News from January 2019

Class action: Digital exam proctoring biz Verificient scanned test takers' faces, knuckles without notice

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 4, 2019

A woman has brought a class action against a digital exam proctoring company, alleging its software scanned her face and knuckle geometry without the company informing her in writing the information was being collected.

Schaumburg doctor named in suit over woman's alleged liposuction, butt lift-related death

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 4, 2019

The representative of the estate of a woman who died after a liposuction and Brazilian butt lift procedure is seeking damages from a Schaumburg physician.

Retail jeweler Harry Winston alleges nearby construction damaged building, caused $2M lost profits

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 4, 2019

A retail jeweler in Chicago alleges the building it leases was damaged by a nearby construction project and cost it more than $2 million in lost profits.

Daughter sues Little Company of Mary Hospital, others, over mother's death

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 4, 2019

A woman alleges her mother died while under the care of an Evergreen Park hospital

Patient alleges Wright Medical Technology hip device released 'dangerous levels' of cobalt in his body

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 4, 2019

A man alleges a medical device implanted in his body released "dangerous levels" of cobalt and he needed a second surgery to have the device removed.

Appeals panel: Woman can't sue Chicago Food 4 Less, snow removal crew, for icy slip-and-fall

By John Sammon | Jan 4, 2019

A woman who said she broke her ankle when she slipped and fell on ice in the parking lot of a Chicago Food 4 Less store can't sue the store or the company hired to clear ice and snow from the lot, a state appeals court has ruled.

Patient alleges DePuy Orthopaedics hip replacement devices failed

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 6, 2019

A patient alleges medical devices used in a hip replacement failed and resulted in high concentrations of metallic elements in his body.

Midwest Podiatry Services patient alleges infection wasn't properly treated, led to toe amputation

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 6, 2019

A patient has filed a suit against a podiatrist and other medical entities over allegations they failed to properly treat his condition.

Worker alleges unclean floor at Chicago worksite caused him to fall from ladder

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 6, 2019

A worker alleges he fell off a ladder and was injured because of the dangerous condition of the floor at a Chicago worksite.

Appeals court gives new chance to class action vs IL treausurer over sales of unclaimed property

By Scott Holland | Jan 7, 2019

A federal appeals panel has again tossed a ruling from a Chicago federal jude, saying he ignored its earlier opinion in an ongoing dispute over how much the Illinois Treasurer’s Office owes to people whose unclaimed property it sold.

Suit vs Chicago over O’Hare noise nosedives, judge says plaintiffs stalled too long before suing

By Dan Churney | Jan 7, 2019

A Cook County judge has put in the hangar a lawsuit by Bensenville homeowners against the city of Chicago, which alleged homeowner property rights were violated by air traffic noise from nearby O’Hare International Airport, saying they waited too long to sue.

IL has changed rules on employee reimbursements; employers should check policies, attorney says

By John Breslin | Jan 7, 2019

Employers in Illinois are being warned to check their expense reimbursement policies following the says passing of new amendments to a state act requiring them to pay "reasonable" expenses to employees, an attorney whose practice focuses on labor and employment law.

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital patient alleges negligence caused paralysis

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 7, 2019

A patient alleges a Barrington hospital's negligence resulted in her being paralyzed from the waist down.

Former Manor Care of South Holland resident files suit over care

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 7, 2019

A former resident of a South Holland long-term care facility alleges she developed pressure injuries because the facility failed to provide appropriate care.

Administrator alleges resident fell multiple times while living at Balmoral Home

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 7, 2019

The aunt of a former resident of a Chicago long-term care facility alleges it failed to provide proper care to the resident.

Administrator alleges Rosewood Care Center of Inverness failed to assess resident for fall risk

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 7, 2019

The next-of-kin of a woman who died last March is seeking damages from an Inverness long-term care facility over allegations of negligence.

Lincolnwood Place allegedly failed to develop plan to address resident's fall risk

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 8, 2019

An independent executor alleges a Lincolnwood skilled care facility failed to develop a care plan to address the fall risk of a former resident.

Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center allegedly failed to prevent patient's fall from bed

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 8, 2019

A Chicago hospital allegedly failed to prevent a patient from falling out of her bed.

Suit filed against Thorek Memorial Hospital, doctors over woman's death

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 8, 2019

A relative of a Cook County woman has filed a wrongful death suit against two physicians and a Chicago hospital.

Woman alleges ComEd keeps billing her for property she no longer owns

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 8, 2019

A Chicago woman alleges she is still being billed for electrical service to a property she no longer owns.

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