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Fowler and Hay Secure Substantially Reduced Plaintiff Verdict

A recent Northern District of Illinois personal injury trial involving alleged claimed damages of complex regional pain syndrome ended with a substantially reduced plaintiff verdict. HeplerBroom attorneys Meg Fowler and Linda Hay were asked by defendant to take over the case from another law firm before the jury trial began, during expert discovery. Plaintiff had originally asked for $600,000 but had increased that demand to $10 million before Fowler and Hay took over the case. The jury returned a verdict of $490,000.

Both Fowler and Hay are partners in the firm, Fowler working from the St. Louis office and Hay from Chicago. Fowler focuses her practice on trials involving multiple issues, including the defense of general personal injury, product liability, insurance coverage, professional liability, and transportation matters. She has been named to the lists of Best Lawyers in America and Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers. Hay focuses her practice on the defense of numerous types of professionals and related entities who’ve been sued for malpractice, as well as other types of personal injury claims. She has received numerous honors in her career and has been named to numerous lists of top-rated lawyers, including Illinois Leading Lawyers, Illinois Super Lawyers, and Top 50 Female Lawyers in Illinois. She is rated an AV Preeminent Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.


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