Chicago Guardianship Lawyer

Estate Planning and Guardianships for Malpractice Victims

After a settlement or verdict is recovered in a personal injury or medical malpractice claim, it is important to ensure that the money is secured into the future. Victims may require ongoing medical treatment, special care and living expenses and financial maintenance is critical.

I am Marion A. Morawicz, an experienced medical malpractice lawyer in Chicago, Illinois, who is dedicated to helping victims and their families protect financial security through the creation of trusts and guardianships.

Estate Planning to Protect a Settlement or Verdict

Many of the clients I represent are not accustomed to managing large sums of money. When a case is resolved I will work with you to make sure you are in the hands of a trustworthy financial advisor and/or estate planning attorney. I do not see my job as finished until I know that you are protected in all ways possible, even after the medical malpractice litigation has ended.

Guardianships for Victims of Medical Malpractice

A guardianship may be appropriate to protect the financial interests of an incapacitated person to ensure the personal well-being of an individual who is unable to care for himself or herself. Guardianships are also established to protect the money received by children, whether for their own injuries or money received for the death of a parent or sibling. Guardianships are required by law in these circumstances. The court will require that a guardian be appointed to manage the money received by children and disabled adults (usually a financial institution).

By the time your case is over, we have been together for a long time and I've gotten to know you, your family and your needs. It is my practice to continue to represent your loved one in the guardianship phase to make sure that his or her needs are met. I have continued to represent many of my clients in this capacity, some reaching a relationship that has lasted over 20 years.

Call 312-580-0650 or contact me by e-mail to schedule your free consultation on a medical malpractice claim. I am a Chicago guardianship attorney and Hyde Park trusts attorney who will make home and hospital visits to meet your needs.