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Robert D. Kreisman
  • Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse, Elder Law...
  • Illinois, Missouri
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Kreisman Law Offices is a Chicago-based personal injury firm that successfully uses a client-based approach to seek justice for victims nationwide. Robert Kreisman is an AV-rated attorney with over 37 years of experience litigating a variety of personal injury cases, including those involving medical malpractice, car accidents, wrongful death, and products liability. He works with some of the leading experts in the nation and employs the newest technology to seek the most favorable results possible for his clients. All cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless there is a recovery on your case. Please call the Kreisman Law Offices today to pursue the justice you deserve.

Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Elder Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Birth Injury
  • Anesthesiology Errors
  • Brain Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Pharmaceutical Litgation / Prescription Drug Side Effects
  • Product Defects
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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7th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Kreisman Law Offices Medical Malpractice Lawyers
DePaul College of Law
LL.M. (1981)
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The John Marshall Law School
J.D. (1976)
Honors: with Honors
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University of Missouri - Columbia
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President's Club
American Association for Justice
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Peer Rating AV (Highest Rating)
Martindale-Hubbard Law Directory
Professional Associations
American College of Legal Medicine
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Decalogue Society of Lawyers
- Current
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Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
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Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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American Association for Justice
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Illinois State Bar
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Missouri State Bar
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American Bar Association
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Chicago Bar Association
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Bar Association of Metropolitain St. Louis
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Speaking Engagements
Successfully Handling Medical Negligence Cases, AAJ Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA
American Association for Justice
Moderator for Professional Negligence Section seminar
Mediation Skills
Northwestern University
American Association for Justice
Websites & Blogs
Kreisman Law Offices Website
Robert D. Kreisman's Website Profile
Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog
Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blawg
Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog
Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog
Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog
Legal Answers
287 Questions Answered

Q. My son had a accident in the family car his insurance paid the other person but know 9 months later she is suing all
A: Even in such a doubtful claim, you should immediately notify your insurance company of the lawsuit who will or should take care of this and defend all.
Q. I am being sued for a car accident 2 years ago and I cant afford an attorney. What do I do?
A: I think that you should call the plaintiff's lawyer as soon a possible and let that person know you are uninsured. Most lawyers will then request from the Illinois Secretary of State a form letter that in fact you are uninsured and proceed not against you, which would be fruitless, but instead proceed under the plaintiff's uninsured motorist policy of that person's auto insurance. I'm surprised that the lawyer for this plaintiff doesn't already know that.
Q. My wife has been sick after her bariatric bypass surgery.
A: I can understand your frustration. Diagnosis and treatment is critical. I would search for another medical specialist to investigate your wife's ailment as soon as practicable. It seems very strange given all of the uncomfortable testing, hospital stays that your wife has undergone that there still is no answer for her complaints. On the work and insurance issues, it is obvious that your wife's health is the connection. It may be unlawful to stop medical benefits for an employee who is ill. COBRA is the federal law that requires employers to offer to continue health insurance coverage for an employee who has terminated. Illinois law may also be an avenue for continued health insurance coverage. In addition to seeking another physician to discover the cause of your wife's illness, you may and should seek an attorney's help with sorting out the options under federal and state law as to the health insurance and employment issues that have arisen.
Q. Civil Case Against UBER Techs, Rasier LLC and the Drivers Negligence caused my accident in Illinois. To my Son and I.
A: Your case should be postured to file suit soon based on your fact description. I would urge you to hire an experienced attorney if you haven't done so already. The "Driver's" traffic violation records may not come in as evidence necessarily and will likely be challenged as to relevancy. There could be a impactful argument made based on the Driver's past bad acts as a case of negligent hiring by Uber. Most importantly is what you described as this Driver running a stop sign or light at a partially controlled intersection, speed of the Driver's vehicle and yours on impact, and your son's and your injuries, other damages, including lost time from work, loss of normal life, pain and suffering past and future, medical bills, past and future, etc.
Q. My husband owns the car . I was driving it and had a car accident. The insurance has both names on it...who will be sued
A: In most cases as the one you described, the owner and the driver could be sued.
Q. So I have no small claims case now?
A: Assuming you didn't already make a claim for the property damage with your own insurer, you are not prohibited from filing your own case for the damages. First, make sure your carrier is not already pursuing this claim.
Q. I went to the e.r. with symptoms of a mild stroke. The e.r. dr said I didnt have a stroke. Can I sue?
A: Depending on the timing it certainly sounds like something that a lawyer would want to investigate. I'm sorry this happened to you. What are you current complaints and/or current condition?
Q. Do you think I have a good chance of winning a lawsuit for medical malpractice and pain and suffering?
A: The case of medical malpractice is about the negligence which includes damages. Most of these cases are enormously expenses to prosecute. It seems from your description of your possible case that you have made a decent recovery. In my opinion, this would not be a case we would take on. Please don't be discouraged. Perhaps you will find another attorney in your area with a different view. Much depends on how you end up after the ordeal you went through.
Q. Any way to keep my nephew from benefitting from my sister's death?
A: I'm not familiar with North Carolina's law on wrongful death claims. In many jurisdictions there are wrongful death acts that give weight to the relationship that a "next-of-kin" has with the decedent. In other words a court and/or jury would consider what if any relationship each person who is considered a "next-of-kin" claiming the loss of the death had with the decedent. If your sister survived this incident for any length of time before her passing then a survival claim could be made. In that scenario your nephew would be an heir to his mother's estate and would receive a percentage of any recovery that resulted from the survivorship claim. If your sister's death was immediate, then there would not be a viable survivorship claim to be made. I would encourage you to speak to a local lawyer who practices in the area of injury and wrongful death cases.
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Kreisman Law Offices Medical Malpractice Lawyers
55 W Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603
Toll-Free: (800) 583-8002
Telephone: (312) 346-0045
Fax: (866) 618-4198