Stacey Cischke is a Partner of Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. and a member of the firm’s medical malpractice and birth trauma defense teams. She has extensive experience in the representation of physicians, dentists and healthcare institutions. She represents several Chicago area teaching hospitals as well as individual physicians and practice groups. Ms. Cischke handles all aspects of litigation, including pre-litigation planning and strategy. She has tried a number of medical malpractice cases to verdict.
Ms. Cischke also frequently speaks to physicians and medical practice groups focusing on topics such as understanding the defense of birth injury cases, preparing for depositions, legal issues involving EMR’s and improving reliability in discovery responses. In addition to presentations for the firm’s clients, she has been invited by local and national healthcare and risk organizations to speak about a variety litigation issues, including e-discovery, litigation holds, and incorporating principles of enterprise risk management into litigation strategy.
Ms. Cischke is an Adjunct Professor of Law in the Online Legal Education Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and she co-authored a chapter titled “Principles for Strategic Discovery” in the book “Principles of Risk Management and Patient Safety.”
Ms. Cischke was named one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” as a result of the 2014 annual survey by Law Bulletin Publishing Company. Individuals selected to the “40 Under Forty” list are nominated and recognized by colleagues as the most talented and successful “up and comers” in Illinois. She has also been named a 2015 Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Network.
Ms. Cischke attended James Madison College at Michigan State University where she graduated with honors and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. At Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Ms. Cischke was a member of the Thomas Tang Moot Court team and was awarded the honor of Best Brief.
- Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D.
- Michigan State University, B.A.
- with honors
- Supreme Court of Illinois
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
- Named one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” by Law Bulletin Publishing Company
- Named 2015 Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Network
Memberships / Associations
- President-Elect, Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society (CHRMS)
- Ms. Cischke Co-Authored Chapter in Principles of Risk Management and Patient Safety
Stacey A. Cischke obtained a favorable verdict for the defendants in a Cook County medical malpractice case on October 16, 2015. Plaintiff requested a range of $2.434-2.934 million due to avascular necrosis of the knees and hips that he allegedly sustained due to the antiemetic treatment that accompanied his chemotherapy treatment. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant oncologist failed to adequately advise him of treatment options following his diagnosis of testicular cancer, leading to relapse of his cancer and necessitating treatment with chemotherapy and steroids for antiemetic therapy. Ms. Cischke denied these allegations. The jury returned a favorable verdict for the defendants.
Stacey A. Cischke represented the defendant dialysis center in this premises liability action. The case alleged that the plaintiff patient suffered a broken ankle when a dialysis technician became tangled in a blanket while providing treatment and fell on her leg. The defense contended that the incident never occurred and that the plaintiff could not prove that her ankle fracture actually occurred on the date in question. The defense also challenged the requested damages as there was evidence of non-compliance with follow up care, resulting in prolonged pain, etc. The jury found for the defense with a not guilty verdict.