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Gallagher Named to 2016 Class of Forty Under 40

CHICAGO — Michael L. Gallagher, 38, of Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny has been profiled in the 2016 edition of Forty Under 40. The annual Law …

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$20 Million Med-Mal Settlement for Lawyer's Stroke Detailed in Chicago Tribune, Law Bulletin

In late November 2016, BWMK attorneys Kevin G. Burke and David J. Rashid successfully secured a $20 million settlement for their clients three weeks …

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$3.5 Million Jury Verdict Involving Diagnosis Error Receives Media Coverage

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in a Sept. 27, 2016, article by Lauraann Wood detailed a $3.5 million award by a Cook County jury that …

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David J. Rashid Honored as 2016 Emerging Lawyer

CHICAGO, June 1, 2016 — David J. Rashid of the Chicago-based personal injury law firm of Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny has been named to the …

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$14 Million Verdict for Plaintiffs Against Illinois' Largest Medical Insurance Carrier

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE $14 Million Verdict for Plaintiffs Against Illinois' Largest Medical Insurance Carrier ISMIE Mutual Insurance Ordered to Pay Punitive Damages The parents …

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Monico Named Partner at Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO — The widely respected Chicago-based personal injury law firm of Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny (BWMK) recently named Brian T. Monico a …

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$5 Million Birth Injury Settlement Reached by BWMK's Kevin Burke, Elizabeth Kaveny Over Canceled Test

BWMK Partners Kevin G. Burke and Elizabeth A. Kaveny recently reached a $5 million settlement of a client's medical malpractice lawsuit against Northwestern Memorial Hospital …

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BWMK's Frank Morrissey Secures $1.7 Million Settlement for Psychiatric Unit Fight Injury

CHICAGO — Francis P. Morrissey, a partner with Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny, reached a $1.7 million settlement on June 10, 2015, for his client in …

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BWMK Partner and River Forest Resident Elected First Vice President of Illinois Bar Foundation

CHICAGO — Elizabeth A. Kaveny of River Forest, a partner with the Chicago law firm of Burke Wise Morrissey & Kaveny, has been elected as …

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BWMK's Kevin G. Burke, David J. Rashid Co-Author Article on Strokes in Trial Journal

Attorneys Kevin G. Burke and David J. Rashid of Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny have co-authored with another local attorney an article about strokes in the …

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BWMK's Wise, Monico Land $11 Million Verdict for Brain-Injured Man After Court-Ordered Retrial

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Wise, 312-580-2040 $11 Million Verdict for Brain-injured Man After U.S. Court of Appeals Orders Retrial A Wheaton man, who …

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BWMK's Frank Morrissey Secures $9.4 Million Verdict for Severe Gastric Bypass-Related Injuries

BWMK Attorney Francis P. "Frank" Morrissey, as lead counsel, secured a $9.4 million jury verdict for a 46-year-old female with four children who became permanently …

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Five BMWK Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers List

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chicago (Feb. 11, 2015) Burke Wise Morrissey & Kaveny attorneys Kevin G. Burke, David C. Wise, Francis P. (Frank) Morrissey, Elizabeth A …..

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Kaveny Named to Super Lawyers' Top 50 Women List

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Feb. 2, 2015) Following High-Profile $6.75 Million Medical Malpractice Suit Settlement, BWMK Partner Elizabeth Kaveny Named One of Illinois Super Lawyers' Top …

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BWMK Partners Kevin Burke and Elizabeth Kaveny Secure $6.75 Million Settlement in Brain Damage Delayed Diagnosis Suit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Dec. 2, 2014) BWMK Partners Kevin Burke and Elizabeth Kaveny Secure $6.75 Million Settlement in Brain Damage Medical Malpractice Suit Family to Receive …

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BWMK Partner Elizabeth A. Kaveny Receives WBAI's Top Women Lawyers in Leadership Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chicago (Nov. 4, 2014) Burke, Wise, Morrissey & Kaveny Partner Elizabeth A. Kaveny and five other women received the WBAI 2014 Top …

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BWMK's Elizabeth Kaveny Begins Leadership Role as President of Chicago Inn of Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chicago (Oct. 14, 2014) Elizabeth A. Kaveny, partner at Burke Wise Morrisey Kaveny, brought her first Chicago Inn of Court meeting to …

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Magazine Publishes Article on Lost Chance Doctrine Written by BWMK Lawyers Kevin Burke, David Rashid

Kevin G. Burke and David J. Rashid, attorneys for noted plaintiffs' firm Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny (BWMK), recently authored an article on the "lost-chance doctrine."…

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BWMK Partner Elizabeth A. Kaveny Elected Second Vice President of Illinois Bar Foundation

Press Release CHICAGO, August 12, 2014 – Elizabeth A. Kaveny, a partner with the Chicago law firm of Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny, has been elected …

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BWMK's Brian Monico Receives ISBA Board of Governors Award

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chicago (July 21, 2014): Burke Wise Morrisey Kaveny (BWMK) Attorney Brian T. Monico received a 2014 Board of Governors Award from the Illinois …

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BWMK's Wise and Monico Reach $3.32 Million Settlement for Ironworker Injured in Bridge Collapse

BWMK attorney David C. Wise was quoted in an April 18, 2014, article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin about his representation with Brian T. ….Read More


Law Bulletin Reports on Kevin Burke's $10 Million Record Stephenson County Med-Mal Settlement

The April 17, 2014, edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin described a $10 million settlement reached by BMWK's Kevin G. Burke that resulted from …

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BWMK Partners Kevin Burke and Elizabeth Kaveny Settle $17 Million Brain and Heart Damage Med-Mal Case

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chicago (March 20, 2014): Burke Wise Morrisey Kaveny (BWMK) Partners Kevin Burke and Elizabeth Kaveny secure $17 million dettlement on behalf of …

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BWMK $17M Delayed Diagnosis Settlement Featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

The March 10, 2014, edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin quoted Kevin G. Burke of Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny on a recently settled $17…

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Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Highlights Frank Morrissey, Brian Monico in $1.5 Million Dyskinesia Verdict

The February 25, 2014, edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin quoted Frank Morrissey of Burke, Wise, Morrissey & Kaveny LLC on the first reported …

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BWMK Partner Elizabeth Kaveny Brings Lawsuit Alleging Transportation Negligence in I-88 Semi Crash and Explosion Causing Serious Injury to State Trooper

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chicago (February 11, 2014): A transportation accident negligence lawsuit has been filed by the family of Ssate Ttooper Douglas Balder, husband and father …

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BWMK's Kevin Burke and Elizabeth Kaveny Featured in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin for $32 million Malpractice Settlement

Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny (BWMK) partners Kevin G. Burke and Elizabeth A. Kaveny were featured and pictured in a Jan. a, 2014, Chicago Daily Law …

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BWMK Partner Frank Morrissey, Lead Counsel in $5 Million Gastric Bypass Surgery Settlement, Featured in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Francis P. (Frank) Morrissey, name partner in noted Chicago plaintiffs' law firm Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny (BWMK), was lead counsel in a $5 million medical …

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BWMK Partner Frank Morrissey Secures $2.95 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

Francis P. (Frank) Morrissey, name partner in noted Chicago plaintiffs' law firm Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny (BWMK), represented the widow and estate of a 54-year-old …

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BWMK's Kevin Burke and Elizabeth Kaveny Secure $32 Million Settlement in Delayed Diagnosis Lawsuit Over Young Girl's Quadruple Amputation

IMMEDIATE RELEASE BWMK's Kevin Burke and Elizabeth Kaveny Secure $32 Million Settlement in Delayed Diagnosis Lawsuit Over Young Girl's Quadruple Amputation Chicago (Jan.a5, 2014): Noted Chicago …

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Clients of BWMK's Elizabeth Kaveny File for $100 Million NECC Victim Compensation Fund and Others Urged to File Immediately Before Jan. .5, 2014 Deadline

For Immediate Release Chicago (Jan. 9, 2014) Elizabeth (Beth) Kaveny, name partner in noted Chicago personal injury law firm Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny (BWMK) discusses …

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BWMK Partner Elizabeth Kaveny Speaks at Swearing-In Ceremony for Cook County Circuit Judge Jerry Esrig

Elizabeth A. Kaveny, name partner in noted Chicago plaintiffs' law firm Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny (BWMK), was one of the speakers at the October 30,…

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Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny Secures $10 Million Settlement from Hospital owned by Advocate Health and Hospital Corp.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/21/13 A Naperville man, injured while playing touch football at a 2005 youth ministry retreat, will receive $10 million after his assigned …

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BWMK Partner Elizabeth Kaveny Chicago Magazine Top Women Attorneys in IL

BWMK Partner Elizabeth Kaveny Featured in Chicago Magazine "Top Women Attorneys in Illinois" Elizabeth A. Kaveny, partner in noted Chicago plaintiffs' law firm Burke Wise …

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BWMK Partner Elizabeth Kaveny Named President-Elect The Chicago Inn of Court

Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny Partner Elizabeth Kaveny President-Elect The Chicago Inn of Court Chicago (Sept. m6, 2013) Elizabeth A. Kaveny, partner in noted Chicago …

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BWMK Partner Elizabeth Kaveny featured in Crain's Chicago Business Rising Star Personal Injury

Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny Partner Elizabeth Kaveny Featured in Crain's Chicago Business for Personal Injury Litigation Success Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny (BWMK) partner Elizabeth Kaveny, has …

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Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny and Partner Elizabeth Kaveny Proudly Sponsor 2013 CFL Labor Day

Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny & Partner Elizabeth Kaveny Proudly Support Chicago Federation of Labor on Labor Day 2013 Noted Chicago plaintiffs' law firm Burke Wise …

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Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny Proudly Sponsor WBAI 2013 Golf Outing

Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny Proudly Sponsors Women's Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) 18th Annual Golf Outing Noted Chicago plaintiffs' law firm Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny …

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BWMK Partner Elizabeth Kaveny & Brian Monico File Suit Against the City of Chicago as Police Chase Ends in Woman's Death

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chicago (July 18, 2013): Noted Chicago plaintiffs' law firm Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny (BWMK) filed suit on July 17, 2013 in Cook County …

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BWMK Partner Elizabeth Kaveny and Brian Monico Win Cook County Jury Verdict of False Arrest and Imprisonment Against Cook County Sheriff's Department

Chicago (July 15, 2013): A 77-year old woman's exercise of her constitutional right to remain silent about the whereabouts of her son – which led …

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BWMK Partner David Wise Reaches $4.055 Million Settlement for Workplace Injury

David C. Wise, name partner in noted Chicago plaintiffs' law firm Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny (BWMK), secured a $4.055 million settlement for a 44-year old …

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BWMK's David Wise and Brian Monico Secure $2.25 Million Construction Negligence Settlement

Name partner David C. Wise and attorney Brian T. Monico, of noted Chicago plaintiffs' law firm Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny (BWMK), have reached a $2.25 …

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BWMK Partner Elizabeth Kaveny featured in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin for $5.25M settlement with Village of Merrionette Park

Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny (BWMK) partner Elizabeth A. Kaveny was interviewed and pictured in a June 4, 2013 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (CDLB) story for …

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BWMK Partner Frank Morrissey Contributes to Legal Treatise on Medical Negligence

The lawyers of noted Chicago plaintiffs' law firm Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny (BWMK) are frequently called upon to write for professional journals and other publications …

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BWMK Lawyers Kevin Burke & David Rashid Write Medical Negligence Article for Trial Journal

The lawyers of noted Chicago plaintiffs' law firm Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny (BWMK) are frequently called upon to write for professional journals and other publications …

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BWMK Partner David Wise Secures $1.75 M Jury Verdict for Injured Pilot

David C. Wise, name partner in noted Chicago plaintiffs' law firm Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny (BWMK), secured a $1.75 million verdict (reduced to $1.25 million) …

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BWMK Congratulates the 2013 Mercy Home Student Graduates

Job Well Done! 2013 Mercy Home for Boys & Girls Student Graduates Elizabeth A. Kaveny, name partner in noted Chicago plaintiffs' law firm Burke Wise Morrissey …

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BWMK Secures $5.25 Million Settlement from Village of Merrionette Park for Traumatic Injuries Suffered in Auto Accident

The Village of Merrionette Park has agreed to pay a $5.25 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit brought by the law firm of Burke Wise …

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BWMK and Partner Elizabeth Kaveny Host Reception for the Leaders and Key Benefactors of the Illinois Bar Foundation

Legislation Introduced for Federal Regulation of Large Compounding Labs Similar to NECC, Which Was Responsible for Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Targeted by BWMK Lawsuits

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Legislation Introduced for Federal Regulation of Large Compounding Labs Similar to NECC, Which Was Responsible for Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Targeted by BWMK Lawsuits

Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate is the first bipartisan bill in Congress aimed at implementing direct federal oversight of large specialty compounding laboratories similar …

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Elizabeth Kaveny Comments on New Study That Shows Diagnostic Errors as the Leading Cause of Medical Malpractice

A new study by researchers from Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, examined medical malpractice claim payouts in the United States between 1986 and …

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Elizabeth Kaveny Offers Networking Advice in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Elizabeth A. Kaveny, partner in noted Chicago plaintiffs' law firm Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny (BWMK), has drawn on her personal experiences to write a bylined …

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Congressional Testimony Highlights FDA Failure to Correct Safety Violations at Compounding Lab Responsible for Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Congressional testimony by Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner, highlighted the FDA's failure to pursue fines and corrective action for the …

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New Research to Be Conducted on Fungal Meningitis Outbreak That Led to Pioneering Litigation by Elizabeth Kaveny

An April 10, 2013 story in the Nashville Tennessean reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) engaged the Mycoses Study Group, University …

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Update on Fungal Meningitis Outbreak That Led to Pioneering Litigation by BWMK Partner Elizabeth Kaveny

The following infographic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that since September 2012 more than 13,500 patents nationwide were placed at …

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Elizabeth Kaveny Quoted by NECC Hometown Newspaper Regarding Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Elizabeth A. Kaveny, name partner in noted Chicago plaintiffs' law firm Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny (BWMK), was quoted on March 12, 2013, in the Framingham,

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'60 Minutes' Investigates Role of Massachusetts Drug Compounder NECC in Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Targeted by Four BWMK Lawsuits

CBS News "60 Minutes" reporter Scott Pelley will investigate New England Compounding Center (NECC) of Framingham, Massachusetts – the source of tainted pain medication that …

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Medically Frozen Sperm Samples Thawed and Destroyed

Medically frozen sperm samples were thawed and destroyed at urology facilities operated by Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Faculty Foundation, according to two lawsuits …

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Elizabeth Kaveny Named to Judicial Screening Committee

Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis announced on Friday, Feb. u5, 2013, the formation of a bipartisan screening committee to assist her in selecting Circuit …

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Elizabeth Kaveny To Participate In Multidistrict Fungal Meningitis Litigation

On February 12, 2013, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation entered its first order transferring cases against New England Compounding Center (NECC) into …

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Brian Monico Speaks on Mastering Trial Technology

Brian Monico participated in an Illinois Trial Lawyer Association (ITLA) Webinar on Jan. a3, 2013, speaking on the topic of "Mastering Trial Technology." The webinar ,

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BWMK Partner Elizabeth Kaveny – Cover Story of Leading Lawyer Magazine

Kaveny sits down with Leading Lawyer Magazine to discuss her 20 year-career. The article chronicles Kaveny's trajectory from cherished law school discussions with her …

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BWMK Partner Elizabeth Kaveny Examines Cancer Liability Theory for Leading Litigation Journal

Elizabeth A. Kaveny, partner in noted Chicago plaintiffs' law firm Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny (BWMK), has written a detailed examination of how plaintiffs' lawyers can …

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BWMK Lawyers Win $7 Million Jury Award

Kevin Burke and Elizabeth Kaveny secured a $7.0 million Cook County Court jury award for the family of a man whose brain damage, coma and …

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Elizabeth Kaveny Named Square One Superfriend of the Month

Each month Square One Organics puts a Spotlight on a Superfriend. Elizabeth was named one of Illinois' "top lawyers" in both plaintiff's and personal injury …

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BWMK Files Motion for Discovery Representing Family of Victim in Arlington Heights, IL Industrial Accident Victim

Chicago (June 1, 2012): David C. Wise, partner in noted Chicago plaintiffs' law firm Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny, announced that the firm has filed a …

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Chicago Area Patients Sue Makers of Defective Hip Implant

Five patients who received an artificial hip implant manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. are seeking damages from the company, a division of Johnson & Johnson ….Read More


Radio AM 750, The Legal Forum, "Medical Malpractice"

Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Kaveny kaveny-legal-forum.mp3

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Elizabeth Kaveny joins personal injury firm Burke, Wise & Morrissey

Elizabeth Kaveny was the only woman at her first law firm. Twenty years later, she's joining a new personal injury firm and will be again be …

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