In this case Mr. DiFranco’s client was a passenger in a car which began being chased by an unmarked Evanston police department vehicle. In an effort to escape the unmarked vehicle, the driver of the pursued vehicle crashed his car causing multiple injuries to Mr. DiFranco’s client, including a fractured jaw, fractured vertebrae, a collapsed lung, and permanent brain injuries.
This case arose out of an unfortunate situation that occurred when Mr. DiFranco’s client’s son was found unresponsive. The father called 911 and Park Ridge paramedics were dispatched. When they arrived at the family’s home they observed a teen that was conscious and breathing, and they left without proper examination. Later that morning, the father found his son unconscious and blue. Paramedics were called again and the son was transported to the hospital, but he never regained consciousness.
In this case an intruder entered Mr. DiFranco’s client’s apartment allegedly with a master key. There was a struggle with the intruder in the victim’s bedroom as he fondled her, tried to take off her clothing, pulled her hair, and punched her. The victim’s roommate heard her scream, ran into the room, and the assailant then fled. Mr. DiFranco’s client suffered facial injuries, post traumatic stress disorder, and major depression disorder.