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Lytle and McGonigle Secure Substantially Reduced Award

After a one-week trial, a Greene County, Illinois, jury awarded a plaintiff about 20% of the amount she had been seeking. The case involved a fall and injury in the parking lot of a restaurant. Plaintiff suffered a patellar fracture that required four surgeries, culminating in a total knee replacement. She presented $269,000 in past medical costs and asked the jury for a $1 million award. The jury assessed 40% contributory fault to the plaintiff and awarded her a total of $197,000. The defendant was represented by HeplerBroom attorneys Daniel Lytle and Adam McGonigle.

Lytle, a partner in the firm’s Edwardsville office, focuses his practice on trials involving complex litigation, including the defense of personal injury, commercial, and construction matters. He has been named an Emerging Lawyer by Illinois Leading Lawyers and has been profiled in Emerging Lawyers Magazine.

McGonigle, an associate in the firm’s St. Louis office, focuses his practice on litigation and trials involving the defense of insurance and trucking and transportation matters. He also has extensive experience with asbestos litigation, as well as products and premises liability issues. He has been named to Best Lawyer’s list of “Ones to Watch.”


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