Cases We Handle

Cases We Handle

Cases We Handle

We are Chicago's only Medical Malpractice exclusive attorneys. We handle medical malpractice, and only medical malpractice.

Our proven track record of fair and just settlements and maximum jury awards is fueled by expert trial attorneys, negotiators, investigators, and board-certified physicians with over 100 years of winning medical malpractice experience in the Illinois and Chicagoland area.

Types of Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle

"Medical Malpractice in Plain English"

When you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to medical malpractice, you want a law firm in Chicago that has not only experienced attorneys but also experienced medical professionals. At Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, our staff features two lawyers who are also physicians, one of whom is a board-certified cardiologist. In addition, another of our lawyers is a board-certified respiratory therapist. Utilizing our combined knowledge in these three disciplines, we help victims of medical malpractice pursue justice and monetary compensation.

Our Practice Areas

Our Chicago-area law firm has extensive experience and knowledge in a wide range of cases including:

Medical Malpractice

Mistakes and complications can happen in medical treatment. But when doctors, nurses and other health care professionals fail to adhere to an established standard of care, serious injury, illness or death can be the result. We can represent you or your loved one and seek full and fair compensation for your losses.

Birth Injury

Birth injuries we have handled include brain damage, cerebral palsy, fractured bones, Erb’s palsy, skin problems and breathing problems.

Hospital Mistakes

When hospitals make mistakes, serious injuries can result. Mistakes include prescription errors, medication errors, failure to diagnose and surgical mistakes.

Medication Errors

Medical malpractice involving medication errors can include negligent dosing (overdose/under-dose), wrong drug, dangerous drug interactions, allergic reactions and side effects.


When a physician misdiagnoses an illness, the results can be devastating, especially when a serious illness was missed such as cancer, brain tumors, heart conditions and diabetes.

Stroke Complications

A stroke can be devastating and includes complications such as paralysis, impaired speech, loss of the use of extremities, cognitive impairment, depression and increased risk for successive strokes.

Spinal Cord Injuries

The negligence of a doctor, nurse or hospital can cause spinal cord injuries. Such negligence can include incorrectly positioning a patient during surgery, failure to monitor spinal cord function during spinal surgery or aortic aneurysm surgery, improper chiropractic spine manipulation, failure to immobilize spine following trauma and failure to recognize spine fracture or dislocation after trauma.

Brain Injuries

We have handled many brain injury cases due to medical negligence, including surgical errors, anesthesia mistakes, missed brain hemorrhage or inadequate stroke management.

Paralysis Injuries

There are many ways medical malpractice can lead to paralysis injuries, including a disease or injury that is ignored or misdiagnosed until it leads to brain or spinal cord damage; surgery on the brain or spine that is done negligently; or post-operative complications that are not recognized and treated promptly.

Anesthesia Injuries

Anesthesia mistakes can include failure to seek informed consent for anesthesia, failure to make sure the patient is breathing (or otherwise getting enough oxygen) during anesthesia, wrong concentration of a drug and using the wrong amount of a drug is negligent.

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse can include neglect, failure to supervise residents or staff, bedsores, broken bones, malnutrition, dehydration, sexual abuse and physical assault by staff.

Wrongful Death

If you have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice, we can file a wrongful death action on your loved one’s behalf.


Consult With Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you or a loved one are a victim of an injury, and you wonder if doctor or hospital error may have been one of the causes, you may have a medical malpractice claim. The qualified Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, have successfully litigated thousands of injury claims and obtained substantial awards for victims of medical malpractice in the Greater Chicago area. We have board-certified physicians and medically-trained attorneys ready to review your claim and help you or your loved one seek justice.

For a FREE Case Evaluation, call us at 312.346.8700 or contact us today via email.

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CHH is here to help with a free consultation and case evaluation at 312.346.8700, or e-mail us. There is no upfront cost to you, and you pay no attorney fees unless we win compensation in your case.


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At Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, we represent Illinois clients in Chicago and throughout Cook County, including the cities of Cicero, Elgin, Schaumburg, Oak Park, Maywood, Berwyn, Elmhurst, Evanston, Skokie, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Palatine and Hoffman Estates. We also help clients in DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County, Will County and Winnebago County. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Illinois, CHH Law is the law firm with attorneys that can help.

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