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   3Donna Kaner SocolChicago(312) 604-2604dsocol@hsplegal.comdsocol@hsplegal.comHughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym Ltdwww.hsplegal.comwww.hsplegal.comsocoldonna.jpgMedical Malpractice Defense LawProducts Liability Defense Law
Donna Kaner
Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym Ltd
70 W Madison St Ste 4000
Chicago IL 60602-4698
Ph.(312) 604-2604 Fx.(312) 604-2605Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
Recommended by peers in:
Medical Malpractice Defense Law
Products Liability Defense Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Ms. Socol is a shareholder of the firm and concentrates on representation of the health care industry, including tort, medical malpractice, medical device, pharmaceutical and commercial litigation defense. She has defended numerous multi-million dollar lawsuits involving brain damaged and impaired infants, as well as serious injuries and deaths involving adults and children. She has defended just about every medical specialty in malpractice matters. She has also arbitrated matters before the Illinois Department of Professional Regulations on behalf of physicians. Ms. Socol is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is a Best's Listed Recommended Attorney.
Ms. Socol's medical professional and products legal representation includes:
  • Representation of a pediatric surgeon in a case involving the death of a twin and his brain-damaged twin brother in which she obtained a not guilty verdict.

  • Representation of a cardiologist and a hospital in a wrongful death case who were accused of failing to diagnose and treat a patient with congestive heart failure. A not guilty verdict was obtained for both defendants in less than thirty minutes.

  • Representation of a physician in a wrongful death action who was alleged to have caused the death of an elderly patient for failing to diagnose and treat an E. Coli infection. Despite inflammatory evidence, a not guilty verdict was obtained.

  • Representation of a radiologist in a case involving plaintiff's head first fall from a myelogram table in which he allegedly suffered multiple cervical fractures and never returned to work. The jury returned a not guilty verdict on behalf of the defendant.

  • Representation of a manufacturer of tampons in toxic shock syndrome.

  • Representation of a manufacturer of asbestos in products liability litigation.

  • Representation of Fortune 500 company in a complex multi-party lawsuit involving a magnesium explosion at a steel plant. The case was successfully concluded on behalf of Ms. Socol's client.

  • Bar Admissions:  
    Illinois, 1976
    1982, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar

    Law School:  DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1976
    Law School Honors/Involvement:  cum laude; Member, DePaul Law Review, 1974-1976

    Undergraduate School:  Northwestern University, B.A., 1973
    Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  cum laude

    Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
    Chicago, Illinois State and American Bar Associations
    Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    Legal Club of Chicago
    American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys
    Illinois Association of Hospital Attorneys
    Chicago Bar Committee
    Chairman, Institutional Review Board JFK Eye Institute

    Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
    Who's Who in American Law by Marquis; Leading Illinois Attorneys

    Legal Lectures:  
    Speaker at numerous physician and hospital conferences on medical/legal topics, including the Annual Conference of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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