Illinois Legal Malpractice Suit Filed Regarding Personal Injury Lawsuit

There has been an Illinois legal malpractice lawsuit filed regarding a personal injury lawsuit.  Among other allegations, the lawsuit claims that the lawyers failed to file the personal injury lawsuit in a timely fashion, i.e. the statute of limitations expired.

This legal malpractice lawsuit and its allegations are discussed in The Madison-St. Clair Record article published July 2, 2014 titled “Cofman and Townsley sued for allegedly failing to timely file injury suit.”   The case was filed in the St. Clair County Circuit Court.

A couple of excerpts include:

Robin Miller and Larry Prokopf filed suit June 6 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Cofman and Townsley L.L.P., Stuart Cofman, Sheldon Weinstein and Surmeier & Surmeier Inc.


She hoped to be compensated for her injuries, but that opportunity is now lost because the lawsuit was not filed in a timely manner, the suit states. Prokopf claims he also lost his opportunity to pursue a claim and incurred liability for medical costs.

Miller blames the defendants for failing to file a lawsuit against the school district within the applicable statute of limitations and concealed the fact they had not filed the suit in a timely fashion. The complaint also says the defendants did not tell Miller of their failure to file the lawsuit until about one year after the statute of limitation had expired.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in media sources including The Madison-St. Clair Record article mentioned above.


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