Jason M. Kroot
Chicago trial attorney Jason M. Kroot, founder of Kroot Law, LLC, has successfully represented plaintiffs in medical malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death cases for nearly two decades.
After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Jason M. Kroot began his legal career as a law clerk for prominent plaintiff’s trial lawyer, Herbert F. Stride of Stride, Craddock, & Stride. While earning his law degree at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Kroot participated as a member of the school’s successful National ATLA Trial Team. After graduation in 1999, Jason M. Kroot joined the medical malpractice law firm of Sussman, Selig, and Ross where he served as lead counsel or co-counsel on countless medical malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death cases.Successful Chicago Trial Lawyer
In 2001, Jason M. Kroot and his co-counsel obtained a $16.3 million verdict in a medical malpractice case, a record verdict of its type in the Circuit Court of Cook County. In 2003, he achieved national recognition by becoming one of the youngest members ever chosen in Who’s Who In American Law. Since then, he has continued to distinguish himself as one of the outstanding trial lawyers in the City of Chicago, which includes a 98% case success rate.
In 2006, Jason M. Kroot was invited to be an assistant coach for the Chicago-Kent National ATLA Trial Team. That same year, he was appointed Co-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association YLS Trial Techniques Committee, where he organized and moderated seminars every year on trial techniques for lawyers throughout the Chicagoland area. Jason M. Kroot has also served as the head of a medical malpractice department for one of the largest personal injury firms in the country. Most recently, Jason M. Kroot obtained a $12.5 million settlement in a medication error case after getting both defendant doctors to admit, under oath, they were negligent when they discontinued their patient's blood thinner medication intended to prevent stroke.High Profile Lawsuits
Over the last twenty years, Jason M. Kroot has been entrusted to handle numerous high profile lawsuits in Illinois. Kroot has prosecuted including:
- The Briar Place Elopement Case—an Alzheimer's patient wandered out of a nursing home and died from exposure days later, despite wearing an electronic bracelet which triggered an alarm inside the home.
- The Wrigleyville Fire Case—a homeless woman, Mary Smith, was allowed to enter the front door of Wrigleyville apartment complex and started a fire in the lobby, killing four people.
- The Riveredge Hospital Rape Case—a psychiatric patient reported to hospital staff he was sexually assaulted by a patient (with a known history of sexual violence) and then, hours later, was sexually assaulted again by the same patient in the hospital.
- The Edison School Peanut Allergy Case—a highly gifted 13-year-old girl, with a known peanut allergy, died from a fatal reaction to peanuts after her school teacher ordered food from a Chinese restaurant containing peanut product. Following this case, the Chicago Public Schools announced important safety changes surrounding the use of peanut products in their schools.
Within the last five years alone, Jason M. Kroot has obtained several record settlements in medical malpractice cases throughout the State of Illinois. This includes cases involving birth injury, misdiagnosis, and wrongful death.About Kroot Law, A Plantiff's Firm
Kroot Law, LLC, concentrates on serious medical malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death cases primarily in Illinois. On occasion, Jason M. Kroot has also agreed to take on significant injury cases in other states. The firm is distinguished by its ability to deliver exceptional results and uncommon personal service.
To speak with Jason M. Kroot about a potential case, please feel free to contact Kroot Law, LLC, at (312) 543-0030 or by e-mail.