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Personal Injury, Personally Managed

Personal injury law involves obtaining fair compensation for individuals who have been injured as a result of the negligent or intentional conduct of another. Laird Ozmon has a track record of high dollar value settlements in personal injury law cases in Joliet, the greater Chicagoland area as well as in the nation.

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Medical Malpractice

Laird holds his record of medical malpractice awards and settlements among his most significant victories. He has taken difficult cases against health care professionals/institutions when others would not and not only won numerous significant victories but achieved record results in many.

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Wrongful Death

A cause for wrongful death is created by statute, which arises when a person dies because of the negligent, reckless or intentional act of another individuals or corporations. Laird Ozmon has a proven track record of obtaining high dollar value settlements and jury verdicts involving wrongful death cases.

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Product Liability

Claims for product liability are created by state or federal law involving personal injury as a result of an unreasonably dangerous product having been placed into the stream of commerce. Laird Ozmon has the experience to handle your meritorious product liability case by finding the most experienced experts to testify and obtain a rightful recovery.

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Birth Related Injuries

The arrival of a baby should be a happy and joyous occasion, but sadly, birth injuries occur every day in many hospitals around the country. Laird Ozmon has the experience necessary to recover the rightful compensation deserved.

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Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1AD, AATD)

Antitrypsin Deficiency know as A1AD or AATD is commonly misdiagnosed as chronic asthma or COPD. Left untreated, A1AD results in progressive destruction of lung tissue resulting in severe loss of lung function and life expectancy. Laird Ozmon has pioneered the fight to seek fair compensation for those patients who have been misdiagnosed and have suffered such serious lung damage.

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Areas of Practice

Ozmon Law has been dedicated solely to the representation of seriously and catastrophically Personal Injury victims and their families for over 30 years in cases including but not limited to Personal Injury Law, Medical Malpractice, Birth-Related Injuries, Wrongful Death, Product Liability and Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD or A1AD).

PERSONAL INJURY

Laird Ozmon has a track record of high dollar value settlements in personal injury law cases in Joliet and the greater Chicagoland area as well as in the nation. Laird Ozmon fights to establish liability and recover the maximum award of damages in cases including but not limited to:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Defective Products/Product Liability
  • Work-Related Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Injury-Related to Misdiagnosis
  • Injury-Related to Medical Malpractice
  • Injury from Someone’s Negligence

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PRODUCT LIABILITY

Laird Ozmon has always gone the extra mile necessary to prosecute product liability cases, finding the most experienced experts to testify and garner the best outcome for victims.

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WRONGFUL DEATH

Laird Ozmon has successfully represented numerous family members for actions on behalf of themselves or their deceased loved one’s estate for wrongful death. Claims for wrongful death may fall under all categories of personal injury cases including, general negligence, medical malpractice, products liability, etc. A wrongful death case is filed on behalf of a deceased person by his/her legal heirs for the losses they sustained by reason of the death that were caused by another’s wrongful conduct. The damages that are recoverable in a wrongful death action may include the loss of love, affection, guidance, protection, companionship, money, goods or services.

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Laird Ozmon was recently awarded the highest settled Medical Malpractice suit in the history of Will County for 9.2 million.

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BIRTH RELATED INJURIES

Bringing a claim for the medical malpractice of the health care providers involved in the labor and delivery of your child may be the only way your family can obtain the financial resources to deal with the costs of future medical care or assisted living expenses for your injured child. Laird Ozmon has all the experience necessary to get what you need to care for your family.

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ALPHA-1 ANTITRYPSIN DEFICIENCY

Have you been diagnosed with Chronic Asthma or COPD? You may in fact have AATD.

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency also know as A1AD or AATD is commonly misdiagnosed as chronic asthma or COPD. In fact, out of the 12 million patients diagnosed with COPD in America, approximately 1-3% are predicted to have A1AD. Left untreated, A1AD results in progressive destruction of lung tissue resulting in severe loss of lung function and life expectancy.

Laird Ozmon has pioneered the fight to seek fair compensation for those patients who have been misdiagnosed and have suffered such serious lung damage.

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Ozmon Law News

Product Recalls Plague Consumers

Product recalls are constantly in the news these days. Last month four car companies, Toyota, BMW, Subaru and Mazda, settled a class action covering nearly 16 million vehicles that plaintiffs claimed contained defective Takata airbags. The settlement didn’t even...

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$9.2 Million Dollars – Awarded the highest settled Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in the history of Will County

Medical Malpractice Case Will County, Joliet IL Recently awarded the highest settled Medical Malpractice suit in the history of Will County for 9.2 million. Will County, Il.(a suburb of Chicago) - On January 15, 2015, a Will County woman and her husband settled a...
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Ozmon Law Client Awarded $12,000,000.00 by a Federal Jury Against Black and Decker in a Product Liability Case

Plaintiff, a bricklayer-carpenter, age 42, sustained a nearly complete amputation of his left hand, while using a power miter saw found to be unreasonably dangerous due to a lack of a right side lower blade guard. Plaintiff's expert was the invertor and designer of...
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Ozmon Law Settles Landmark $8,000,000.00 Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1AD, AATD) Case

Laird Ozmon from Ozmon Law settled an $8,000,000.00 dollar Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD, A1AD) case for client Scott S. Scott was misdiagnosed with COPD for years when he actually had the rare Alpha-1 protein deficiency. Beginning in 1991, defts misdiagnosed...
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$2,009,000.00 Awarded to Plaintiff in Product Liability Mitre Saw Case

Age 49, a carpenter, was using a 10-inch Black and Decker miter box saw when an unguarded blade on the right side struck his left hand, amputating one-third around the thumb. Thumb was sewn back on and palm repaired, but a year later index finger had to be removed and...
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Ozmon Law Client Awarded $2,000.000.00 in Medical Malpractice Case

December 1, 2003, pltf M-16 presented to the emergency room of Deft Hospital with a two-day history of abdominal pain and diarrhea. He had a fever and was tachycardic. His CBC blood test revealed that his white blood count was elevated with marked shift to the left. A...
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$1,950,000.00 Awarded in Medical Malpractice Case with a Failure to Diagnose Lung Cancer

Male 44 yr old cabinet maker’s August 1996 chest x-ray was misread and defendants failed to diagnose his lung cancer until May, 1997, when it was Stage III and had metastasized to his brain. He died in Sept. 1997 (survived by wife and 3 grown children)
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$1,860,000.00 Awarded to Ozmon Law Construction Accident Client

A male 37 year old tripped over a nail protruding from concrete on a top step at a Chicago construction project and fell down a stairway sustaining a L4-L5 herniation requiring decompressive laminectomy and fusion. Plaintiff could not return to work as a carpet...
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$1,400,000.00 Awarded in Negligence Case

A male, 35 years old, was entering a fast food establishment carrying his child and was injured when a mat in the entranceway slipped due to an accumulation of water and/or other substances on the underlying floor causing him to violently twist in an attempt to avoid...
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$1.8 Million Awarded to Client in Wrongful Death Case Involving a Suburban Bus Company

Student, M-12 was struck and killed at a Joliet corner because a Suburban Bus did not employ safety procedures or equipment such as a "stop arm" in violation of federal school bus regulations. The suburban bus route had been created specifically to take children to...
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$990,000.00 Awarded in Wrongful Death Case Involving the Death of a Child in Apartment Complex Swimming Pool

Plaintiff's decedent, M age 6, was playing with his siblings and a 5 year-old girl outside the front of the apartment his mother and stepfather had leased from Defendant, two weeks earlier. Although the children were instructed by their mother to stay in front of the...
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$875,000.00 Awarded to Client Due to Birth-Related Injury

Defendant doctor used vacuum-assisted delivery of newborn when it was not indicated. Defendants actions caused newborn to sustain multiple intracranial hemorrhages and mild cognitve deficits.
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$750,000.00 Awarded to Family in Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death

Plaintiff with a family history of heart disease was brought to the E/R, complaining of bilateral arm pain, nausea, and light-headedness - but was sent home. He returned via ambulance 4 hours later, in full cardiopulmonary arrest, and died shortly thereafter. Autopsy...
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$525,000.00 Settlement in Personal Injury Case Involving Southwest Airlines

Female passenger sustained TMJ symdrome when struck by an attache case when a flight attendant opened an overhead luggage compartment on Southwest Airlines flight.
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$500,000.00 Awarded to Ozmon Law Client in Personal Injury Construction Negligence

Plaintiff was working inside a coal chute. His job was to change the shafts & gears. Plaintiff was working on a ladder (using it as a platform) propped at an angle to keep chute door open. While moving down the ladder to view another area, the ladder gave way. The...
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Joliet Automobile Accident Client Awarded $502,132.00

Plaintiff, age 43, was stopped at a stoplight northbound on Rte. 59 in Joliet, IL, when she was rear-ended by a vehicle which had also been rear-ended. Plaintiff suffered a low-back and neck injury which progressed into a myofascial pain syndrome/fibromyalgia.
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$500,000.00 Awarded to Client In a Medical Malpractice Case

$500,000.00 Plaintiff's husband, age 65, underwent a mitral valve repair and was scheduled to be discharged. On the morning he was to be discharged, he began experiencing abdominal pain and was transferred back to the ICU where he died approximately 8 hours later....
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$490,000.00 Awarded in Automobile Accident When Defendant Failed to Yield the Right of Way

Plaintiff, (F-42), was driving a Ford E-150 van, headed east on Black Road at or near its intersection with Frontage Road in Joliet when Defendant, who was headed west on Black Road, failed to yield the right of way to Plaintiff and turned left in front of her. After...
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$485,000.00 Awarded in Truck and Car Accident Case

M-Pltf was driving car northbound Rte. 41. Dft was driving semi dump truck Southbound on Rte. 41. Dft made a left hand turn in front of Pltf blocking the road. Pltf struck Df at rear tires. Plft suffered head injuries, back and neck pain and shattered left knee cap...
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Auto Accident Personal Injury Case Awarded $315,000.00 for Ozmon Law Client

Plaintiff (F-40 yrs) was traveling northbound on Elizabeth St, in Crete, IL. Defendant was traveling eastbound on Division St and failed to stop at the stop sign and struck the Plaintiff's vehicle causing it to spin around to face south on Elizabeth St. Plaintiff...
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Medical Malpractice Suit Awarded $274,960.00 for Doctors Negligence

$274,960.00 The Defendant doctor prescribed Norplant, a time release birth control device implanted into the arm with side effects of pain and bleeding. When the plaintiff developed these symptoms, the defendant failed to removed the Norplant, but instead attributed...
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