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Michael Cogan is Featured Speaker at ITLA Medical Malpractice Seminar

On Friday, December 8, 2017, Michael Cogan was one of the featured speakers at the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Medical Malpractice Seminar held at Westin River North. The all-day seminar is held twice each year. Mr. Cogan’s presentation focused on “Deposing the Defense”. Click here to view the seminar agenda

Michael Cogan Appointed to the John Marshall Law Board of Visitors

On September 13, 2017 Chicago injury attorney Michael Cogan was appointed to be one of 25 members on the John Marshall Law School Board of Visitors by Dean Darby Dickerson. The Board of Visitors is comprised of distinguished alumni and friends including federal judges, partners at highly respected law firms, professors, and other respected individuals. It is Mr. Cogan’s honor to accept the appointment and he looks forward to fulfilling his duties as a member.

The John Marshall Law School Board of Visitors contributes substantially to decisions on a number of matters affecting the law school. Its role is to create solutions regarding infrastructure challenges, address the concerns of faculty, students, alumni, parents and friends of John Marshall Law School, resolve a wide range of issues and challenges faced by the school, and strengthen and support the school’s educational goals, academic programs and financial resources. Mr. Cogan will attend his first meeting as a member of the Board of Visitors on the evening of October 26, 2017 and will spend all day on October 27, 2017 in conference with the board as well.

As a graduate of John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1981, Michael Cogan concentrates his practice on medical malpractice and personal injury. He is an active member of the legal community and is continuously placed amongst the highest profile, most successful attorneys in Illinois. Because of his considerable legal knowledge and skill, Mr. Cogan is often sought out to speak at important events and professional conferences including:

  • Invited Panelist in 2012, Law Bulletin Annual Judges Symposium.
  • Invited Speaker on Voir Dire, Law Bulletin Jury Management Conference in 2010
  • Invited Speaker for the Law Bulletin Publishing Company Litigation Series, Arbitration and Mediation.
  • Invited Speaker for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Education Fund, Medical Malpractice Seminar, Special Ethical Considerations in Handling Medical Malpractice Cases.
  • Invited Speaker for How Not to Get Sued, University of Illinois at Chicago Third-Year Resident Retreat.
  • Invited Speaker for Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society.
  • Invited Speaker for Issues in Medical Malpractice, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Mr Cogan looks forward to applying his exceptional knowledge and experience to his role as a member of the John Marshall Law School Board of Visitors.

John Power and George Brugess Earn a $22.47 Million Award for Injured Rail Yard Worker

Cogan & Power, P.C. attorneys John Power and George Brugess represented the plaintiff in his suit against Norfolk Southern under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act—the exclusive remedy for railroad workers injured on the job. The plaintiff, a 30-year-old conductor for Norfolk Southern Railroad Co., was reorganizing railroad cars. The switches in the area where he was working had been replaced recently, narrowing the distance between two previously parallel tracks. As Parsons was riding on the side of a rail car, it collided with another car parked on an adjacent track, shearing off his left heel. (Read the Article in Trial-Spotlight) (Read the Article in the American Association for Justice publication)

Update: This verdict was upheld on appeal in the First District in August of 2018.

Congratulations to Michael C. Terranova

who recently received the honor of becoming Designated Legal Counsel for SMART Union’s Transportation Division.

George Brugess Wins $33 Million Verdict for Rail Worker

Represented by George Brugess of Cogan & Power P.C., a railroad worker received a $33 million verdict after he was crushed by a train. On an Easter Sunday morning, a railroad conductor switching cars in the Rock Island yard of Iowa Interstate Railroad was struck by a train. He sustained massive degloving to his upper thighs and lower abdomen, fractures to his pelvis and both legs, and subsequent surgical amputation of both legs. (Read the story in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin)

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a preventable medical error, do not hesitate to contact the experienced Chicago medical malpractice lawyers at Cogan & Power, P.C. at (312) 477-2500 to learn more about a possible medical malpractice lawsuit. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you. And because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.