Donald Shapiro '74 Settles Highest Wrongful Death Award in Decatur

Attorney Donald Shapiro settled a wrongful death suit in the amount of $6,741,730.61 against ADM Bioproducts on behalf of the family of Francisco Moreno Garcia, a young man who was scalded to death in Decatur, IL. Prior to the Garcia suit, the highest wrongful death award in Decatur was $1.5 million.

ADM Bioproducts, a huge multi-national company with 260 plants around the world, admitted its liability. However, it denied that his parents and five brothers and sisters were his next of kin.

Donald Shapiro is a graduate of the University of Illinois (Urbana) and earned his J.D. at the University of Chicago Law School (1974). His practice includes medical malpractice, birth injuries, birth defects and personal injury cases. Shapiro has won a number of multi-million dollar verdicts since he began working as a trial lawyer in 1978.