William Fitzpatrick is a veteran Chicago trial lawyer with 30 years of experience. A graduate of Loyola Law School in Chicago, he has been admitted to practice in the state courts as well as the Federal District Courts and the Federal Court of Appeals. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. During his legal career, Mr. Fitzpatrick has represented the rights of injured or deceased persons, including those killed as a result of medical negligence and/or exposure to dangerous products or drugs. He is currently engaged in litigation with Stryker Corporation over the safety of its Rejuvenate hip system, as well as Johnson & Johnson with respect to their hip implant, and replacement systems.
In the past, he has secured verdicts or settlements in excess of millions of dollars for clients and their families, including a case involving the administration of an unsafe asthma medication to an asthmatic child ($3,000,000.00), a case involving negligent anesthesiological care to a young mother ($2,700,000.00), a case in which a woman suffered a degloving injury to her hand while operating a dangerous printing press in the course of her employment ($1,200,000.00), a case involving a young woman who sustained serious injury from the deployment of a defective air bag ($1,300,000.00), a case involving a young girl who suffered serious injuries while riding an allegedly defective three wheeler ATV ($1,300,000.00), a case involving a man whose vision was damaged due to a delayed diagnosis of temporal arteritis ($1,200,000.00), a case involving a man who sustained serious back injuries in an automobile collision ($2,200,000.00), a case involving a woman who died as a result of a failure to make a timely diagnosis of an abdominal aortic aneurysm ($2,000,000.00) and a case involving serious injury to a man as a result of the failure to make a timely diagnosis of a dissecting aortic aneurysm ($1,400,000.00).
William Fitzpatrick has also recovered over four million dollars for children and adults who suffered brain injuries from medical negligence in Cook, Lake, and Peoria counties. He is considered one of Illinois’ leading trial attorneys.