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M-J-T-J Contractors, Keely Construction sued over fatal fall from scissor lift

Louie Torres Mar. 10, 2017, 1:34pm

A deceased man's family is suing M-J-T-J Contractors & Builders Inc., Keeley Construction Inc. and Hamilton Partners Inc. for allegedly failing to implement safeguards that may have prevented a fatal scissor lift accident. 

Mother of deceased child alleges Continuum Pediatric Nursing Services failed to monitor child's breathing

Louie Torres Mar. 10, 2017, 1:31pm

The mother of a deceased child is suing a nurse and in-home care provider Continuum Pediatric Nursing Services Inc. for allegedly failing to properly monitor the child's breathing and realize his ventilator had stopped working.

Alden Estates of Barrington allegedly failed to prevent brain infection

Louie Torres Mar. 10, 2017, 1:29pm

The representative of a patient is suing long-term care facility Alden Estates of Barrington Inc. and Alden Management Services Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to monitor the patient's risk for infection after medical hardware was removed from her brain.

University of Chicago Medical Center allegedly failed to diagnose and treat spinal cord condition

Louie Torres Mar. 10, 2017, 1:28pm

A patient is suing the University of Chicago Medical Center and doctors Michael Ward, Yaniv Kerem, Nathan Trueger, Adrianne Dade, Kathryn Mills, Tao Xie and Jorel Martinez for allegedly taking insufficient measures to diagnose and treat a spinal cord condition.

Pine Crest Health Care allegedly failed to provide adequate care to patient

Louie Torres Mar. 10, 2017, 1:25pm

The representative of a patient is suing Pine Crest Health Care LLC, Atied Associates LLC, Premier Healthcare & Financial Services Inc., Icare Consulting Services LLC, Jeffrey Webster, Shimon Webster, Howard Wengrow and Yeruchom Levovitz for allegedly taking insufficient measures to provide adequate medical care to the patient.

Grandson of deceased patient alleges Glen Elston Nursing failed to provide proper medical care

Louie Torres Mar. 10, 2017, 1:22pm

The grandson of a deceased patient is suing Glen Elston Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre Ltd., Glen Health and Home Management Inc. and a nurse, alleging insufficient measures were taken to provide proper medical care and an adequate diet to the patient.

Chicago Public Schools asks court to order ex-charter school operator to show how it spent $25M

Scott Holland Mar. 10, 2017, 12:30am

Chicago Public Schools is accusing former charter school operator Prologue Inc. of withholding financial documents that would reveal whether it mismanaged $25 million in public funds, according to a complaint filed March 3 in Cook County Circuit Court. 

Midwest Orthopedics doctor allegedly failed to properly treat post-surgery hip infection

Louie Torres Mar. 9, 2017, 12:25am

A patient is suing Rush University Medical Center, Midwest Orthopedics at Rush LLC, and Dr. Brett R. Levine,  alleging they failed to take measures to prevent and treat an infection after performing a hip replacement procedure.

Appeals court: Loyola not liable in toddler’s death or mother’s distress at seeing tubes left in body

D.M. Herra Mar. 8, 2017, 4:28pm

A state appeals panel has upheld a jury’s finding in favor of Loyola University Medical Center in a lawsuit brought by the parents of a 2-year-old girl who died following a surgery to replace her pacemaker.

Cook County home care agency blamed for grandfather's drowning death

Louie Torres Mar. 8, 2017, 3:02pm

A woman is suing  Help at Home LLC, an employee of Help at Home, Bay Colony Condominium Owner's Association and a lifeguard, alleging the defendants failed to take measures to prevent her grandfather, Genrikh Mayboroda, from drowning in a swimming pool. 

Glenshire Nursing & Rehab blamed for patient's pressure sores

Louie Torres Mar. 8, 2017, 2:58pm

A patient is suing Glenshire Nursing & Rehab Centre Ltd., Glen Health and Home Management Inc., and two nurses, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries from pressure sores or administer medical treatments ordered by the plaintiff's physician.

Lutheran Home allegedly failed to prevent fractured femur

Louie Torres Mar. 8, 2017, 2:56pm

A patient is suing Lutheran Home, a nursing facility in Cook County, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent her from falling and fracturing her femur.

Sons of motorists killed in Willow Springs hydroplane crash sue county, village for not fixing ditch

Louie Torres Mar. 8, 2017, 2:54pm

The sons of two motorists who were killed in a car accident after their vehicle skidded off a Cook County road are suing several county and state government agencies for allegedly failing to remedy a known road hazard and alert drivers to the dangerous conditions.

Woman alleges negligence by Northwestern Memorial

Louie Torres Mar. 8, 2017, 2:50pm

A woman is suing Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Medical Group, and Bradley R. Merk, M.D., citing alleged negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Class action: American Airlines deceived mechanics into taking jobs under hiring incentive program

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 6, 2017, 6:40pm

An American Airlines mechanic has accused his employer of fraud, saying in a class action lawsuit the airline hired him and perhaps hundreds of other workers under the promise of working under a special program under which they would rocket to the top of the company’s wage scale within three years, only to quickly cancel the program soon after he took the job.

Niles nursing facility allegedly failed to prevent patient from suffering head injury

Louie Torres Mar. 6, 2017, 6:05pm

A woman's family is suing a Niles nursing facility, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Calumet City resident says dog owners failed to control pets

Louie Torres Mar. 6, 2017, 5:58pm

A Calumet City resident is suing two pet owners, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries, negligence, and violation of federal law.

Lee Manor allegedly failed to provide adequate care to patient

Louie Torres Mar. 6, 2017, 5:55pm

A deceased man's family is suing a nursing facility, alleging its staff didn't do enough to prevent him from developing pressure sores and, ultimately, from choking on his food.

Husband and wife allege talc in Johnson & Johnson powder caused cancer

Louie Torres Mar. 6, 2017, 5:38pm

A married couple are suing Johnson & Johnson and Walgreens for product liability and other claims, asserting the manufacturer and drug store retailer should be made to pay for making and selling baby powder that allegedly caused ovarian cancer.

Presence RHC Senior Services accused of negligence in woman's care

Louie Torres Mar. 3, 2017, 11:02pm

A deceased woman's family is suing Presence RHC Senior Services, alleging negligence in nursing home care.