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Lawsuit vs NHL over substance abuse, death of hockey player Boogaard dismissed

Scott Holland Jun. 6, 2017, 6:59pm

A federal judge has agreed with the National Hockey League and dismissed the complaint brought by the family of deceased professional hockey player Derek Boogaard, who died following a purported drug overdose.

Appeals panel: HIPAA doesn't bar hospital from identifying witness to slip-and-fall

Scott Holland May 16, 2017, 4:05pm

A state appeals court said a woman who fell in her hospital room is entitled to know the identity of her roommate and a visitor, despite a hospital’s contention that information should be shielded by HIPAA.

Man who was violently removed from United flight settles with airline for 'confidential' sum

The Cook County Record Apr. 27, 2017, 3:24pm

The man whose forceful removal from an airliner in Chicago sparked a national firestorm and potential legislation to end the airlines business practices blamed for precipitating the incident has settled with United Airlines, ending his threat of litigation against the airline over the incident.

Uber sued after driver allegedly ran over woman passenger's foot

Louie Torres Apr. 7, 2017, 9:33am

A woman is suing Uber Technologies Inc. and Mohammed Benni, an Uber driver, after the driver allegedly ran over her foot as she attempted to get in the defendant's vehicle.

Pete's Liquor Store allegedly failed to take safety measures to prevent fall

Louie Torres Mar. 31, 2017, 3:20am

A former customer is suing Pete's Liquor Store Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent her from tripping and falling when she stepped on a depression in the floor that was purportedly covered by a mat.

Panel: Parents suing athletic trainers for son's football brain trauma must present medical testimony

Scott Holland Mar. 22, 2017, 10:55pm

A state appeals panel has said parents suing athletic trainers for allegedly failing to properly treat their son for concussion and other brain injuries during a high school football game must present medical expert testimony to demonstrate the trainers essentially committed malpractice, and not just negligence, to continue to press their case. 

University of Chicago Medical Center accused of negligence in nutrition procedure

Louie Torres Sep. 26, 2016, 4:31pm

Two parents have filed a lawsuit alleging that their daughter did not receive proper nutrition while hospitalized.

Radiologist accused of not interpreting MRI correctly

Louie Torres Sep. 21, 2016, 3:25pm

A patient is suing a radiologist and clinic, alleging negligence in medical care.

Brooklyn Boulders rock-climbing facility accused of allegedly not supervising woman who fell

Louie Torres Sep. 20, 2016, 12:05pm

A woman is suing a rock-climbing center, alleging staff allowed her to use the facility without training, culminating in a 15-foot fall and injuries.

Mother blames medical group for baby's health troubles

Louie Torres May 25, 2016, 12:39pm

CHICAGO — A mother is suing an Evanston hospital and other health care providers, alleging negligence caused her newborn baby to sustain injuries.

Family of NFL player Paul Oliver sue Riddell, blame equipment maker for Oliver's suicide linked to CTE

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 16, 2016, 8:33pm

The family of former National Football League player Paul Oliver, who committed suicide in front of his wife and two young sons, has sued the company that made the helmets used by NFL players and other football players at many levels of the game, blaming the manufacturer for conspiring with the NFL and others to cover up its knowledge of the ineffectiveness of its helmets at preventing the kind of brain injuries the family said ultimately led to Oliver's mental illness.

School board sued over alleged evidence destruction

John Putz Mar. 2, 2016, 4:42pm

CHICAGO — The administrator of a deceased man's estate is suing the Board of Education of the City of Chicago, citing alleged destruction of evidence.

Condo owners sue after explosion, fire

Joe Torke Mar. 1, 2016, 4:29pm

CHICAGO — The co-owners of a Chicago condominium are suing an appliance retailer, claiming an explosion and fire that injured the plaintiffs was the fault of the defendant.

Husband blames Loyola University Health System for wife’s death by aneurysm

Robert Hadley Feb. 10, 2016, 7:08pm

CHICAGO—A Cook County man claims his wife died as a result of a misdiagnosed brain aneurysm.

Boogard family's claims vs NHL over blame for player's substance abuse, death suffer legal blow

Scott Holland Dec. 30, 2015, 11:41am

The family of a deceased professional hockey player, who died following a purported drug overdose, has suffered a setback in their bid to assign blame for the athlete’s death to the NHL.

Son alleges DuPage Hospital's negligent care caused father’s death

Robert Hadley Dec. 22, 2015, 12:07pm

CHICAGO – A Cook County man is suing a DuPage County hospital, alleging the failure of nurses and staff to follow surgeon’s orders caused his father’s death.

Family of former Blackhawks Steve Montador says NHL's promotion of violence, fighting at fault for players' brain injuries

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 8, 2015, 1:18pm

The family of former Chicago Blackhawks player Steve Montador has joined officially the growing ranks of those suing the National Hockey League over the league’s alleged seeming indifference to the repeated head trauma to its players – trauma the family says eventually contributed to his death in early 2015, at the age of 35, two years after his retirement from the league.

Son sues Mather Pavilion, alleging wrongful death in father's passing

Robert Hadley Oct. 15, 2015, 1:16pm

A Cook County man is suing an Evanston nursing home, alleging wrongful death in its treament of his father.

Anonymous woman sues over allegations of assault, robbery by juvenile offender

Mark Trammell Sep. 17, 2015, 11:28am

An anonymous woman is seeking restitution for an alleged assault and robbery she suffered from a juvenile offender wearing an ankle bracelet while out on bond.

1st Appellate Court refuses to upset $8 million verdict in I-94 wrongful death case

Dan Churney Aug. 20, 2015, 12:56pm

An appeals panel has upheld an $8 million judgment awarded to the family of a suburban woman killed by a truck along the side of Interstate 94 in 2010, rejecting a trucking company's claims it didn't get a fair trial and the trial judge made a number of mistakes. The First District Appellate Court in Chicago on Aug. 14 affirmed the jury verdict awarded to the family of Stacey L. McHale.