News from March 2014

Woman sues over alleged police search of her cell phone

By Whitney Brakken | Mar 1, 2014

A Chicago resident is suing a police officer who arrested her and then allegedly searched her phone without consent, forwarding her private photos to his personal phone.

State Farm sues home builder, dryer manufacturer over fire

By Ben Hart | Mar 3, 2014

State Farm is suing over claims the negligence of two different companies caused a fire.

Chicago law firm, attorney sued for breach of contract

By Ben Hart | Mar 3, 2014

KatzA man is suing law firm over allegations it failed to properly represent him.Andrew S. Cwik filed a lawsuit on Feb. 19 in the Cook County District Court against the Law Offices of Jonathan Merel P.C. and Jonathan Merel, citing breach of contract.According to the complaint, Cwik entered into an attorney-client relationship on June 20, 2011 with the defendants for the purpose of modifying his divorce

Sheridan Apartments named in slip and fall suit

By Ben Hart | Mar 3, 2014

A Cook County woman is suing over claims she sustained injuries after falling down her apartment steps.

Appeals panel upholds $4M jury verdict against City of Chicago over parade injury

By Jonathan Bilyk | Mar 3, 2014

The City of Chicago must pay $4 million to a woman who was injured when a police officer ran her over with a four-wheeled motorcycle while she was marching in a parade, an appeals panel held late last month.

Cook County man sues tavern, customer after punched in face

By Ben Hart | Mar 3, 2014

A Cook County man is suing over claims he was attacked at a tavern.Randip "Kevin" Hundal filed a lawsuit Feb. 19 in the Cook County District Court against Samuel Sanchez, John B. Inc., doing business as John Barleycorn J.B. at Schaumburg Inc., and John Doe, citing negligence.Hundal claims on March 3, 2013, he was punched in the face by defendant, Doe, while at a tavern, at 1100 American Lane in Schaumbur

Northwestern Memorial Hospital named in medical malpractice claim

By Ben Hart | Mar 3, 2014

A Cook County woman is suing over claims she received negligent care from a Chicago hospital.Esther Agbeye filed a lawsuit on Feb. 19 in the Cook County District Court against Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Surgical Associates and Dr. Wilson H. Hartz III, citing medical malpractice.The plaintiff calls Dr. Gerald J. Mingolelli and Dr. Thomas Lee as Respondents in Discovery to give information

Loyola University Medical Center named in medical malpractice claim; case settled, dismissed

By Ben Hart | Mar 3, 2014

A Cook County woman has settlled her lawsuit over claims she sustained injuries after misplaced epidural.

Cook County woman sues Loyola Medical Center after husband received negligent care

By Ben Hart | Mar 3, 2014

A Cook County woman is suing a physician and a medical facility after her husband received negligent care.Cynthia Allen, as guardian of the estate of Michael Griffin, filed a lawsuit Feb.19 in the Cook County District Court against Loyola University Medical Center, Trinity Health Corporation and Tiffany Priebe D.O., citing medical malpractice and loss of consortium.The plaintiff calls Dr. William Cannon

Manorcare of Elgin sued for allegedly violating the Nursing Home Care Act

By Whitney Brakken | Mar 3, 2014

Manorcare is facing suit over claims they violated the Nursing Home Care Act.Karen Hart, by her duly appointed Power of Attorney, Carolyn Hart, filed a lawsuit Feb. 18 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Manor Care of Elgin IL LLC, doing business as Manorcare of Elgin, citing violation of the Nursing Home Care Act.The plaintiff states in August 2011, Karen was admitted to Manorcare of Elgin and

Presence Ballard Nursing Center named in negligence claim

By Ben Hart | Mar 3, 2014

A Cook County woman is suing over claims a nursing home's negligence caused serious injuries to family member.Nancy Kaiser, as Attorney-In-Fact for James Kaiser, filed a lawsuit on Feb. 19 in the Cook County District Court against Presence RHC Senior Services Corporation, doing business as Presence Ballard Nursing Center, citing negligence.Kaiser claims James Kaiser was a resident of the defendant

Loyola medical center, doctors accused of misplacing epidural

By Ben Hart | Mar 4, 2014

A Cook County woman is suing over claims she sustained injuries after a misplaced epidural.

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