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Suit alleges Metrosouth Medical Center was negligent in death of woman

Louie Torres Apr. 20, 2017, 4:40pm

A woman's family is suing Blue Island Hospital Company LLC, which operates Metrosouth Medical Center, and numerous hospital staff, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

200+ retired Chicago firefighters accuse pension board of shorting them owed COLA boosts

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 19, 2017, 4:11pm

A group of more than 200, 60-62-year-old retired Chicago firefighters have filed suit against their retirement pension board, accusing the board of wrongly interpreting a state law intended to give them retroactive benefits increases, shorting them the automatic 3 percent annuity raises they say they are owed every year under the law.

Man alleges hospital left wound-packing material in hip, causing abscess

Louie Torres Apr. 18, 2017, 10:29pm

A patient is suing NorthShore University HealthSystem Skokie Hospital, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence for failing to remove materials from his wound.

Son, suing on behalf of deceased mother, claims fall at Elmwood Care led to death

Louie Torres Apr. 18, 2017, 10:27pm

A man is suing Elmwood Care, a nursing facility, on behalf of his deceased mother, citing alleged negligence for failing to prevent a fall.

Complaint says resident at nursing facility suffered from pressure sores throughout stay

Louie Torres Apr. 18, 2017, 10:25pm

The administrator of an estate is suing Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LLC, which does business as Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and Infinity Healthcare Management of Illinois LLC, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Patron at massage parlor says cameras recorded her undressed

Louie Torres Apr. 18, 2017, 10:22pm

A woman is suing a Lincolnwood massage parlor alleging the business had cameras installed where they could record patrons in states of undress.

Jury: Trucking companies not to blame for drinking water contamination in Sauk Village

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 18, 2017, 6:55pm

A federal jury has ruled two trucking companies are not liable for drinking water contamination in suburban Sauk Village, granting a win to their firms in their court battle with the village, which had contended the trucking companies spilled cancer-causing chemicals into the groundwater the village pumps from its wells into the homes and businesses connected to its water system.

Faulty service to airplane led to man's death in 2015 Bloomington plane crash, suit says

Louie Torres Apr. 17, 2017, 2:59pm

The wife of a Eureka man who died in a 2015 plane crash near Bloomington is suing various companies who worked on or provided parts for the aircraft in the years leading up to the crash.

Spouse of deceased man claims doctors failed to diagnose brain condition that led to death

Louie Torres Apr. 17, 2017, 2:56pm

A surviving spouse is suing a trio of doctors and their employers for allegedly failing to recognize issues with a CT scan that they claim eventually led to the man's death.

Wife of man who died at nursing facility say doctors failed to review abnormal test results

Louie Torres Apr. 17, 2017, 2:54pm

A woman is suing Aperion Care international, Satwant Kindra M.D., Ermin A. Arriola M.D., and Mohamad Atassi M.D., citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence after her husband died at the defendants' rehab facility.

Sons of man awarded millions in medmal settlement sue lawyers, say wrongly let wife control the money

Scott Holland Apr. 14, 2017, 9:57am

The sons of a man who collected millions of dollars in a medical malpractice suit are suing his former lawyers for legal malpractice in Cook County court, saying they wrongly allowed the man’s wife to control the money collected in the judgment.

Woman says stable owner responsible for injuries suffered after falling off horse

Louie Torres Apr. 14, 2017, 9:17am

A woman is suing Forest View Farms, a stable operator, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to protect her from falling off a horse.

Man claims in-home caregiver failed to properly secure him in wheelchair

Louie Torres Apr. 14, 2017, 9:15am

A patient is suing Professional Angel Care Ltd., which does business as In-Home Professional Care Services, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Grocery store says utility company retaliated for dispute by shutting off electricity

Louie Torres Apr. 14, 2017, 9:10am

A grocery store is suing Commonwealth Edison Company, a public utility provider, citing alleged retaliation and violation of federal law for wrongfully cutting off its electricity.

Abt Electronics sues trucking firm AirGroup for late deliveries, alleged improper surcharges

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 13, 2017, 5:02pm

Suburban Chicago retailer Abt Electronics is suing a trucking company it hired to deliver televisions, appliances and other household electronics to customers’ homes and businesses, alleging the delivery company wrongly slapped on surcharges for services it did not perform, and was routinely late in completing deliveries, generating hundreds of formal customer complaints and a mass of bad online customer reviews aimed at Abt.

Chicago Police arrest man in connection with murder of judge

The Cook County Record Apr. 12, 2017, 7:51pm

Chicago Police said they have made an arrest in a “targeted robbery” that resulted in the shooting death of a Cook County judge, though they indicated more arrests could follow as detectives continue to work the case.

Cook County judge indicted over mortgage fraud scheme

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 12, 2017, 6:00pm

Cook County Judge Jessica Arong O'Brien has been indicted for her alleged role in a mortgage fraud scheme, which took place a few years before she was elected to the Cook County bench.

Woman sues Uber after co-passenger stabs her with knife

Louie Torres Apr. 12, 2017, 5:14pm

An Uber passenger is suing the company and Julie Ramer, her co-passenger, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence after Ramer stabbed her with a knife in their Uber vehicle.

Estate administrator says nursing home's negligence responsible for former resident's sores

Louie Torres Apr. 11, 2017, 7:21pm

The administrator of an estate is suing Belhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and Infinity Healthcare Management of Illinois LLC, a nursing facility, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Driver says police officer, other motorist failed to drive safely and caused April 2016 crash

Louie Torres Apr. 11, 2017, 7:19pm

A driver and her passengers are suing motorist Aretha J. Johnson, policeman Andy Braun and the City of Chicago, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence for causing a three-car collision.