Scott Bentivenga

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

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West Adams Street 550
Chicago 60661 IL US

Scott C. Bentivenga is a partner in the Chicago office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Professional Liability Practice. Mr. Bentivenga is a trial lawyer with twenty eight years of trial experience representing doctors, hospitals, dentists, transportation/delivery companies,  construction companies, product manufacturers, and property owners in personal injury and property damage cases. Throughout his career, Mr. Bentivenga has tried more than 30 cases to verdict.

He handles the following types of matters: medical malpractice, dental malpractice, transportation/trucking/auto, construction accident, premises liability, products liability, fire damage and injury, security guard liability.

Education :

  • Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1988
  • University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Arts in Government, 1985

Admissions :

  • State Bar Admissions, Illinois
  • United States Courts of Appeals & Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Courts,
    • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • Other Admissions, Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Associations :

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Chicago Bar Association, 1988 to present
  • Society of Trial Lawyers, Illinois
    • President, 2011-2012
    • Vice-President, 2010-2011
    • Board of Directors, 2012-2013
    • Member, 2000 to present
  • Defense Research Institute, 2008 to present
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, 2008-2010

Representative Case :

  • At trial, plaintiff argued that plaintiff should have been placed in an ICU, that the respiratory therapist was negligent in leaving the room, that the nebulizer treatment caused the heart attack, and that if the therapist had closely monitored plaintiff, he would have been revived sooner, thereby preventing his anoxic brain injury and death.
  • We argued that the nebulizer treatment did not cause the heart attack, and that the outcome would have been the same if plaintiff had been in the ICU with a respiratory therapist present, based on statistics for elderly patients with chronic medical problems.
  • The trial lasted 3.5 weeks. Plaintiff asked the jury for $2.8 million. The hospital offered $350,000, but pulled the offer minutes before the verdict. The jury deliberated for 4.5 hours, and rendered a not guilty verdict in favor of all defendants.


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