News from November 2018

Woman alleges Aperion Care International failed to prevent resident from developing pressure sores

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 13, 2018

A long-term nursing care facility in Chicago is alleged to have failed to prevent a former resident from developing pressure sores.

Northwestern Memorial, others alleged to have failed to diagnose man's spinal condition

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 13, 2018

A couple is seeking damages from several medical entities over allegations they failed to recognize the signs of a spinal condition.

ExxonMobil still off hook for worker's severe injuries at Joliet plant in 2013, state appeals court rules

By Karen Kidd | Nov 13, 2018

A state appeals panel has said ExxonMobil can't be held accountable for severe injuries suffered by a worker in a mishap at the company's Joliet refinery, affirming a Cook County judge's findings that the oil and gas company had limited or no knowledge of the contract employer's allegedly unsafe procedures on the job site.

Man says doctor didn't order sufficient testing, improperly put him in chemotherapy

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 13, 2018

A patient of an Illinois physician is seeking damages from the doctor over allegations he failed to perform appropriate testing and instead put him in chemotherapy.

Resident alleges Lexington of Chicago Ridge failed to protect her from neglect

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 13, 2018

A resident of a long-term nursing care facility in Chicago Ridge alleges the facility failed to prevent dehydration and bowel obstruction.

Chicago School of Professional Psychology student says school's failure to help forced her to repeat practicum

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 13, 2018

An adult student alleges she had to repeat her practicum at a Chicago college a year later because the school did not help her resolve issues with her placement.

Appeals panel: Lawyer's lawsuit vs condo board over parking space groundless, but not a SLAPP

By Dan Churney | Nov 13, 2018

An Illinois appeals panel says a Loop condo owner’s lawsuit against his association board over a parking space was groundless, but the man shouldn’t be forced to pay the board’s legal defense costs, because the lawsuit didn’t come in retaliation for the board’s prior legal action against him.

Appeals panel: Federal judge can't order Cook Courts Clerk to provide immediate access to new lawsuits

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 13, 2018

A federal appeals panel has tossed out a Chicago federal judge’s order requiring Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown to provide immediate public access to all civil lawsuits filed in the county, saying the judge was wrong to intervene in the matter both because the state courts had not been given the chance to weight in and because the appellate judges doubted delaying access to filed lawsuits violated anyone’s constitutional rights.

Judge: IL A/G's pro-union statements don't disqualify her from defending vs union lawsuit over fees

By Scott Holland | Nov 14, 2018

A federal judge has determined a state employee — notable for his public anti-union stances — can’t intervene on behalf of the state in a lawsuit it faces from a union leader asking courts to declare unions aren’t obligated to represent employees who refuse to pay membership dues.

Unum Group alleged to have wrongfully terminated disability benefits

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 14, 2018

A former financial securities trader and adviser alleges he is disabled and that his insurer wrongfully terminated his benefits.

Warren Barr Gold Coast alleged to have failed to properly treat former resident's skin issues

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 14, 2018

A Chicago long-term care facility is alleged to have failed to prevent a former resident from developing skin issues before his death.

Resident of Parkshore Estates Nursing and Rehabilitation Center files suit after falling twice

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 14, 2018

A resident of a Chicago long-term nursing care facility alleges the facility failed to protect her from falls.

La Grange Medical Center patient files negligence suit after suffering post-surgery stroke

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 14, 2018

A patient of La Grange Medical Center alleges he suffered a stroke after a surgery because he was improperly cleared for the procedure.

Appeals court says bicyclist gets another try to sue Lake Forest for slip on wet bridge

By Karen Kidd | Nov 14, 2018

ELGIN – The case of a bicyclist injured while traversing a Lake Forest bridge about four years ago is on its way back to Lake County Circuit Court after a three-judge state appeals court panel unanimously ruled the lower court had improperly dismissed the litigation.

TRESSLER LLP: Zachary Auslander Joins Tressler’s Chicago Office

By Press release submission | Nov 15, 2018

We are pleased to announce that our former law clerk, Zachary Auslander, was recently admitted to the Illinois State Bar and is now an associate attorney in our Chicago office.

CLAUSEN & MILLER: Clausen Miller’s Appellate Practice Group Nationally and Regionally Ranked By U.S. News and World Report

By Press release submission | Nov 15, 2018

Clausen Miller is pleased to announce that its Appellate Practice Group has once again been ranked both nationally and regionally (Chicago) in U.S. News and World Reports 2019 “Best Law Firms.”

BENESCH FRIEDLANDER COPLAN & ARONOFF: Benesch Recognized in Benchmark Litigation 2019

By Press release submission | Nov 15, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Benesch has been named a Recommended Firm by Benchmark Litigation for 2019.

SAUL EWING ARNSTEIN & LEHR: Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr continues expansion of Boston Office with Addition of Partners N. Scott Pierce and Mary K. Murray, PH.D.

By Press release submission | Nov 15, 2018

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP announced that N. Scott Pierce and Mary K. Murray, Ph.D. have joined the Firm as partners in the Intellectual Property and Life Sciences Practices, resident in the Boston office.

Judge nixes P.I.'s bid to unseal Alvarez deposition, other evidence in Alstory Simon wrongful conviction case

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 15, 2018

A private investigator who was a central figure in a prominent wrongful murder conviction case has lost a bid to persuade a judge to unseal the video recorded deposition of former Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and other evidence, as he pursues a defamation lawsuit of his own against the county’s ex-chief prosecutor.

Woman files negligence suit against Warren Barr South Loop

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 15, 2018

A Chicago long-term care facility is alleged to have failed to provide the necessary care and treatment to a former resident to prevent the development of sores.

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