Illinois construction companies face heavy fines for exposing workers to asbestos

Two Illinois companies face heavy fines for exposing workers to deadly asbestos fibers. Joseph Kehrer and two companies affiliated with him, D7 Roofing and Kehrer Brothers, violated numerous health and safety standards, according to an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), part of the U.S. Department of Labor. Joseph Kehrer and Kehrer …

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Medical malpractice lawsuit filed against Cook County doctor over appendectomy

A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed against a Cook County doctor and medical group, by a patient who claims that a 2014 procedure resulted in an infection that required additional surgery. Raymond Simpson filed the lawsuit July 28 in Cook County Circuit Court, claiming negligence in the operation, which took place in November 2014. …

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Chicago wrongful death lawsuit filed by estate of woman struck by train

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Metra by the family of a woman who was struck by a train and died in a 2012 collision in Chicago. The lawsuit was brought against Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corp., otherwise known as Metra, by Melanie Boyer, as the special administrator of the estate of …

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Birth injury lawsuit filed by father

A $27.25 million birth injury lawsuit has been filed by a father who claims that his infant daughter suffers from seizures and severe brain damage caused by medical negligence. According to the lawsuit, the baby was born in March 2010 to a mother who had previously given birth via cesarean section. Although the mother and …

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A newborn Haitian boy is held at University Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 20, 2010. Medical personnel from around the world are treating Haitians injured during the earthquake that struck the nation Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Stumberg/Released)

Mother files birth injury lawsuit

A birth injury lawsuit has been filed by a mother who claims that her child was left with permanent brain damage and other injuries as a result of medical negligence during the birthing process. According to the lawsuit, the mother, a gestational diabetic woman pregnant with her third child, was admitted to the hospital approximately …

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Lawsuit alleges medical malpractice at nursing home

An Illinois nursing home has been sued by the estate of a woman who died in 2013. The lawsuit was filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court by Edward McDonald, administrator of the estate of Evelyn McDonald, against Caseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Inc., Caseyville Property and SW Financial Services Co. According to the lawsuit, …

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Illinois wrongful death lawsuit filed over blood thinning medication

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed in federal court over a blood thinning medication. The lawsuit was filed against a number of corporations that are part of Bayer Corporation and Johnson & Johnson, the marketers and manufacturers of Xarelto, a blood thinner, on behalf of the family of a man who died in 2013 after …

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Appellate Court overturns award of permanent partial disability benefits

A decision by the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission was overturned by the Appellate Court of Illinois, which said that the commission needed to make a decision about the appropriateness of a wage-differential award as compared to an award based on the percentage of the body that was impaired. In the case, Lenhart v. Illinois Workers’ …

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