Timothy Simon Tomasik, Attorney
Timothy S Tomasik
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I have been practicing law for 24 years now and I am one of the founding members of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC. During this time, I have distinguished myself as one of Chicago’s elite trial attorneys. Prior to starting the my own firm, I practiced for 15 years at the prestigious Clifford Law Offices in Chicago and, before that, as a member of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Bureau of Special Prosecutions. I have tried over 100 jury and bench trials to verdict. I have handled and successfully resolved hundreds of millions of dollars in claims in a variety of practice areas, including complex premises liability, aviation litigation, medical negligence, medical liability, hospital liability, and mass disasters.
|Partner||Clifford Law Offices||Chicago, IL||1998-2012|
|University of Colorado School of Law||Law School||N/A|
|University of Colorado||Bachelors||Journalism||1990|
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- Member - International Society of Barristers
General Chair - Chicago Bar Association's Judicial Evaluation Committee
Member - American Bar Association Section of Litigation
Member - American Bar Association Torts Committee
Chair - Sub-Committee on Experts and Evidence
Member - American Bar Association’s Task Force on Pre-Emption
Honors & Awards
- -Named Top 40 Attorney Under 40 Years Old by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company of Chicago
-Super Lawyer (2008,2009)
-Received the William J. White Award of Excellence for his exceptional efforts for that committee
-30.2 million on a medical malpractice case for failure to deliver a baby past due date with low amniotic fluid resulting in brain damage and cerebral palsy.
-$29.6 million verdict on behalf of a Chicago woman who suffered brain damage in the derailment of a Metra train.
-$12.6 million verdict (co-counsel) against anesthesiologists and Rush Medical Center when anesthesiologist erred by inserting spinal needle and toxic anesthetic into patient’s spinal cord causing monoplegia and other permanent injuries.
-$10.5 million settlement on medical malpractice case on behalf of a postal worker who was paralyzed due to the hospitals failure to diagnose and treat an infection.
-$9.5 million settlement on behalf of a baby born with cerebral palsy at Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois. A midwife delivered the baby without a sponsoring obstetrician present and failed to call for backup when the baby showed signs of distress, choosing instead to attempt a procedure that compromised the baby's health.
-$9.5 million verdict on behalf of the family of former Chicago Blackhawk player and coach Keith Magnuson who was killed in a Toronto, Canada car crash.
-$8.5 million on medical malpractice case for mismanaged induction of labor resulting in uterine hyperstimulation resulting in brain damage and cerebral palsy.
-$8.407 million settlement on behalf of a woman who suffered brain damage when she was struck by a car after being dropped off by a PACE bus at a dangerous location.
-$7.75 million on medical malpractice case for mismanaged induction of labor resulting in uterine hyperstimulation resulting in brain damage and cerebral palsy.
-$7.1 million on medical malpractice case for failure to diagnose spine fracture on x-ray resulting in paraplegia caused by spinal cord compromise.
-$6.8 million settlement on behalf of a 69-year-old pedestrian who was struck and injured by a PACE bus as she crossed a street in Oak Park, Illinois.
-$6 million verdict on behalf of the family of a 46-year-old Lake County wife and mother whose death was allegedly caused by the negligent administration of anesthesia.
-$6 million settlement on behalf of the family of a 23-year-old women killed when a Metra train derailed. The victim was survived by her mother and adult brother.
-$5.4 million on medical malpractice case on behalf of a new born baby who suffered from brain damage from a heart attack due to failure to diagnose common heart defect.
-$5.1 million settlement on behalf of the family of a 61-year-old man who was struck by a left turning Megabus while crossing a Chicago street.
-$5 million settlement on behalf of a 44-year-old mother of two against a radiologist who failed to timely diagnose lung lesion resulting in her death.
-$5 million on behalf of a woman undergoing routine laparoscopic surgery awakes from anesthesia paralyzed as a result of physicians causing lumbar spinal cord injury.
-$4.7 million on medical malpractice case for a newborn baby who suffered from brain damage resulting in cerebral palsy due to an untimely c-section.
-$4.5 million settlement on behalf of a 23-year-old laborer who sustained 2nd and 3rd degree burns when a pipe burst at a refinery he was inspecting.
-$4.5 million settlement on behalf of the family of a 10-year-old girl who was killed when she was run over by a CTA bus while crossing the street with her mother.
-$4.5 million on behalf of a woman who suffered burns and permanent disfiguring scars and altered gait due to residents misapplying a hot thermal activated cast.
-$4 million verdict in a wrongful death case involving the death of an infant caused by physicians’ and nurses’ failure to timely admit infant to the hospital and treat a respiratory infection despite multiple visits to the emergency room.
-$3.02 million settlement against the CHA who failed to properly clean and secure abandoned apartments that lead to a 9-year-old girl, Girl X, being sprayed with poison and sexually assaulted in an abandoned apartment resulting in permanent injuries.
-$2.375 million on medical malpractice case for a client who suffered impaired eyesight following a back surgery.
-$2 million on a medical malpractice case for failure to diagnose meningioma resulting in vision impairment.
-$1.357 million verdict on medical malpractice case for newborn baby boy who suffered amputation of the tip of his penis during Mogen Clamp circumcision resulting in scarring and altered sensation in the future.
-$1.2 million on a medical malpractice case for a newborn baby who suffered a brachial plexus injury due to shoulder dystocia during delivery.
-$1.15 million as a result of destruction of evidence in a medical malpractice case.
- Jan 09, 2014
Tim Tomasik once again served as an instructor on trial advocacy at the 33rd annual National College of Trial Advocacy at the University of Virginia School of Law this week. The week long program brings together renowned trial lawyers and judges from across the country to sharpen lawyers' and law students' advocacy skills.
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