December 6, 2019
Medical Malpractice Settlement in St Clair County, IL

Keefe Law Firm Obtains Record $12 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

BELLEVILLE, IL (December 2019) —  Keefe, Keefe & Unsell, P.C. on Nov. 26 obtained a $12,050,000 verdict on behalf of a Dupo man who suffered a permanent spinal cord injury after doctors failed to diagnose his medical condition in a timely manner.  The jury’s decision, which includes $3.5 million for […]
November 25, 2019
Lawyer Who Thinks Like A Doctor

Does Your Lawyer Think Like a Doctor?

He or She Should, if You Want to Win Your Medical Malpractice Case If you’ve experienced a surgical error, or a life-altering misdiagnosis, you want to have a skilled lawyer on your side. That’s obvious.  But what makes for a good lawyer on a medical malpractice case? That may not […]
November 12, 2019
infant inclined sleeper deaths

Buyer Beware: No Incline Sleeper is Safe, Government Says

We wanted to update you on a consumer product hazard that first came to light with the massive recall of the popular Fisher Price Rock ‘N Play Sleeper.  Since we initially wrote about this dangerous product in June, two other brands of inclined sleepers have been recalled and pulled off […]
September 6, 2019
Child Car Seat Dangers

The Dangers of Child Car Seats and Seat Belts

Understanding the Dangers of Side Impact and Child Car Seats Car seats. They are necessary and they save lives. Nobody will dispute that. If you are the parent of a young child, you’ve probably buckled that chest harness hundreds, if not thousands, of times. And with each snap of the […]
July 29, 2019

New Study Finds 1 in 10 Patients Are Harmed By Medical Care

Nearly Half Patients Harmed By Medical Care Were Preventable Mistakes We’ve talked previously on this blog space about preventable medical errors. The key word here, of course, is “preventable.” Mistakes are inevitable in most high-risk fields. The medical profession is, by nature, a high risk field. But it is precisely […]
June 10, 2019

The Fischer-Price Rock ‘n Play Recall

If you are the parent of a young child, you’ve probably by now heard of the massive recall involving Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play sleepers. These inclined sleepers were for years marketed as a godsend for parents of colicky infants. Nearly 4.7 million of Rock ‘N Plays were sold over the […]
May 13, 2019
Keefe, Keefe and Unsell P.C. can help if you are injured as a result of a bus accident.

School Bus Accident Case Yields a $7.15 Million Verdict

BELLEVILLE, IL (May 2019) —  Keefe, Keefe & Unsell, P.C. on Wednesday (May 8) obtained a $7.15 million verdict on behalf of a local man who was crushed by a school bus while driving his employer’s delivery truck. Our client suffered a mangled and partially amputated left arm, fractured left […]
April 11, 2019
Keefe, Keefe and Unsell P.C. recommend keeping a pain journal to document your case.

The Pain Journal

A pain journal is exactly what it sounds like. It is a notebook or log, either written or electronic, where you keep track of your daily pain and other symptoms. You chart what kind of pain you are feeling, how long it lasts, and otherwise characterize it.
January 31, 2019
It is important to call police if you are involved in an automobile accident.

Pointers For Plaintiffs

Hiring a qualified, experienced lawyer is the best way to obtain full and fair compensation for your injuries. And at Keefe, Keefe & Unsell, we work hard to make sure each client recovers the full extent of what they are owed. But did you know that there are certain things you can do on your own to help strengthen your case? Following these recommendations will ensure your case avoids unnecessary hurdles and roadblocks. And it will help us do our job, which is to fight for your best interests.
January 17, 2019
Keefe, Keefe and Unsell P.C. handle medical malpractice claims.

Malpractice Cases Are Hard

In our last post, we talked about how lawsuits protect patients, and explained why patients need protecting. Today, we want to emphasize the importance of experience in pursuing these cases.
December 28, 2018
Keefe, Keefe and Unsell P.C. lawsuits protect patients.

Lawsuits Protect Patients

The most common thing we hear from clients who come to us with a potential medical malpractice claim is they don’t want it to happen to someone else. Most folks aren’t litigious, and never before imagined filing a lawsuit. But they’ve endured a terrible experience, and they want to protect others— to spare them from going through the same thing. Lawsuits protect patients. And patients need protecting.
October 29, 2018
Trucking accident are handled by Keefe, Keefe and Unsell P.C.

Preventing Accidents on our Highways

Construction site accidents affect thousands of American workers annually. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 5,000 workers were killed on the job in 2016. That amounts to 99 worker deaths per week, or 14 each day. Of those fatalities, one in five occurred in construction.
September 14, 2018
Keefe, Keefe and Unsell P.C. represent workers injured at work.

Worker Safety Measures are Gutted under Trump

When a construction worker is hurt on the job, the impact extends far beyond the immediate injury. Hospital bills, physical therapy, medical devices — that’s just the half of it. In many of these cases, a workplace injury also means a significant detour or roadblock to employment.
August 27, 2018
Construction injury? Call Keefe, Keefe and Unsell P.C.

The Fatal Four

Construction site accidents affect thousands of American workers annually. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 5,000 workers were killed on the job in 2016. That amounts to 99 worker deaths per week, or 14 each day. Of those fatalities, one in five occurred in construction.
August 10, 2018
Powers-&-Keefe-Award-Ceremony

Recognizing the Greats of Our Profession

It’s always rewarding when we get to pause and reflect on our work as plaintiff’s lawyers — particularly when it comes to recognizing some of the greats of our profession and how they have impacted other people’s lives.
July 6, 2018
Keefe, Keefe and Unsell P.C. represents those injured by medical malpractice.

Winning Results, One Case at a Time

Clients will often tell us they are less interested in the money they can win in a lawsuit, and more concerned that nobody else experiences the same pain or loss they suffered through. This is particularly true with medical malpractice cases. People want to trust their doctors and hospitals. We rely on medical professionals to come through for us in times of crisis. We need them to be at the top of their game.
May 29, 2018
Keefe, Keefe and Unsell P.C. can help birth injury victims.

Brachial Plexus Injury

If you are an expectant mother, you’ve probably had your fair share of doctor’s visits, each being a chance to load up on information as you prepare to welcome a new baby into your life. You’ve gone through prenatal checklists, talked about birthing preferences, learned about pregnancy risk factors and more. But has your OB-GYN ever talked to you about brachial plexus injuries?
May 10, 2018
If you are inaccurately diagnosed and suffer from a stroke, call Keefe, Keefe and Unsell P.C.

STROKE : Yes, It Can Happen To You

Do you know the warning signs of a stroke? It’s information that you’ll hopefully never have to use. But because an estimated 80 percent of strokes are preventable, it’s important you know.
April 18, 2018
Keefe, Keefe and Unsell P.C. truck injury lawyers.

Trucking Industry Rule Change Is Good News For Drivers

We’ve all been there: Driving along the highway, feeling pretty comfortable until a semi-truck approaches in the other lane. There’s a moment of feeling unsettled, maybe even afraid. Because we all know — if that truck were to crash, it would do some serious damage.
April 9, 2018
Keefe, Keefe and Unsell P.C. helps victims of maternal death.

Maternal Deaths

Childbirth is one of life’s greatest gifts. When a mother gives birth to a precious newborn, time stops for a moment. It’s pure magic — for most people. But sadly, not for everyone.
March 19, 2018
Lab Mixup? Call Keefe, Keefe and Unsell P.C.

Lab Mixup

It is human nature to trust our institutions and the people who work within them. In sending your child to school, you expect he or she will be taught by skilled teachers. Car gets broken into? You assume police will try to find the culprit. And when you go to the hospital, you trust that the physicians and lab technicians will do their best to keep you healthy. Society runs on trust.
March 2, 2018
Keefe, Keefe and Unsell P.C. have a history of recovering damages for our clients.

It’s the Damages, Stupid

What separates a good lawyer from a great lawyer? There is, of course, no single answer. But for the purposes of this post, we want to talk about one skill in particular: the ability to think ahead. Included is an article we wrote for the Summer, 2017 edition of the ILTLA Trial Journal that demonstrates how a forward-thinking approach can pay big dividends in a courtroom.
February 12, 2018
Read this Medical Malpractice article.

Elements of a Medical Malpractice Case

One of our goals at Keefe, Keefe & Unsell, P.C. is to make sure our clients understand how the legal process works. You wouldn’t hire an auto mechanic without first asking how he or she planned to fix your car. The same should be true with your lawyer.
February 7, 2018
Keefe, Keefe and Unsell P.C. injury lawyers, Swansea, Illinois.

Leveling the Playing Field, One Client at a Time

“Looking out for the little guy” — you’ve probably heard the phrase before, and maybe the first time you heard it, it sounded a bit cliched. But when you become the little guy, all of a sudden that phrase takes on new meaning. You want to know there are people out there who care about you and believe in leveling the playing field.
August 13, 2015
Keefe, Keefe and Unsell P.C., St Clair County, Illinois.

Joe Power Presents Tom Keefe with the 2015 Leonard M. Ring Award

June 3, 2015
Keefe, Keefe and Unsell P.C., Swansea Illinois.

Thomas Q. Keefe, Jr. Awarded Leonard M. Ring Lifetime Achievement Award

Thomas Q. Keefe, Jr. will be awarded the prestigious Leonard M. Ring Lifetime Achievement Award at the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) convention on Friday, June 5, 2015. The convention will be held at the Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort in Oak Brook, Illinois.
May 26, 2015
Medical Malpractice? Call Keefe, Keefe and Unsell P.C.

Carol Klaine v. Southern Illinois Hospital Services

May 19, 2015
Keefe, Keefe and Unsell P.C., St. Clair County Illinois.

‘They got it right’: Jurors acquit Garrett in cold case

A St. Clair County jury found Carlos Garrett not guilty Friday night of the murder of Centerville teenager Nicole Willis, who was found naked and beaten to death in 1989 in a vacant lot a block away from her home. Garrett sat motionless and then looked down after Circuit Judge […]
May 5, 2015
Keefe, Keefe and Unsell P.C.

Reforming Legal Education Could Address Justice Gap

By Thomas Q. Keefe, Jr. A couple years ago I agreed to serve as interim dean of a law school. In the interest of complete disclosure it was, to put it charitably, tempestuous. “Academia Meets Trial Lawyer”…coming to a theater near you…There will be no sequel. But I did learn […]
May 4, 2015
Keefe, Keefe and Unsell P.C. Law Blog

Belleville’s Tom Keefe Jr. and Son Thomas III of Keefe & Keefe PC

BELLEVILLE — Around their law office they are known simply as T-2 and T-3. Files are labeled that way and messages recorded thusly. T-2 is Thomas Q. Keefe Jr. T-3 is Thomas Q. Keefe III. They are father-son partners in the venerable firm of Keefe & Keefe PC, regarded as one of the most successful law firms south of Chicago. The Keefes have […]