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Monfort and Benfield Secure Trial Victory on Behalf of Healthcare Provider


Champaign, IL (March 2023)  - Renee Monfort and Mark Benfield recently secured a trial victory on behalf of a central Illinois healthcare provider and a central Illinois practice group. The case involved allegations of medical negligence: the plaintiffs alleged that negligent treatment resulted in a recurrence of breast cancer, a bilateral mastectomy, subsequent revision surgeries, and an unfavorable cosmetic outcome. Although the plaintiffs suggested a verdict of $2M, the verdict was in favor of the defendants on all counts.

Renee Monfort's civil litigation practice focuses on defending healthcare providers and other professionals in professional liability litigation. In addition to representing clients in healthcare-related litigation, she also provides general counsel to individual healthcare professionals, multi-specialty clinics, and hospitals on a wide range of administrative, policy and risk management matters. Her practice scope further includes representing clients in administrative proceedings before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the Illinois Human Rights Commission. To see Renee's full bio, please visit: https://secure.heylroyster.com/attorneys/details.cfm?pageID=4&attorneyID=127

An associate attorney in the firm's Champaign office, Mark Benfield defends healthcare providers, clinics, and hospitals in medical malpractice litigation throughout Illinois. He is a passionate advocate and has obtained numerous defense outcomes and trial verdicts. When the facts do not warrant a lawsuit, Mark successfully dismissed the case. He has successfully facilitated fair and reasonable resolutions when the circumstances lend themselves to settlement. And when parties simply cannot agree, he has obtained defense and defense-favorable judgments. To see Mark's full bio, please visit: https://secure.heylroyster.com/attorneys/details.cfm?pageID=4&attorneyID=255