News from May 2015

C-section infection prompts woman to sue hospital, surgeon

By Carol Ostrow | May 4, 2015

CHICAGO – A local woman filed suit against a hospital and surgeon, alleging malpractice in a 2013 medical incident.

Doctor, urgent care clinic sued for allegedly missing infection

By Dan Harkins | May 4, 2015

SukhmanA female patient has sued a doctor and clinic over an infection she alleges was not detected as quickly as possible.Janet Calvert filed suit April 28 in Cook County Circuit Court against Franciscan Alliance Inc., doing business as Franciscan Express Care, with locations in Chicago Heights and Frankfort, and Dr. Ather Malik, citing negligence.According to the complaint, on April 2, 2014, Calvert

Bank sues surgical services business for unpaid debt

By Dan Harkins | May 4, 2015

A bank has sued a surgical clinic and agent over money owed on a promissory note.

Estate sues nursing homes, alleging breach of care for deceased relative

By Carol Ostrow | May 5, 2015

HetzerTwo women filed suit on behalf of a decedent’s estate against several nursing facilities for alleged liability in a 2013 health-related incident.Rita Crockett, of Cicero, and Candy Richmond, of Glendale Heights, filed a lawsuit April 28 as co-administrators of the estate of Edward Richmond, against Maplewood Care Inc. of Elgin; SIR Management Inc. of Lincolnwood; and River View Rehab Center LLC,

Man sues deceased father's former partner over ownership of Downers Grove building

By Dan Harkins | May 5, 2015

RowdenA man has sued his deceased father's former business partner over ownership of a commercial building in Downers Grove.Timothy J. Millar, as executor of the estate of John G. Millar, and on behalf of the NEDGO Partnership, filed a lawsuit April 28 in Cook County Circuit Court against Donald J. Craig and NEDGO Partnership, citing breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.Millar's father,

Widow of CME futures trading pioneer Barry Lind alleges Katten lawyers helped conceal affairs, estate changes to deny her inheritance

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 5, 2015

HartzThe widow of Barry Lind, a trader and financier who made millions on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and held a leading role in transforming the CME into its current form, has sued the couple’s longtime lawyers, Michael O. Hartz and the firm of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, alleging they helped her husband hide multiple affairs and order his estate to benefit the other women and greatly reduce his

Jury finds cigarettes, not asbestos, cause of pipefitter's lung cancer in asbestos case vs. ExxonMobil, Owens

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 6, 2015

ShahAfter a federal judge denied the plaintiff the ability to use the “any exposure” theory to press his asbestos-related claim, a federal jury has ruled a pipefitter’s lung cancer may have been caused by his pack-and-a-half a day cigarette smoking habit, rather than asbestos exposure, handing a rare win at trial to a group of industrial defendants.On May 1, the jury ruled in federal court in Chicago

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