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Jason Winslow focuses his practice in the defense and litigation of professional negligence lawsuits, with particular emphasis on claims of medical malpractice in the Southern Illinois venues of St. Clair and Madison Counties. Mr. Winslow has experience in all phases of litigation, including discovery, motion practice and trial. He has achieved successful results on behalf of many hospitals, doctors, and other health care providers in Southern Illinois.

Professional Background

Mr. Winslow joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in November 2009. Previously, for more than two years he served as a law clerk to the Honorable William D. Stiehl, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois. In this role, Mr. Winslow participated in all phases of civil litigation in federal court, including the dispositive motion and trial phases of litigation.

During law school, Mr. Winslow was Editor-in-Chief of the George Mason University School of Law’s Federal Circuit Bar Journal, a legal journal featuring scholarly articles submitted by judges, law professors and attorneys practicing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Winslow managed a team of more than 40 of his peers, who served as editors and staff members of the Journal. In addition to his other law school accomplishments, Mr. Winslow was a member of the Moot Court Board and the Trial Advocacy National Team, and he was selected to be a Writing Fellow. Mr. Winslow also served as a legal intern with Rolls-Royce North America, Inc., in Reston, Virginia, and as a summer associate with Rabbitt, Pitzer, & Snodgrass, P.C., in St. Louis, Missouri.

Professional Affiliations

  • Electronic Discovery Committee, St. Clair County

  • St. Clair County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as an "Emerging Lawyer" by Leading Lawyers Magazine (2015, 2016)

Representative Matters

Mr. Winslow has participated in the following trials to verdict:

  • In Jackson County, Illinois. (Medical Malpractice claim for $860,000.00. Result: jury verdict for defense on all counts.) Our client, a podiatric surgeon, performed a retrocalcaneal exostectomy procedure on the plaintiff's left heel. This involved a partial achilles tendon release and reattachment using collagen implant anchors. The plaintiff had complications postoperatively, including a foreign body reaction to the anchors. This resulted in two subsequent revision surgeries, and a claim of permanent chronic pain and suffering and partial disability. Plaintiff also claimed lack of informed consent. The defense was based upon  a denial of any deviation of acceptable standards of podiatric care. The defense was also based upon the assertion that appropriate informed consent was obtained. After deliberation, the jury returned the verdict in favor of defendants on all counts.
  • In Marion County, Illinois. (Medical malpractice claim for $1.9 million. Result: jury verdict for defense.) Our client, a podiatric surgeon, performed plantar fasciotomy surgery and Achilles tendon lengthening surgery on the right foot of plaintiff. Complications arose, and plaintiff generally alleged that she had a protracted recovery which resulted in reflex sympathetic dystrophy that was not diagnosed in a timely fashion. Plaintiff underwent a subsequent surgery to her Achilles tendon, and also underwent a procedure to permanently insert a spinal cord stimulator to address the chronic reflex sympathetic dystrophy. The defense was based upon a denial of any deviation of acceptable standards of podiatric care, and a denial of proximate cause. After deliberation, the jury returned a verdict in favor of defendant. 

Publications

  • "Reducing recovery in 'lost chance of recovery' cases," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, August 31, 2015.
  • "Land Use Law and Foreclosure," National Business Institute seminar, "Local Government Law: What Attorneys Need to Know," Fairview Heights, Illinois, June 2012.

Personal

A former all-state tennis player and captain of the Belleville Township High School East tennis team (1999–2000), Jason also enjoys playing basketball and golf.

Education

J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 2007

  • Editor-in-Chief, Federal Circuit Bar Journal

B.A., with high honors, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004

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