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   3Kevin M. MillerPeoria(309) 674-1133kmiller@quinnjohnston.comkmiller@quinnjohnston.comQuinn Johnston Henderson Pretorius & Cerulowww.quinnjohnston.comwww.quinnjohnston.commillerkevin.jpgHealth LawMedical Malpractice Defense LawHospital Malpractice DefenseMedical Malpractice Defense
Kevin M.
Quinn Johnston Henderson Pretorius & Cerulo
227 NE Jefferson Ave
Peoria IL 61602
Ph.(309) 674-1133 Fx.(309) 674-6503
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Health Law    Hospital Malpractice Defense
Medical Malpractice Defense Law    Medical Malpractice Defense
County:  Peoria
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Kevin devotes his practice exclusively to defending doctors, hospitals and a variety of other healthcare providers against claims of medical malpractice. His trial records include jury verdicts in 16 different Illinois counties. He has been a member of Leading Lawyers, an Illinois Super Lawyer, and a frequent speaker on professional ethics and professional responsibility.

Notable Cases and Results:  
  • Defense verdict for an obstetrician in a claim of wrongful death of an expectant mother and a brain injury to her child. 2015
  • Defense verdict for a surgeon accused of failing to diagnose a gastric ulcer in a 23-year-old patient. 2012
  • Defense verdict for a dentist accused of failing to obtain informed consent for dental extractions. 2009
  • Defense verdict for wrongful death following a failure to timely diagnose melanoma. 2007
  • Dismissal for emergency medicine doctor during trial for a failure to diagnose infection and DIC, resulting in amputation of both lower extremities. 2007
  • Defense verdict in wrongful death action for primary care physician accused of failing to diagnose an acute coronary syndrome. 2005

Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1986
Iowa, 2006
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1987
U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2009
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2009
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1988

Year of Birth:  1959

Law School:  Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D., 1986
Law School Honors/Involvement:  Cum laude

Undergraduate School:  Goshen College, B.A., English, 1981

Representative Clients:  
Advocate Health and Hospitals Corporation
ISMIE Mutual Insurance
Illinois Risk Management Services/Provider Trust
Graham Hospital Association
One Beacon Insurance
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center
Podiatry Insurance Company of America

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
  • Peoria County Bar Association
    • President, 2011-2012
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
  • Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV® Preeminent
  • Illinois Super Lawyer®, 2010-2012
  • Leading Lawyers Member selected by peers in Medical Malpractice Defense Law, 2009-present

Legal Lectures:  
  • Presented over 60 times on topics such as Medical and Hospital Malpractice, Documentation, Legal Ethics, Malpractice Trends, and Damages
  • Organizations for which he has presented include:
      Illinois Society of Healthcare Risk Management
      Peoria County Bar Association
      OSF Healthcare System
      University of Illinois College of Medicine
      Illinois Central College School of Nursing
      Goshen College School of Nursing

Firm Description:  
Founded in 1945, Quinn Johnston provides comprehensive legal services to its clients ranging from private individuals to large business entities. With more than 25 lawyers in offices in Peoria and Springfield, the firm litigates cases and serves business clientele throughout Illinois. The firm's practice broadly covers the areas of business, civil litigation and healthcare.

Additional Office Locations:  

Springfield Office
400 S. 9th Street, Ste 102
Springfield, Illinois 62701
Phone 217-753-1133
Fax 217-753-1180

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