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Man says Chicago Archdiocese, Catholic Bishop responsible for priest's sex abuse

Louie Torres Jul. 12, 2017, 2:00am

An individual is suing The Archdiocese of Chicago and The Catholic Bishop of Chicago, alleging battery and sexual abuse by a member of the clergy.

Judge: Cigna didn't defraud in denying payment to surgical center suspected of 'fee forgiveness'

Todd Barnett Jul. 10, 2017, 4:59pm

A federal judge has granted a win to multinational insurer Cigna, cutting out state law fraud claims from a lawsuit brought by a surgical center asserting the insurer was wrong to deny claims for reimbursement from certain Cigna-insured patients, for whom the surgical center had forgiven much of the bill because the surgical center was outside of those patients' preferred providers network.

State asks judge to toss CPS school funding suit, says system not 'hidden proxy' for race discrimination

Scott Holland Jul. 10, 2017, 4:40pm

The state of Illinois again has asked a Cook County judge to dismiss a Chicago Public Schools lawsuit alleging racial discrimination underlies the way the state funds K-12 public education.

Cook County soda tax to remain blocked, for at least a few more days, appeals panel says

Jonathan Bilyk Jul. 10, 2017, 4:27pm

A state appeals court has rejected Cook County’s attempt to lift a stay on the county’s new so-called soda tax, directing a Cook County judge to proceed with plans to hear arguments on whether enforcement of the tax should be more permanently blocked.

Appeals panel: Neck, back clinic 'incidental recipient,' no right to interest on worker comp claims

Scott Holland Jul. 7, 2017, 6:29pm

A state appeals panel has sided with several insurance companies facing class action complaints from a Chicago-based medical practice specializing in treating neck and back injuries as part of worker compensation claims, saying the clinic has no right under the law to demand insurers pay interest on slow-arriving reimbursements.

Patient accuses Associated Medical Centers of Illinois of improperly performing surgery

Louie Torres Jul. 7, 2017, 2:06pm

A woman is suing Thomas Bilko M.D. and Associated Medical Centers of Illinois Ltd. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and negligence.

Woman accuses Oakton Park Medical Center doctor, others of negligence

Louie Torres Jul. 7, 2017, 2:04pm

A woman is suing Boris Sheynin M.D. individually and as an agent of Vadim Edelstein M.D. Ltd., and Oakton Park Medical Center, and as an agent of Advocate Health Care Network, for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and negligence.

Widow accuses Comcast Cable, others of negligence in husband's electrocution death

Louie Torres Jul. 7, 2017, 2:01pm

A woman is suing ComEd and Comcast Cable Corporation for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries, liability and negligence, after her husband and father of her three children died of electrocution.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, doctor accused of failing to prevent post-op infection

Louie Torres Jul. 6, 2017, 11:45pm

A former patient is suing Kevin Hardt M.D. and Northwestern Memorial Hospital for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and negligence.

Woman's family accuses Chateau NRSG & Rehab Center of failing to prevent patient from falling

Louie Torres Jul. 6, 2017, 11:43pm

A deceased woman's family is suing Chateau NRSG & Rehab Center, a nursing facility, for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and negligence.

Family says UCP Seguin Foundation failed to prevent fatal choking incident

Louie Torres Jul. 6, 2017, 11:40pm

A man is suing UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago Foundation on behalf of a patient, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence

Former patient accuses doctor of negligently performing surgical procedure

Louie Torres Jul. 6, 2017, 11:36pm

A former patient is suing Karen Johnson M.D., a physician, for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and negligence.

Liberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation accused of failing to take safety measures

Louie Torres Jul. 6, 2017, 11:35pm

A patient is suing the Liberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation, a nursing facility, for alleged taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and negligence.

Cook County man accuses City of Chicago and police officers of violating his civil rights

Louie Torres Jul. 6, 2017, 11:34pm

A Cook County man is suing the city of Chicago and at least four police officers, citing alleged negligence, tortious interference and violation of civil rights.

Suit alleges resident at Windsor Estates Nursing and Rehab developed pressure sores, other injuries

Louie Torres Jul. 6, 2017, 11:32pm

A man is suing Windsor Estates Nursing and Rehab on behalf of a patient, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries, liability and negligence.

Family sues motorists for allegedly striking woman in fatal accident

Louie Torres Jul. 6, 2017, 11:23pm

The administrator for the estate of a woman who died after being struck by vehicle is suing motorists Carlos A. Castro-Caldera and Luis A. Hernandez Lopez for negligence and allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Insurer: No duty to defend lawyer accused of missteps in $18M Rezko South Loop deal verdict

Scott Holland Jul. 6, 2017, 7:15am

An insurance company wants a court to declare it free of obligation to defend a lawyer who stands accused of malpractice by an international real estate development group hit in 2015 with an $18 million jury award to an investor who claimed the group bilked him of millions in a deal with corrupt Illinois campaign financier Tony Rezko.

Intercontinental Hotels latest large employer tagged with class action over employee fingerprint use

Jonathan Bilyk Jul. 6, 2017, 6:00am

The owners of the Intercontinental Hotel Group, which includes the Intercontinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Kimpton Hotels brands, among others, have become the latest major Illinois employer to come under the sights of plaintiff employees who claim the business has wrongly collected and used employees’ fingerprints and other “biometric” data, in violation of a state privacy law.

Manorcare of Hinsdale nursing facility allegedly failed to address woman's risk for falls

Louie Torres Jul. 5, 2017, 10:57pm

A woman is suing Manorcare of Hinsdale, alleging negligence in treating a deceased family member.

Presence allegedly failed to prevent man's heart attack that caused disability

Louie Torres Jul. 5, 2017, 10:55pm

A woman is suing Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Presence Resurrection Medical Center, Presence Health Partners Services and Marian J. Kowalczyk M.D., alleging negligence for failing to treat her husband's heart condition.