Steven M. Levin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Chicago, IL

Levin & Perconti
 | 325 North Lasalle Street, Suite 450
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312-767-4579
Fax: 312-332-3112
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Nationally recognized Chicago personal injury lawyer Steven M. Levin brings more than 30 years of experience to each and every case he accepts. As the co-founder of Levin & Perconti, Attorneys at Law, Mr. Levin and his team have successfully reached verdicts and settlements topping $660 million for their clients. Focusing on the areas of medical malpractice, nursing home and elder abuse, wrongful death and personal injury, Mr. Levin is not afraid to tackle any case, no matter how complex it may seem.

Throughout his career, Mr. Levin has achieved ample success. Recognized as one of the nation's first nursing home negligence attorneys, he has successfully litigated record-breaking cases in favor of his clients. Such cases include a medical malpractice settlement of $17.7 million for a police officer who was negligently cared for at a hospital, a $6.7 million birth injury verdict, a $6 million medical malpractice lawsuit, a $5.7 million verdict for a workplace accident case, and many others.

Mr. Levin is an active member of numerous organizations, including the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He also advocates for his clients and all nursing home residents everywhere as a member of the Leadership Council of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care. He was also the former chairman of the AAJ's Nursing Home Litigation Group. His advocacy efforts also have been noticed in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

With a record of accomplishment proving his dedication to excellence, Mr. Levin continues to provide exemplary services to each of his clients. He advocates on behalf of those injured and works hard to bring them relief. He is not afraid to stand up to insurance or health care providers, businesses or manufacturers. In short, as an elder abuse attorney Mr. Levin seeks more than justice - he seeks change.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (50%): Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury - General (40%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Products Liability

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Products Liability

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020

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About Steven Levin

Admitted: 1976, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.levinperconti.com/steven-m-levin.html

Honors/Awards:

  • Chicago Lawyer Magazine's Illinois Top 100 Attorneys, 2013
  • Thomas Owens Award Recipient (for highest grade point average), Cum laude, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law
  • Trial Lawyer Excellence Award-Highest Reported Illinois Verdict in a Nursing Home Malpractice case, Jury Verdict Reporter, 2012
  • "AV" Peer Rated Review, Martindale-Hubbell 2006-2017
  • Illinois Super Lawyers 2005-2018
  • Illinois Leading Lawyers Network 2006-2017
  •  Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America 2012-2014
  • Vice Chairman, The American Jewish Committee Human Relations Award Winner
  • Top 100: Illinois Super Lawyers 2013-2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America®  in the field of Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs 2013-2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Vice Chair, Medicine & Law Committee, The American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • American Association for Justice
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Society of Trial Lawyers- Board Member
  • American Association for Justice Nursing Home Litigation Group
  • Steering Committee, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • American Association for Justice Birth Injury Litigation Group
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Decalogue Society - Board Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1976
  • Board of Advisors, American Constitution Society Chicago Lawyer Chapter
  • Co-Chair, American Association for Justice Nursing Home Litigation Group
  • Member of the Leadership Council of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-term Care
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Managers
  • Board of Directors, American Constitution Society Chicago Chapter
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1976
  • The National Trial Lawyers (formerly known as The American Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Attorney General of Illinois' Task Force on Nursing Homes

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care's Leadership Council
  • Advisory Committee of Illinois Citizens for Better Care
  • Board of Advisors for the Nursing Home Litigation Reporter
  • National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform and its "Committee of 20"
  • Chicago Department on Aging Ombudsman Advisory Counsel
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Amusement Tax on Ravinia Park
  • Decalogue Society
  • City of Chicago Committee on Nursing Homes
  • Member and Chairman for 13 years, Highland Park Zoning Board of Appeals

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "The Elder Law Seminar: From a Tort Prospective." "Distinguishing Nursing Home Litigation from other Tort Cases," The Indiana Trial Lawyers -ISTA Conference Center , 150 W Market Street, Indianapolis , IN, August 24, 2001
  • "Common Deposition Problems in Nursing Home Cases", Nursing Home College: Depositions, American Association for Justice, Washington, DC, May 10, 2012
  • "Legal Implications of the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers," Midwest Clinical Conference - Chicago Medical Society, March, 1988
  • 2001 Annual ABA Meeting: "Presidential Show Case Program." "Structured settlements today: How and why," Presidential CLE Center of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago, IL, August 3, 2001
  • "Deposing Adverse Parties and Expert Witnesses", Pretrial Preparation in Civil Practice. Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Chicago, IL, March 23, 2012
  • "Litigation on Behalf of Nursing Home Residents," Chicago Council of Lawyers - Disability Rights Committee, November, 1987
  • The unwitnessed fall: Trying the suspicious injury case against the big nursing home chains.  "How to cross examine a doctor expert in a nursing home case," Association of Trial Lawyers of America Nursing Home Litigation Group: Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Canada, July 14, 2001
  • "Nursing Home Litigation for the Elder Law Practitioner", Elder Law Practice in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL, March 23, 2012
  • "What the Physician treating Pressure Ulcers Should Know - A Legal Point of View," Midwest Clinical Conference - Chicago Medical Society, March, 1987
  • "How to obtain substantial damages for the elderly in personal injury cases," Medicaid and Elder Law Issues in Illinois, sponsored by Lorman Educational Services, Chicago, IL, May 22, 2001
  • "Protecting Residents' Rights Through Litigation," Illinois Governor's Conference on Aging. State of Illinois Department on Aging, Chicago, IL, December 8, 2011
  • "Bed Sores: Patients' Rights and Professionals' Obligations," National Symposium on the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers, September 1986
  • "Plaintiff Attorneys versus Defense Attorneys," Part of a panel presentation before the Crittenden Medical Insurance Conference, as part of a session or panel. Washington Marriott, Washington D.C., May 2 - 4, 2001
  • "Using the Law to Advocate for Residents of Long-Term Care," Consumer Voice Annual Conference, National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, Grand Rapids, MI, October 26, 2011
  • "Plaintiffs' Perspectives," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Long Term Care Litigation Handbook, 2013
  • AAJ National College of Advocacy as part of Litigating Nursing Home Cases Program entitled "Maximizing Damages in a Nursing Home Case and Overcoming Defense Arguments for Limited Damages," Red Lion Hotel, Houston, TX, April 20 - 21, 2001
  • “Exposing and Understanding Juror Attitudes,” Litigating Nursing Home Cases Seminar, American Association for Justice, Las Vegas, NV, October 14, 2011
  • "Weaving a Nursing Home Deposition Strategy," Trial Magazine, December 2012
  • Voir Dire: Legal & Strategic Issues,, Circuit Court Of Cook County Lunchtime Seminar Series, 2012
  • "Distinguishing Nursing Home Litigation from Other Personal Injury Cases: Why nursing homes are right for punitive damages," ATLA Winter Convention: Hot Topics, New Orleans, LA, February 12, 2001
  • "Voir Dire: Legal & Strategic Issues", Circuit Court of Cook County Lunchtime Seminar Series, Chicago, IL, December 17, 2012
  • "Advising Elder Clients and Their Families - Chapter 7 - Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Actions Under the Nursing Home Care Act,"  Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2008 Handbook and 2012 Supplement.  IICLE with Steven M. Levin, 2012
  • "The Effects of Grief and Sorrow Damages in Illinois Wrongful Death Cases." Chicago Lawyer Magazine Year In Review 2011, January 2012
  • Litigating Nursing Home Cases Seminar, American Association For Justice, 2013
  • "Developing an Appropriate Theme for the Trial of a Nursing Home Case," MTLA, Novi, MI, January 26, 2001
  • "Research Strategies for Expert Depositions and Trial Preparation in Nursing Home Cases", American Association for Justice, AAJ 2012 Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, July 30, 2012
  • Steve Levin and Mike Bonamarte, selected by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, recently wrote a brief and submitted it to the Illinois Supreme Court arguing that punitive damages, a form of punishment and deterrence, should be allowed in nursing home death cases when the conduct of the nursing home is egregious
  • Taking Depositions to Win The Case, Kentucky Association For Justice, 2013
  • "Winning Strategies for the Nursing Home Litigator," an advanced Symposium for plaintiff and defense lawyers. Andrews Publications, Hyatt Regency, Scottsdale, AZ, Nov 13 - 14, 2000
  • The John Marshall Law School, Personal injury in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, Chicago, IL, April 2, 2012
  • "Combating Juror Bias in Nursing Home Cases," AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group Newsletter, Winter 2009
  • Advanced Evidentiary Issues at Trial, IICLE, 2013
  • Moderator on presentation October 30, 2000, "Arbitration Clauses: Depriving Residents of Jury Trials," The 25th Anniversary Annual Meeting of the National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform. Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St, N.W., Washington, DC, October 28 - November 1, 2000
  • Community Renewal Society Senior Action Network Luncheon Advocating for Friends and Loved Ones in Long-Term Care. Greater Walters Church, Chicago, IL, April 15, 2010
  • "Plaintiff's Perspectives," Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Handbook, Advising Elder Clients and Their Families (2008) Illinois State Bar Journal, July 2000
  • "Combating Juror Bias in Nursing Home Cases", Author, AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group Newsletter, 2009
  • Co-moderator of a 2 day conference devoted  to Nursing Home Litigation. "How to prosecute a Wondering Case," Andrews Publications Nursing Home Litigation - Jupiter Beach Resort, Jupiter, FL, November 15 - 16, 1999
  • How to Protect and Advocate for Your Loved One in a Nursing Home Setting. Vernon Park Church of God's Senior Council Meeting. Vernon Park Church of God, Chicago, IL, January 16, 2010
  • "Protecting the Rights of Nursing Home Residents Through Litigation," Illinois State Bar Journal, January 1996
  • Author, "Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Actions Under the Nursing Home Care Act", Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Advising Elderly Clients and Their Families Handbook, IICLE, 2008
  • "Creating Your Own Success." "Nursing Home Litigation and the Role of the Paralegal," Illinois Paralegal Association 1999 Education Seminar: Chicago Athletic Association, Chicago, IL, November 5, 1999
  • Understanding Nursing Home Litigation, DePaul University School of Law Elder Law Class, Chicago, IL, March 31, 2009
  • Perspectives on Discovery and Long-Term Care from Both Sides of the Bar, Sears Tower Oak Room, Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society (CHRMS), Chicago, IL, September 7, 2008
  • "Nursing Homes and Life Care Communities," IICLE, Advising Elderly Clients and Their Families, Ch. 8 (IICLE website), 1991
  • Author, "Plaintiffs’ Perspectives", Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Advising Elderly Clients and Their Families Handbook, IICLE, 2008
  • "Issues Effecting the Elderly: Legal and Practical Approaches for your Practice as well as your Personal Life." Sponsored by the Standing Committee on Women and the Law, the Elder Law Section Council and the Standing Committee on Minority and Women Participation. "Prosecuting nursing home cases," Illinois State Bar Association continuing legal education program: Annual meeting - Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI, June 26, 1999
  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy: Safeguarding Our Seniors: Perspectives on Elder Law and Nursing Home Litigation. Ungaretti & Harris LLP, Chicago, IL, June 19, 2008
  • "A Question of Responsibility: Part Two - An Attorney's View of the Insanity Defense," Loyola Magazine, 1982
  • "The Windy City Come to Jersey: Using Midwest Sensibilities to Deal with the Conservative Juror", New Jersey Association For Justice Advanced Nursing Home Litigation Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ, April 23, 2009
  • "Nursing Home Torts," Illinois State Bar Association, June 26, 1999
  • Topics in Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Litigation, NAELA Telephonic Conference on Advocacy and Litigation, June 25, 2008
  • "Libel and Slander - A State is Precluded from Imposing Liability Without Fault or Presumed or Punitive Damages in the Absence of New York Times Malice," - Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc., Loyola University of Chicago Law Journal, Winter 1975
  • "Protecting the Rights of Elderly Clients in Personal Injury Matters", NAELA Illinois Chapter Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 13, 2009
  • "Litigating Nursing Home cases," Illinois Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, March 19, 1999
  • JAMS: Nursing Home Litigation, Insurance and Beyond. JAMS Resolution Center, Chicago, IL, June 6, 2008
  • Lead Article Editor, Loyola University School of Law Review
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect", Chicago Chapter, American Constitution Society, 2008
  • "Screening the Nursing Home Case," American Bar Association, March 13, 1999
  • Discussion on Advocating for Nursing Home Residents, Identifying Nursing Home Abuse, and Defending Residents' Rights. Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago; Quarterly Vounteer Ombudsmen Meeting, Arlington Heights Senior Center, Arlington Heights, IL, April 16, 2008
  • Author, "Weaving a Nursing Home Deposition Strategy", Trial Magazine, AAJ, 2012
  • Moving from Medical Malpractice to Nursing Home- Differences to Watch For, American Association for Justice Litigating Nursing Home Cases Seminar, Chicago, IL, October 17, 2009
  • Speech the on the subject of the State dumping mentally ill patients in nursing homes, Chicago Bar Association Mental Health Committee, October 6, 1998
  • Nursing Home Abuse: How to make sure your loved one is not a victim. North Shore Senior Center Men's Club, North Shore Senior Center, Northfield, IL, January 15, 2008
  • Co-author, HowChanges to the Nursing Home Care Act Will Affect Long-Term Care Abuse and Neglect Cases, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin- Law Day Edition, 2013
  • "Nursing Home Litigation: Doing Well by Doing Good", Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Section Criminal Law/Tort Committee Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 20, 2009
  • Appeared on a TV show "Common Law," hosted by David Kremin, October 6, 1998
  • "Litigation in Long Term Care: The Emerging Storm", Boulevard Healthcare LLC's Medical Director's Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 22, 2007
  •  , Wound Care and the Law: Liability and Other Issues for the Practicing Wound Care Clinician, ACWHTR Annual Meeting, Chicago, The American College Of Wound Healing And Tissue Repair, 2013
  • Culture Change Coalition Of Peoria “Understanding Nursing Home Laws: The Law's Role in Protecting and Compensating Victims of Abuse and Neglect", Illinois Central College, Peoria, IL, March 4, 2010
  • "Tort Reform Update - Impact on Litigation on behalf of Older Adults," Illinois State Bar Association, June, 1997
  • "Litigation to Address Abuse of Nursing Home Residents," Illinois State Bar Association, December, 1996
  • "The Nature, Extent, and Impact of Abuse and Neglect by Staff at Residential Facilities and How to Advocate on Behalf of a Resident." Loyola Summer Institute on Aging. Loyola University School of Law, Chicago, IL, August 16, 2006
  • Grief and Sorrow: A Powerful but Uncharted Element of Damages in Nursing Home Cases, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2014
  • "Co-Opting the Defense Through Depositions", New Jersey Association For Justice Advanced Nursing Home Litigation Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ, April 22, 2010
  • "Litigating Pressure Sore Cases Towards Improving Resident Care," National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform Annual Meeting, October, 1996
  • "Closing Arguments - Tying it All Together", ATLA - Nursing Home Litigation Group. Washington State and Trade Center, Seattle WA, July 17, 2006
  • Proving Pain in Nursing Home Cases, Trial Magazine, 2013
  • "Using the Legal System to Incite Change in Nursing Homes", Illinois Pioneer Coalition Conference, Springfield, IL, October 12, 2010, 2010
  • "Litigating Pressure Sore Cases" AmericanAssociation for Justice Annual Meeting - Nursing Home Litigation Group, July, 1996
  • "Empowering the Ombudsman - Advocacy Suggestions," Illinois Long Term Care Ombudsman Program Statewide Training Conference, Bloomington, IL, March 29, 2006
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. "Liability Insurance Issues – Ethical, Practical and Strategic Challenges and Mediation & Settlement," Chicago, IL., 2015
  • Protecting Residents' Rights Through Litigation, National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, October 20, 2010
  • "Aging, Law and Public Policy - Representing Older Adults," Chicago Kent School of Law, March, 1995
  • "Litigating Nursing Home Cases: Rising to New Challenges / Nursing Home Falls - Not Your Average Slip & Fall Cases," ATLA Education and ATLA's Nursing Home Litigation Group. Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM, September 30, 2005
  • Strafford Nursing Home Depos Webinar, CLE Webinar, April 20, 2017,  "Deposing Nursing Home Staff and Corporate Representatives in Nursing Home Injury Cases", Speaker, 2017
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation on Behalf of Older Americans and Long Term Care Residents, IICLE 6th Annual Elder Law Short Course, Lisle, IL, November 16, 2010
  • "Use of Inspection Survey Results in Litigation on Behalf of Nursing Home Residents - What Providers Should Know," Life Services Network, February, 1995
  • Nursing Home Litigation Group Lecture and Demonstration: "Opening Statements in a Nursing Home Case," ATLA 2005 Annual Convention, Toronto Canada, July 24, 2005
  • American Association for Justice, Nursing Home Depositions College,Structuring the Deposition of a Difficult Witness.”- March 30 – April 1, 2017. Washington, DC., Speaker, 2017
  • "How to spot signs and symptoms of nursing home abuse and neglect", Illinois Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, Arlington Heights, IL, May 2008
  • "Rules of the Road: Nursing Home Cases Hyatt Regency", American Association for Justice - Nursing Home Litigation Group, Chicago, IL, July 16, 2007
  • "Nursing Home Litigation," Northwest Suburban Bar Association, March, 1994
  • Speaker, June 9 Injury Litigation Professionals Need to Know," Mealey's Nursing Home Litigation Conference, April 24, 2003
  • American Association for Justice, "Nursing Home Damages Seminar" Damages for the Decedent's Children Nashville, TN., 2016
  • "Long Term Care Abuse and Neglect: When is legal action appropriate?", Guardianship and Advocacy Committee of Illinois - Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 9, 2007
  • "Nursing Home Care Act -Private Right of Action," Office of the Public Guardian Seminar, April, 1992
  • "Successful Plaintiff's Nursing Home Litigation," Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, ISTA Conference Center, Indianapolis, IN, June 14, 2002
  • American Association for Justice, "Sexual Abuse of Residents in Nursing Home Facilities" February 29, 2016. Boca Raton, FL., 2016
  • Women of the Section of Litigation Leading Litigating, and Connecting, "Presumed Defective: the Impact of the Malfunction Theory on Products Cases," WOTSOL Seminar, November 12, 2015, Chicago, IL., 2015
  • “Litigation in Long Term Care", American Geriatrics Society – Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 3, 2007
  • "Litigation on Behalf of Nursing Home Residents," Illinois Department on Aging - Elder Rights Conference, August, 1991
  • "The Secrets to Discovering Elder Abuse: Where is the Smoking Gun," Mass Torts Made Perfect Seminar, Ritz Carlton, New Orleans, LA, March 14 - 15, 2002
  • Strafford Publications, "Nursing Home Injury Litigation: Evaluating Common Claims, Reviewing Medical Records, and Assessing Damages," Webinar, September 30, 2015, Chicago, IL., 2015
  • ITLA -Top Ten Things Every Lawyer Should Know. "Top Ten Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Depositions." Hilton Suites Chicago, Chicago, IL, March 31, 2007
  • "The Patient Self-Determination Act: Legal Implications for Long Term Care Residents and Providers," Lake County Health Department Community Seminar, November, 1991
  • "Secrets of Winning the Nursing Home Case," The Decalogue Society Legal Lecture Series, Chicago, IL, March 6, 2002
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Nursing Home & Assisted Living Facility Litigation Seminar, Feb 6, 2015, Chicago., 2015
  • Author, "Litigating Nursing Home Malpractice", GP Solo Magazine, 2008
  • "Understanding the New Federal Residents' Rights and Legal Remedies," Illinois Department on Aging - Elder Rights Conference, August, 1990
  • Speaker at the ATLA tele-seminar, Winning Arguments for Punitive Damage/Why Nursing Homes are Ripe for Punitive Damages, January 23, 2002
  • "Impact of the New Federal Regulations on Treating Pressure Ulcers - Medico-legal Implications," Midwest Clinical Conference - Chicago Medical Society, March, 1990
  • "Private Civil Damage Suits under the Nursing Home Care Act - An Underutilized Remedy," Chicago Bar Association - Young Lawyers Section, May, 1989
  • "Practicing with the Best & Avoiding the Rest Seminar: Jury Selection, Focus Groups," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Seminar. Westin Hotel, Chicago, IL, October 8, 2001
  • Illinois Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys: "The Next Millennium of Service." "Nursing Home Litigation, a Discussion of Nursing Home Litigation including Creative Remedies to Effectuate Law Reform", "Important Considerations in Determining which Nursing Home Cases Should be Pursued," Advanced Elder Law Institute, Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Chicago, IL,  November 11 - 14, 1999
  • "Preventing Malpractice in Nursing Home Care," Midwest Clinical Conference - Chicago Medical Society, February, 1989
  • "Maximizing damages and defeating the defense argument for limited damages," National College of Advocacy. Four Points Sheraton Phoenix Metrocenter, Phoenix , AZ, October 6, 2001
  • Moderator of program "Creative Lawyering and Advocacy: Tort Reform," The 26th Annual Meeting of the National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, Arlington, VA, September 28 - October 3, 2001
  • "Winning Your Case Through Depositions," New Jersey Association For Justice Boardwalk Seminar/Advanced Nursing Home Litigation Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ, April 26, 2012
  • "Legal Problems Associated with Pressure Sores," National Symposium on the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers, October, 1988

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $17.7 million medical malpractice settlement for a 47-year-old former police officer who suffered a significant brain injury due to medical mistakes made by the nursing staff at a Chicago hospital.  As a result, he suffers quadriplegia and "locked-in" syndrome., 2011
  • $7 million medical malpractice verdict against a doctor who failed to diagnose our client’s postpartum bleeding, resulting in her death
  • $2.9 million Cook County record nursing home neglect verdict in a pressure sore case.
  • $1,250,000.00 medical malpractice settlement for a child who obtained a chemical burn on the arm from the negligence of a Chicago nurse., 2017
  • $1.5 million construction site injury settlement for a 33-year-old man who sustained severe injuries after falling through a chimney stack opening that was not covered or marked on a residential construction site in Glencoe, Illinois., 2013
  • $4.5 million settlement for a child who suffered brain damage causing cerebral palsy as a result of a family practice physician's failure to perform a timely Caesarean section in the face of fetal distress.
  • $2.9 million Cook County record verdict in a wrongful death case against a nursing home after her tracheotomy tube was slowly obstructed with mucous., 2006
  • $5.7 million settlement for a 27-year-old roofer in a workplace injury case.
  • $950,000 nursing home negligence settlement for a 62-year-old woman who suffered from the development of multiple pressure sores, which became infected and lead to her death., 2017
  • $3.0 million pool accident/wrongful death settlement
  • $7.62 million verdict against an HMO doctor who disregarded the mother's complaints of postpartum bleeding, which resulted in her bleeding to death., 2001
  • $3 million medical malpractice settlement for an 84-year-old woman who was permanently paralyzed when a Chicago neurosurgeon caused irreparable damage to her spinal cord during a procedure., 2011
  • $6.7 million birth injury verdict against a hospital involving a birth injury lawsuit
  •  $3.6 million medical malpractice settlement for the death of a 26 year old., 2017
  • $4.75 million medical malpractice settlement for the surviving family of a 45-year-old man who died from a heart condition after physicians delayed reading an MRI for nine days., 2013
  • $460,000.00 sexual assault settlement to a resident from a staff member at a nursing home healthcare facility., 2017
  • $3.3 medical malpractice settlement for the family of a woman who fell while a patient at an Illinois hospital.  The 52-year-old woman suffered a fatal brain injury as a result of the fall., 2009

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Educational Background:

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, B.A., Cum laude, 1973

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • American Constitution Society
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Decalogue Society
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Litigation Counsel Of America
  • National Citizens Coalition For Nursing Home Reform
  • Society Of Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
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Office Location for Steven M. Levin

325 North Lasalle Street
Suite 450
Chicago, IL 60654

Phone: 312-767-4579

Fax: 312-332-3112

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Last Updated: 9/16/2019

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