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Appeals panel: Families of medical malpractice plaintiffs who die while case pending can add wrongful death claims to lawsuit

Dan Churney Apr. 1, 2016, 11:22am

Unraveling what it called a “classic clash of apparently conflicting statutes,” an Illinois appeals panel has ruled the family of a woman who died while her medical negligence lawsuit was pending against a doctor, the University of Chicago Medical Center and affiliates is not blocked by a statute of repose from adding wrongful death claims to the preexisting lawsuit.

$5 million medical malpractice settlement OK'd vs doctors, Northwest Community Hospital

Emma Gallimore Jan. 22, 2016, 11:40pm

A $5 million settlement has been approved for a 64-year-old woman who claimed treatment she received at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights left her with brain damage.

Park Ridge homeowners win appellate round vs Advocate over Lutheran General flooding

Scott Holland Jan. 2, 2016, 9:32am

Park Ridge homeowners have retained a window of hope in their campaign to hold neighboring Advocate Lutheran General Hospital liable for flooding. After the Cook County Circuit Court dismissed two counts of the homeowners’ class-action complaint, the First District Appellate Court reversed one of those dismissals in an unpublished order issued in December. The issue arose from a Sept. 13, 2008, storm and a subsequent Feb. 12, 2009, class action complaint.

Family of man who died after knee surgery awarded $8.25 million in hospital death suit

Hanna Nakano Nov. 10, 2015, 12:02pm

The family of a man who died after undergoing knee replacement surgery at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago has been awarded $8.25 million dollars.