This case arose out of an unfortunate situation that occurred when Mr. DiFranco’s client’s son was found unresponsive. The father called 911 and Park Ridge paramedics were dispatched. When they arrived at the family’s home they observed a teen that was conscious and breathing, and they left without proper examination. Later that morning, the father found his son unconscious and blue. Paramedics were called again and the son was transported to the hospital, but he never regained consciousness. What exactly transpired during the paramedic’s first trip was heavily disputed and became the crux of the lawsuit filed by Mr. DiFranco’s client. The original case was dismissed by the Illinois Appellate Court, however the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the decision and the case was ultimately tried. A jury awarded a verdict in favor of Mr. DiFranco’s client in the amount of $5,187,500.00.