Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O'Neil, LLC, in Geneva, Illinois, specializes in personal injury, work injuries, occupational injuries, medical malpractice, hospital malpractice, defective device/medical malpractice, dangerous prescription drugs and wrongful death cases. We handle both individual cases and cases brought on behalf of multiple plaintiffs or classes of plaintiffs. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts, for thousands of clients, in cases involving work injuries, personal injuries, defective products, medical malpractice and wrongful death.

Work Injury, Personal Injury, Medical/Hospital Malpractice, Sexual Abuse And Wrongful Death

Our legal team has the experience, skills and determination required to successfully litigate claims involving:

  • Airplane accidents
  • Automobile accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Train accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • ATV accidents
  • Snowmobile accidents
  • Jet Ski/Wave Runner/boating accidents
  • ​Slip and fall
  • Premises liability
  • Dog bites
  • Medical negligence
  • Hospital negligence
  • Construction negligence
  • Nursing home abuse cases
  • Sexual assault and abuse

Policy Limit Settlement For A Man Injured In Car Collision

Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O'Neil, LLC, attorneys obtained a policy limit settlement for a young man injured when an oncoming car went out of control. An elderly woman took her car out for a drive and lost control, crossing the centerline and colliding with our client. The initial police reports indicated the woman may have been dead behind the wheel before the collision. Suit was filed against her estate. Her insurer defended based upon the so-called act of God defense claiming that the defendant's untimely death was not an act of negligence. FMCO lawyers were not deterred and thoroughly investigated the matter. Subsequently it was discovered that the defendant had taken massive overdoses of multiple narcotic pain medications and was, indeed, guilty of negligence for getting behind the wheel while intoxicated.

Recovery For A School Janitor Suffering From Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Maria Trevino v. Plainfield School District: Ms. Trevino worked as a janitor for the school district and suffered carpal tunnel syndrome due to the repetitive nature of her job duties. The case went to arbitration and benefits were awarded. The school district took multiple appeals. The attorneys at Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O'Neil, LLC, prevailed before the Illinois Appellate Court that decided in favor of Ms. Trevino and upheld her award of workers' compensation benefits.

Recovery For A Police Officer Suffering Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Diaz v. Village of Montgomery: Officer Diaz suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after his involvement in a deadly force incident. The case went to arbitration and benefits were awarded. The Village sought a review and the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission reversed the decision saying the incident was not compensable. Craig S. Mielke pursued an appeal to the Illinois Appellate Court, which recently issued its opinion reinstating workers' compensation benefits for Officer Diaz.

Defective Products, Dangerous Prescription Drugs And Defective Medical Devices

FMCO provides legal representation for individuals harmed by defective products and dangerous prescription drugs. In providing legal representation for these individuals, we are committed to obtaining full and fair compensation for all of their injuries. Numerous manufacturers continue to jeopardize public health and safety by selling products that are defective and not fit for ordinary and intended use to unsuspecting consumers. Products often do not perform in accordance with the reasonable expectations of ordinary consumers. In many cases, the manufacturer has been aware of problems for a number of years and left millions of these products on the shelves in which the defects have not been addressed or corrected.

You, or your family members, may have been injured by such products as:

  • Asbestos
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Children's toys
  • Firearms
  • Food and agricultural products
  • Machinery and tools
  • Medical products and devices
  • Motor vehicles
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Recreational products
  • Defective tires
  • Tobacco

Our zealous advocacy demands manufacturers supply safe products to consumers (our clients). If a manufacturer does not voluntarily take responsibility for defects and provide safe products, we are prepared through litigation to legally force them to do so.

Current Medical Device And Dangerous Drug Cases And Investigations:

  • Actos (diabetes drug)
  • Avandia (diabetes drug)
  • Byetta (diabetes drug)
  • Januvia (diabetes drug)
  • Lipitor (diabetes drug)
  • GranuFlo/NaturaLyte
  • Hip replacements (DePuy, Zimmer, Stryker), knee replacements
  • Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm insulin infusion pump
  • Mirena IUD
  • SSRI anti-depressants and birth defects: Celexa (citalopram); Fluvoxamine; Lexapro (escitalopram); Paxil (paroxetine); Prozac (fluoxetine); Symbyax (olanzapine/fluoxetine); Zoloft (sertraline)
  • Vaginal mesh

If you or a loved one has been injured by a prescription drug or medical device, it is important that you seek legal advice immediately. Please contact us by calling 630-232-7450 for a free case evaluation.