Illinois Legal Malpractice Case Settled

As further discussed on this site, there are many potential causes of legal malpractice, especially as it pertains to legal malpractice concerning personal injury cases.

There was a recent Illinois lawsuit alleging legal malpractice that has been settled.  The underlying injury case involved injuries sustained on a cruise ship.

The legal malpractice lawsuit is discussed in the July 28, 2015 Madison Record article titled “$5M legal malpractice suit settled for undisclosed amount.”

An excerpt from the article:

According to the complaint, Reinhardt claims she hired the defendants to represent her in a lawsuit she intended to file against a passenger cruise ship on which she allegedly sustained injuries while working in September 1996.

She claims the defendants failed to conduct an accurate investigation into Reinhardt’s injuries and into her employer, the suit states.

“But for defendants’ negligence, lack of due diligence, failure to meet the prevailing standard of care and failure to perform as an attorney knowledgeable on Jones Act issues, plaintiff would not have lost her Jones Act negligence claim against her former employer and would have been entitled to damages including all remedies which the Jones Act negligence complaint against her employer would have afforded her,” the complaint alleges.

Additional details can be seen in various media sources, including the Madison Record article mentioned above.


Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC is an Illinois personal injury law firm that handles personal injury legal malpractice cases.

Elman Joseph Law Group is known for its court trial capabilities. This is important for your lawsuit because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many prominent law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group litigate cases. 

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