Roger Littman is a Partner of Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. He joined the firm in 2012. He concentrates his practice in the areas of medical negligence, representing physicians, nurses, clinics, laboratories, hospitals and dentists. Mr. Littman has tried more than 60 cases before juries, 42 of which involved medical negligence.
While with HSPRD, Mr. Littman was successful in persuading an Illinois Appellate Court to reverse an adverse jury verdict and successfully defended a favorable outcome in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Mr. Littman represents clients from different professions in court and before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Mr. Littman also has experience handling commercial litigation involving intellectual property and fraud. He has been elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization limited to a small percentage of trial lawyers.
Before joining HSPRD, Mr. Littman was a partner at Querrey & Harrow where he practiced for almost 29 years. Prior to that, Mr. Littman was an Assistant Attorney General, representing government agencies and officials before state and federal courts in civil rights, employment, and personal injury matters.
- University of Illinois College of Law, J.D. 1979
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A. 1976
BAR ADMISSIONS : Illinois, 1979
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois – Trial Bar
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
MEMBERSHIPS / ASSOCIATIONS :
- Member, Illinois State Bar Association
- Elected Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
- Elected Member, American College of Trial Lawyers
REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS :
- Obtained defense verdict for a neurologist who treated a patient who was recovering from a stroke by slowly resuming oral anticoagulation rather than using the intravenous anticoagulant Heparin. Patient suffered second stroke on his first night home from the hospital before the Coumadin had resumed protective levels. Despite an extraordinarily sympathetic case, the jury supported the neurologist’s analysis that the risk of bleeding on Heparin outweighed the risk of second or recurrent stroke.
- Won trial for suburban internist who misdiagnosed subungual melanoma as traumatic lesion, delaying diagnosis until cancer metastasized to organs, resulting in death after 16 months of chemotherapy and radiation.
- Obtained defense verdict for urgent care doctor in Whiteside County whose patient’s unrelenting headaches proved to be subdural hematoma, which resulted in intracranial bleeding and death.
- Won trial for Rockford cardiologist whose attempts to anticoagulate and then through endovascular means evacuate brachial artery clot resulted in massive spontaneous bleeding and death.
- Successfully defended Kankakee emergency physician who sent patient home with cool, pale leg with diagnosis of musculoskeletal injury, only to have patient return with cold, blue leg, resulting in above-knee amputation.
- Obtained defense verdict for two Chicago internists who treated 36 year old male with complaints of shortness of breath and GI distress after exercise as having exercise-induced asthma and heartburn. Patient suffered fatal myocardial infarction after running several miles, leaving widow and two children under age 7.
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