Surgical Error Medical Malpractice

Family gets settlement of $5.5 million in surgical error lawsuit

A $5.5 million settlement was approved in a medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a Charleston woman who bled to death after a liver surgery. The lawsuit was filed in 2014 in Sangamon County, Illinois against Dr. Sabha Ganai, the surgeon who performed the procedure. Her employer, Southern Illinois University …

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Pedestrian killed after being struck by car while crossing street

A woman died after being hit by a car while crossing an intersection in Niles, Illinois. Police said the pedestrian accident occurred as Patricia Dahnke, 63, was walking in the Touhy Avenue and Central Avenue crosswalk against a red light. According to authorities, a Chicago driver collided with Dahnke. The 60-year-old man was traveling in …

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Chicago company cited for safety violations after workers suffer amputations

A container manufacturer is facing penalties of $503,380 after government inspectors discovered that several of the company’s employees suffered serious injuries due to safety violations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigated four reports of worker injuries at BWAY Corp.’s Chicago plant. The company was cited for five serious and five repeated machine safety …

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Illinois Bicyclist

New Illinois bicycle law aims to improve cyclist safety

Illinois passed a new law in an effort to boost safety measures for bicyclists, who are far too often exposed to the risk of accidents while engaging in what is meant to be a safe activity. The bill takes a common-sense approach to several driving and cycling behaviors that occur on the roads. “This new …

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Illinois introduces new pharmacy guidelines to enhance patient safety

Under new regulations Illinois pharmacists will now be required to counsel patients when they get new medication orders filled or are seeking changes to regular prescriptions. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner recently approved the updated guidelines in an effort to improve customer safety. Pharmacists must provide verbal counseling when dispensing drugs to new patients, giving new …

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Belleville Police investigate crash deaths of two motorcycle riders

A motorcyclist and his passenger died after being hit by a car in Belleville, Illinois. Authorities said the two-vehicle crash occurred just before 9 p.m. at the intersection of State Street and South Belt West. The male motorcycle rider, 66, was on a 2000 BMW 259R motorcycle with a 60-year-old female passenger. The motorcycle collided …

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Mother sues Chicago school board over son’s drowning death

The mother of a special needs student who drowned in a high school swimming pool filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Chicago Board of Education. The lawsuit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, is seeking in excess of $100,000 in damages. Rosario Gomez, 14, was a student with autism at Kennedy High School in …

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