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   3Joseph J. MiroballiChicago(312) 229-5555joe@mdr-law.comjoe@mdr-law.comMiroballi Durkin & Rudin LLCwww.mdr-law.comwww.mdr-law.commiroballijoseph.jpgPersonal Injury Law: GeneralPersonal Injury Law: Professional MalpracticeMedical MalpracticeHospital, Physician, and Nursing Home NegligenceConstruction NegligenceProduct Liability
Joseph J. Miroballijoe@mdr-law.com
Miroballi Durkin & Rudin LLChttp://www.mdr-law.com
180 N LaSalle St Ste 3650
Chicago IL 60601
Ph.(312) 229-5555 Fx.(312) 229-5556
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Personal Injury Law: General    Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury Law: Professional Malpractice    Hospital, Physician, and Nursing Home Negligence
    Construction Negligence
    Product Liability
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Joseph J. Miroballi has successfully tried to verdict cases in all areas of personal injury law over his 34-year career. Recently, Mr. Miroballi resolved a colonperforation medical malpractice case for $1.5 million. His arguments against medical institutions in the Chicago area have led to reform the way medications are dispensed and administered to patients. Mr. Miroballi is a long-standing member of the Illinois Trial Lawyer Association's Medical Negligence Committee and Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). He is also a contributor to the Medical Malpractice Journal and a contributing writer to the Illinois State Bar Journal. He also is a lecturer to the ISBA, as well as the Physician Association and insurance companies.


Notable Cases and Results:  
$6,000,000 settlement for the negligent management of a baby's breathing tube that resulted in severe brain injury.

$5,100,000 settlement for a former college football player who, as an ironworker, sustained a head injury when a crane boom fell on him.

$5,000,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case involving a patient's suicide at a hospital.

$4,500,000 settlement for the full limits of insurance for the wrongful death of an ironworker.

$4,500,000 settlement for a brain-damaged baby resulting from misdiagnosed spinal meningitis.

$4,200,000 verdict for injuries received by two men when a stolen Chicago squad car broadsided their vehicle as they sat in the intersection of Pratt and Western five years ago.

$4,000,000 verdict in a medical malpractice action in Lake County.

$3,100,000 settlement for a little girl suffering brain damage following complications from cardiac surgery.

$3,000,000 settlement for the traumatic birth of a baby due to the failure to perform a Caesarian-section delivery in a timely manner.

$2,750,000 settlement for the nine children of a woman who died after receiving the wrong blood.

$2,250,000 settlement for post traumatic stress following a scaffold collapse from the John Hancock Building.

$2,250,000 settlement for a plaintiff in a 2002 scaffold collapse case where 3 people were killed and another 7 injured.

$2,000,000 settlement for the full limits of insurance for the wrongful death of a newborn who mistakenly received 10 times the required dose of Digoxon from a pharmacy.

$2,000,000 settlement for the full limits of insurance for the adult children of a man who died after surgery for a penile implant.

$1,000,000.00 verdict against a Defendant anesthesiologist for the wrongful death of the Plaintiff's 72-year-old husband following routine gallbladder surgery.

$1,327,500.00 settlement for the wrongful death of a window washer who was caused to fall 7 stories from a scaffold while performing his duties at a commercial building.

$750,000.00 verdict against a Defendant orthopedic surgeon for his failure to diagnose and treat the Plaintiff's shoulder injury, for failure to schedule surgery to repair the Plaintiff's fractured arm, and for breach of informed consent.


Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1979
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1979


Year of Birth:  1953

Law School:  The John Marshall School of Law, J.D., 1979
Undergraduate School:  Northern Illinois University, B.A., 1975

Employment History:  
Miroballi, Durkin & Rudin, LLC, 2004-Present
Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohn, 1984-2004
Albert F. Hofeld, 1979-1984
Cook County State's Attorney's Office, 1979


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Illinois State Bar Association
  Board of Managers
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Justinian Society of Lawyers
Chicago Society of Trial Lawyers


Firm Description:  
Miroballi Durkin & Rudin, LLC ("MDR") is dedicated to providing their clients personalized, professional service backed by decades of experience. The firm's diverse practice includes aviation law, medical negligence, construction negligence, product liability, transportation litigation, traumatic brain injury, wrongful death, and premise liability. The office is located at 180 North LaSalle Street, Suite 3650, Chicago, IL 60601, and is consolidated with Coven Law Group--a firm with extensive experience with workers' compensation for injured employees. MDR continues to achieve successful results for their clients and remains active in the legal and charitable communities.


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