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Illinois Accident Attorneys

If you have suffered an injury in an accident or lost a loved one because of another person's negligence, call the personal injury attorneys who, for decades, have made a difference to thousands of people throughout the Chicago region. Call Cogan & Power, P.C., Attorneys at Law - The professional expertise you need; the personal attention you deserve.

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Our attorneys have litigated complex injury and medical malpractice cases in both federal and state court.

Illinois Accident Attorneys

Michael Cogan, Founding Partner

Michael P. Cogan is a trial attorney who spends his days in the courtrooms of Illinois fighting for victims' rights. His law firm, Cogan and Power, P.C., Attorneys at Law, has obtained over $250 million on behalf of injured people.

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Areas of Practice :

Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury,
Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)

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Product Liability

Amphetamine-Like Compound in Dietary Supplements

Dietary supplements, despite their popularity, are not always as safe as one would hope or expect. As reported in a USA Today article, scientists recently found “non-natural” amphetamine-like compounds in certain dietary supplements. Nonetheless, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued no consumer warnings about the products or ingredients. USA Today reports that tests of 21 … [...]

Artificial Hip Recall

A global device manufacturer’s 2012 decision to issue a voluntary recall of two of its artificial hip components could leave many patients confused about their exposure to serious complications and their legal rights to compensation. The problems date back to 2008, when Stryker Corporation announced the release of “breakthrough” devices for artificial hips. These devices employed a two-piece … [...]

Can Retailers Be Held Liable for Selling Synthetic Drugs?

Synthetic drug use has grown at an alarming rate in recent years, especially among teens and young adults. In fact, in the period from 2010 to 2011, the number of people in Illinois hospitalized from taking synthetic drugs skyrocketed from 65 to 604, according to the Illinois Poison Center. To combat the increasing number of injuries and fatalities caused by synthetic drugs, several states and … [...]

Dangers of Child Bounce Houses

Bounce houses are a popular children’s party activity. In fact, when the weather is nice, you can see these blown up “houses” or “castles” throughout many a backyard. Yet, despite their popularity, bounces houses are surprisingly dangerous and a recent study shows that children are injured at an “alarming” rate inside these fun party toys. As this article explains, a study from the November … [...]

Defective Baby Recliners Pose Risks to Children

Illinois Product Liability Lawyers A Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) recall of 165,000 baby recliners, which was recently reported in the Huffington Post, is just the latest example of threats posed to children from products that were improperly designed, manufactured or marketed and sold. The recall in question relates to baby recliners marketed in many states under the names of … [...]

Failure-to-Warn Case Results in $63 Million Verdict

A recent case illustrates that victims of adverse reactions to a drug can obtain compensation for their injuries if they are willing to travel the often long and difficult road to victory in the court room against a multi-billion dollar defendant. In February of this year, more than six years after plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, a Massachusetts jury in Plymouth … [...]

FDA Recommends Restricting Access to Hydrocodone Painkillers

Drugs containing hydrocodone, such as Vicodin, may soon face tighter restrictions, as recommended by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Until now, Vicodin and other products that contain less than 15 milligrams of hydrocodone have been classified as Schedule III controlled substances, but the FDA is now recommending that the drugs be reclassified as Schedule II products like other opioid … [...]

Gun maker sued over defective mechanism

Many Illinois residents are avid gun enthusiasts. Some people collect them in the same way that other people collect stamps or baseball cards. They enjoy going to a shooting range to work on their sharpshooting skills or taking them on hunting trips. Sometimes, a Chicago product liability lawyer will tell you that these guns are even handed down from father to son. Given the special risks … [...]

Hip Implant

Jury Awards $8.3 Million to Hip Implant Victim A Los Angeles, California jury recently awarded a retired Montana man $8.3 million for damages he allegedly suffered in connection with a “metal on metal” hip implant, designed and marketed by DePuy ASR, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. The victim claimed that he suffered serious complications from the implant, including blood poisoning from … [...]

Illinois Court Holds that Brand Name Drug Makers Owe a Duty of Care for Generic Drugs

Many people currently take the general version of a prescribed drug in order to treat various medical conditions, but several issues continue to circulate regarding liability for injuries caused by generic drugs. In a departure from the majority of courts, a federal district court in Illinois recently held in Dolin v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., No. 1:12-cv-06403, slip op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 28, … [...]

Chicago Medical Malpractice Law Firm