Trapp & Geller
Attorneys at the Firm are members of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Associations, American Trial Lawyers Associations, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, John Marshall Alumni Association, Decalogue Society, Super Lawyers, and the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
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205 West Wacker Drive, Suite 600
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Office Hours:Monday: 08:00 AM-05:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM-05:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM-05:00 PM
Thursday: 08:00 AM-05:00 PM
Friday: 08:00 AM-05:00 PM
Saturday: 08:00 AM-05:00 PM
Sunday: 08:00 AM-05:00 PM
About this office:
Trapp & Geller is a Chicago-based law firm concentrating its practice in personal injury - including serious car accidents, trucking accident, medical malpractice, construction site negligence, wrongful death and other personal injury related litigation.
Trapp & Geller have settled, or proceeded to trial, on thousands of cases in its 30 plus year history. The firms cases have been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Lawyer, as well as national law-related journals. The firm has obtained numerous settlements and verdicts in the millions of dollars for its clients - some of whom have suffered catastrophic injuries.
Since 2005, Jamie M. Trapp has been named every year by Chicago Magazine as an Illinois SuperLawyer - a distinction based on peer review, acknowledging him as among the top personal injury attorneys in the state.
Since 2013 - Jeremy Geller has been s been named every year by Chicago Magazine as an Illinois SuperLawyer Rising Star- a distinction based on peer review, which is limited to only 2.5% of the attorneys in the State.
Trapp & Geller have a proven track record of success and have earned hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of their clients and families.
Statement of Practice Summary:
Personal Injury, Catastrophic Accidents and Injuries, Head Trauma, Spinal Cord Injuries, Motorcycle Accidents, Tort Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Birth Defects, Physician and Obstetric Malpractice, Surgical Malpractice, Airplane Crash Litigation, Automobile Accidents, Dog Bites, Railroad Accidents, Sexual Abuse, Wrongful Death, Construction Accidents, Truck Accidents, Products Liability, Legal Malpractice, Workers Compensation.
Year Established: 1986
$12,000,000 — Mother given excessive Pitocin during labor, causing brain damage to her newborn child. Chicago-area mom, expecting her first child, was admitted to a suburban Chicago hospital. During labor, the doctor ordered Pitocin, which is a drug used to stimulate contractions in order to move the labor process along. Excessive amounts of Pitocin, administered contrary to the hospital's own policies, were administered by the nurses. It was alleged that the doctor failed to monitor the amount of Pitocin given to the mother. The baby was born brain damaged and requires lifelong 24-hour care. Shortly after filing the lawsuit, the hospital and doctor offered $12 million to settle the case. This money will be used to take care of the child and give her as full a life as possible under the circumstances.
$10,000,000 — Misread ultrasound results in brain injury to newborn. First-time mom was ecstatic to learn she was having twins. A routine ultrasound taken just prior to her due date showed that the twins were in fetal distress and emergency procedures needed to be undertaken. The radiologist misread the ultrasound noting it was normal. One of the infants was stillborn at birth and the other infant suffered profound brain damage until the time of his death at the age of 7. The hospital and doctor settled the case for $10 million.
$8,000,000 — Woman mistakenly given death penalty drug in emergency room. A 46-year-old woman with a stomach ache goes to the emergency room. The doctor ordered Pepcid, which is a common drug prescribed to relieve minor stomach ailments. Instead, the nurse on duty gave the woman one of the three drugs previously used in Illinois for lethal injection. This drug, which is a paralytic agent, caused the woman to stop breathing. She went into cardiac arrest and although she was rescued by the emergency room doctor, she suffered brain damage.
$2,000,000 — Worker cleaning railroad tracks gets hit by train. An 18-year-old man, on his first day working as a laborer for a construction company, was struck by a train while cleaning debris from an overhead construction project on an interstate which stands over the railroad tracks. The railway complained to the construction company of the debris falling on the tracks and ordered the construction company to clean the debris on a daily basis. Despite the fact that the railroad knew there were workers in the vicinity, it issued no warnings to its conductors to slow down or to take precautions when approaching the vicinity. The case settled for $2 million.
$1,200,000 — Youth killed by a train. A family of a youth killed by a train filed suit against the railroad for failing to take precautions when the railroad knew the children frequently played on the tracks in the area. In fact, the railroad tracks were adjacent to a park where a big hole had been cut into a fence which the children would use to cut across the railroad tracks. On the day of the occurrence, other trains had warned the dispatcher of the presence of youngsters in the vicinity of the railroad tracks. The dispatcher failed to alert the trains and two children were killed. Jamie M. Trapp represented the estate of one of the children and received $1.2 million.
$1,000,000 – FELA railroad employee injures back on the job. A Metra carman was pulling a heavy tarp at work and the tarp snagged on a bent and dangerous piece of railroad track which caused the worker to suffer a herniated disc and annular tear in the L5-S1 disc in his lower back. The worker required a disc replacement surgery but was returned back to work. Metra and its supervisors denied any wrongdoing and denied that the worker's injuries were related to the incident and made no offers to settle the case. Jeremy Geller from Trapp & Geller prepared the case for trial and four days before trial was set to begin, Metra offered $1 million to settle the case.
Languages: English, Spanish, Polish.
All attorneys are licensed to practice in the State of Illinois.