Biography

Alexander M. Sukhman earned his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996.  In 1999, he graduated from the Chicago-Kent College of Law with honors. After graduating from law school, Alex immediately began representing victims of medical malpractice and personal injury and has continued to do so throughout his entire career.

Alex has consistently obtained significant jury verdicts and settlements in medical malpractice, wrongful death, and catastrophic injury cases.  Alex’s extensive trial experience includes trials in over a dozen different counties, and he has represented victims and their families in nearly 30 counties throughout the state of Illinois.   In fact, Alex’s first medical malpractice trial resulted in obtaining the record verdict as well as the first plaintiff medical malpractice verdict in the history of Warren County.  Alex has obtained nearly $100 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients.

Alex’s record of success was formally recognized in 2007 when he was honored at age 33 by Law Bulletin Publishing Company as one of the “Top 40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch,” largely on the strength of nominations from Alex’s opposing attorneys from past and current medical malpractice cases. Just recently, in June 2019, Alex obtained a $10.1 million dollar jury verdict against Advocate Lutheran General for its failure to diagnose and treat sepsis in a 37-year old man resulting in his death.

Alex considers it the highest compliment that other attorneys, particularly his opponents in the defense bar, ask Alex to represent their close friends or loved ones.

Alex has the brains, the personality and the moxie to try cases throughout the state of Illinois and relate well to the citizens that form the jury. – Appellate Court Justice Terrence J. Lavin

Some of Alex’s Verdicts Include:

  • Estate of David Ciolek v. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. $10,180,000.00
  • Carla Barnwell v. Carle Clinic Association, et al. $2,926,747.75
  • Estate of Jabari Rhodes v. Dr. Khalid Malik, et al. $2,800,000.00
  • Clinton D. Lovell v. Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center $2,380,000.00
  • Craig Hastings v. Preservation and Conservation Association of Champaign County $2,100,000.00
  • Estate of Marie Ficarella v. Eric Bass, M.D. $1,500,000.00
  • Estate of Deborah L. Peoples v. Won K. Lee, M.D. $1,400,000.00
  • Kathryn Adams v. Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, et al. $561,390.00
  • Carrie Taylor, D.V.M., v. Steven Potaczek, M.D. $500,000.00
  • Estate of Merle Bray v. Patrick Murphy, M.D., et al. $1,439,824.00

Some of Alex’s Noteworthy Settlements Include:

  • $14.5 million for a child born with cerebral palsy due to a family practice doctor’s failure to timely delivery the child.
  • $10 million for a woman who became brain damaged following an upper endoscopy procedure.
  • $8.875 million for a man who suffered from short-gut syndrome following a Whipple procedure.
  • $5 million for a man who was injured due to a fall from a defective catwalk outdoor advertising sign.
  • $3.8 million for a DuPage County man who suffered paralysis due to a delay in diagnosing endocarditis of the heart.
  • $3.25 million for a man who sustained secure injuries caused by an improperly performed gastric bypass.
  • $3.25 million for a motorist catastrophically injured due to an unsafe roadway condition against the City of Chicago.
  • $3 million for an improperly performed hysterectomy.
  • $3 million for the wrongful death of a woman due the doctor’s failure to properly treat swelling in the brain following the successful removal of a brain tumor.

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