Terrence S. Carden III

Terrence S. Carden III




  • Bio

    Terry has been a healthcare litigator for most of his career. He has successfully defended and prosecuted significant injury cases in most of the jurisdictions of Northern Illinois, and has tried more than 25 cases through verdict, including a record verdict obtained for his client in Lake County, Illinois. Terry has obtained several defense verdicts on behalf of long term care facilites in Cook County as well as other venues throughout Illinois.

    Terry has handled several matters before the Illinois Appellate Courts and has also successfully argued before the Illinois Supreme Court, which reversed the trial court’s holding that a provision of the 1985 Medical Malpractice Reform Legislation was unconstitutional (Miller v. Rosenberg, 196 Ill.2d 50, 749 N.E.2d 946 (2001).

    Terry has been selected as a “Super Lawyer”, one of the top healthcare litigators in Illinois each year from 2007 to the present, by Chicago Magazine. Recently, Terry was featured in the ABA Journal in an article relating to Nursing Home litigation. Terry has spoken before attorney groups relating to a number of litigation issues throughout his career. Most recently he spoke in January 2017 at the ACI Long Term care litigation seminar.

    In addition to numerous presentations to clients and their Insurers, Terry has presented to national and regional groups. Some representative presentations are below:


    Crafting the Perfect Case, American Conference Institute, 7th Annual Forum on Long-Term Care and Senior Care, Miami, FL, January 18-20, 2017.


    Video Cameras In Resident Rooms - Legal Impact, ECRI Webinar, February 16, 2016.


    Suing Long Term Care and Aging Services Providers, The Plaintiff's Perspective, ECRI National Aging Risk Management Conference, Chicago, Illinois, October 11-13, 2011.

  • Cases

    Representative Cases:

    Kirchberg v. Memorial Hospital of Woodstock,
    1992 Ill. App. Lexis 650 (2nd Dist 1992)

    Simpson v. Illinois Healthcare Services,
    225 Ill. App. 20 (685)

    Grandi v. Shah,
    261 Ill. App. 3d 551 (1st Dist. 1994)

    Payne et al. v. Lake Forest,
    268 Ill. App. 3d 783 (2nd Dist. 1994)

    Raquet v. Grant,
    318 Ill. App. 3d 87 (2nd Dist. 2000)

    Miller v. Rosenberg,
    196 Ill. 2d 50 (2001)