Jason Winslow defends hospitals, physician groups, doctors, mid-level providers, and other medical professionals in medical malpractice suits. He has defended medical malpractice cases involving labor and delivery, surgery, anesthesia, cardiology, radiology, emergency medicine, primary care, and nursing care, among others. Jason has tried cases to defense verdict, including as lead counsel in medical malpractice cases.
Prior to joining Hinshaw, Jason served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable William D. Stiehl, United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois from 2007-2009. During law school, he was a member of the Moot Court Board and the National Trial Advocacy Team.
Electronic Discovery Committee, St. Clair County, Member
- St. Clair County Bar Association, Member
- Illinois State Bar Association, Member
Honors & Awards
- Recognized as an "Emerging Lawyer" by Leading Lawyers Magazine (2015–2017)
Jason has participated in the following trials to verdict:
In Madison County, Illinois. (Medical Malpractice Claim for $1.25 million. Result: jury verdict for defense on all counts). Our client, a radiologist, performed a lumbar spine MRI diagnosing herniated disc and degenerative changes. Subsequently, a repeat MRI showed a spinal infection requiring a multi-level laminectomy surgery and extensive rehabilitation therapy for the patient. The defense was based on a denial of any deviation in the standard of care, and a denial that the spinal infection existed at the time of the MRI read by our client. After a 6-day trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendants.
- 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.
- Panelist, "Practical Considerations for Dual Representation," Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, March 15, 2018
- Panelist, "The Difficult Deposition: Strategies for Preparing Your Witness," Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, March 15, 2018
- "Reducing recovery in 'lost chance of recovery' cases," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, August 31, 2015
The Hinshaw Healthcare Bulletin: News and Insights for Industry Executives and Professionals
- December 21, 2016
- October 4, 2016
- June 2, 2016
- December 17, 2013
- March 19, 2012
- September 30, 2011
- February 25, 2011Medical Litigation Alert
Jason Winslow enjoys spending time with his wife, Frederike Winslow (also a practicing lawyer), and their daughter, Claire. A former all-state tennis player and captain of the Belleville Township High School East tennis team (1999-2000), Jason also enjoys playing golf when time and weather permit.
J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 2007
- Editor-in-Chief, Federal Circuit Bar Journal
B.A., with high honors, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois