Kevin Campbell

Kevin Campbell received his undergraduate degree from Denison University in 1979 and graduated from Boston University School of Law in 1982.  Mr. Campbell has extensive experience representing a variety of clients in several areas of civil practice including products liability, transportation, construction litigation and premises liability.  He currently devotes a substantial portion of his practice to representing physicians and other health care providers in professional negligence actions.  In addition to being an experienced trial attorney, Mr. Campbell has also represented clients in various forms of alternative dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration.  He has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was named an Illinois Super Lawyer by Law & Politics and the publishers of Chicago Magazine.  His published works include: Trial Tactics: Consideration In Refuting Damages, American Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois, April, 1994; Refuting Damages in a Personal Injury Case, The Brief, American Bar Association, Spring, 1995, Vol. 24, No. 3; and Bad Faith: Third Party Claims and the Duties of an Insured.  Lorman Education Services, June, 1998.  He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, The Chicago Bar Association, The Society of Trial Lawyers, The Defense Research Institute, the Illinois Association of Health Care Attorneys, the Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society, and he is a certified mediator in Lake County and Cook County, Illinois. Mr. Campbell can be contacted at KCampbell@LCLLaw.com

Admitted:
Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Affiliations:
Illinois State Bar
Chicago Bar Association
The Society of Trial Lawyers
Defense Research Institute
Illinois Association of Health Care Attorneys
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance

Areas of Practice:
Medical Malpractice
Products Liability Law
Construction Law
Transportation Law
Bad Faith
Personal Injury-Defense

Published Works:
Trial Tactics: Considerations In Refuting Damages.  American Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois, April, 1994.

Refuting Damages in a Personal Injury Case.  The Brief, American Bar Association, Spring, 1995, Vol. 24, No. 3.

Bad Faith: Third-Party Claims and the Duties of an Insurer.  Lorman Education Services, June, 1998.

Representative Cases:

Stenson v. Bello.  Defended ophthalmologist in a medical malpractice action alleging a failure to diagnose an impending stroke.  Plaintiff suffered a massive stroke resulting in “locked in syndrome” with seven million dollars in future medical expenses.  Verdict for the defendant.

Carr v. Drs. Mruz and Albion.  Defended two obstetricians/gynecologists in a medical malpractice action alleging a failure to diagnose and treat an ectopic pregnancy.  Ectopic pregnancy ruptured necessitating an emergency laparotomy.  Verdict for the defendants.  Case featured in Verdicts, Settlements & Tactics, a West Group publication, Volume 20, Number 10.

Estate of Soler v. Dr. Lipschultz. Defended internist in a wrongful death medical malpractice action alleging failure to diagnose bleeding duodenal ulcer.  Verdict for the defendant.

Hart v. Loop Recycling and D&D Disposal.  Defended waste disposal company in motor vehicle accident.  Verdicts totaling $2,013,071 entered in favor of two plaintiffs against client and co-defendant.  Client found 5% at fault.  Following judgment, successfully prosecuted an indemnity action against the co-defendant and received indemnity for all damages including attorney’s fees.

Turner Construction v. The Levy Company.  Defended drywall subcontractor in a building construction accident where drywall deliverer fell and sustained a comminuted fracture of his patella.  General contractor settled with the plaintiff and prosecuted a contribution action against defendant.  Jury returned a verdict apportioning 20% of the liability against the defendant.

Reidy v. Wilger.  Defended automobile driver who made a left-hand turn in front of the plaintiff on a yellow light.  Verdict for the defendant.

Tomasello v. West Suburban Neurosurgical Associates.  Defended neurosurgeon in a medical malpractice action alleging that the defendant failed to insert an intracranial pressure monitor which led to the decedent experiencing increased intracranial pressure and a respiratory arrest resulting in death.  The decedent was a 17-year old girl survived by her parents and sister.  Prior to trial, the plaintiff demand $4,000,000.  At the time of trial, the plaintiff asked the jury for $9,000,000.  Verdict for the defendant.

Wall v. Wainer. Defended family practice physician in a medical malpractice action alleging that the defendant failed to warn the radiology department that the decedent had swallowing difficulties before the decedent underwent a radiological examination requiring him to consume barium.  During the procedure, the decedent suffered a massive barium aspiration and died.  Verdict for the defendant.  Case featured in West’s Jury Verdicts – Illinois Reports, October 2005, Westlaw Citation: 2005 WL2614892.

Garth v. Hendrix.  Defended pain management specialist in a defamation action alleging that the defendant published a medical report that erroneously claimed the plaintiff had been treated for HIV when in fact the plaintiff had been tested for HIV.  The medical report was sent to the Chicago Police Department where the plaintiff was employed and the letter was leaked to the plaintiff’s fellow police officers who allegedly harassed the plaintiff.  Plaintiff asked the jury for $2,300,000.  Verdict for the defendant.