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Couple claims wife suffered injuries during surgery at UCMC

Louie Torres May 23, 2017, 3:49pm

A husband and wife are suing Sandra Culbertson M.D., The University of Chicago Medical Center and Palos Community Hospital, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

IL high court deadlocks on whether title companies' attorney payments are kickbacks

Jonathan Bilyk May 22, 2017, 4:54pm

A divided Illinois Supreme Court has let stand a lower court’s decision to allow lawyers to earn fees – even fees that appear overly large, compared to the amount of work being done – from real estate title companies, despite accusations that the fee-splitting arrangements amount to little more than a kickback scheme.

Spouse of deceased man claims doctors failed to diagnose brain condition that led to death

Louie Torres Apr. 17, 2017, 2:56pm

A surviving spouse is suing a trio of doctors and their employers for allegedly failing to recognize issues with a CT scan that they claim eventually led to the man's death.

Advocate South Suburban Hospital allegedly failed to diagnose patient with MRSA infection

Louie Torres Mar. 23, 2017, 12:34am

A deceased patient's family is suing Advocate South Suburban Hospital and Advocate Medical Group, and others, for allegedly failing to diagnosis an antibiotic-resistant MRSA bacterial infection after the patient allegedly told the medical staff she had been exposed to the bacteria.

State appeals panel upholds $2.1M verdict vs City Hall for family of woman killed by suspects fleeing cops

S. Laney Griffo Mar. 21, 2017, 7:46pm

The city of Chicago must pay $2.1 million to the family of a woman who died when burglary suspects fleeing the police crashed their vehicle into hers, a state appeals panel has ruled.

NorthShore University HealthSystem accused of failing to timely diagnose cancer

Louie Torres Mar. 21, 2017, 12:05am

A patient is suing NorthShore University HealthSystem and Jeffrey A. Grinblatt M.D.for allegedly taking insufficient measures to timely diagnosis him with cancer after Grinblatt reportedly cancelled the analysis of a prostate screening without notifying the patient.

MacNeal Hospital, others accused of failing to make timely diagnosis of cancer

Louie Torres Feb. 17, 2017, 11:38am

A patient is suing MacNeal Physicians Group LLC, which does business as Chicago Health Medical Group; MacNeal Hospital; and Otto K. Lee, M.D., alleging negligence in medial care.

Family representative accuses Northwestern Memorial of malpractice in death

Louie Torres Feb. 11, 2017, 12:02am

A family representative is suing Northwestern Memorial, alleging negligence led to the death of a patient. 

Trinity Health accused of negligence in woman's care

Louie Torres Feb. 8, 2017, 1:35pm

A disabled woman's family is suing Trinity Health Corporation, alleging negligence in medical care.

IL Supreme Court denies Erin Andrews' request to continue lawsuit vs hotel booking firm over stalking

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 31, 2017, 7:17pm

An attempt by sportscaster Erin Andrews to sue a Chicago-based company that managed an online reservation system for a Columbus, Ohio, hotel in which a stalker illegally recorded her from a neighboring room, appears to have ended.

Weiss Memorial Hospital, others accused of negligence during and after surgery

Louie Torres Jan. 27, 2017, 12:05am

A deceased man's family is suing Spyridon Theodorakis, M.D.; Maria Osipova, M.D.; Precision Surgical Group; Syed Husain, M.D.; and Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital, alleging negligence in medical care.

Married couple blame Family Medical Center of Lagrange, others for alleged late cancer diagnosis

Louie Torres Jan. 26, 2017, 12:17am

A married couple's lawsuit against Family Medical Center of Lagrange Ltd.; Michael Dupont, M.D.; Deborah Sleeper, PA; Scott Robertson, D.O.; and Daniel Chen, D.O., alleges the medical professionals and facilities should be held responsible for alleging diagnosing a man's prostate cancer too slowly.

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, others accused of incorrect diagnosis of mass in woman's neck

Louie Torres Dec. 21, 2016, 11:48am

A married couple's lawsuit accuses Zeenath Asma, M.D.; Associated Pathology Consultants-Elmhurst, S.C.; Elmhurst Memorial Hospital; Edward-Elmhurst Health; John D. Ortega, M.D.; and Elmhurst Clinic, LLC, of negligence in medical care.

Woman blames doctor for prescribing blood pressure meds that caused liver failure, requiring transplant

Louie Torres Dec. 12, 2016, 6:11pm

A Cook County woman alleges she was injured by a blood pressure medication that was prescribed to her, causing her liver to fail.

Man paralyzed in boating accident says ex-lawyers owe $25M for wrongly obtaining jury note at trial

Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 3, 2016, 4:50pm

A New Lenox man paralyzed in a boating accident in 2009 has sued his former lawyers and a Cook County Circuit Court clerk, saying he is owed $25 million after a judge, upon learning the court clerk had improperly passed jury information to one of the lawyers, tossed a settlement agreement the man had reached with the maker of the yacht on which he was injured.

Northwestern Medical Group accused of failing to inform patient of possible cancer

Louie Torres Oct. 31, 2016, 2:34pm

Two representatives of a deceased woman's estate have filed a wrongful death claim against The Northwestern Medical Group, alleging negligence in medical care.

Sunrise at Fountain Square accused of negligence in woman's care

Louie Torres Oct. 28, 2016, 12:51am

A deceased woman's family has filed a wrongful death claim against Sunrise at Fountain Square, alleging negligence in nursing home care, liability and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Roseland Community Hospital, others accused of allowing injuries to newborn

Louie Torres Oct. 28, 2016, 12:49am

A mother is suing a doctor, identified as Joy Beth West; medical practice Calumet Physicians Associates Ltd.; and Roseland Community Hospital, alleging her newborn daughter suffered injuries in their care.

Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill accused of serving food that led to physical harm

Louie Torres Oct. 14, 2016, 2:08pm

A man is suing Carbon on 26th LLC, which does business as Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill, alleging negligence and liability in connection with tainted or improperly prepared food.

Man sues limo service for allowing passenger to allegedly assault him

Louie Torres Aug. 31, 2016, 4:46pm

A man is suing limo service Rokstars Chicago and one of its passengers, identified in the complaint as Corry Simmons, alleging the limo company didn't do enough to stop the passenger from allegedly injuring the plaintiff.