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Record $940K verdict awarded in dog bite case vs animal clinic dating to 1997

Sara McCleary Apr. 28, 2017, 10:15am

A jury in suburban DuPage County has awarded the highest verdict Illinois has yet seen as a result of a dog bite incident. After a nine-day trial, jurors awarded plaintiff Kristen Hayes a record $940,000 award for injuries she sustained being bitten by a dog on April 23, 1997, at the age of 8. The case had been brought against Carriage Animal Clinic, whose employee had been walking the dog at the time of the bite.

American Airlines, Boeing. G.E. Aviation sued for aircraft engine fire

Louie Torres Mar. 24, 2017, 9:27am

A woman who claims she was injured when an engine on the airliner on which she was a passenger caught fire on the runway is suing G.E. Aviation Systems LLC, the Boeing Company and American Airlines Inc. for alleged product liability.

Class action: Walgreens, CVS, Osco overcharging diabetics on Medicare for insulin pumps, supplies

Scott Holland Mar. 7, 2017, 6:18pm

A Geneva resident who says pharmacies are overcharging people with diabetes for medication is pursuing a class action complaint against some of the country’s largest retail drug stores in Chicago federal court, seeking at least $5 million. 

Husband and wife allege talc in Johnson & Johnson powder caused cancer

Louie Torres Mar. 6, 2017, 5:38pm

A married couple are suing Johnson & Johnson and Walgreens for product liability and other claims, asserting the manufacturer and drug store retailer should be made to pay for making and selling baby powder that allegedly caused ovarian cancer.

Mother says son died because Palos Community Hospital botched his treatment for pneumonia

Louie Torres Mar. 2, 2017, 2:43pm

A mother is suing Palos Community Hospital, saying alleged botched attempts in intensive care to treat her son for pneumonia resulted in his death from bleeding in his lungs and upper respiratory tract.

Ingalls Memorial Hospital, others accused of failure to diagnose pulmonary embolism

Louie Torres Jan. 26, 2017, 12:15am

The administrator of a woman's estate is suing Ingalls Memorial Hospital; Primary Healthcare Associates S.C.; Akbar Rahmani, M.D.; Rahmani Medical LLC,; Kaveh Rahmani, M.D.; Advanced Heart Group S.C.; and Ripple Doshi, M.D., alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Woman blames Premier Pain Specialists, others for post-op fall injuries

Louie Torres Jan. 6, 2017, 12:57pm

A patient is suing Premier Pain Specialists LLC, Premier Pain & Spine LLC and Omar Said, M.D., alleging medical negligence.

Hotwire,, other online travel sites to pay Lombard $459K to settle hotel taxes lawsuit

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 25, 2016, 1:04pm

The village of Lombard will reap a $459,000 payday from the operators of six of the biggest online travel websites – the only Illinois municipality allowed to do so - after a federal judge signed off on a deal to end a years-long court fight over claims the travel sites had stiffed Lombard and other suburban Chicago communities of hotel taxes.

Advocate Bromenn Medical Center, others accused of making late diagnosis

Louie Torres Oct. 21, 2016, 1:47pm

A married couple's lawsuit alleges negligence in medical care.

Widow blames Pasquale Trucking Company for husband's death

Louie Torres Sep. 29, 2016, 11:49am

A deceased man's family is suing Pasquale Trucking Company Inc. and a driver, alleging negligence in a fatal collision.

$35 million jury verdict for fatal 5-car crash pared back by $15 million

Dawn Geske Sep. 22, 2016, 12:07am

A combined $35 million judgment stemming from a fatal five-car crash has been pared back, after a judge took another look at the huge jury verdict.

Report: Political donations from trial lawyers topped $35 million in 15 years

Ann Maher and Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 6, 2016, 3:20pm

A new study published by the Illinois Civil Justice League shows that campaign contributions from trial lawyers to Illinois politicians and judges topped $35.25 million during the past 15 years. The courts in Cook County, along with those in downstate Madison and St. Clair counties, near St. Louis, host the state’s highest concentrations of civil litigation, factor prominently in "Justice for Sale III," a report analyzing campaign contributions made by the plaintiffs' bar and the profound impact

Jury awards $7.75 million verdict in neurosurgeon malpractice case

Carrie Salls Jun. 30, 2016, 3:50pm

The widow and two adult children of a patient who died of cardiac complications hours after spinal surgery were recently awarded a $7.75 million verdict by the Cook County Circuit Court in their lawsuit against the doctor who performed the spinal surgery.

Disabled adult's guardian sues health care service providers

Ruel Reyes Apr. 30, 2016, 9:11pm

CHICAGO – A guardian of a disabled man alleges that he was not properly treated and suffered injuries.

Parents, child file suit against health care providers over obstetrical care

The Cook County Record Apr. 27, 2016, 8:11pm

CHICAGO – A couple has filed suit against a doctor alleging that the mother was not properly evaluated during her pregnancy.

Jury awards $22.7 million to family of man who died in 2012 I-294 pileup caused by speeding impaired trucker

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 26, 2016, 6:25pm

A Cook County jury has awarded $22.7 million to a woman whose husband died in 2012 in a multi-car wreck on I-294 in Chicago’s western suburbs, allegedly caused by a man with drugs in his system while behind the wheel of a truck.

Surgery patient accuses health service providers of negligence

Ruel Reyes Apr. 25, 2016, 1:55pm

CHICAGO — A patient is suing Joliet-based health care providers, alleging negligence caused her to suffer surgical complications. 

Couple blames health service provider for husband's eye injury

Ruel Reyes Apr. 5, 2016, 1:32pm

CHICAGO — A couple is suing Berwyn health care providers, alleging negligence led to injury. 

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.

Jury awards Ford County record $950K to family of victim of alleged medical malpractice

Annie Hunt Jan. 7, 2016, 3:06pm

A Ford County jury recently awarded $950,000 to the family of a 73-year-old Gibson City man who died as a result of alleged negligence in a Gibson City Clinic. The award marked a record verdict amount in the downstate county.