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PRACTICE
AREAS

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Medical Malpractice

Car & Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury

Assisted Living Negligence

Invasion of Privacy

Birth Injury

Sexual Abuse & Assault

Wrongful Death

Premises Liability

Home Health Care Abuse & Neglect

 

Why Choose Shore Law?

Innovative. Knowledgeable. Passionate. Personalized. Aggressive. Hardworking. Caring. 
 

Shore Law takes your case personally, and you are our top priority. Whether you want to sit back and let your attorney handle your case, or you want to be a part of the process every step of the way, Shore Law is committed to making sure the litigation process is stress-free. Megan Shore-Toca customizes a plan and strategy specific to each case to ensure you or your loved ones get answers, justice, and closure. Megan is Super Lawyer's Illinois 2021 and 2022 Rising Star, The National Trial Lawyer’s Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers, The Trial Lawyer magazine's featured Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer, The National Trial Lawyer’s Top 100, and The National Trial Lawyer’s Top 10 Nursing Home Lawyers.

 

Customer service is just as important as winning your case.

Most importantly, Shore Law offers a free initial consultation, case review, and legal fees are on a contingency basis meaning Shore Law does not get paid unless you win.

When it comes to nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, and wrongful death, Megan understands both the medicine and the law with her background in Pre-Medicine, Biology, Business Management, and Law. Megan has a unique and innovative skill set to expose further liability and potentially increase the value of your case by being able to analyze matters such as facility staffing levels for potential understaffing, electronic medical records and software to understand what information was provided to the healthcare provider at the time, medical record audit trails to identify potential false charting, facility billing for potential billing fraud, and facility cost reports to uncover facilities putting money into their own pockets as opposed to patient care. 
 

If there is a cover up and systemic failure on the part of the defendant, Megan will find it and has successfully done so in nursing home abuse and neglect, medical malpractice, and sexual assault cases. Megan will expose wrongdoers and hold them accountable.
 

See what some of Megan's clients have said about her here.

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Megan Shore-Toca

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Founder
Attorney at Law

Tel: 312-668-7893

mshore@ShoreInjuryLaw.com

About

Attorney Megan Shore-Toca is a Plaintiff's attorney who litigates cases involving sexual assault, medical malpractice, birth injury, nursing home abuse and neglect, assisted living abuse and neglect, community integrated living arrangement (CILA) abuse and neglect, dental malpractice, and other personal injury cases including privacy invasion, slip and falls, and auto accidents. Throughout her career, Megan has a 100% success rate at obtaining compensation for her clients. Megan is Super Lawyer's Illinois 2021 and 2022 Rising Star, The National Trial Lawyer’s Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyer’s Top 100 Medical Malpractice Lawyers, and The National Trial Lawyer’s Top 10 Nursing Home Lawyers. Throughout her career her cases have been highly publicized in the media, including CBS, ABC local news, NBC 5 Chicago Nightly News, AARP, Law360, The Chicago Tribune, and The Daley Herald. 

Throughout her career, Megan has presented and continues to do so at law schools and continuing education courses for lawyers and nurse consultants regarding electronic medical records for hospitals and nursing homes, audit trails, preventing obstruction of justice, written and oral discovery, defeating motions to compel arbitration, and the Medical Studies Act. Megan has also published articles across the country on birth injury, electronic medical records for hospitals and nursing homes, and audit trails. Megan also served as a consultant to AARP (American Association of Retired Persons). In September of 2022, Megan worked with special monitors of skilled nursing facilities appointed by the California Attorney General to review and audit electronic medical records.


Prior to starting her own firm, Megan litigated hundreds of cases throughout her career at a top rated Chicago law firm which was rated by US News as “Best Law Firms in Illinois First Tier Rankings Recognition,” and #1 for number of settlements reported by The Jury Verdict Reporter. Due to confidentiality, Megan cannot disclose many of her cases; however, her cases included, the following non-confidential cases:

  • $3.6 million in a medical malpractice and wrongful death case regarding anesthesia error;

  • $2.5 million record setting settlement in a birth injury and wrongful death case of a baby born stillborn;

  • $1.5 million in a Coumadin mismanagement case causing the death of an 84 year old;

  • $1.5 million in an acute GI bleed and wrongful death case at an LTAC facility;

  • $1,275,000 for post-operative complications following surgery;

  • $976,000 in a nursing home choking and wrongful death case;

  • $975,000 in a nursing home fall case resulting in a neck fracture;

  • $925,000 in a nursing home dehydration case;

  • $800,000 in a nursing home pressure sore and wrongful death case;

  • $750,000 in a nursing home fall and wrongful death case;

  • $650,000 in a nursing home pressure sore and wrongful death case;

  • $550,000 in a nursing home anticoagulant mismanagement case;

  • $500,000 in a nursing home pressure sore case;

  • $500,000 in a medical malpractice case causing right side brachial plexus after a first rib resection;

  • $500,000 in a diabetic mismanagement case;

  • $495,000 in a nursing home pressure sore case;

  • $450,000 in a nursing home pressure sore case;

  • $400,000 in a community integrated living arrangement (CILA) child abuse case;

  • $400,000 in a nursing home fall case;

  • $375,000 in a nursing home case involving complications with a tracheostomy tube;

  • $375,000 in a nursing home fall case of a 105 year old woman;

  • $350,000 in a nursing home urinary tract infection case;

  • $325,000 in a nursing home pressure sore case;

  • $300,000 in a nursing home septic shock case;

  • $200,000 in a nursing home case involving an infected port; and

  • $195,000 in a nursing home case for failure to provide incontinence care.

Among her many accomplishments, Megan won the first federal motion to remand within the 7th Circuit determining that nursing homes are not immune from liability pursuant to the PREP Act and federal officer immunity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Megan also trained and litigated cases with nationally renowned birth injury attorneys, whom she continues to work and prosecutes cases with as a team, both in Illinois and across the nation. Megan has worked on birth injury cases across the nation in state and federal court for cases resulting in multi-million dollar settlements and jury verdicts ranging from $4.5 million to $143 million - the largest obstetrical malpractice verdict in United States history at the time. 

Awards
  • Super Lawyer's 2021 Rising Star

  • Super Lawyer's 2022 Rising Star

  • The National Trial Lawyer’s 2021 Top 40 Under 40

  • The National Trial Lawyer’s Top 10 Nursing Home Lawyers

  • The National Trial Lawyer's Top 100 Lawyers

Associations and Committees:

  • Illinois State Bar Association

  • Illinois State Bar Association's Mentorship Program (Mentor)

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

  • Chicago Bar Association

  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois

    • Co-Chair of the following Committees:​

      • Small Firms

      • Annual Dinner ​

      • Top Women in Leadership Reception

  • The American Association for Justice:

    • The Birth Trauma Litigation Group​

    • Women's Trial Lawyers Caucus

    • The Nursing Home Litigation Group - Executive Committee Member

    • The Medical Malpractice Litigation Group

    • The Medical Record Retrieval CIOX Litigation Group

    • The New Lawyers Division

  • The National Trial Lawyers

    • Top 100 Lawyers​

    • Top 10 Nursing Home Lawyers

    • Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers

  • Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism's Mentor

 
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Illinois

Central District of Illinois

Presentations and Publications
  • Exposing Nursing Homes, Trial magazine, June 2022

  • Be Audit You Can Be: How to Better Prepare Your Lawyer, 2022 LNC Success Conference (coming soon!)

  • Increasing the Value of Nursing Home Cases, Maryland Association for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation Group (coming soon!)

  • Understanding Audit Data in Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Cases, Ohio Association for Justice Annual Convention 2022

  • Understanding the Nursing Home Industry’s Leading Electronic Medical Record and Audit Data,  American Association for Justice's Nursing Home Litigation Group's Webinar Series, Spring 2022

  • Understanding Electronic Medical Records and Audit Trails - 2 Part Series, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants Conference, West Virginia, 2022

  • Ethical Trial Practice in the Digital Age, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, December 1, 2021

  • Nothing Good Happens After 3 Hours: Recent Literature Questions ACOG's Guidance on the 2nd Stage of Labor, AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Group Journal, July 2021

  • A New Nursing Home Playbook: Discovery What the Long-Term Care Industry Hides in Its Electronic Medical, Financial, and Staffing Information, The American Association for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation Group, Spring 2021 Seminar

  • Understanding Electronic Medical Records, The American Association for Justice, Spring 2020 Seminar

  • Understanding the Leading Nursing Home EMR System, The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Journal, Winter 2020 Issue

  • Combating Defense Obstruction in Medical Malpractice Cases, The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, December 2019 Seminar

Megan Shore-Toca In The News

  • 9th Circ. Ruling Won't End Nursing Home Virus Venue Fight - Law 360

  • Super Lawyers' Rising Star in Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice - Super Lawyers Magazine

  • Top 40 Under 40 Spotlight, Winter 2021 Issue - The Trial Lawyer Magazine

  • Member Spotlight, January 2022 - Illinois Women's Bar Association

  • Nursing Home Unlikely to Sway 9th Circ. In Virus Venue Fight - Law 360

  • 2 Women Say They Were Sexually Assaulted By Same Masseur At Old Town Massage Envy - CBS News Chicago

  • 2 Women Say Old Town Massage Envy Employee Sexually Assaulted Them - NBC 5 Chicago

  • Nursing Home Unlikely to Sway 9th Circ. In Virus Venue Fight - Law 360

  • 2nd Symphony Of Joliet Wrongful Death Lawsuit, - Yahoo News!

  • Lawsuit Claims 'Gross Negligence' in COVID Death at Bloomington Nursing Home - WTLG Radio

  • COVID Executive Order Limits Malpractice Lawsuits - WGLT Radio

  • Lawsuit Accuses Bloomington facility of 'gross negligence' in COVID-19 death - Week 25 News

  • Lawsuit Against Bloomington Long Term Care Facility Alleges Gross Negligence in COVID Outbreak Death
    - ABC News

  • Nursing Homes Struggle to Keep COVID Out as Deaths Rise - WGLT News

  • Bloomington Nursing Home Sued Over COVID Death - The Pantagraph

Teaching and Mentoring Programs
  • Mentor for the UIC Law Alumni Mentor Program, 2022

  • Mentor for the Illinois State Bar Associations's Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring, 2022

  • Mentor for the Women's Bar Association of Illinois, 2022

  • Trial Advocacy, Guest Speaker, at The John Marshall Law School, 2017

Education

Megan graduated from The John Marshall Law School (JMLS). While in law school, Megan was a JMLS Student Ambassador, a Phi Delta Phi Honor's Society member, on the Dean's List, a CALI Award recipient, and awarded as a Dean Johnston Academic Scholar. Out of 124 of her fellow students, Megan placed 2nd for her appellate brief and in oral argument in the Herzog Moot Court Competition. During law school, Megan expanded her legal knowledge by also working for various firms in the Chicagoland area which provided services in immigration law, family law, real estate law, and criminal law. While in law school, Megan worked for the Illinois State's Attorney's Appellate Prosecutor where all her cases were successfully affirmed in favor of the appellate prosecutor. During law school, Megan also worked with a firm which prosecuted birth injury cases across the nation in state and federal court for cases resulting in multi-million dollar settlements and jury verdicts.

J.D., The John Marshall Law School

B.A., Loyola University Chicago
Pre-Medicine, Biology, B.A.

Business Management

 

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Email: mshore@ShoreInjuryLaw.com
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