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Mother Theresa Home allegedly failed to prevent woman from slipping on elevator floor

A woman is suing Franciscan Communities Mother Theresa Home for alleged liability and negligence.

Appeals court says Children's Hospital of Illinois responsible for doctor contractors in malpractice case

A Downstate appeals panel has reversed a Peoria judge's dismissal of a malpractice suit against Children's Hospital of Illinois, the suit alleging the facility was at fault for the loss of a baby's vision, saying the hospital could be liable for actions by doctors, even though the doctors were contractors to the hospital, because the hospital presented them as employees.

Alexian Brothers Health System, others allegedly failed to treat man's renal disease

A woman is suing Alexian Brothers Health System, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Cardiovascular Associates at Alexian Brothers and Dr. Sarah Ann Sullivan-Johnson for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and wrongful death.

Pelvic mesh case involving Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson kicked back to Cook County court

The case of an Illinois woman injured during a 2013 surgery that included a pelvic mesh is on its way back to Cook County after a federal judge brushed aside a defendant's contentions the case should not be tried in Illinois.

Loyola Center for Home Care and Hospice accused of medical negligence

A couple is suing Loyola Center for Home Care and Hospice for alleged negligence.

Appeals court lets stand controversial $25M deal settling paralyzed boater's injury case

A state appeals panel will let stand a Cook County judge’s decision to enforce a $25 million settlement deal between boatmaker Brunswick and a New Lenox man who claimed the company should be held accountable for an accident that left him paralyzed, even though a court clerk allegedly passed on information concerning jury deliberations to his lawyer, which the boatmaker alleged gave him an edge in the talks moments before the jury was set to render a verdict in favor of the defendants.

DNJ Intermodal Services LLC, others accused of negligence over vehicular accident

A woman has brought a wrongful death suit against Ramiro Rangel Jr., DNJ Intermodal Services LLC, IMC Companies LLC, IMC Global Solutions, National Drayage Services and Atlantic Intermodal Services LLC.

Appeals panel: Cook judge wrong to order new trial in malpractice suit v. Northwestern Medicine

A Chicago appellate court has tossed a Cook County judge's “unreasonable” decision to grant a new trial for a plaintiff in a malpractice suit, saying the trial judge was wrong to declare the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation had failed to furnish home health care records to the plaintiff, as justices said Northwestern didn't hide the records and plaintiff had access to them anyway.

Parents of boy injured at Flossmoor Library see appeal dismissed after they missed deadline for appeal

Saying they feel for the family of a boy who was severely injured when he fell through metal grates into a hole at the Flossmoor Public Library, a state appeals court has nonetheless rejected the family's appeal, as justices said they cannot allow the family to continue with their suit after missing strict filing deadlines.

T.Y. Lin International Group accused of negligence in fatal sewer accident

A deceased man's family is suing T.Y. Lin International Great Lakes Inc. and T.Y. Lin International for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Ethics panel: Law firm must prove Board of Review commissioner didn't profit from firm's suits vs county

A Cook County ethics panel is asking a judge to order a Chicago law firm to present proof the head of the Cook County Board of Review isn’t profiting from his law firm’s legal actions against the county.

Suit alleges man died due to complications from vascular surgery at Northwestern

A woman is suing Northwestern Community Hospital; NCH Medical Group; Northwest Community Healthcare; Nathan Lidsky M.D.; and The Intensivist Group S.C., alleging they were negligent in caring for her relative, a deceased former patient.

Suit claims Advanced Urology, VHS West Suburban Medical liable for failed surgery

A couple is suing Alan Y. Sadah M.D., Advanced Urology Center S.C. and VHS West Suburban Medical Center Inc., claiming the wife was injured by complications from a reconstructive surgery.

Couple claims wife suffered injuries during surgery at UCMC

A husband and wife are suing Sandra Culbertson M.D., The University of Chicago Medical Center and Palos Community Hospital, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

IL high court deadlocks on whether title companies' attorney payments are kickbacks

A divided Illinois Supreme Court has let stand a lower court’s decision to allow lawyers to earn fees – even fees that appear overly large, compared to the amount of work being done – from real estate title companies, despite accusations that the fee-splitting arrangements amount to little more than a kickback scheme.

Spouse of deceased man claims doctors failed to diagnose brain condition that led to death

A surviving spouse is suing a trio of doctors and their employers for allegedly failing to recognize issues with a CT scan that they claim eventually led to the man's death.

Advocate South Suburban Hospital allegedly failed to diagnose patient with MRSA infection

A deceased patient's family is suing Advocate South Suburban Hospital and Advocate Medical Group, and others, for allegedly failing to diagnosis an antibiotic-resistant MRSA bacterial infection after the patient allegedly told the medical staff she had been exposed to the bacteria.

State appeals panel upholds $2.1M verdict vs City Hall for family of woman killed by suspects fleeing cops

The city of Chicago must pay $2.1 million to the family of a woman who died when burglary suspects fleeing the police crashed their vehicle into hers, a state appeals panel has ruled.

NorthShore University HealthSystem accused of failing to timely diagnose cancer

A patient is suing NorthShore University HealthSystem and Jeffrey A. Grinblatt M.D.for allegedly taking insufficient measures to timely diagnosis him with cancer after Grinblatt reportedly cancelled the analysis of a prostate screening without notifying the patient.

MacNeal Hospital, others accused of failing to make timely diagnosis of cancer

A patient is suing MacNeal Physicians Group LLC, which does business as Chicago Health Medical Group; MacNeal Hospital; and Otto K. Lee, M.D., alleging negligence in medial care.