On February 24, 2012, Matt Rundio, partner at Cavanagh Law Group, obtained a $1.4 Million verdict on behalf of the Estate of Leo W. Mach and Celine Mach.
On November 8, 2003, at approximately 12:48 a.m., Leo W. Mach and his son were traveling to Wisconsin for a fishing trip. Their minivan was heading west on Route 173 near its intersection with Lakeview Road in Spring Grove, Illinois when a vehicle being driven by a drunk driver suddenly crossed the centerline and collided head on with their vehicle. Leo W. Mach was immediately transported via helicopter to Rockford Memorial Hospital with fractured ribs, a collapsed lung, a fractured cervical spine, a lacerated spleen, and a pulmonary contusion. At Rockford Memorial Hospital, Leo W. Mach underwent six surgeries over the next two months. During this time at Rockford Memorial Hospital Leo W. Mach developed a terrible bedsore. The bedsore progressed all the way to a Stage IV ulcer and Leo W. Mach underwent three more surgical procedures, including a major skin and muscle flap surgery.
At trial, the jury found against the drunk driver and found that the hospital nurses failed to properly monitor Leo W. Mach while he was at Rockford Memorial Hospital. This verdict is Matt Rundio's second successful verdict in three months.