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   3George N. AvgerisHinsdale(630) 654-4161gavgeris@sbcglobal.netgavgeris@sbcglobal.netGeorge N. Avgeris Chtdavgerisgeorge.jpgPersonal Injury Law: GeneralPersonal Injury Law: Professional MalpracticeWorkers' Compensation LawPersonal Injury CasesWrongful Death CasesWorkers' Compensation Cases
George N.
George N. Avgeris Chtd
29 E First St
Hinsdale IL 60521
Ph.(630) 654-4161 Fx.(630) 654-9661Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
Selected by peers as a Leading Lawyer in:    Extensive Experience in:
Personal Injury Law: General    Personal Injury Cases
Personal Injury Law: Professional Malpractice    Wrongful Death Cases
Workers' Compensation Law     Workers' Compensation Cases
County:  DuPage
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. Avgeris concentrates his practice on personal injury and workers' compensation practice. He founded his law offices in 1969 after having worked for John R. Collis, general practice, for two years and Sweeney & Riman, personal injury and workers' compensation defense, for two years.

Notable Cases and Results:  
  • Multiple $1,000,000.00 recoveries

  • Tripled prior cervical disc and lumbar disc injury recoveries in DuPage County on first cervical disc and lumbar disc cases tried.

  • Case of First Impression in United States:
  • Recovery against governmental entity and jailer for negligent failure to protect prisoner from suicide. Three separate appeals to Illinois Appellate Court and settled pending Petition for Leave to Appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court. Established admissibility of Illinois Department of Corrections Rules and Regulations to establish standard of care and negligence.

  • Construction Injuries:
  • Multiple trials, multiple appeals.

  • Defeated defense argument that state construction injury cases unconstitutional by Federal preemption by Congress by OSHA.

  • Defeated the sole proximate cause defense in Structural Work Act cases.

  • Defeated the pathway defense in Structural Work Act cases.

  • Defeated the fall of materials defense as distinguished from fall of workers in Structural Work Act cases.

  • Obtained motions for summary judgment in favor of plaintiffs in Structural Work Act cases.

  • Defeated workers' compensation bar of suit against general contractor by dual purpose doctrine where general contractor, developer and sales agent, separate but related corporations, as de facto partners and distinguishable from general contractor as employer.

  • Roads and Bridges Cases:
  • Recoveries in multiple cases under Roads and Bridges Act for violations rules and regulations in Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices as admissible for standard of care/negligence.

  • Products Liability:
  • Defeated defense argument that state medical device products liability cases unconstitutional by federal preemption by Congress by Medical Devices Act.

  • Recovery against Halifax Clamps manufacturer for screw back out design defect for device to stabilize unstable cervical spines by cervical fusion.

  • Recovery against Hankscraft Steam Vaporizer manufacturer and successor for design defect for failure to protect from tip over flow of boiling water.

  • Recovery against Glock manufacturer for inadequate trigger safety mechanism resulting in accidental discharge of weapon.

  • Recovery against manufacturer of press brake for amputation of hand where employer removed hand safety devices because of inducement to do so in operator's manual for the "rapid duplication of small identical parts."

  • Motor Vehicles:
  • Defeated failure to utilize available seat belts to mitigate injuries defense in car crash cases.

  • Defeated failure to utilize available motorcycle helmets to mitigate injuries defense in motorcycle crash cases.

  • Recovery for orthopedic surgeon for left C7 nerve root injury in car crash after prior C6-C7 herniated disc surgery.

  • Medical Malpractice Cases:
  • Recovery for brain injury against neurosurgeon during inferior cervical ganglionectomy and sympathectomy for vertebral artery sympathetic nerve sheath for laceration of vertebral artery.

  • Recovery for brain injury against neurosurgeon during reconstruction of posterior communicating artery/fetal posterior cerebral artery for occlusion of artery.

  • Recovery for brain injury resulting in death against hospital for failure to monitor diabetic for hypoglycemia and failure to raise blood sugar level.

  • Bar Admissions:  

    Date of Birth:  1939

    Law School:  University of Illinois, College of Law,J.D., 1964
    Undergraduate School:  North Central College, B.A., 1961

    Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
    American Association For Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association)
    Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    Chicago Bar Association
    DuPage County Bar Association

    Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
    American Association For Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association)
      ATLA Stalwart Award
    Leading Lawyers
     Personal Injury, General
     Professional Negligence
     Workers' Compensation
    Leading American Lawyers
      Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers & Law
      Personal Injury Law: General
      Medical & Professional Malpractice
    Leading Illinois Attorneys Consumer Guidebook
      Personal Injury Law: General

    Legal Lectures:  
    M & M Orthopedics Symposium on Workers' Compensation, Oak Brook, October, 2009

    Melvin M. Belli Society Seminar

    Illinois Continuing Legal Education Seminar

    Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; disc examination, available from ITLA

    DuPage County Bar Association seminars; articles in the Brief

    National Academy of Continuing Legal Education; disc injuries

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