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Wesley Place CNA dropped resident and caused injuries, suit alleges

Louie Torres Jun. 9, 2017, 10:45am

A patient is suing Wesley Place Rehab, a nursing facility, claiming she was injured while being lifted from her wheelchair to her bed.

Technician at Condell Medical allegedly failed to properly insert needle, causing injury

Louie Torres Jun. 9, 2017, 10:43am

A couple is suing Condell Medical Center and an unknown technician, claiming the defendants were negligent while attempting to draw blood.

Suit claims woman developed bedsores, other health issues at Jackson Square

Louie Torres Jun. 9, 2017, 10:42am

A man is suing Jackson Square Skilled Nursing & Living Center, Nucare Services Corp., and Maestro Consulting Services LLC, alleging his relative developed health issues while a resident at the nursing facility, due to negligence.

Man alleges doctor at Northwestern Memorial perforated colon during exam

Louie Torres Jun. 9, 2017, 10:40am

A patient is suing Darren M. Brenner M.D., Northwestern Medical Group and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, alleging he was injured during a colonoscopy.

Consumer files class action alleging Zome sold gift cards with short shelf lives

Louie Torres Jun. 9, 2017, 10:37am

A man has filed a class action lawsuit against Zome Inc., which does business as E-Stores by Zome, a Washington corporation, alleging negligent misrepresentation.

Emergency Room Providers says hospital, competitor colluded to 'poach' hospitalists

Louie Torres Jun. 9, 2017, 10:35am

A medical personnel staffing firm is suing Advocate Trinity Hospital and United Elite Hospitalists LLC, citing alleged breach of contract for "poaching" their hospitalists.

Jackson Square facility allegedly negligent for lack of supervision

Louie Torres Jun. 9, 2017, 10:29am

A family member is suing Jackson Square Skilled Nursing and Living Center and Jackson Corp., alleging negligence for allowing the development of bedsores in a now-deceased resident.

Suit claims Pekin Memorial doctor caused injuries during epidural injection

Louie Torres Jun. 9, 2017, 10:27am

A couple is suing Arkadiusz Grochowski M.D.; UnityPoint Health-Pekin; and Pekin Hospital Pain Management LLC, alleging negligence for a botched epidural injection.

Fresenius Medical Care Chatham allegedly failed to recognize patient's infection

Louie Torres Jun. 9, 2017, 10:25am

A woman is suing Fresenius Medical Care Chatham on behalf of a late family member, alleging negligence.

Woman suffered multiple falls, injuries at The Claremont - Buffalo Grove, suit claims

Louie Torres Jun. 9, 2017, 10:24am

The relative of a former nursing home patient is suing Weinberg Community; The Claremont - Buffalo Grove; Nucare Services Corp.; and various staff, alleging negligence.

Seventh Circuit: Patent law can't be used to press asbestos exposure liability claims

Scott Holland Jun. 8, 2017, 11:30pm

A federal appeals panel in Chicago has upheld lower courts’ dismissal of several asbestos exposure lawsuits brought against door maker Weyerhaeuser Company and Owens-Illinois Inc., saying their dispute with Weyerhauser should be handled under Wisconsin’s workers compensation law, and their claims against Owens-Illinois don’t belong in court at all.

Trade secrets lawsuit highlights need for company computer policies, expert says

Chandra Lye Jun. 8, 2017, 1:00pm

A dispute between two companies over trade secrets is a warning to other businesses about a need for strict computer policies, to help prevent lawsuits over the disclosure of trade secrets, one expert lawyer said.

ARDC report shows lowest grievance total since 1988

Nicholas Gueguen Jun. 8, 2017, 12:38pm

The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) recently released its 2016 annual report, which shows the fewest number of grievances since 1988.

Bensenville homeowners cleared to continue takings lawsuit vs Chicago over O'Hare air traffic

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 8, 2017, 12:26pm

A Cook County judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by dozens of Bensenville homeowner against the city of Chicago for allegedly trespassing on their property rights when the city redesigned runways at O’Hare in 2013, sending a steady growing stream of air traffic over their homes daily since.

Couple suing over effects of Levaquin must show how drugmaker lied, judge says

Dan Churney Jun. 7, 2017, 8:16pm

A Chicago federal judge has ruled a suburban woman must describe, in her lawsuit against global drug maker Johnson & Johnson, how the company allegedly lied about possible effects of its antibiotic Levaquin, which the woman said caused her to develop a number of ailments.

Catholic church can't be sued for discriminating against gay man fired as music director: Judge

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 7, 2017, 7:56pm

A federal judge has turned aside a discrimination lawsuit brought by a gay man against the Roman Catholic Chicago Archdiocese for firing him from his role as music director at a church in suburban Inverness after he publicly announced his wedding engagement, saying the man’s tasks in his job at the church meant he “served an integral role in the celebration of mass,” and thus anti-discrimination laws did not apply to him.

High-profile litigator attorney Bill Dugan joins Baker McKenzie

Kacie Whaley Jun. 7, 2017, 6:16pm

Prominent Chicago-based lawyer Bill Dugan has joined world-renowned law firm Baker McKenzie's Employment & Compensation Practice as a partner.

Federal judge: State can't keep skimping on Medicaid while fully funding worker pay, debt obligations

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 7, 2017, 5:57pm

A Chicago federal judge has stopped short, so far, of ordering the state of Illinois to place a premium on paying the health insurance organizations, hospitals and others the $2 billion it is estimated the state owes under unpaid Medicaid bills. But the judge said she did not find it reasonable for the state to skimp on Medicaid payments while fully funding its monthly payroll and debt repayments.

Lawsuit vs NHL over substance abuse, death of hockey player Boogaard dismissed

Scott Holland Jun. 6, 2017, 6:59pm

A federal judge has agreed with the National Hockey League and dismissed the complaint brought by the family of deceased professional hockey player Derek Boogaard, who died following a purported drug overdose.

Appeals panel: Judge correct to find IL wrong to deny CPOP as OK condition for medical marijuana

Glenn Minnis Jun. 6, 2017, 4:59pm

A state appeals panel has agreed a Cook County judge was right to find state regulators were wrong in denying a request to add a condition known as chronic post-operative pain to the growing list of conditions for which medical marijuana can legally be prescribed in Illinois. But they struck down the judge's order to the state to add CPOP as an approved condition "within 30 days."