Laura G. Postilion
A partner in the firm, Laura G. Postilion brings extensive experience managing complex medical negligence litigation to the firm’s medical malpractice defense department. Ms. Postilion adeptly secures favorable outcomes by taking an early proactive stance and developing compelling defense themes. Through innovative motion and appellate practice, Ms. Postilion engenders the trust and confidence of clients by providing cost effective legal advice that often results in the dismissal of health care defendants. Ms. Postilion’s strong medical and legal knowledge and collaborative work style are well-suited to the courtroom, and have translated into successful representation of health care defendants at trial.
Notable Recent Trials
Liberato vs. Westlake Community Hospital, et al. Not guilty verdict for client, Westlake Community Hospital, in labor and delivery/brain damaged baby case in which plaintiff requested $40 million award.
Cases of Note
Jordan vs. Sherman Hospital, Rule 23 Order (No. 2—6—1306). The Second District upheld the dismissal of plaintiff’s refiled action in a claim alleging medical negligence and the death of a teenager, agreeing with Ms. Postilion’s argument that the original complaint had been a nullity because the plaintiff did not have standing. The re-filed action could not relate back to the original complaint since no legally cognizable plaintiff was named within the applicable two year statute of limitations.
Goss vs. LaRabida, Rule 23 Order (No. 1--08—3105). The First District Appellate Court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff's refiled action based on the doctrine of res judicata in a claim alleging medical negligence and the death of a toddler.
Lectures and Presentations
“Labor & Delivery Charting,” Chicago Hospital Risk Pooling Program, Chicago, IL, Fall, 2009.
“OH BABY! How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Obstetric Negligence Litigation,” presented during the OB Grand Rounds at St. Anthony Hospital, Chicago, IL, Spring, 2005.