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Woman accuses caregivers of negligence over mother’s broken hip

CHICAGO — A Cook County woman says staff at Brentwood Nursing Home failed to properly supervise her mother, allowing her to break her hip.

Patient claims doctor performed needless procedure

CHICAGO — A Cook County man says a doctor practicing at Edward Hospital performed an allegedly unnecessary cardiac procedure on him without prior consent.

Mother files suit against doctor, hospitals in toddler's death

CHICAGO — A Cook County woman is suing a doctor practicing at Homewood Health Center and other facilities for the alleged wrongful death of her 2-year-old son.

Ironworker's father sues over workplace death

CHICAGO — A Cook County man is suing three Chicago businesses over the alleged wrongful death of his son from an accident involving a 4,000-pound steel beam.

Landlord's insurer files liability suit over fire

CHICAGO — The insurance company for Edgewater Place Condominiums is suing an Illinois man, alleging that a fire started in a unit he leased to another tenant.

Nursing-home care fell short, lawsuit claims

CHICAGO — A Cook County man says his mother developed severe, debilitating wounds while a resident of the Alden-Town Manor nursing home.

Daughter files wrongful death suit against Berkeley Nursing and Rehab

CHICAGO — A Cook County woman is suing Berkeley Nursing and Rehab Center and two other entities over injuries her 73-year-old mother allegedly suffered while she resided at the facility, which the suit says contributed to her death.

Granddaughter brings wrongful death suit against nursing facility

CHICAGO — A Cook County woman is suing Southpoint Nursing & Rehab, claiming that negligent wound care contributed to her grandmother’s death.

Food mart owner claims mistakes ruined fuel, cars

CHICAGO — A Cook County man operating a gas station and food mart says a mistake by a delivery driver ruined an entire tank of fuel that is now unsalable.

IL Supreme Court: State wrong to deny unemployment benefits to American Airlines worker fired for upgrading passenger

An American Airlines worker who was fired by the airline for helping a passenger secure a seating upgrade and some champagne for the flight has been cleared to collect unemployment benefits, after the Illinois Supreme Court found, since the worker did nothing illegal or obviously wrong, American Airlines’ lack of clear, written governing how to give passenger upgrades negated the airline’s claims it had the right to fire the worker for “misconduct.”

Wesley Place resident blames facility for power tool injury

CHICAGO – A Cook County man says a power tool left in the floor at a nursing home left him permanently injured.

Nursing home resident blames South Suburban Rehab for injuries from roommate

CHICAGO – A Cook County woman is suing a nursing home for allegedly failing to protect her from a violent roommate.

Obamacare health insurer Land of Lincoln Health hit with class action over U of C coverage 'bait & switch'

Two Chicago men have slapped a troubled provider of Obamacare health insurance policies with a class action lawsuit, alleging Land of Lincoln Health misled them into purchasing health plans on the belief the plans would include coverage for procedures at University of Chicago Medicine, even though Land of Lincoln allegedly knew the plans would not.

Guest sues over fall at hotel in Northbrook

CHICAGO — A Cook County woman says she was injured when she slipped and fell on a slippery entrance floor at a Crowne Plaza hotel in the Chicago suburb of Northbrook.

Appeals panel: OK for bank, ad agency to settle for zero dollars, thwart accountant's countersuit vs bank in embezzlement suit

An Illinois appeals panel has backed a Cook County judge’s ruling that Bank of America and a Chicago advertising agency didn’t pull a fast one on a Skokie accountant, by reaching a zero-dollar settlement in a $1 million embezzlement lawsuit, saving the ad agency untold sums in legal fees and shielding the bank from the accountant’s countersuit.

Belmont Village allegedly negligent in woman's death

CHICAGO — A deceased woman's daughter is suing a sheltered care facility alleging negligence and wrongful death.

Target can't dismiss injury lawsuit brought by family of child hurt skateboarding inside Vernon Hills store

Target must continue to defend itself in a liability suit after a federal judge refused to dismiss the complaint of a family whose child was injured riding an unsold skateboard inside a Vernon Hills store.

Daughter blames mother’s death on surgical mistake at Thorek Memorial

CHICAGO — A Cook County woman is suing Thorek Memorial Hospital and two doctors, claiming their negligence during bowel surgery caused her mother’s death.

River Oaks Honda customer accuses dealership of negligence in fall

CHICAGO — A Cook County woman is suing a Honda dealership over injuries she says she suffered during a fall on the premises.

Father's death prompts daughter's suit against nursing home

CHICAGO — A Cook County woman is suing the nursing home where her 76-year-old father lived, Norridge Gardens, claiming it allowed him to develop allegedly fatal complications.