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Jail time for Maine egg distributors should prompt caution, diligence from other food execs, attorney says

Dawn Geske Aug. 26, 2016, 4:09pm

Food company executives should be on notice that a new federal emphasis on cracking down on food safety violations could land them in jail, should their company be found liable for food-borne disease outbreaks, after a federal appeals court upheld jail sentences for two corporate officers found responsible for failing to prevent the distribution of eggs contaminated with salmonella that affecte...

Woman claims cancer was diagnosed late

Louie Torres Aug. 26, 2016, 3:13pm

CHICAGO — A patient is suing Dr. Mark Arnett, MacNeal Physicians Group LLC and VHS of Illinois Inc. d/b/a MacNeal Hospital, alleging negligence in medical care.

Couple claim infection wasn't treated properly

Louie Torres Aug. 26, 2016, 3:09pm

CHICAGO — A couple's lawsuit against Jitendra Dassani, M.D.; Kenji Muro, M.D.; Darian Esfahani, M.D.; Advocate Health and Hospital Corporation, d/b/a Advocate Medical Group; Mohammad Siddiqui, M.D.; Mohammad Siddqui M.D., Ltd.; Shana Nelson, D.O.; Erin Nasrallah, M.D.; Shalini Patel, M.D.; Northshore Nephrology Ltd.; Advocate Health and Hospitals Corporation, d/b/a Advocate Lutheran General Hos...

Woman claims staple was left in ankle after surgery

Louie Torres Aug. 26, 2016, 3:04pm

CHICAGO — A patient is suing Specialty Physicians of Illinois LLC and Robert Coats II, M.D., alleging negligence in medical care.

Insurer accuses plumbing company of negligence in fire

Louie Torres Aug. 26, 2016, 2:58pm

CHICAGO — An insurance company is suing Ability Plumbing & Sewerage Company, a plumbing company, citing alleged negligence.

Facility, transit agency accused of failures in connection with death

Louie Torres Aug. 26, 2016, 2:53pm

CHICAGO — An administrator of a deceased woman's estate is suing UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago Foundation, Seguin Retarded Citizens Association Inc, United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago, UCP Housing Corporation NFP and Chicago Transit Authority in a wrongful death claim alleging failure by an assisted-living facility and the transit agency to provide proper assistance and/or suprervi...

Woman blames care providers for pressure ulcers

Louie Torres Aug. 25, 2016, 5:33pm

CHICAGO — A patient is suing Northwestern Memorial Hospital and physicians Mamta Swaroop and Danette Ko, alleging negligence in medical care.

Jury sides with small manufacturer in TV mount patent infringement case

Taryn Phaneuf Aug. 25, 2016, 5:19pm

CHICAGO — A jury has saved a small manufacturer $4 million after siding with the defendant in a lawsuit over patents and trade secrets.

Woman alleges injury in connection with surgery

Louie Torres Aug. 25, 2016, 5:17pm

CHICAGO — A patient is suing Mir Joffrey, M.D., LLC, d/b/a Smart Sinus and Allergy, and Mir Joffrey, M.D., alleging negligence in medical care.

Patient alleges damage to breast implant

Louie Torres Aug. 25, 2016, 5:14pm

CHICAGO — A patient is suing Northwestern Memorial Hospital d/b/a Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center, Northwestern Memorial Healthcare and radiology technician Laura Kalinoski, alleging negligence in medical care.

Man claims improper care after ingesting windshield washer fluid

Louie Torres Aug. 25, 2016, 5:09pm

CHICAGO — A patient is suing Roseland Community Hospital; Roseland Community Hospital Association; Antonio Navarete, M.D.; Emergency Medical Specialists, S.C.; Linette Huston, R.N.; and Charlene Thiesen, R.N., alleging negligence in medical care.

Ruling may expand use of 'hearsay' government reports to support inmate lawsuits, attorney says

Karen Kidd Aug. 24, 2016, 10:00pm

A recent appeals court ruling that a Cook County Jail inmate may cite a 2008 Department of Justice investigation could open similar doors for other plaintiffs alleging unconstitutional mistreatment at the jail and at the hands of law enforcement, the inmate's attorney said.

Woman says defective semen caused autism

The Cook County Record Aug. 24, 2016, 9:10pm

CHICAGO — A woman is suing Idant Laboratories, Daxor Corporation, Invia Fertility Specialists, Karande & Associates S.C. and Does 1-25, alleging that her two children conceived with donor sperm both have autisum and that she deserves compensation for battery, breach of warranty, fraud, negligence, negligent misrepresentation and product liability.

Hospital accused of falling short in woman's care

Louie Torres Aug. 24, 2016, 8:47pm

CHICAGO — An executor of a deceased woman's estate is suing Palos Community Hospital and VNA Healthtrends Ltd. in a wrongful death claim alleging negligence in medical care.

Balloon angioplasty procedure flawed, couple allege

Louie Torres Aug. 24, 2016, 8:41pm

CHICAGO — A couple's lawsuit against Neeraj Jolly, M.D., and Rush University Medical Center alleges negligence in medical care.

Wrongful death claim blames nursing home for fall

Louie Torres Aug. 24, 2016, 8:37pm

CHICAGO — An administrator of a deceased woman's estate is suing Alden Estates of Naperville, The Alden Group Ltd., d/b/a Alden Management Services Inc., and Audrey Serritella, R.N., in a wrongful death claim alleging negligence in nursing home care.