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Budget won't pull IL out of financial straits; Residents can 'look forward' to more taxes, U of C prof says

Kacie Whaley Jul. 24, 2017, 7:01pm

Illinois ended its two-year budget hiatus earlier this month, but the state's financial plan still lacks the essentials needed to sustain it over the long term, according to a University of Chicago professor.

Man suing U of Chicago for 'anti-male' assault policies settles with female accuser, keeps suing school

Scott Holland Mar. 3, 2017, 10:42pm

A University of Chicago student suing the school over anti-male bias built into its sexual assault investigation system is continuing his lawsuit against the school, in which he is demanding $1.35 million, even though the school purportedly dropped its disciplinary action against him, and after he settled with a female student who allegedly triggered the disciplinary action by accusing him of sexual assault. 

University of Chicago Medical Center, doctor accused of negligence following spinal surgery

Louie Torres Jan. 3, 2017, 3:01pm

A father is suing Bakhtiar Yamini, M.D., and The University of Chicago Medical Center, alleging medical negligence.

Woman alleges arm had to be amputated after negligent shoulder surgery

Louie Torres Nov. 21, 2016, 3:05pm

A Cook County woman claims her left arm was amputated because of improper surgical procedures.

University of Chicago Medical Center accused of negligence in connection with patient death

Louie Torres Nov. 9, 2016, 5:48pm

An administrator of a deceased man's estate has filed a wrongful death suit against the University of Chicago Medical Center, alleging negligence in medical care.

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.

Man blames University of Chicago Medical Center for fall through stairs

Louie Torres Sep. 22, 2016, 11:16pm

A man is suing the University of Chicago Medical Center, alleging that the hospital didn't provide enough warning of problems with an outdoor metal staircase, leading him to fall through and be injured while working at the site.

Male student says University of Chicago's sexual assault policies created 'hostile environment'

Scott Holland Aug. 25, 2016, 3:00pm

A University of Chicago student has sued the school, arguing its sexual assault investigation system has created a "hostile environment against males," which has violated his constitutional rights and potentially those of other male students. 

Terror attack victims will not be allowed to seize ancient Persian artifacts, will need to seek other remedy

Deana Carpenter Aug. 4, 2016, 4:45pm

In a rare case, a museum collection will not be used to satisfy a judgment against another nation - in this case, the country of Iran, which has been accused of having sponsored a 1997 terrorist attack in Jerusalem in which eight Americans were injured.

Class action: College apartment manager Peak Campus sent illegal spam ad texts

Jonathan Bilyk Jul. 27, 2016, 4:51pm

Atlanta, Ga.-based manager of college apartment buildings Peak Campus Management could face a nationwide class action, after an Illinois man accused the company of sending him and potentially thousands of others marketing text messages, allegedly in violation of a federal law governing how and when companies can contact potential customers on their mobile phones.

U.S. women's soccer players say they deserve equal pay to USMNT, and may have a case

Taryn Phaneuf Jul. 23, 2016, 12:18am

Members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team are mounting a campaign on the field and under the law to secure pay equivalent to their male counterparts. And since the men's and women's players work for the same parent organization, the women may have a case, a local economics professor and former litigator said - and may make it harder for other female athletes to follow.

Woman blames hospital for injuries

Louie Torres Jul. 21, 2016, 1:06pm

CHICAGO — A patient is suing The University of Chicago Medical Center d/b/a The University of Chicago Medicine, a hospital, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Nursing home blamed for woman's pressure ulcers

Louie Torres Jul. 12, 2016, 4:47pm

CHICAGO — An administrator of a deceased woman's estate is suing The University of Chicago Medical Center, d/b/a University of Chicago Hospital, and Symphony South Shore, LLC, d/b/a Symphony of South Shore and the Renaissance at South Shore, Inc., d/b/a Renaissance at South Shore, alleging negligence and insufficient measures  taken to prevent injuries.

Jury awards $53 million med malpractice verdict, but U of Chicago asks judge to toss it

Jamie Kelly Jun. 30, 2016, 10:53pm

A Cook County jury awarded 12-year-old Isaiah Ewing and his family $53 million in a medical malpractice suit against the University of Chicago’s hospital on Wednesday, thought to be the largest medical malpractice verdict in the county's history.

Woman alleges failure to provide care in timely fashion

Louie Torres Jun. 30, 2016, 7:30pm

CHICAGO — A representative is suing The University of Chicago Medical Center d/b/a University of Chicago Medicine, David Howes, M.D., and Rickquel Tripp, M.D., alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Patient says care providers didn't use proper MRI machine

Louie Torres Jun. 30, 2016, 7:13pm

CHICAGO — A patient is suing The University of Chicago Medical Center, Geraldine Diaz, D.O., Laura Michalesko, CRNA and John Doe, health providers, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Woman says ad violated her rights

Louie Torres Jun. 24, 2016, 4:57pm

CHICAGO — A woman is suing University of Chicago Medical Center and Access Community Health Network, doing business as Access Grand Boulevard Health Specialty Center, citing alleged violation of rights of publicity.

University of Chicago Medical Center, et al. accused of negligence

Louie Torres Jun. 15, 2016, 2:44pm

CHICAGO – An estate administrator alleges negligent care after a surgery caused the death of her decedent.

Minor, mother files suit against medical health providers alleging neurologic injuries

Louie Torres Jun. 13, 2016, 9:01pm

CHICAGO – A minor and her mother have filed suit against two medical centers and several doctors alleging that they failed to provide adequate care during birth, causing injuries.

Patient accuses U. of Chicago Medical Center of malpractice

Denise Maravilla May 19, 2016, 1:10pm

CHICAGO — A patient is suing the University of Chicago Medical Center and a doctor, alleging their negligence resulted in a damaged colon and esophagus.