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Illinois Bible colleges appeal to Seventh Circuit for right to issue degrees

Heather Doyle Jan. 19, 2017, 5:16pm

A group of Illinois Bible colleges and allied groups are aiming to persuade a federal appeals court that religious colleges should not need a state seal to offer a degree.

Lawsuit: Team Health, Alexian Bros. failed to properly diagnose acetaminophen poisoning, causing death

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 5:07pm

An administrator for a woman's estate is suing her health care providers, alleging their delay in treating her acetaminophen poisoning resulted in irreparable harm to her liver, which ultimately led to her death.

Alden Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center accused of negligence in care

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 5:03pm

A deceased woman's famly has filed a wrongful death claim against Alden Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Inc. and a nurse, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Northwestern Medical Group accused of failing to properly diagnose a torn rotator cuff

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 5:00pm

A patient is suing Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, which does business as Northwestern Medical Group, alleging medical malpractice.

Tower Hill Healthcare Center, others accused of negligence in connection with death

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 4:58pm

A deceased woman's family has filed a wrongful death claim against Tower Hill Healthcare Center LLC, SW Financial Services Company and a nurse, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Doctor, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital accused of causing patient's injuries

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 4:57pm

A patient is suing Vijaykumar S. Nair, M.D., Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital and Advocate Medical Group, alleging medical negligence.

Son alleges father's sores developed under care of Saint Anthony Hospital contributed to death

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 4:54pm

A son alleges pressure sores developed by his father while under the care of a Chicago medical facility contributed to the man's death.

$5M settlement to end Bedtime Bath products class action vs Johnson & Johnson; $1.5M for lawyers

Scott Holland Jan. 19, 2017, 4:31pm

The people behind a false advertising class action lawsuit that said Johnson & Johnson's Bedtime Bath baby products did not make babies as sleepy as the company claimed are asking a judge to formally approve a $5 million settlement, according to a motion filed Jan. 4. The settlement would include nearly $1.5 million for attorneys, while the individual plaintiffs would collect service awards of $5,000 each. Members of the class could receive up to $15 each, if they submit eligible claims. 

Co-defendants in case from 3-car I-88 wreck can't pull man back in who caused it while DUI, but settled

Dana Herra Jan. 19, 2017, 3:46pm

A man who caused a three-car crash while driving under the influence of cocaine on Interstate 88 near Naperville, and later settled with a woman severely injured in the crash, cannot be reintroduced into the woman’s lawsuit to diffuse responsibility from other defendants in ensuing litigation, a state appeals court has ruled, rejecting assertions the driver’s DUI conviction indicated his actions that caused the crash were intentional, rather than merely negligent.

Patient alleges Northwestern Memorial failed to provide proper care

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 1:42pm

A patient is suing Northwestern Memorial Hospital, alleging the defendant's negligence led to ulcer problems for the plaintiff.

Adventist Bolingbrook accused of negligence in new mom's death

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 1:16pm

The husband of a woman who died following repeated trips to the emergency room at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital for headaches following the birth of her child is suing the facility and the physician who treated her, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent her death. 

SR&J Construction and JCF Real Estate blamed for worker's fall from walkway

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 1:09pm

An employee of a construction subcontractor is suing SR&J Construction Inc. and JCF Real Estate Inc., alleging negligence in connection with a fall from a walkway.

Chiropractors at Grandview Health Partners accused of negligence

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 1:02pm

A patient is suing two chiropractors, alleging their actions post-surgery resulted in permanent pain and suffering.

Patient blames nursing facility for ulcers

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 12:57pm

A patient is suing an Inverness nursing facility, alleging the defendant's negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff. 

Patient blames Rush Medical Center for botched kidney treatment

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 12:51pm

A woman is suing Rush University Medical Center radiologists, alleging medical malpractice led to her kidney problems. 

Glenlake Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center accused of negligence in woman's care

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 12:47pm

A woman's family is suing Pinnacle Inc., which does business as Glenlake Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and Glen Health and Home Management Inc., alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Mother says health providers botched baby delivery, injured child

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 12:45pm

A mother is suing Chicago doctors and a clinic, alleging they failed to properly deliver her baby, resulting in injuries to the child. 

Estate blames rehabilitation center for resident's death

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 12:39pm

An administrator of a man's estate is suing a Des Plaines rehabilitation center, alleging negligence led to the man's death.

Man claims he was assaulted by guard at Chicago Taco Bell

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 12:36pm

A man is suing Taco Bell of America LLC, Sundance Inc., Yum! Brands Inc., security guard Michael Brown and Hunt & Hunt Ltd., which does business as Security Enforcement Services, alleging assault, battery, insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries, liability and negligence.

Illinois' bailout bill for two Exelon power plants unique, unprecedented, needed more review, attorney says

Robert Lawson Jan. 18, 2017, 6:15pm

In early December, Democrats and Republicans in Springfield, including Gov. Bruce Rauner, agreed on an energy bailout bill in the Legislature to keep two Exelon nuclear generator plants operating at a cost of as much as $4.54 per month per Illinois ratepayer. But a Chicago lawyer who has advised industrial businesses and governments on energy-related issues for more than two decades said the 503-page bailout bill, which rewrote major provisions of both the Illinois Public Utilities Act and the Illinois Power Agency Act, should have received a more thorough review before becoming law.