HM&M has filed suit on behalf of three plaintiffs against the Archdiocese of Chicago and one of its former priests, Norbert Maday, for incidents of sexual abuse that took place when Maday was assigned to St. Leo Catholic Church in Chicago, and later, to St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church in Oak Lawn. Read the Complaint here.
The suit also names convicted pedophile and Boy Scout troop leader Thomas Hacker, who while working at St. Louis de Montfort Parish in Oak Lawn at the same time as Maday, also sexually assaulted two of the plaintiffs. The incidents took place in the timeframe of 1967 to ’73, when the boys’ ages ranged from nine to fourteen. The case was filed by HM&M in the Circuit Court of Cook County. You can read the press release which summarizes the allegations in the complaint here.
READ THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO SECRET FILES HERE. The Archdiocese of Chicago has recently released “documents relating to the sexual misconduct of thirty priests of the Archdiocese,” including Father Maday. We have made them available for you to read.
If you have been injured due to medical malpractice, you need trial lawyers who have dedicated their careers to representing victims of negligent medical care. At HM&M we have a long history of getting extraordinary results for our clients.
Hospitals, doctors and other health care providers have a duty to use reasonable care in providing medical services. When they don’t it is legal negligence, also known as medical malpractice, and innocent patients can suffer, both economically and emotionally.
Bringing a lawsuit against a doctor or a hospital does not mean you are against the medical profession, it means that you need help with the economic and personal losses created by their negligence. The law entitles you to fair compensation when your life has been changed by negligent medical care.
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The legal issues that arise in a motor vehicle collision can be surprisingly complicated. You may have rights against more than one defendant. You may have been injured because of another driver's negligence, because of a negligently designed car or truck, or even because of a poorly designed roadway. Trucking accidents often occur because the numerous safety rules and laws that apply to trucks and their drivers nationwide were not followed. Victims of car and truck accidents can suffer a variety of financial losses, from property damage to lost income to medical expenses. An experienced lawyer can help with all of these.
HM&M has successfully represented hundreds of people injured in car and truck accidents. Proper investigation, intimate knowledge of the many different rules and laws, and thorough preparation are the keys to our success on behalf of our clients. Regardless of the cause, you have the right to be fairly compensated when negligent behavior injures you or your family.
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Nursing home abuse and neglect comes in many different forms. HM&M has successfully represented hundreds of injured nursing home residents who have suffered from the development of bedsores (decubitus ulcers), muscle contractures of the extremities, malnutrition, falls, medication errors, and sexual and physical abuse. We have also represented many families whose loved one has wrongfully died in a nursing home due to abuse and neglect.
HM&M has achieved excellent results for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect, including a record settlement and a record verdict for victims of sexual assault in nursing homes. We have dedicated our work as trial lawyers to challenging the culture of abuse and neglect that persists in the nursing home industry.
If you suspect negligence at your loved one's nursing home, call us for a free consultation. We’ll help you get the justice and compensation that your loved one deserves.
“ I felt like they had our best interests at heart, which in a situation like this, that we were in, as tragic as it was, we felt totally comfortable with them. Totally comfortable. ”
Where sexual abuse is involved, too often large institutions such as the church and the Boy Scouts have chosen to protect their reputations at the expense of innocent children. Victims of child sexual abuse often suffer for a lifetime, blaming themselves for the criminal behavior of another. Many victims are unaware that the organizations they trusted knew about the abuser, did nothing to stop him and in some cases covered it up.
Read the Archdiocese of Chicago Secret Files. The Archdiocese of Chicago has released “documents relating to the sexual misconduct of thirty priests of the Archdiocese.” We have made them available for you to read. Click here to read the files on each priest.
Victims of child sexual abuse often suffer for a lifetime, blaming themselves for the criminal behavior of another. If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse, you may be entitled to compensation.
HM&M has the experience and resources necessary to get justice from the large and powerful institutions that too often failed to prevent or stop the abuse. Even if the abuse took place years ago, the law can permit you to seek damages from those institutions.
Any contact with our office is strictly confidential. In fact, we can pursue your case and still keep your identity confidential throughout the entire process. Call us for a free consultation. With HM&M you are not alone.
“ They were very good about making sure that we were absolutely 100% comfortable and aware of all of our options. They would give their opinion in what direction we should go, but they really made it clear that all the final decisions were really up to us. ”
When you buy a product you have the right to expect it to be safe. Unfortunately, the market is full of dangerous products such as defective medical devices, drugs, automobiles, airplanes and foods. The law allows you to recover for personal injury, pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages that are caused by unsafe products.
HM&M works closely with engineers, designers, and other manufacturing experts in product liability lawsuits to get our clients the best results. Call HM&M for a free consultation and we will help you determine your rights.
“ HM&M took our case and closed the door on my recovery in a timely fashion. They kept us out of a lengthy court case and handled us with kid gloves. They were kind and understanding and we have nothing but the deepest, heartfelt thanks. ”
Construction-related injuries can have many causes. Falls, dropped equipment, overloaded cranes, overhead power lines, scaffolding, motor vehicles, and use of heavy equipment are among the most common causes of injury. Other dangers such as carbon monoxide, confined spaces and trench cave-ins can also cause serious and even fatal injuries. An experienced lawyer knows how to properly investigate your case and preserve the evidence you need to win.
Because of our extensive experience handling construction accident cases and our network of high-quality experts, we can get the best results in complex cases.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident we can help you get your workers compensation benefits started and advise you on your other legal options. Contact the trial lawyers at HM&M for a free consultation.