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Man claims Central Nursing and Rehab failed to prevent his bedsores

Louie Torres Apr. 30, 2017, 9:48am

A patient is suing Central Nursing Home and Central Nursing & Rehab Center, claiming it failed to provide proper care to him to avoid bedsores.

Judge dismisses CPS suit vs IL over schools funding; says demands would 'inject chaos,' not fix problem

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 28, 2017, 9:51pm

Saying the demands sought by the Chicago Public Schools “would inject widespread chaos into the entirety of the State’s public education system,” a Cook County judge has denied the request by CPS and other plaintiffs to force the state to funnel more money into Chicago’s public education system, dismissing a lawsuit CPS said it brought to address systemic and illegal discrimination within the state of Illinois’ educational funding system.

Man charged with first degree murder in shooting death of Cook County judge

The Cook County Record Apr. 28, 2017, 11:07am

Chicago police have arrested the man they believe fired the weapon that claimed the life of Cook County Judge Raymond Myles.

Man claims he suffered injury to aorta during surgery

Louie Torres Apr. 28, 2017, 9:57am

A patient is suing Advocate South Suburban Hospital, Advocate Health and Hospitals Corporation, Rao Uppuluri M.D., Chicago South Suburban Urology and Rajesh V. Patel M.D., citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Complaint says Florida property had mold on site, contributing to deceased's illness

Louie Torres Apr. 28, 2017, 9:55am

An estate administrator is suing Dolce Living Communities Residential, also known as DLC Residential LLC, and Dolce Living Investments LLC, a Florida property owner, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Woman sues Allstate, others for allegedly invalidly diverting life insurance payoff to ex-wife

Louie Torres Apr. 28, 2017, 9:07am

A woman is suing Allstate Life Insurance Company, Laurie A. Peterson, Trace James Peterson and the estate of Bruce Peterson, citing alleged fraud.

Kresmery says Commerce and Industry Insurance failed to provide coverage for lawsuit

Louie Torres Apr. 28, 2017, 9:06am

A company is suing Commerce and Industry Insurance Company, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company and Charles Emery, citing alleged breach of contract and breach of duty.

Appeals court: Chicago can't slap hotel tax on booking fees charged by Expedia, other travel sites

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 27, 2017, 6:33pm

The city of Chicago will not be able to collect $29 million it believed it was owed by Expedia and other online travel booking sites, after a state appeals court ruled the city’s hotel taxes can’t be applied to the fees charged by the booking services.

Couple claims medical center, staff were negligent in missing breast cancer diagnosis

Louie Torres Apr. 27, 2017, 5:28pm

A couple is suing Community First Medical Center; Midwest Imaging Professionals LLC; and John C. Kirkpatrick M.D., alleging that the healthcare providers failed to timely diagnose breast cancer.

Woman says decedent relative suffered from bedsores in nursing facility

Louie Torres Apr. 26, 2017, 9:12pm

A woman is suing Paramount of Oak Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center LLC, and a nurse, alleging the facility and its staff didn't take the proper precautions to guard against bedsores with a now-deceased former resident.

Newly elected Cook County judge facing discipline for refusing to accept assignment to traffic court

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 26, 2017, 12:29pm

A Cook County judge just a few months into his term in office could be subject to discipline from the state board that handles complaints about judicial misconduct after he refused to accept orders from his judicial superiors to begin his judicial career – just as most new judges - presiding in Cook County traffic court.

Man claims Uber driver drove off before he had left car, causing partial thumb amputation

Louie Torres Apr. 25, 2017, 10:05pm

A man is suing Rasier LLC, Uber Technologies Inc. and driver Carlos Polk, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence after he suffered a hand injury while a passenger.

Pub patron sues restaurant, owner and attackers, claiming negligence by Pop's Pizza

Louie Torres Apr. 25, 2017, 9:59pm

A man is suing Pop's Pizza & Pub Inc., Rafidia Development LLC and Munir G. Rafidia, pub owner, as well as two other men, who were alleged attackers, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Mother claims undiagnosed condition in newborn led to his death

Louie Torres Apr. 25, 2017, 9:58pm

A woman is suing Presence St. Francis Hospital, Presence Chicago Hospitals Network and three doctors, alleging negligence by hospital staff in misdiagnosing a condition in her newborn son led to his death three months later.

North Carolina bike maker says Utah-based bike repair shop defamed it on YouTube

Louie Torres Apr. 25, 2017, 9:55pm

A North Carolina bicycle maker is suing Blue Monkey Bicycles LLC, citing defamation for alleged falsehoods it included in a YouTube video about the plaintiff's products.

Wife of bankruptcy lawyer Geraci doesn't get to have special elevator access to avoid dogs, jury says

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 25, 2017, 5:41pm

The wife of prominent Chicago area bankruptcy lawyer Peter Francis Geraci has failed to persuade a jury her post-traumatic stress disorder, which she claims was triggered by a dog attack years ago, should allow her to use federal disability law to force the association that manages the Chicago condo building in which she lives to give her the right to ride alone in the building’s elevator, to avoid sharing the elevator with her neighbors’ dogs.

Patient at Kindred Hospital developed severe sepsis due to improper care, suit alleges

Louie Torres Apr. 24, 2017, 6:48pm

The administrator of an estate is suing Kindred Hospital/Chicago-Lakeshore, Kindred Healthcare Inc. and two of their doctors, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Patient sues Northwestern Memorial for negligence, claims she developed Stage 5 bedsores

Louie Torres Apr. 24, 2017, 6:40pm

A patient is suing Northwestern Memorial Hospital, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Plumbing company says property owners haven't paid nearly $38,000 for services

Louie Torres Apr. 21, 2017, 9:58pm

A Prairie View plumbing company is suing Meadows Market Two LLC, Bank of America, and various individuals, citing alleged breach of contract and unjust enrichment for failing to pay for services completed.

Patient at Adventist LaGrange alleges misdiagnosis led to leg amputations

Louie Torres Apr. 21, 2017, 11:28am

A patient is suing Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital, Amita Health Adventist Medical Center and two doctors, claiming they misdiagnosed a vascular condition, resulting in amputations.