Illinois Mother Files Lawsuit Alleging C-Section Errors

An Illinois mother has filed a lawsuit against the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) and attending physicians after her son suffered birth injuries allegedly as the result of a Caesarean section. The lawsuit claims that the child’s injuries are the result of medical malpractice. The mother filed the lawsuit on December 20, 2012 in …

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Former Illinois Police Officer Charged With Workers Comp Fraud

A former police officer for the village of Maryville has been indicted by a grand jury in Madison County, Illinois on charges related to an alleged fraudulent workers’ compensation claim. Richard Turner is facing charges relating to a claim he made in 2009 while employed by the Maryville Police Department. Turner is alleged to have …

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Former Illinois Restaurant Owner Awarded Two Million in Medical Malpractice Case

A former Illinois restaurant owner has been awarded $2.1 million by a jury in a medical malpractice case over injuries he suffered during medical treatment after a motorcycle accident. The Milwaukee County, Wisconsin jury found that the doctor that treated Daniel Nelson was negligent in providing medical care. The hospital and other medical personnel were …

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Illinois Birth Injury Lawsuit Filed Over Depakote

A federal lawsuit has been filed by a man who claims he suffered from birth defects as a result of his mother taking the medication Depakote while she was pregnant with him. Depakote, or valproate, is a medication used to treat epileptic seizures, manic depressive disorder and migraine headaches. However, its use by pregnant women …

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BLS Releases Data on Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released final data from 2011 on nonfatal on-the-job illnesses and injuries that required days away from work. The rate of such injuries was 117 cases for every 10,000 full-time workers, which was statistically the same rate as 2010. The total number of cases with …

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Deceased Plaintiff’s Executor Continues With Hip Lawsuit

The executor of the estate of a woman who passed away is continuing her personal injury lawsuit against Zimmer, Inc. for injuries she allegedly suffered as the result of a hip replacement. Mary Jo Ott filed the lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Ott died at the age …

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Lawsuit Blames Medical Malpractice for Illinois Girl’s Erb’s Palsy

A mother in Illinois has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the obstetrician who delivered her daughter, claiming that excessive force resulted in the child’s Erb’s palsy. The lawsuit against Chicago’s Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center was originally filed in Cook County Circuit Court, but was later transferred to federal court for the Northern District …

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Icy Roads Cause Multiple Fatal Car Accidents in Illinois

Several fatalities on Illinois roads have resulted from recent icy conditions. Four high school friends died when their car skidded out of control on a bridge and plunged into an icy creek in rural Illinois. Patrick O’Neil, the coroner for Will County, said that the driver probably lost control of the vehicle after hitting water …

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Birth Injury Lawsuit Filed Over Child’s Cerebral Palsy

A lawsuit has been filed by a woman who alleges that her child’s cerebral palsy was caused by birth injuries the child sustained during delivery. The woman claims that her daughter’s birth was prolonged because of the decision by medical personnel to not perform a Caesarean section and that this caused neurological injuries, including, but …

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