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Husband sues Mercy Hospital, doctors, after wife dies of cardiac arrest

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 24, 2018

Leonard Underwood, estate administrator for his late wife, Sheila Moore-Underwood, filed a complaint on Sept. 7 in Cook County Circuit Court, against physicians Conner M. O'Keefe and Arijit Dasgupta, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, and medical practice Chicago Heart and Vascular Consultants.

Wife sues doctor after brain surgery allegedly leaves husband mentally disabled

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 21, 2018

Deborah Swan is suing a physician and a medical practice, alleging that her husband's brain surgery left him mentally disabled.

Family claims NorthShore Evanston resident suffered neglect, contributing to her death

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 21, 2018

Stratigo Rizakos is suing Northshore University Evanston Hospital, alleging violation of the Wrongful Death Act.

Glenwood Healthcare accused of failing to properly supervise blind resident who was injured in falls

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 20, 2018

Glenwood Healthcare & Rehab Inc., Glenwood Terrace and Certified Health Management Inc. are accused of violating the OBRA/Nursing Home Care Act in a lawsuit involving a nursing home resident who allegedly suffered several falls and was injured.

Couple accuses doctor of improperly performing penile implant, treating infection

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 20, 2018

A Chicago surgeon faces a lawsuit by a couple alleging that he improperly performed a penile implant and allowed an infection to develop that caused permanent injuries, according to court documents.

City of Chicago sued in pregnant woman's death, injuries to newborn

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 20, 2018

The city of Chicago and Chicago paramedics are being blamed in the death of a pregnant woman and permanent injuries to her child, after they allegedly failed to "timely transport" the unconscious woman "to the closest emergency facility," according to court documents.

South Suburban Rehabilitation Center accused of negligence, wrongful death

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 20, 2018

South Suburban Rehabilitation Center, Extended Care Clinical and Extended Care Consulting have been named in a wrongful death lawsuit involving the care and treatment of a nursing home resident.

Wentworth Rehabilitation accused of wrongly harassing, firing worker for filing workers comp claim

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 18, 2018

An employee is suing Wentworth Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Inc., a transitional care service provider, citing an alleged violation of the Illinois Human Rights Act, retaliatory discharge and violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Patient blames medical group and doctor for failing to diagnose her hypertension

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 16, 2018

A patient is claiming she fell comatose and suffered permanent injuries after Advocate Medical Group and a physician allegedly failed to diagnose and treat her hypertension.

Widow sues nursing home, claiming late husband's injuries were result of negligence

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 16, 2018

A widow is suing Windsor Estates Nursing and Rehabilitation alleging negligence in injuries suffered by her husband before his death in 2016.

Former resident blames assisted living facility for serious infection that leads to leg amputation

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 16, 2018

A former resident is suing Concord Place Retirement Assisted Living Community and other organizations, claiming negligence after his right leg was partially amputated due to an infected skin ulcer.

Resident sues Rosewood Care Center after allegedly falling in his room

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 16, 2018

A nursing home resident filed a complaint on Sept. 4 in Cook County Circuit Court against Rosewood Care Center of Inverness for an alleged violation of the Nursing Home Care Act.

Nursing home sued after resident allegedly falls twice

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 16, 2018

A lawsuit has been filed against Alden Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, after a resident allegedly fell twice, suffering serious injuries.

Son blames Southpoint Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for his mother's death

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 16, 2018

Southpoint Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is facing a lawsuit from a man who claims the nursing facility failed to adequately treat his mother's ulcers, which allegedly contributed to her death in 2016.

Doctor sued for allegedly failing to diagnose patient's cancer

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 14, 2018

A patient is accusing Philip Sweeney M.D., and Digestive Disease Associates Ltd. of medical malpractice for allegedly failing to diagnose his rectal cancer in a timely manner and refer him to a colorectal surgeon.

Resident blames knee amputation on negligent care at nursing home

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 13, 2018

A resident is suing Evanston nursing home facilities, citing alleged breach of duty and negligence.

Nursing home resident allegedly was given high dose of anti-psychotic drug, became unresponsive

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 13, 2018

A woman is suing Generations at Regency, S.I.R. Management and Generations Network, alleging a relative was given a high dose of the drug Risperdal while in the defendants' care, causing her to become unresponsive.

Nursing home accused of trying to conceal the facts of a resident's fall out of bed

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 13, 2018

A nursing home is accused of trying to hide the facts of a resident's fall out of bed, as she allegedly was being repositioned by staff.

Lawsuit: Bristol-Myers Squibb failed to disclose Abilify can cause compulsive behavior

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 13, 2018

A group of Illinois residents are suing Bristol-Myers Squibb for allegedly failing to disclose to consumers that the prescription drug Abilify allegedly can cause compulsive behaviors.

GlaxoSmithKline, Walgreen accused of negligence for allegedly selling Paxil to pregnant women

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 12, 2018

A group of mothers are suing GlaxoSmithKline, which manufactured the antidepressant drug Paxil, and Walgreen Co., citing alleged strict liability.

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