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Chicago surgery center OK'd to sue malpractice insurer for refusing settlement, costing $4 million

Dana Herra Jan. 13, 2016, 9:28am

The 900 North Michigan Surgical Center can proceed in its bad faith lawsuit against its malpractice insurers, after a Chicago federal judge said there was sufficient evidence to believe the medical practice has a legal leg to stand on in contending its insurers needlessly cost the practice $4 million by deciding to take a malpractice case to trial and refuse a “sympathetic” plaintiff’s offer to settle the matter for $1 million.

Jury orders ISMIE to pay $14.3 million for 'bad faith' in representing doctors sued for child's death

Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 16, 2015, 7:14pm

A jury has awarded more than $14.3 million to the parents of a child who died after being born with severe brain damage, finding medical malpractice insurer ISMIE acted in bad faith in allegedly misleading doctors the family had sued, leaving the doctors to fill a coverage gap of more than $1 million following a jury verdict against them – a coverage gap the doctors said they were led to believe would not exist.