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Tossing time records 'fatal' to mortgage originator's wage complaint, appeals court says

Karen Kidd May 5, 2017, 4:40pm

A mortgage originator tanked his own wage claim against his former employer when he threw away his time records, an Illinois appeals panel has said.

Appeals panel: Sybaris can't shake potential liability for 2006 plane crash that claimed founder's life

Jonathan Bilyk May 5, 2017, 4:27pm

Sybaris Clubs, the company that owns and operates a chain of romantic getaway resorts and hotels in and around the Chicago area, can’t yet shake a lawsuit brought by the family of a man killed in a 2006 airplane crash that also claimed the life of the company’s founder, as a state appeals court said courts have not yet determined how much business the Sybaris founder was doing on the ill-fated trip aboard the aircraft he – and not Sybaris - co-owned.

Widow sues doctor, Porteno Medical for missed diagnosis

Louie Torres May 4, 2017, 8:15am

A man's family is suing Dr. Gregorio Rosenstein and Porteno Medical Services S.C., citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Suit says Symphony South Shore failed to prevent resident's falls, bedsores

Louie Torres May 4, 2017, 8:08am

A resident is suing Symphony of South Shore, a nursing home, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Man alleges personal trainer at Xsport oversaw workout routine that caused injury

Louie Torres May 3, 2017, 9:11pm

A man is suing Capital Fitness Inc., which does business as Xsport Fitness, as well as Xsport Personal Training LLC and a personal trainer, saying he was injured while working out using an excessive exercise routine.

Man says St. Alexius doctor caused cardiac episode because of botched catheterization

Louie Torres May 3, 2017, 9:08pm

A patient is suing St. Alexius Medical Center, Andrei Pop M.D. and Cardiovascular Associates at Alexian Brothers Heart and Vascular Institute, alleging they punctured one of his arteries during a surgical procedure.

Property owner failed to warn of trip hazard, suit claims

Louie Torres May 3, 2017, 9:04pm

A woman is suing Lorraine A. Ormerod individually and as trustee of the Lorraine A. Ormerod and Lutheran Community Services for the Aged Inc., saying she was injured when she tripped on a step.

Patient says Alden Long Grove was negligent in allowing him to fall, suffer injuries

Louie Torres May 3, 2017, 9:02pm

A patient is suing Alden-Long Grove Rehabilitation and Health Care Center and related entities, claiming the nursing home was negligent in his care.

Complaint alleges Manor Care staff failed to recognize, treat resident's stroke

Louie Torres May 3, 2017, 9:00pm

A woman's family is suing Manor Care of Elk Grove Village IL LLC, Barry Glick M.D. and Elizabeth Gerson ANP, alleging the facility and defendant staff were negligent in their care for the now deceased woman.

Suit claims hospital failed to diagnose decedent's vascular condition

Louie Torres May 3, 2017, 8:58pm

A man is suing Northwestern University Lake Forest Hospital, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation and four doctors, alleging a missed diagnosis led to his relative's death.

Woman claims late relative experienced multiple falls at nursing home

Louie Torres May 3, 2017, 8:55pm

An estate representative is suing Alexian Village of Elk Grove; Manor Care of Elk Grove Village; and Friendship Village of Schaumburg, alleging negligence for allowing a former resident to be injured in a fall.

Lawyer: Zillow 'Zestimate' illegal appraisal hampering home's sale; Zillow: Only estimate, not appraisal

Jonathan Bilyk May 3, 2017, 6:54pm

A lawyer in suburban Glenview who is attempting to sell her home has asked the courts to step into her dispute with real estate listing site Zillow over the site’s “Zestimate” of her home, calling the site’s approximation of her home’s value a “sloppy, computer-driven appraisal” of her home, created without her consent and in violation of state law.

Patient says Loyola University over injury from tracheal tube during surgery

Louie Torres May 3, 2017, 5:50pm

CHICAGO — A patient is suing Loyola University Health System; Loyola University Medical Center d/b/a Loyola Medicine or Loyola Hospital; and Anya Raskin M.D., citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Suit claims Alden Valley Ridge nursing home failed to properly care for resident

Louie Torres May 2, 2017, 2:58pm

An administrator is suing Alden Valley Ridge Rehab & Health Care Center, and related entities; Amita Health Adventists Glenoaks Hospital; and William J. Pankau M.D., citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Surviving spouse claims Glenbrook Hospital failed to treat infection leading to wife's death

Louie Torres May 2, 2017, 2:55pm

A man is suing Northshore University Health System Glenbrook Hospital, and doctor Undine Buehling, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent an infection that led to his wife's death.

Undiagnosed heart condition allegedly led to man's death at Community First Medical

Louie Torres May 2, 2017, 2:53pm

A woman is suing Community First Healthcare of Illinois Inc., which does business as Community First Medical Center, and doctors Seth Jin Kutik and Adam J. Black, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence in her father's care, leading to his death.

Complaint says Lurie Children's Hospital was negligent leading to 1-year-old's death

Louie Torres May 2, 2017, 2:38pm

Two plaintiffs are suing Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence for the death of their 1-year-old in March 2016.

Loyola University Medical, five doctors sued for alleged substandard care to newborn

Louie Torres May 2, 2017, 2:36pm

A woman is suing Loyola University Medical Center and several of its doctors, citing alleged negligence for failing to properly treat her newborn daughter, causing permanent injuries.

Manor Care of Hinsdale failed to prevent patient from falling, suit says

Louie Torres May 2, 2017, 2:34pm

A patient is suing Manor Care of Hinsdale IL LLC and Manorcare Health Services-Hinsdale, citing alleged negligence for taking insufficient measures to prevent her from falling.

Other states potentially following standard set by IL biometric privacy law, despite numerous class actions

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro May 1, 2017, 7:04pm

An Illinois biometrics privacy law is paving the way for emerging legislation in several other states across the country, as more vendors deploy biometric technology in a variety of everyday applications, and as the courts continue to work out the potentially expensive implications of the law's mandates on business.