Erin E. Blake
Phone (312) 984-0255
Fax (312) 372-9818
Erin E. Blake
area of practice in health care law, nursing home liability, and medical malpractice.
While attending law school, she was a law clerk in the Medical Malpractice Claims Department at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
has participated in the defense of multiple area hospitals, clinics, physicians, nurses, long term care facilities, and group homes for minors with developmental disabilities.
has participated in the defense of claims involving a broad spectrum of health care litigation including but not limited to: birth injuries including cerebral palsy, shoulder dyscotia, medication errors, delay in delivery, and failure to obtain NST testing, post-partum illnesses including HELLP syndrome, medication errors, ophthalmology claims, decubitus ulcer/wound care claims, psychiatric care claims, restraints issues, infectious disease issues in pediatric and adult patients, anesthesia related complications, general surgery related complications including anaphylactic shock and perforation, hematology issues, organ transplantation claims, surgical cardiovascular claims, and delayed diagnosis claims.
has participated in the preparation of the following cases which have gone to trial in the Circuit Court of Cook County:
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On November 16, 2011, Mr. Johnson, along with associate Erin E. Blake, assisted firm president, William V. Johnson, in obtaining a defense verdict from a Cook County, IL, jury in favor of the University of Chicago Medical Center following a two-week medical negligence trial in which damages in excess of $45 million were sought.
Lagestee v. University of Chicago Medical Center
, et al. In June 2011, Ms. Blake
assisted William Johnson and Sammi Renken in the preparation of this month long birth injury trial where Plaintiff's counsel sought damages in excess of $45 million in damages.
Smith v. Riverside Medical Center, et al. In April 2010, Ms. Blake
co-chaired a birth injury trial with Margaret Unger in which Plaintiff's
demanded $7.5 million after motions in limine had been completed, a defendant physician had settled, and the Defense had filed a motion to transfer venue to Kankakee County.
Ms. Blake is the President of the Matthew Lee Bailey Scholarship Foundation.