Lawrence R. Kream earned a B.A. from the Ohio State University in 1976 and his Juris Doctor degree, With Distinction, from the John Marshall Law School in 1980. Mr. Kream is admitted to practice in Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Kream was a law clerk to the Honorable William R. Nash, Justice of the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second Judicial District. During his tenure with Justice Nash, Mr. Kream participated in the preparation of approximately sixty appellate opinions. Since entering private practice, Mr. Kream has handled approximately thirty appeals in the State and Federal Appellate and Supreme Courts.
Mr. Kream has extensive experience in the prosecution and defense of complex medical, hospital and nursing home negligence cases, as well as other types of professional negligence cases. Mr. Kream has also successfully litigated other catastrophic injury cases involving construction injuries, electrocution injuries, industrial accidents caused by dangerous or defective machinery, injuries caused by dangerous or defective products, and motor vehicle accidents.
These cases have included birth injuries, brain damage, amputations, spinal cord injuries, failure to diagnose or properly treat cancer, paralysis, and wrongful death. Recent successes include:
$2 million settlement for the family of a 66 year old woman who died because she was not properly monitored after receiving morphine following a face lift surgery
$2.67 million verdict for a 51 year old woman who was not properly treated for breast cancer
$5.9 million verdict for a 71 year old woman who was rendered a paraplegic by a spinal injection
$3.4 million settlement for the family of a 34 year old asthmatic who suffered brain damage and later died because a breathing tube was negligently placed in his esophagus
$2.15 million settlement for the family of a window washer who was electrocuted when his ladder contacted power lines that were placed too close to the building
$500,000 settlement for a man who suffered the amputation of several toes as a result of the negligent treatment of a blood clot behind his knee
$1.15 million settlement for the family of a 56 year old man who suffered a fatal heart attack as a result of medical negligence.
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