Chicago Defense Attorney Jim Rollins to Lead Office in Support of Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt’s Growing List of Midwest Clients
CHICAGO, Jan. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, following a major win in Maryland resulting in the largest medical malpractice verdict in U.S. history, Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, & Offutt, LLC (WVF&O) announced the opening of its new office in Chicago, Illinois. With legal expertise and experience nationwide, WVF&O has successfully been representing Illinois medical malpractice victims and survivors for many years. Former Chicago defense attorney Jim Rollins joins WVF&O to lead the office, allowing the firm to better serve its existing and future client base throughout the Midwest.
WVF&O represents children who have brain damage, cerebral palsy, or developmental delays due to medical malpractice when they were born, and other victims of medical malpractice. The firm has a strong record of winning cases for their clients, including over $400 million in birth injury verdicts and settlements over the last 10 years. Most notably, last year WVF&O secured a $229 million verdict on behalf of four-year-old Zubida Byrom who suffered brain injury during birth at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Maryland.
“After a 12-year career as a defense trial lawyer handling cases throughout Illinois, Missouri and Iowa, I realized my true calling as a plaintiff’s trial attorney and began representing victims of malpractice,” said Rollins. “I am thrilled to have joined a firm that has had tremendous success representing victims of malpractice and birth injury, and I am excited to continue their passion and dedication to serving deserving victims here in Illinois.”
Founded in Baltimore, MD, the firm receives over 500 inquiries a year from parents across the country. WVF&O often represents clients who have been historically underrepresented in court and underserved in the health care system. Through its casework, the firm calls attention to the need to comprehensively address the birth injury crisis in the U.S. to avoid future, life altering malpractice catastrophes.