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Woman alleges Midwest Orthopaedics, Elmhurst responsible for nerve damage

Louie Torres Jul. 5, 2017, 10:53pm

A woman is suing David N. Garras M.D., Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush LLC and Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Catholic Bishop of Chicago sued for allegedly allowing priest's sexual abuse of child

Louie Torres Jul. 5, 2017, 10:52pm

A man is suing the Catholic Bishop of Chicago, alleging negligence for allowing him to be sexually abused by priest Walter Turlo.

Woman claims Advocate Christ hospital responsible for injuries from slip caused by water

Louie Torres Jul. 5, 2017, 10:50pm

A Crestwood woman is suing Advocate Christ Medical Center, alleging negligence for a slip and fall she experienced while at the facility.

Retailers could face new litigation threat, expenses under 'poorly written' Cook County 'soda tax' rules

Jonathan Bilyk Jul. 5, 2017, 3:02pm

Already facing a litany of potential litigation threats, retailers in Cook County could soon need to take steps to minimize a new threat, popping up thanks to what they call Cook County’s poorly written and potentially unlawful “soda tax.”

NorthShore asks court to slice class action demanding IL hospitals repay for improper tax exemptions

Dan Churney Jul. 4, 2017, 6:00am

Saying the basis for the suit has been amputated by Illinois’ highest court, NorthShore University Health System is asking a Cook County judge to dismiss a class-action suit, which demanded hospitals be made to pay back Illinois property taxpayers who have allegedly overpaid because, the plaintiffs allege, the state’s hospitals have wrongly enjoyed tax-exempt status.

Appeals panel: Oak Lawn can't nix injured firefighter's disability pension, though he took job in Texas

Scott Holland Jul. 3, 2017, 12:00pm

A state appeals court has sided with a Cook County judge who said a pension board was wrong to revoke disability pension payments to an Oak Lawn firefighter who had taken a job at a Texas fire department despite doctors’ assertions he had been permanently disabled in an accident more than a decade ago.

Patient claims doctor at Tinley Woods Surgery Center oversedated him

Louie Torres Jul. 1, 2017, 4:00pm

A man is suing Tinley Woods Surgery Center, which is also known as Advocate Southwest Ambulatory Surgery Center L.L.C., and Dr. Wilfred Boarden, claiming he was not sedated properly during surgery.

Man says surgeon at Sinai Health made surgical mistake that caused injury

Louie Torres Jul. 1, 2017, 3:00pm

A man is suing Sinai Health System and Stephen R. Wise M.D. for allegations Wise botched a gastrointestinal surgery, causing the plaintiff pain and injury.

South Loop was negligent in failing to prevent woman's bedsores, suit alleges

Louie Torres Jul. 1, 2017, 2:00pm

The administrator of an estate is suing South Loop Skilled Nursing Facility LLC, South Loop Living & Rehab Center LLC and Warren Barr South Loop, alleging negligence.

West Suburban Medical, staff allegedly failed to treat woman's tumor, leading to death

Louie Torres Jul. 1, 2017, 1:00pm

A man is suing EPMG of Illinois LLC; VHS West Suburban Medical Center Inc.; Diversified Emergency Services LLC; and five members of staff, alleging an untreated medical condition led to his relative's death.

Cook Co. jury orders $115M to families of victims of 2013 Afghanistan military cargo plane crash

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 30, 2017, 7:21pm

A Cook County jury has ordered a Florida-based cargo airline to pay the families of three aircraft crew members who died in an airplane crash while transporting armored vehicles in Afghanistan a combined award of more than $115 million.

Chalet Living and employee allegedly negligent in administering drug to patient

Louie Torres Jun. 30, 2017, 5:40pm

A woman is suing The Chalet Living and Rehabilitation Center and Yair Zuckerman, claiming negligence.

Woman says she had complications from epidural at Illinois Sports Medicine and Orthopedic

Louie Torres Jun. 30, 2017, 5:35pm

A patient is suing Ira J. Goodman M.D. and Illinois Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery Center LLC, charging the health care providers with negligence in administering a pain management shot.

Man sues Greek American Rehabilitation facility for negligence

Louie Torres Jun. 30, 2017, 5:34pm

An individual is suing The Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Centre Inc., a nursing facility, for allegedly failing to address his risk of falls.

Southpoint liable for negligence and failure to monitor a patient, suit alleges

Louie Torres Jun. 30, 2017, 5:26pm

A man is suing Southpoint Nursing & Rehabilitation Center LLC, alleging negligence for failing to prevent infections and skin conditions while he was a patient there.

Judge OKs retailers' request, bottles Cook County 'soda tax' for now

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 30, 2017, 4:47pm

A Cook County judge has decided to bottle up, for now, Cook County’s plan to begin collecting a penny-per-ounce tax on soda and other sweetened beverages.

Qui tam plaintiff accuses ex-lawyers Touhy Touhy & Buehler of mishandling Medicare fraud case vs CVS

Scott Holland Jun. 29, 2017, 2:26pm

A Lake County man has accused his former attorneys of mishandling Medicare fraud lawsuits he filed against CVS.

Suit alleges man died due to complications from vascular surgery at Northwestern

Louie Torres Jun. 29, 2017, 2:12pm

A woman is suing Northwestern Community Hospital; NCH Medical Group; Northwest Community Healthcare; Nathan Lidsky M.D.; and The Intensivist Group S.C., alleging they were negligent in caring for her relative, a deceased former patient.

Symphony West allegedly failed to prevent woman's fall, femur fracture

Louie Torres Jun. 29, 2017, 2:09pm

A relative of a deceased woman is suing Symphony of Chicago West; Nucare Financial Services Corp.; and Maestro Consulting Services LLC, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Newspaper, writers sue Chicago PD, city over lack of response to 'heat list' FOIA request

Louie Torres Jun. 29, 2017, 2:07pm

The Chicago Sun-Times and independent journalists Brandon Smith, George Joseph and Jamie Kalvenand are suing the Chicago Police Department and the city of Chicago, alleging violation of state and federal law.