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Jerry Vinkler Named Super Lawyer

September 16, 2020
Jerry Vinkler Named Super Lawyer Jerry Vinkler Selected by Super Lawyers® For 2021 Being named Super Lawyer for fourteen consecutive years is not some…

Vinkler Law Welcomes Kelsey L. Burge JD

September 10, 2020
Vinkler Law Welcomes Kelsey L. Burge, JD On behalf of Vinkler Law Offices, the firm is pleased to announce they have hired Kelsey L. Burge who began w…

Injury from an Allergic Reaction Can Be From Negligence

August 19, 2020
Injury from an Allergic Reaction Can Be From Negligence Many are injured and die each year from an allergic reaction resulting from food and drug al…

5 Tell-tale Signs of Sexual Abuse in Children

July 15, 2020
5 Tell-tale Signs of Sexual Abuse in Children Sexual abuse in children is a major concern that can truly haunt parents. With children spending time i…

Family Awarded $1.95 Million in Wrongful Death Claim

February 12, 2020
Family Awarded $1.95 Million in Wrongful Death Claim $1,950,000 Recovery Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death Jerry Vinkler obtained a $1,950,000 medica…

Court Agreed Medication Error Caused Death

February 12, 2020
Court Agreed Medication Error Caused Death $2,000,000 Recovery- Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death Jerry Vinkler as lead counsel represented the wido…

Sexual Abuse by Diocese of Joliet Hidden for Years

February 12, 2020
Sexual Abuse by Diocese of Joliet Hidden for Years $2,050,000 Recovery – Sexual Abuse Jerry Vinkler as lead counsel represented a 54-year old man that…

Construction Injury Settlements

May 27, 2016
Construction Injury Settlements Vinkler Law represents people suffering from injuries due to construction accidents. Call Today for a No Obligati…

Medical Malpractice Recovery Settlements

May 27, 2016
Medical Malpractice Recovery Settlements Vinkler Law represents victims of medical malpractice in Chicago and Northern Illinois. Call Today for a N…

Nursing Home Abuse

May 27, 2016
Nursing Home Abuse Vinkler Law represents victims of nursing home abuse in Chicago and Northern Illinois and helps to recover damages. $500,000 For Dea…

Product Liability

May 27, 2016
Product Liability Vinkler Law represents victims of injury or death due to product liability. Call Today for a No Obligation Consultation $600,00…

Premises Liability

May 27, 2016
Premises Liability Vinkler Law specializes in helping people that are victims of injury due to premises liability. Call Today for a No Obligation C…

Motorcycle Accidents

May 27, 2016
Motorcycle Accidents Vinkler Law represents victims of motorcycle accidents in Northern Illinois and Chicago. Contact our office today. $500,000 for a …

$6,000,000 for Failure to Diagnose Allergic Reaction to Septra

August 24, 2015
$6,000,000 For Failure To Diagnose Allergic Reaction To Septra A 52-year old man was the victim of medical malpractice when his doctors did not diagnos…

VA Hospitals Investigated for Scheduling Fraud & Medical Malpractice

January 8, 2015
VA Hospitals Investigated For Scheduling Fraud & Medical Malpractice There has been widespread news lately about the care our veterans are receiving fr…

Nursing Home Negligence Leads to $500,000 Wrongful Death Verdict

August 12, 2014
Nursing Home Negligence Leads To $500,000 Wrongful Death Verdict Jerry Vinkler tried a nursing home abuse and wrongful death case in April/May, 2014, t…

Obamacare Mandated Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Could Cause Unintentional Problems

July 10, 2014
Obamacare Mandated Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Could Cause Unintentional Problems There has been a lot of discussion lately about Electronic Medic…

Whiplash from a Car Crash

June 25, 2014
Whiplash From A Car Crash Car crashes cause all types of injuries – one of the most common is known as a whiplash injury.  Whiplash from a car crash, m…

The Connection Between Advanced Directives and Health Care Costs

June 10, 2014
The Connection Between Advanced Directives and Health Care Costs Health care costs keep rising everywhere in the country, except one place, LaCrosse, W…

Truth About the Number of Medical Malpractice Case Filings in Cook County

May 27, 2014
Truth About The Number Of Medical Malpractice Case Filings In Cook County In conversations with family, friends and others about being a personal injur…

$1,000,000 Judgment in Cook County

April 11, 2014
$1,000,000 Judgment In Cook County Cook County lawsuit for $365,000 against Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital and Medical Center and obtained a $1,000…

Highlights of Past News Items

March 27, 2014
Highlights of Past News Items Jerry Vinkler Named Super Lawyer For 2012 Jerry Vinkler has once again stood above the rest with his work in medical mal…

Are You Suffering From Chronic Back Pain?

January 15, 2014
Are You Suffering From Chronic Back Pain? Over the years we have handled cases for clients that have suffered back injuries.  All of these clients have…

Dangers of Distracted Driving

January 9, 2014
Dangers of Distracted Driving The esteemed New England Journal of Medicine recently posted a fun video about the dangers of distracted driving.  While …

An Interesting Look at Medical Errors and Obamacare

December 30, 2013
An Interesting Look at Medical Errors and Obamacare I came across this interesting broadcast about Obamacare’s effects on payments to medical care prov…

Four Things You MUST Do After A Motor Vehicle Accident

December 10, 2013
Four Things You MUST Do After A Motor Vehicle Accident If you are ever involved in a motor vehicle accident or other incident such as a fall in a store…

Automobile Safety

December 10, 2013
Automobile Safety I was listening the other day to a podcast on the economic website Freakonomics and heard this fascinating history of our love affair…

Are Your Social Media Posts Putting Your Case at Risk?

November 5, 2013
Are Your Social Media Posts Putting Your Case At Risk? Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tinder, Vine, You Tube,  etc.  Social media is out there in all fo…

Nursing Home Neglect Can Be Due to Inadequate Staffing

October 21, 2013
Nursing Home Neglect Can Be Due to Inadequate Staffing Nursing homes in Illinois recently got a grade F by an advocacy group that promotes better care …

Medical Errors

October 14, 2013
Medical Errors How many people a year die in the hospital from medical mistakes as compared to other causes of death in the United States? In 2011, th…

Auto Insurance Coverage Amounts

October 10, 2013
Auto Insurance Coverage Amounts In Illinois, drivers of motor vehicles are required to buy minimum insurance coverage to pay for damages they may cause…

Are Nursing Homes Safe?

September 27, 2013
Are Nursing Homes Safe? Nursing homes, assisted living centers, senior living centers, convalescent centers, skilled nursing facilities.  They go by an…

Illinois Uninsured Motorist Coverage

September 20, 2013
Illinois Uninsured Motorist Coverage When buying and reviewing your auto insurance coverage, a very important area to look at are “med pay,” “uninsured…

Illinois Nursing Home Care Act

August 29, 2013
Illinois Nursing Home Care Act The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act provides the elderly, and all residents of skilled nursing facilities with special pr…

Understanding Auto Insurance Coverage

August 23, 2013
Understanding Auto Insurance Coverage Navigation Of Auto Insurance Coverage It happened to me, again, yesterday. I took a call from someone who was inv…

Expert Advice From Chicago Premises Liability Attorneys Vinkler Law

July 31, 2013
Expert Advice From Premises Liability Attorneys Vinkler Law READ THIS Before You Need The Premises Liability Attorneys At Vinkler Law Office Is there a…

Medical Errors Increase Causing More Unnecessary Deaths In Hospitals

September 11, 2012
Medical Errors Increase Causing More Unnecessary Deaths In Hospitals Medical errors have continued at an unacceptable rate for almost two decades. Medi…

Hot Coffee Lawsuit

May 30, 2012
Hot Coffee Lawsuit An Illinois personal injury attorney can affect change in society by filing certain lawsuits. The media and the PR firms and corpora…

Do You Need an Illinois Malpractice Lawyer?

May 15, 2012
Do You Need An Illinois Malpractice Lawyer? An Illinois malpractice lawyer should be contacted if you or a family member suffers a hospital acquired il…

Are Hospital Errors Being Reported?

March 10, 2012
Are Hospital Errors Being Reported? Preventable medical errors and infections harm one in four hospital patients, according to a new study by the Depar…

Construction Accidents, Who is at Fault?

March 6, 2012
Construction Accidents, Who is at Fault? Who Is At Fault In Construction Accidents? Construction accidents happen all too often. Who is responsible for…

Tort Reform

March 1, 2012
Tort Reform Any Chicago area resident who has been seriously injured should hire an Illinois personal injury attorney. Unfortunately, tort reform and c…

Medical Errors Costing U.S. Billions

February 25, 2012
Medical Errors Costing U.S. Billions Medical Malpractice Errors Costing U.S. Billions TUESDAY, April 8 (The Washington Post- Health Day News) — From 20…

3 Indicted on 28 Counts in Nevada

February 25, 2012
3 Indicted on 28 Counts in Nevada Doc And CRNAs Indicted On 28 Counts In Nevada Hep C Outbreak After a 2-year criminal investigation into the Las Vegas…

Poor Infection Control At Many Surgery Centers

February 25, 2012
Poor Infection Control At Many Surgery Centers CHICAGO, June 8, 2010 – A new federal study finds many same-day surgery centers — where patients get suc…

Hospital Closing Leave Many New Yorkers in a Lurch

February 25, 2012
Hospital Closing Leave Many New Yorkers in a Lurch The closing of St. Vincent’s Hospital has left yet another wounded group in the lurch – hundreds of …

Many Surgery Centers are Poor at Infection Control

June 8, 2010
Many Surgery Centers Are Poor At Infection Control CHICAGO, June 8, 2010 – A new federal study finds many same-day surgery centers — where patients get…

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