Judge Burke Settles $11 Million Medical Malpractice Case

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Hon. Dennis J. Burke, (Ret.) settled an $11 million medical malpractice case involving a catastrophic injury to an infant. Judge Burke is a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, where he specializes in the settlement of medical malpractice cases.  As a mediator, Judge Burke has successfully settled more than 100 medical malpractice cases.

This case involved a hypoxic brain injury at birth. “Cases like these are difficult due to the tremendous tragedy involved,” said Judge Burke. “The mediation must be handled with the utmost care for all the parties.”

He added, “We were able to reach a sufficient settlement — thanks in part to excellent lawyers and claims professionals — that would allow for the care of the child for life.”

Judge Burke has expertise in both commercial and personal injury matters. Following a 23-year legal career, he spent 15 years in the Cook County Circuit Court Law Division. An early advocate of alternative dispute resolution, Judge Burke created a program to mediate complicated discovery disputes – a program that is still used in the Circuit Court today. Judge Burke is well known for his keen ability to build trusting relationships with all parties.

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ADR Systems, It’s Settled.®

Our mediation using videoconferencing was convenient and effective – we settled! Judge Casciato gained the party's trust and confidence while deftly guiding us through the negotiation process via a videoconference.  With the use of virtual breakout rooms, Judge Casciato was able to spend private time with everyone.  This remote mediation worked well for us and I would not hesitate to use it again.  

Carl Salvato, PartnerSalvato, O'Toole & Froylan