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Paying Medicare liens after settlement of wrongful death claim

If you have recently reached a settlement of a wrongful death claim, you may be wondering if the decedent’s Medicare lien is required to be paid from the proceeds. That depends on whether you were seeking survival damages and on the damages that can be recovered under the wrongful death statute in your state. If …

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Man dies from Walgreens prescription error

A man named Terry Paul Smith voiced complaints to his physician about a drug he had been taking for leg and back pain. His physician then changed his prescription to a narcotic pain reliever called methadone. After filling the prescription at a Walgreens pharmacy in Jacksonville, Florida, and taking the drug, he died within 36 …

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Woman sues Chicago police after son dies in car crash

A woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Chicago, Chicago police and a police officer after her son was killed in a car crash. Shawn Garrett, 25, was traveling east on Chicago’s 69th Street on Jan. 10, 2011. According to the lawsuit, a police officer driving south toward the intersection failed to …

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Illinois man files medical malpractice lawsuit for pacemaker complications

An Illinois man filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after a surgery to recharge his pacemaker allegedly led to an infection. The claim was filed on Sept. 30 in St. Clair County Circuit Court. Charles Chessor sued Dr. James McPike, Memorial Medical Group, Cardiovascular Associates of Southern Illinois and Liberty Village of Maryvale for negligence. McPike …

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Statute of limitations for birth injuries in Illinois

It is often the case that birth injuries could have been prevented if the treating physician had followed generally accepted medical practices. Such negligence on the part of doctors may lead some parents to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the physician and hospital. There is a statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice …

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Women sue birth control company for packaging error

More than 100 women from across the United States have filed a lawsuit against Qualitest Pharmaceuticals for an alleged birth control packaging error that resulted in unwanted pregnancies. The 113 women from 28 states are seeking millions of dollars in damages for their pain and suffering, lost wages and expenses to cover the cost of …

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14.3 Million dollar judgment against medical malpractice insurer

A judgment in the amount of $14.3 million was rendered in a medical malpractice lawsuit arising out of a case in which a baby suffered severe brain damage at birth. A jury in Cook County, Chicago, determined that ISMIE Mutual Insurance, Illinois’ largest insurance company, acted in “bad faith” when it failed to make a …

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Estate administrator files wrongful death lawsuit against nursing home

A woman from Cook County, Chicago, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Chicago nursing home, claiming that its actions led to the death of an 87-year-old woman. The plaintiff is Patricia Williams, who is an independent administrator of the estate of Margaret Culbreath. She filed the lawsuit against the nursing home called, “The Renaissance …

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