Ridge & Downes - Law Firm

Cook County Sheriff Fractures Foot in Pursuit

37-year-old Cook County sheriff was injured at work when he was dragged by a motor vehicle which drove away as he was attempting to apprehend the driver of the vehicle.  He sustained multiple injuries but most seriously a fracture of the talus bone in his foot.  He was initially referred for intense physical therapy and his ankle was placed in a boot but as he did not improve he was referred for surgery and had a fragment of the torn talus removed.  He was off work for 5 months.

The claim settled for $22,500.00, which represents 20% of the foot.

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