CHICAGO - An Addison woman has filed suit against her former attorneys, claiming they owe her more than $600,000 for allegedly mishandling her workers’ compensation claim.
On Dec. 18, Alfreda Bugaj filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court against attorney Rajesh Kanuru and the firm of KP Law LLC, of Chicago, alleging legal malpractice.
She is represented in the action by attorney Sabina D. Walczyk, of The Gooch Firm, of Wauconda.
According to the complaint, Bugaj alleges she hired Kanuru and KP Law to represent her in a workers’ comp claim against her employer for injuries to her right wrist and hand she said she sustained on the job. She asserted the injury left her with nerve damage.
She said she amassed more than $74,000 in medical bills, and faces about $550,000 in lost wages over the course of her life, as a result of her injuries.
In her complaint, Bugaj accused her former attorneys of missing numerous court appearances in the matter, and doing nothing to prepare the case for trial. Her case was dismissed on numerous occasions, the complaint said, until the Workers’ Compensation Commission finally denied her motion to reinstate the claim in October 2018.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff believes KP Law was dissolved in 2018.
Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2019-L-13922