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$1,700,000 Settlement of Cook County Infant Wrongful Death Case

Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid recently obtained a $1,700,000 Dangerous Drugs settlement for a family whose 2-month old son died due to side effects of a prescription medication that was prescribed by his pediatrician.

The infant's parents brought him to the pediatrician's office with complaints of fever and minor abdominal issues.  The pediatrician admitted the infant to a suburban hospital for three days and then discharged him with a prescription for medication to be taken at home. The parents took the written prescription to a nearby retail pharmacy where the pharmacist dispensed a version of the prescription medication that contained different active ingredients than the actual prescribed medication.  The parents gave the infant the dispensed prescription medication as instructed for three days.  On the fourth day, the mom and dad found the infant unresponsive in his crib.

The lawsuit alleged that the prescription medication was never proven to be safe or effective, actually caused very dangerous side-effects, and should never have been prescribed by the doctor in this situation.  The lawsuit alleged that the dispensed prescription medication was never approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for sale in the U.S. and was dangerous and defective.  The lawsuit also alleged that the retail pharmacy dispensed the wrong prescription medication to the parents.  These combined actions were alleged to have caused the infant's death.  All defendants denied and continue to deny any wrongdoing.

Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid worked with many high-profile expert witnesses who were dedicated to the truth in the case, including a nationally recognized forensic toxicologist, forensic pathologist, pediatrician, pharmacist, FDA regulatory consultant and a psychologist specializing in family grief counseling.

Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid continues to represent people who have been injured, and families who lost loved ones, due to dangerous drugs, medical malpractice, pharmacy mistakes and other unfortunate circumstances.  Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid handles all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases in the Chicagoland area including Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will, and Kendall Counties and throughout the State of Illinois.

  1. "Committed To My Cause"

    I was struck by a car while cycling and severely, almost fatally injured. A team of excellent medical professionals performed complicated and extensive surgical and medical procedures as part of a successful effort to restore my health....
    -Jeff D.

  2. "Could not have made a better choice"

    We found Mark [Mathys] through the web after an auto accident in October 2011. While selecting someone you don't know to represent you can be a gamble, we could not have made a better choice....
    - Dave

  3. "Very satisfied"

    Mark [Mathys] is very professional. He responds almost immediately, via email, to any question, comment or concern I have and if he is not able to respond right away, he will let me know. I have been very satisfied with Mark so far and I am happy to be his client.
    -Jennifer

  4. "Easy to talk to"

    Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid were very professional and easy to talk to. Prior to working with them, my wife and I had no real experience with the legal system beyond a house closing, yet Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid explained the whole process to us very well. I knew that whenever I had a concern about our case or the legal system in general I could call their office or send an email and receive answers the same day... -Larry

  5. "Provided very wise advice"

    I've dealt with attorneys on a variety of issues, almost all of them since leaving college and entering the workplace. Mr. Mathys was the first attorney I had any real experience with, and I was impressed then and remain so. He provided very wise advice and always kept me informed. In the end, he delivered a favorable result. I recommend him highly.
    - Tyler D.

  6. "In-depth knowledge of the law"

    Mark [Schneid] is an excellent and skilled attorney and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the law when he helped settle my dog bite lawsuit resulting from a traumatic incident. He explained what was needed of me and how I should handle the situation in a professional manner.
    - Karen K.

  7. "They went to bat for me"

    Not long ago I was involved in a car accident where I was hit by a gravel truck at an intersection. After I called Mathys & Schneid, even though I didn't have a very large case, they made me feel like I was one of their most important cases. They went to bat for me with the trucking company's insurance and got me a settlement. I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends. -Dan H.

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