Larry R. Rogers Sr.

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A native of Chicago and one of the founding partners of Power Rogers, Larry R. Rogers, Sr. has dedicated more than 37 years of his career to representing the most difficult personal injury and wrongful death cases. Mr. Rogers has excelled as a trial attorney, winning numerous multimillion-dollar personal injury settlements and verdicts for his clients in many types of cases, including wrongful death, medical malpractice, motor vehicle negligence, and aviation accident cases.

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Biography

A native of Chicago and one of the founding partners of Power Rogers, Larry R. Rogers, Sr. has dedicated more than 37 years of his career to representing the most difficult personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Mr. Rogers has excelled as a trial attorney, winning numerous multimillion-dollar personal injury settlements and verdicts for his clients in many types of cases, including wrongful death, medical malpractice, motor vehicle negligence, and aviation accident cases.

His impressive record of success started early in his career. After conducting his very first trial in Cook County, Mr. Rogers won $27 million in a product liability case for his client, which in 1985, was the largest personal injury verdict in Illinois. Since then, Mr. Rogers has recovered many multimillion-dollar personal injury verdicts and settlements, including recently winning $55 million for a brain-damaged woman, Illinois’ largest medical malpractice verdict in the last decade.

Mr. Rogers has recovered many multimillion-dollar personal injury verdicts and settlements, including recently winning $55 million for a brain-damaged woman, Illinois’ largest medical malpractice verdict in the last decade.

A leader in the personal injury field, Mr. Rogers was elected president of both the Cook County Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, serving as the latter’s first African American president. Recognized nationally as a highly skilled personal injury litigator, he was named one of the Ten Most Influential Illinois Lawyers by American Lawyer Media, and one of the nation’s top 10 litigators by the National Law Journal.

During his distinguished career, Mr. Rogers has been honored with numerous awards, including the Distinguished Alumni Award from St. Xavier University; the DePaul University College of Law Alumni Award for Outstanding Service to the Legal Profession; and awarded Honorary Doctorate degrees from DePaul University College of Law and St. Xavier University. He is listed in Harvard Law Graduates Naifeh and Smith book, The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2001, and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, and the American College of Trial Lawyers. Larry was named one of the 2019 Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation in Chicago and also recieved this honor in 2016. Additionally, he was selected as one of the top trial lawyers by LawDragon, a group which selects the top 500 trial lawyers in the country. He was also selected by his peers for the Leading Lawyer Network as a leading lawyer in personal injury law. Mr. Rogers is a member of the Advisory Board for Leading Lawyers Network.

Results

$4.75 Million - Medical Malpractice

N.W. v. Advocate (2015 – Cook County)



The Plaintiff’s Decedent presented to the Defendant hospital in the early morning complaining of a sickle cell crisis. Plaintiff alleged that due to a failure to properly and timely monitor and treat Plaintiff’s Decedent over the next 36 hours, the Decedent developed acute chest syndrome, which caused her death. Defendants claimed that the Decedent’s acute chest syndrome developed rapidly due to a fat embolism, and that intervention would not have prevented her death.

$700,000 Recovery – Vehicular Negligence

– Larry R. Rogers Sr.,Carolyn S. Daley

P.T. v. Hirota, et al, 08 L 004492 (Cook County)



Vehicular negligence settlement. On January 22, 2008, the Plaintiff, P.T., was a 47 year old female who was driving eastbound on Dundee Road in Arlington Heights, Illinois proceeding through the intersection of Dundee Road and Wilke Road when the Defendant, S.H., turned left from westbound Dundee Road and struck the Plaintiff’s vehicle. The Plaintiff sustained right tibia and fibula fractures requiring an open reduction internal fixation.

Co-counsel with Larry R. Rogers, Sr.

Settlement: $700,000.00

$3.9 Million Recovery – Dental Malpractice

– Larry R. Rogers Sr.,Carolyn S. Daley

H.J., Individually and as Special Administrator of the Estate of G.W. v. Feldman, et al, 07 L 14237 (Cook County)



Dental malpractice settlement. On December 17, 2007, G.W., a 46 year old female, went to Defendant Feldman to undergo a root canal. Defendant Feldman gave G.W. intravenous sedation in an excessive amount and failed to monitor G.W. adequately. As a result, G.W. suffered cardiac arrest and subsequently died. G.W. was survived by her son.

Co-counsel with Larry R. Rogers, Sr.

Settlement: $3,900,000.00

 

$7,012,000 Verdict – Medical Malpractice / Motorcycle Accident

No. 81 L 25078
– Joseph A. Power Jr.,Larry R. Rogers Sr.



After sustaining numerous injuries in a motorcycle accident, including a C-2 “hangman’s” fracture and bruising of his spinal cord, student ended up paralyzed as a result of the failure to adequately replace his blood lost in the accident and appropriately intubate him.

Affirmed on Appeal 91-1742, 269 Ill.App.3d 37, 645 N.E.2d 319 (1994)

$10 Million Verdict – Medical Malpractice

No. 10 L 5087
– Larry R. Rogers Sr.



Medical Malpractice: The mother of the deceased minor child delivered twins at 34 weeks at MacNeal Hospital by C-section. D., one of the twins, was diagnosed with a respiratory problem known as esophageal atresia with lower tracheoesophageal fistula. They diagnosed the condition on 11/15/06, ran tests on 11/16/06 and told family that on 11/17/06 they were going to attempt to reattach the esophagus to the stomach and address a fistula between the esophagus and lung. The family was told it would be 2-3 hours surgery, but after waiting 6 hours, they still had not heard anything. Finally they were told the problem was more difficult than anticipated and that they were waiting a specialist. Plaintiff’s investigation revealed that in fact a medical error occurred during the procedure. Instead of incising the fistula as intended, the surgeon transected the child’s bronchial tube to the lung and caused the lung to collapse. After the surgery, the child was on a ventilator and hospitalized until he ultimately died from his injuries.

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. – 1983
  • St Xavier College, Chicago, Illinois
    • B.A. – 1974
    • Major: Philosophy

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1985

Classes & Seminars

  • Trial Advocacy Workshop, Harvard Law School, 00/00/1993
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