery, brachial plexus injury) , 2019
    • $3.5 million settlement (baby suffered lack of oxygen at birth, resulting in development delays), 2018
    • $3 million settlement (too much Pitocin, non-reassuring fetal heart tracing, failure to intubate for 16 minutes, cerebral palsy), 2019
    • $4 million settlement (delay in recognizing placental abruption, baby suffered catastrophic damages), 2018
    • $9 million settlement (non-reassuring fetal heart rate pattern, transferred for hypothermia cooling outside 6 hour window, spastic quadriplegia), 2019
    • $9.2 million settlement (providers were monitoring mom but not baby, fetal distress, vaginal delivery, HIE, Spastic Quadriplegia, cerebral palsy), 2018
    • $9.75 million settlement (non-reassuring fetal heart rate pattern, vaginal delivery, Spastic Quadriplegia), 2017
    • $8 million settlement (delivery in jail, delay in taking to hospital, permanent brain injury), 2012
    • $6.5 million settlement (high-risk mom did not receive required 24/7 fetal monitoring, resulting in Spastic Quadriplegia cerebral palsy), 2018
    • $5.5 million settlement (traumatic delivery, cerebral palsy), 2012
    • $1 million settlement (obstetrician’s policy for failure to call C-Section due to hand prolapse), 2018
    • $12.5 million settlement (VBAC, delay in recognizing fetal distress, uterine rupture, emergency C-Section, Spastic Quadriplegia), 2017
    • $8 million settlement (traumatic delivery, skull fractures, cerebral palsy), 2018
    • $6.5 million settlement (too much Pitocin, non-reassuring fetal heart tracing, emergency C-section, cerebral palsy)
    • $5.925 million settlement (cerebral palsy, too much Pitocin, delay in recognizing fetal distress), 2014
    • $5 million settlement (delay in recognizing fetal distress, cerebral palsy), 2014
    • $7.5 million settlement (delay in recognizing fetal distress, cerebral palsy), 2014
    • $9.35 million settlement (delay in calling C-Section for fetal distress, emergency C-Section, Spastic Quadriplegia), 2013
    • $7 million settlement (too much Pitocin, traumatic delivery, permanent brain injury), 2012
    • $6 million settlement (3 avulsions, brachial plexus injury, Horner’s syndrome)
    • $5.5 million settlement (cerebral palsy, too much Pitocin, non-reassuring fetal heart tracing), 2014
    • $7.9 million settlement (face presentation, non-reassuring fetal heart tracing, permanent brain injury), 2012

    Educational Background:

    • University of Michigan, B.A., 2002

    Industry Groups

    • Birth Injury
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    Office Location for Lisa B. Weinstein

    30 North LaSalle Street
    Chicago, IL 60602

    Phone: 312-610-5350

    Fax: 312-214-0001

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