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Swedish Covenant Hospital, others accused of negligence in boy's death

Louie Torres Aug. 26, 2017, 4:00am

A deceased child's parents are suing Swedish Covenant Hospital, Swedish Emergency Associates P.C., Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Pediatric Faculty Foundation Inc., nurse Theresa Gaudio and doctors Bruce McNulty, John W. Baldwin, Neha K. Dave, Shweta Stuart and Kerri Machut alleging they failed to provide the proper treatment for the condition that claimed the boy's life.

Alden Estates of Barrington Inc. accused of letting man's tracheostomy tube become clogged

Louie Torres Aug. 26, 2017, 3:00am

A man's family is suing Alden Estates of Barrington Inc. and Alden Management Services Inc. for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, others accused of puncturing woman's heart

Louie Torres Aug. 26, 2017, 2:00am

A woman's family is suing Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group, Northwestern Memorial Faculty Foundation and Northwestern Memorial Hospital for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Chicago Public Schools, Tarkington School of Excellence sued after woman falls on bleachers

Louie Torres Aug. 26, 2017, 1:00am

A woman is suing Chicago Public Schools and Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL), which operates the Tarkington School of Excellence, for alleged liability and negligence.

Willowbrook woman assaulted, stabbed by home invader sues Kwikset, Home Depot over failed lock

Scott Holland Aug. 25, 2017, 12:01pm

A woman attacked in her Willowbrook home in 2015 is trying to hold responsible the companies that made and sold the lock on the door the assailant broke through to gain entry.

Illinois appeals court upholds $897,000 verdict against Express Cab Dispatch

Todd Barnett Aug. 25, 2017, 5:00am

An Illinois appeals court has upheld Cook County jury's verdict awarding $897,740 in damages to a woman struck by an Express Cab Dispatch driver with a checkered driving record.

Cardiac Surgery Associates accused of inserting nickel-containing wires in man with nickel allergy

Louie Torres Aug. 25, 2017, 4:00am

A couple is suing Cardiac Surgery Associates S.C., doctors Thomas J. Hinkamp and Vu T. Hoang and physician assistant Timothy J. Kinsey for not considering a man's allergy to nickel when using wires containing nickel during surgery.

City of Chicago, bar owners, police officer accused in woman's death

Louie Torres Aug. 25, 2017, 3:00am

An estate representative is suing the city of Chicago; Chicago Police Officer Danielle Deering; Pappas Restaurants Inc., Jack Desmond's Irish Pub Inc., and Alsip Restaurant and Lounge Inc., all three of which do business as Bar 122; and VPEN Inc., which does business as 115 Bourbon Street, alleging they should be held responsible for the death of a woman who police say killed herself using an off-duty police officer's service weapon.

Norridge Gardens Healthcare & Rehab Centre allegedly violated contract

Louie Torres Aug. 25, 2017, 2:00am

An Illinois company is suing Norridge Healthcare & Rehabilitation Centre, which does business as Norridge Gardens Healthcare & Rehab Centre, citing alleged breach of contract.

Belhaven Nursing & Rehab allegedly failed to prevent patient from developing pressure ulcers, pneumonia

Louie Torres Aug. 25, 2017, 1:30am

An estate administrator is suing Belhaven Nursing & Rehab Center for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Dancer left paralyzed by windblown pedestrian shelter at O'Hare awarded $148M verdict

The Cook County Record Aug. 25, 2017, 1:07am

A Cook County jury has awarded $148 million to a dancer who was left paralyzed when a storm blew a pedestrian shelter onto her at O’Hare International Airport.

221 Partners Fund LP, others accused of fraud

Louie Torres Aug. 25, 2017, 1:00am

A Cook County man is suing several people and companies for alleged fraud.

Judge: IL law doesn't force Zillow to get appraisers' license to publish online home value 'zestimates'

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 24, 2017, 11:16am

Saying the plaintiffs are asking the court to misread and misapply an Illinois state law, a Chicago federal law has crashed a class action lawsuit against Zillow, which had accused the operators of the real estate website of essentially appraising property without a license, and then using their online home value estimate tool as a marketing ploy to drive business by hampering home sellers’ efforts to sell their home for what they believe it should be worth.

Federal judge says ERISA claim doesn't eclipse ex-VP's state wage law claims vs BMO Harris

David Hutton Aug. 23, 2017, 2:01pm

A federal judge has kicked a wage dispute class action between a retired bank executive and BMO Harris Bank back to Cook County court, saying the executive's claim he had been shorted retirement benefits as owed under federal law did not legally eclipse his state law claims that the bank had misclassified him as an independent contractor while he worked for BMO post-retirement.

Circle K, Jewel, Subway added to list of shops sued over collection of Cook County's 'pop tax'

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 23, 2017, 12:21pm

Add three more retailers and restaurants to the list of those targeted by lawsuits over the collection of Cook County’s so-called “pop tax,” as new plaintiffs have brought actions against Circle K convenience stores, Jewel food stores and Subway restaurants operating in and around Chicago.

City of Chicago, police officers accused of civil rights violations in Mt. Greenwood shooting

Louie Torres Aug. 23, 2017, 3:00am

A woman is suing the city of Chicago, a Chicago police officer and an unknown police officer for alleged battery and civil rights violations in connection with the death of Joshua Beal at the hands of two off-duty police officers in the Mt Greenwood neighborhood on Nov. 5, 2016.

Walgreens accused of providing incorrect prescription drug

Louie Torres Aug. 23, 2017, 2:30am

A woman is suing Walgreens, alleging she was negligently provided an incorrect prescription drug.

Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center of Chicago accused of negligence

Louie Torres Aug. 23, 2017, 2:00am

A man is suing Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center of Chicago for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent him from developing bed sores.

Chicago man accuses doctors of negligence for nerve injuries during surgery

Louie Torres Aug. 23, 2017, 1:30am

A man is suing doctors Gina Jefferson, Quintin Cappelle and Zrria White for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Cermak Fresh Market accused of negligence in slip and fall on chocolate

Louie Torres Aug. 23, 2017, 1:00am

A woman is suing Cermak Fresh Market Inc. and associated corporate entities for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.