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NorthShore University HealthSystem accused of failing to timely diagnose cancer

Louie Torres Mar. 21, 2017, 12:05am

A patient is suing NorthShore University HealthSystem and Jeffrey A. Grinblatt M.D.for allegedly taking insufficient measures to timely diagnosis him with cancer after Grinblatt reportedly cancelled the analysis of a prostate screening without notifying the patient.

Centegra Hospital McHenry, others allegedly failed to prevent pressure ulcers

Louie Torres Mar. 21, 2017, 12:03am

A deceased woman's family is suing THC Chicago Inc., which does business as Kindred Hospital - Sycamore, Northern Illinois Medical Center, which does business as Centegra Hospital McHenry and Ballard Respiratory and Rehab for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent the patient from developing pressure ulcers.

Surgeons allegedly injected patient with toxic dye at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Louie Torres Mar. 20, 2017, 11:59pm

A patient is suing Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent surgeons from injecting him with a toxic dye during brain surgery.

Appeals panel upholds $26M for lawyer hurt in taxi crash, despite dissent over Chicago regulations

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 20, 2017, 6:45pm

A divided state appeals court has upheld a $26 million jury verdict awarded to a Chicago lawyer injured in a 2005 taxicab crash near Hinsdale, saying the Yellow Cab taxi affiliation must pay out for the accident because the injured passenger believed Yellow Cab was the driver’s “apparent agent,” even though Yellow Cab did not employ the driver and a Cook County trial judge refused to let YCA show the jury key evidence on how extensively all cabs are controlled by Chicago City Hall.

Appeals panel: Cook County can go back three years to grab taxes for improper homestead exemptions

Dan Churney Mar. 20, 2017, 12:55pm

A state appellate panel has upheld a lower court ruling that the Illinois Property Tax Code allows the Cook County Assessor’s Office to reach back three years, to claim unpaid taxes on a south suburban house that had an invalid homestead exemption. 

Woman sues nursing home over slip and fall while visiting her mom

Louie Torres Mar. 20, 2017, 12:41pm

A woman is suing Glen Health and Home Management Inc. and Glen Elston Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre Ltd. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent her from slipping on a wet floor while she was visiting her mother, who was a patient at the nursing home.

The Villa at South Holland allegedly failed to prevent pressure ulcers

Louie Torres Mar. 20, 2017, 12:37pm

The estate administrator of a deceased patient is suing the Villa at South Holland LLC and related parties, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent a patient from developing pressure ulcers.

Appeals panel: Court can order kids to sit for depositions in negligence suit vs Edison Park school

Zachary Lewis Mar. 17, 2017, 12:13pm

An Illinois appeals court has upheld a Cook County judge's ruling to deny a protective order sought by a group of parents to keep their children from being made to sit for depositions as part of proceedings in a lawsuit brought against a Chicago elementary school for failing to supervise the children, who then engaged in sexual conduct in a bathroom. 

Westchester Health and Rehabilitation Center allegedly failed to prevent pressure sores

Louie Torres Mar. 17, 2017, 11:46am

The estate administrator of a deceased patient is suing Westchester Health and Rehabilitation Center and SSC Equity Holding Company LLC for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent the development of pressure sores.

1st Response EMS allegedly failed to properly transport patient who fell from stair chair

Louie Torres Mar. 17, 2017, 11:45am

A deceased man's family is suing 1st Response EMS Inc. and its agents for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent a patient from falling off a stair chair.

S. Reynaga Construction Company allegedly failed to take safety measures

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 12:53pm

An Illinois man is suing S. Reynaga Construction Company for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent a bollard from falling from an excavator and striking the plaintiff.

It's a Dunn Deal allegedly failed to fix defective, blocked staircase

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 12:50pm

A Chicago man is suing It's a Dunn Deal LLC for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent him from falling down a staircase the plaintiff claims was obstructed by a kitchen appliance. 

Manorcare Health Services allegedly failed to take measures to prevent sexual assault

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 12:12pm

A patient and her guardian are suing Manorcare Health Services-Rolling Meadows, a long-term care facility, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent sexual assault at its facility.

Premium 127 Night Club allegedly failed to prevent shooting

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 12:10pm

A patron is suing Fun & Cocktails Inc., which does business as Premium 127 Night Club, the club's owners and a minor who allegedly shot him, alleging the club sold alcohol to the minor and allowed him the minor to shoot the plaintiff at the club.

Edward Hospital allegedly failed to take measures to prevent punctured spinal cord

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 12:04pm

A patient is suing Edward Hospital, Dupage Valley Anesthesiologists Ltd. and Charles Kim, M.D. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent her spinal cord from being punctured.

Belhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation allegedly failed to prevent pressure sores

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 12:02pm

A patient's representative is suing Belhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries from pressure sores.

South Suburban Rehab Center allegedly failed to take measures to keep patient from fracturing skull

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 11:59am

A patient's guardian is suing South Suburban Rehab Center for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent a patient from falling and fracturing his skull.

Mother says Chicago hospital, doctor failed to properly monitor unborn baby's heart rate

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 11:58am

A mother whose newborn baby died after birth is suing University of Chicago Medicine and others, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Woman says CEP America, doctors failed to prevent further pulmonary embolization

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 11:53am

A patient's representative is suing health providers, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Man accuses Chicago police of assaulting him

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 11:49am

A man is suing the city of Chicago and five police officers who allegedly threw the plaintiff to the ground, sprayed him with pepper spray and repeatedly punched him.