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Robert D. Kreisman

Robert D. Kreisman

Kreisman Law Offices
  • Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Elder Law...
  • Illinois, Missouri
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Kreisman Law Offices is a Chicago-based personal injury firm that successfully uses a client-based approach to seek justice for victims nationwide. Robert Kreisman is an AV-rated attorney with over 37 years of experience litigating a variety of personal injury cases, including those involving medical malpractice, car accidents, wrongful death, and products liability. He works with some of the leading experts in the nation and employs the newest technology to seek the most favorable results possible for his clients. All cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless there is a recovery on your case. Please call the Kreisman Law Offices today to pursue the justice you deserve.

Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Elder Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Birth Injury
  • Anesthesiology Errors
  • Brain Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Pharmaceutical Litgation / Prescription Drug Side Effects
  • Product Defects
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
7th Circuit
Federal Circuit
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Kreisman Law Offices
DePaul College of Law
LL.M. (1981)
The John Marshall Law School
J.D. (1976)
Honors: with Honors
University of Missouri - Columbia
President's Club
American Association for Justice
American Association for Justice
Peer Rating AV (Highest Rating)
Martindale-Hubbard Law Directory
Professional Associations
American College of Legal Medicine
- Current
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
- Current
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
- Current
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
American Association for Justice
- Current
Illinois State Bar
- Current
Missouri State Bar
- Current
American Bar Association
- Current
Chicago Bar Association
- Current
Bar Association of Metropolitain St. Louis
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Successfully Handling Medical Negligence Cases, AAJ Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA
American Association for Justice
Moderator for Professional Negligence Section seminar
Websites & Blogs
Kreisman Law Offices Website
Robert D. Kreisman's Website Profile
Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog
Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blawg
Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog
Chicago Nursing Home Lawyers Blog
Chicago Birth Injury Lawyers Blog
Legal Answers
208 Questions Answered

Q. I think my family physician didn't perform the necessary tests to confirm I had breast cancer because I'm a transgender
A: From what you have described, the doctor(s) taking care of you missed or misdiagnosed your breast cancer. Depending on the timeline of events, you have a basis for a medical negligence lawsuit. Consult with a lawyer in your area who you know has specialized in this area of practice-medical malpractice. Best of luck to you.
Q. Had an accident where I was at fault in the company car, visiting a client - can I still get workers comp?
A: As long as you were in the scope and course of your employment when this incident occurred and you were injured, you could petition for workers' compensation. I would urge to contact an attorney who handles workers' compensation cases to help you with this.
Q. I got into an accident and the other party's insurance company is requesting money for damages I know didn't occur at
A: I would assume that you notified your own insurance company about the incident. If you did, it will take care of any responsibility for damages claimed.
Q. I was trapped in an elevator for three hours, the emergency phone number was not answered, and the alarm did not work
A: Not unless you can show that this terrible inconvenience has some measure of damage that you can prove.
Q. bit into his sandwich and found a piece of plastic about 1 by 1/2 . does he have a case?
A: Any case of negligence requires an element of damage. If there are no damages, then there is no case to bring.
Q. Filed suit as administrator of estate for breach of contract. Do I answer interrogatories on my knowledge or decedents?
A: That's a very good question, but the answer much depends on the interrogatory itself. However, as the administrator of the estate you are the fiduciary and thus you are answering for the estate. The questions directed to you personally may be irrelevant unless it had to do with who may be the beneficiaries if the insurance issue here is life insurance. Generally speaking you are answering only on behalf of the estate for which you are assigned the role of collecting all of the assets of this estate including what you claim this insurance company owes it. I would urge you to consult with a lawyer in your area to help you sort this out. Answers to interrogatories are made under oath so they must be answered carefully and accurately.
Q. I was injured by a defective product while on vacation in another state - where would I file a claim?
A: Much depends on where the product was sold, distributed and manufactured as well as the place of the injury. Many household items, machined products, pharmaceutical products and the like are made by companies whose principal place of business is in another state or country. There are also many possible component parts to consider with any product. Given just this limited amount of information, Texas and a federal district court stands as just one of many possible venues for bringing your lawsuit. A thorough investigation of the product should be done before choosing the situs of the lawsuit and who the parties might be. It is imperative that the product itself be preserved in the condition it was when it first was purchased or in the condition it was in when it injured you.
Q. Does an item have to be under recall in order to bring a lawsuit?
A: No it does not. Generally if the product is found to be defective by competent and reliable expert opinion that caused your injury, a product liability could be pursued. Be sure that the product itself must be retained and/or stored in the same condition it was in when it was last used that may have caused your injury. Preserving the integrity of the product for trial is usually the most important evidence in your potential case.
Q. What if the surgeon who performed my surgery improperly subsequently has retired? Can I still sue for medical
A: Yes. The fact that the surgeon has retired makes no difference if the surgery was done below the standard of care and was a cause of your injuries. On the defendant doctor's side however, the fact the he/she has retired may be an issue of both his/her cooperation with an eventual lawsuit and his/her retirement reasons could become a fact issue that a jury may hear if considered relevant. I'm not aware of any case where the retirement alone would excuse the doctor's insurance carrier from insuring his errors when he/she was in practice.
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Kreisman Law Offices
55 W Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603
Toll-Free: (800) 583-8002
Telephone: (312) 346-0045
Fax: (866) 618-4198