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Michael Vittori is an experienced litigator and trial attorney who is supervising partner of the medical malpractice team in the firm’s Chicago office. Michael has defended all types of health care professionals as well as numerous hospitals and other providers in medical malpractice and related claims. His civil litigation practice also includes catastrophic injury cases, with particular experience in matters involving closed head injuries.

In 2005, Michael created an ADR agreement for one of his clients, and he continues to be one of the only attorneys in Illinois to use such agreements as an alternative and cost-effective means for resolving medical malpractice claims. He has met with success in litigating these ADR agreements in the Circuit Court of Cook County and other Illinois state courts.

Michael began his career as an assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County, trying numerous felony bench and jury trials, including murder, sexual assault cases and financial crimes. In his current practice, Michael’s background as a prosecutor has served him well in guiding hospital clients through the investigation process when they suspect criminal conduct at their facilities and in investigating financial crimes in corporate settings.

Areas of Focus

Medical Malpractice
Throughout his legal career, Michael has successfully tried numerous medical malpractice cases to verdict. He has represented a variety of health care professionals, including general surgeons, radiologists, internists, dentists, psychiatrists, nurses, pharmacists, orthopedic surgeons, obstetricians/gynecologists, psychologists, fertility specialists, emergency room physicians, podiatrists and chiropractors. He currently represents seven hospitals in Illinois and also has successfully defended nursing homes, psychiatric institutions, pharmaceutical institutions, fertility clinics, vein clinics, dialysis centers and assisted living facilities.

Exemplifying his experience in this area, Michael has defended orthopedic surgeons regarding issues such as nonunion fractures and a percutaneous repair of a ruptured Achilles tendon, as well as plastic surgeons in cases related to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has defended cases involving infections, cancer, surgery, and sexual assaults in psychiatric units. In addition, Michael has litigated cases involving medical devices such as pulse oximeters, ventilation machines and surgical lasers, as well as emergency backup power systems in hospitals. He also has litigated numerous cases involving prescription drugs.

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