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苏珊一个. ·卡普拉

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医疗/医院过失辩护律师

苏珊·卡普拉是凯发ag手机版的合伙人, 芝加哥首屈一指的律师事务所之一, serving clients nationally and internationally for decades. Susan concentrates her practice in the area of medical and hospital negligence litigation where she has achieved numerous record settlements and verdicts in her 30-plus years as a highly respected attorney in Chicago, 特别是在卫生保健领域.

Susan joined 凯发ag手机版 as an associate in 1989, becoming partner after 10 years. She graduated from DePaul University with a nursing degree in 1982.  Susan first was a nurse at Children’s Memorial Hospital (now called Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago). She worked largely with infants and children with serious neurological conditions and disabilities. During her last two years as a full-time nurse, she worked in the operating room. Her nursing background has been a tremendous asset in her work as a medical negligence attorney. Susan sums it up appropriately, “As a nurse, I was the patient’s advocate. 作为一名医疗事故律师, I am still the patient’s advocate but in a different arena and profession.”

​Susan graduated from 德保罗大学法学院 in 1990 with Honors. 自从加入凯发ag手机版, Susan handles all types of medical negligence cases but concentrates on cases involving obstetrical, 妇科和儿科疏忽. Some of her career highlights include an $11 million settlement involving a hospital pharmacy that mixed an intravenous solution with excessive amounts of glucose, which was given to a premature newborn who then sustained severe and permanent brain damage as a result and a $10 million settlement on behalf of a mother whose infant suffered severe and permanent brain damage due to negligent obstetrical treatment rendered at a Chicago hospital. 仅仅在过去十年里, Susan has worked on more than two dozen complex obstetrical and gynecological cases, 15 of which have resulted in settlements and verdicts of more than one million dollars and 10 have resulted in settlements and verdicts of more than five million dollars.

苏珊在法律界工作. She is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the 美国律师协会 and the 伊利诺斯州 Trial Lawyers Association. She has lectured on various topics involving medical negligence. She has authored articles ranging from the future of hospital peer review to the use of expert witnesses in medical negligence cases.

在过去的几年里, Susan has been recognized as an 伊利诺斯州 Leading Lawyer by Law Bulletin Media (2005 – present), selected to the 伊利诺斯州 Super Lawyers list (2005 to present), Martindale-Hubbell的AV评级, and was part of the list of Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago by Crain’s Custom Media (2017). 最近一次是在2020年, she was named by Crain’s Chicago Business on a list of Notable Women in Law in Chicago.

苏珊是芝加哥的终身居民. She is actively involved in her community and volunteers every weekend with various organizations serving senior citizens, 军人和他们的家人, 和贫困的孩子.

  • 领域的实践
    • 医疗和医院疏忽
    • 人身伤害
    • 非正常死亡负责
  • 酒吧招生
    • 伊利诺斯州,1990
    • U.S. 伊利诺斯州北区地方法院,1990年
    • U.S. 威斯康辛东区地区法院,1990年
  • 教育
    • 德保罗大学法学院,芝加哥,伊利诺伊州
      • J.D. – 1990
      • 荣誉:以优异的
      • Law Review: DePaul Law Review, Staff Member, 1988 – 1990
    • 德保罗大学,芝加哥,伊利诺伊州
      • B.S.N.1982年获得护理学理学学士学位
      • 荣誉:Sigma Theta Tau成员
  • 发表作品
    • “The Evaluation of a Medical Negligence Case,” Woman Attorney, July/August, 1999
    • “专家证人,"伊利诺斯州出庭律师协会, 医疗事故审判笔记, 1990, 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999
    • “Cocaine Babies: Meeting the Challenge,” 伊利诺斯州 Bar Journal, Volume 80, 1992
    • “结算/空椅子防御,"伊利诺斯州出庭律师协会, 医疗事故审判笔记, 1990
    • “结算/空椅子防御,"伊利诺斯州出庭律师协会, 医疗事故审判笔记, 1990
    • “帕特里克·v. Burget: The Future of Hospital Peer Review in the Antitrust Arena,德保罗法律评论, 体积39, 1989
  • 类/研讨会
    • “From a Nurse-Lawyer Perspective: Legal Nurse Case Studies”, 急诊护士协会, 4月12日, 2012
    • “运动迫使 & Protective Orders,” 伊利诺斯州 状态 Bar Association, 12月 2, 2011
    • “Evaluating a Medical Negligence Case,” Loyola University Law School, Chicago, February 27, 2001
    • “Deposition Strategies,芝加哥律师协会, 12月 12, 2000
    • “Nursing Negligence,” American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting, Chicago, October 27, 2000
    • “Venue-Forum Non Conveniens,"伊利诺斯州出庭律师协会, September 9, 2000
    • 兼职教师, De Paul University College of Law, 医疗事故 Course, 1999 – 2001
    • “Deposition Strategies in Medical Negligence Cases,芝加哥律师协会, 12月 7, 1999
    • “Analyzing Medical Records for the 伊利诺斯州 Paralegal,"律师助理教育研究所, 联系起来, 伊利诺斯州, 10月19日, 1999
    • “Deposing the Defendant Physician in a 医疗事故 Case,芝加哥律师协会, 12月, 1997
    • “Analyzing Medical Records for the 伊利诺斯州 Paralegal,"律师助理研究所 , 教育, 联系起来, 伊利诺斯州, 11月11日, 1997
  • 荣誉和奖励
    • 美国最佳律师®,2021年
    • 伊利诺斯州 Leading Lawyer, Law Bulletin Media, 2005 – Present
    • 入选伊利诺伊州超级律师名单,2005 - 2020年
    • Martinadale-Hubbell的AV评级
    • Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago, Crain’s Custom Media, 2017
  • 专业协会和会员
    • Class Agent for Class of 1990, 德保罗大学法学院, 2000
    • College of Law Alumni Board of Directors, DePaul University, Member, 1999
    • Medical Negligence Committee of ITLA, Member, 1998 – Present
    • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Birth Trauma Litigation Group
    • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group
    • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Expert Witness Information Exchange Group
    • 美国律师协会
    • 伊利诺斯州审判律师协会
  • 教学
    • 兼职教师, 德保罗大学法学院, 医疗事故课程(2001年秋季), 2000年秋季, 1999年秋季)
  • 过去的就业职位
    • 凯发ag手机版,P.C.2000年1月1日至今
    • 凯发ag手机版,P.C.1995年2月1日至2000年1月1日,担任合伙人
    • Corboy Demetrio 克利福德 Chicago, 伊利诺斯州, Associate, February 1, 1994 – February 1, 1995
    • 罗伯特一个. 克利福德 and Associates, P.C.,合伙人,1990 - 1994年
    • 罗伯特一个. 克利福德 and Associates, P.C.1989 - 1990年,法律书记

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