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Whitney Goldin concentrates her practice in litigation with an emphasis on medical malpractice defense, representing physicians, nurses, and hospitals in complex litigation. Ms. Goldin has experience in all stages of the litigation process, from depositions to motion practice and trials. She aggressively and diligently advocates on behalf of her clients.

Professional Background

Ms. Goldin's law school accomplishments include having been a member of the Dean's Honor List and member of the Chicago-Kent Moot Court Honors Society. She received a CALI Award in Negotiations and was co-founder and President of the Chicago-Kent Trial Law Society. Ms. Goldin competed in the Appellate Lawyers Association National Moot Court Competition where she was awarded both Best  Written Brief and Best Oral Advocate.

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member

Honors & Awards

  • Emerging Lawyers list, Leading Lawyers, 2017–2018
  • Rising Star list, Illinois Super Lawyers, 2017

Representative Matters

Ms. Goldin has successfully written and argued countless motions for summary judgment, resulting in the dismissal of numerous cases in their entirety. Ms. Goldin also has extensive accomplishments as a trial attorney. Some of her trial successes include the following:

  • Within a few weeks of joining Hinshaw & Culbertson, she secured a not guilty verdict for a gastroenterologist and his group in a three-and-a-half week wrongful death trial of a 64 year old woman. Plaintiff alleged defendants misdiagnosed the patient with gall bladder disease. They allege defendants further failed to timely diagnose and treat a paraesophageal hernia by failing to order a CT scan after the patient presented to the emergency room with persistent abdominal pain and subsequent testing had ruled out the gall bladder as the etiology of her pain. Plaintiff contended a CT scan would have timely made the diagnosis and would have avoided subsequent strangulation, rupture, cardiac arrest and death. Plaintiff asked for $4 million, and the jury returned a not guilty verdict after 2.5 hours.
  • She secured a not guilty verdict for a geriatrician in a wrongful death action. Plaintiff alleged the geriatrician failed to ensure appropriate labs were obtained over a two month admission and further failed to maintain the patient's INR level between the allegedly-nationally accepted range of 2-3 which led to the development of a blood clot, double amputation and subsequent death of a 70 year old man. Plaintiff asked the Cook County jury for $5 million. The jury returned a not guilty verdict after less than 2 hours.

Presentations

  • "Medical Law Updates," Broadspire National, webinar, May 17, 2017.

Education

J.D., Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2012

B.A., Political Science and Communications, The University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2009

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