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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.

Woman alleges fall at Metra station caused injuries

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 4, 2019

A woman is suing Metra and the city of Chicago after she claims she fell at the Millennium Park station.

Lifetime Fitness can't shut down man's slip-and-fall suit asserting light sensors left him in the dark in bathroom

By Scott Holland | Dec 29, 2018

A federal judge said Lifetime Fitness can’t avoid a lawsuit from a man who claims he fell in a dark bathroom in which motion-sensing lights didn’t function as expected, causing him not to see liquid on the floor when he stepped out of a bathroom stall.

Lyft passenger seeks damages from rideshare company, city of Chicago over Michigan Ave crash

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 27, 2018

A couple is seeking damages from a ride-hailing company and the city of Chicago over a collision earlier this month.

Woman sues Penny's Slots and Video Poker after door allegedly severs portion of finger

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 27, 2018

A Chicago woman alleges the door at an Oak Lawn business severed a portion of her finger.

Woman sues Berwyn youth soccer league, others after she was struck in the face by a ball in the stands

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 27, 2018

A woman is suing a youth soccer league, alleging she was injured at a youth soccer game in Berwyn when a ball struck her in the face.

Two seek damages from Rokaitis Industries over I-355 tow truck crash in Addison

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 27, 2018

Two people allege they were injured when a tow truck entered into their lane of travel on an interstate in Addison.

Jury to decide if FDA would have blocked Merck from revising Januvia label over cancer risk: Appeals panel

By Jonathan Bilyk | Dec 27, 2018

A pharmaceutical company facing lawsuits over whether its diabetes drug may have caused pancreatic cancer will need to let a jury decide whether federal regulators would have prevented the drugmaker from revising the medication’s warning label to specifically mention a risk of developing that cancer.

Worker alleges chemicals on floor of DeLaval Manufacturing facility caused burns

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 26, 2018

An independent contractor alleges he was injured while working at a Des Plaines facility when he stepped into chemicals spilled on the floor.

Appeals panel: Couple hit by car can sue Uber, driver for dropping them off at busy intersection at 2 a.m.

By Dan Churney | Dec 24, 2018

An Illinois appeals panel has reversed a Cook County judge’s ruling that a Uber driver could not have foreseen a Chicago couple, whom he kicked out of his vehicle in the middle of the night, would then be hit by a car, finding the Uber driver should have known such an eventuality was possible.

Mother of woman found dead in Rosement hotel walk-in freezer seeks $50 million

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 21, 2018

The mother of a Chicago woman who died in a freezer at a Rosemont hotel is seeking $50 million.

Widow asks SCOTUS to toss GSK's win in lawsuit over Paxil labeling, lawyer's suicide

By Jonathan Bilyk | Dec 21, 2018

Asserting a Chicago federal appeals panel wrongly invalidated a jury’s verdict, attorneys for the widow of a Chicago lawyer who committed suicide after taking the generic version of the antidepressant drug Paxil, have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out the appellate ruling and order more proceedings on whether pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline should be made to pay for allegedly not revising their drug’s warning label to reflect an increased risk of suicide.

Woman alleges she was injured in fall caused by liquid on floor at O'Hare

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 19, 2018

An Idaho resident is seeking more than $50,000 from Chicago after falling at O'Hare International Airport earlier this year.

IL Supreme Court: 'Hearsay' Facebook post not enough to force car crash defendant to reveal medical history

By D.M. Herra | Dec 17, 2018

The Illinois state Supreme Court ruled that a plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit arising from a traffic crash is not entitled to the defendant’s medical records when the defendant’s health is not part of the allegations.

Laborer injured in pipeline explosion seeks damages from Natural Gas Pipeline Co., Kinder Morgan

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 17, 2018

A farm worker injured when a plow came into contact with a natural gas pipeline alleges the pipeline system operator failed to maintain the line markers.

Pace Suburban Bus passenger alleges bus struck him, ran over legs

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 14, 2018

A bus passenger alleges the driver failed to clear him before driving away, struck him and ran over both of his legs.

Tensions, confusion, lawsuits mount concerning Sterigenics emissions in Willowbrook

By Glenn Minnis | Dec 14, 2018

Tensions, confusion and lawsuits countinue to mount in and around Willowbrook, surrounding ethylene oxide emissions from a medical device sterilization plant operated by Sterigenics in the suburban community. State lawmakers are also considering new legislation addressing the use of EO, and the EPA is continuing air monitoring after it admitted its initial round of air quality measurements from May were flawed.

Appeals court junks $10.7 million verdict in water heater-scalding suit

By Dan Churney | Dec 14, 2018

An Illinois appeals panel has overturned a Cook County jury’s $10.7 million verdict against a water heater manufacturer, which found the company was liable for a baby’s scalding death, saying the trial judge improperly excluded evidence that would have aided the manufacturer’s defense.

Door slammed by wind at Zeller Realty property allegedly caused man's shoulder injury

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 12, 2018

A worker at a Chicago building alleges he sustained a shoulder injury when a door closed on him.

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