Attorney David Barry, Jr., Discusses Damages in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
David R. Barry, Jr., a partner and trial attorney at the Chicago personal injury law firm of Corboy & Demetrio, was a featured speaker at the "Medical Malpractice Seminar" sponsored by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) on Saturday, December 5, 2008 at the Westin Michigan Avenue, in Chicago, Illinois. During the six hour program, Barry discussed the issue of damages in wrongful death and personal injury cases. The Seminar, produced for attorneys and providing 5.5 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education credits, also included presentations on jury selection, opening statements, depositions of defendants and defendant experts and other topics of interest to trial lawyers.
An experienced and accomplished trial lawyer, Barry represents individuals and their families in plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death litigation, concentrating his practice in medical malpractice. Prior to his work at Corboy & Demetrio, he represented hospitals and physicians for 21 years in medical malpractice cases. No matter which side he represents, Chip has earned the respect of the judiciary and trial bar for his ability, professionalism, good nature, and success.
Over the past six years, Chip has obtained over $160 million on behalf of his clients. In one of his recent record-setting cases, a jury awarded $22 million - the largest verdict ever in Illinois for the death of a woman - to the family of a mother who died after childbirth. Chip is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is immediate past President of the Illinois Society of Trial Lawyers. He has served as President of the Trial Lawyers Club of Chicago and is a member of many local and national bar associations.
He frequently lectures on discovery tactics and trial strategy and has taught medical-legal seminars across the country.