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Man alleges lawyer mishandled his workers' compensation claim


By Carrie Bradon | Jul 20, 2019

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CHICAGO — A client is suing his lawyer, alleging the defendant failed to properly represent him in a workers' compensation claim.

Peter Medor filed a complaint July 15 in Cook County Circuit Court against The Deratany Firm LLC and Greg Olmstead, alleging legal malpractice.

According to the complaint, Medor entered into an agreement with Olmstead on Feb. 15, 2013, for legal representation in a workers' compensation claim. The defendant allegedly filed an application for adjustment of the plaintiff's claim with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission on March 8, 2013. 

On Feb. 6, 2016, the suit alleges, Olmstead received correspondence from the opposing counsel regarding unanswered settlement offers made to the plaintiff. Medor says his claim for workers' compensation was dismissed July 20, 2016. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendant was negligent in failing to exercise a reasonable standard of care in the plaintiff's case.

Medor seeks judgment against the defendant and other relief. He is represented by attorney Patrick J. Richel of Cavanagh Law Group in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2019-L-007689

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