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Geneva nursing home sued for negligence in COVID-19 deaths of residents

Several lawsuits have been filed against a Geneva, Illinois, nursing home where a quarter of residents died from COVID-19 complications. The facility has reported some of the highest coronavirus case numbers and deaths among the state’s long-term care facilities. The estate of Helen Osucha, 97, sued Bria of Geneva for wrongful death. An alarming allegation …

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Illinois grants COVID-19 workers’ compensation coverage to essential workers

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation that will provide workers’ compensation benefits to frontline and essential workers, including first responders, who become infected with COVID-19 on the job. The law acknowledges the fact that the coronavirus pandemic is threatening the safety of workers whose jobs are typically not considered dangerous. In enacting HB 2455, Illinois …

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Briskman Briskman & Greenberg announces Accident Survivor Scholarship winner 

Chicago personal injury law firm Briskman Briskman & Greenberg selected Kaylee Dohney as the 2020 recipient of its Accident Survivor Scholarship. Dohney will receive $1,000 toward her first-year tuition at the University of Alabama.  “Kaylee has faced extraordinary adversity at a young age and overcome it with grace and determination,” said Paul Greenberg of Briskman …

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Illinois protects health care workers from lawsuits during COVID-19 crisis

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker on April 1 issued an executive order that grants medical professionals and health care facilities civil liability immunity for any injuries or deaths that occur while providing health care services during the coronavirus pandemic. The order in effect intends to shield frontline workers from medical malpractice lawsuits that arise from their …

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The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) released data that shows the extent to which the coronavirus has spread across the state’s more than 1,200 nursing homes.

Illinois Grapples With High COVID-19 Death Tolls Across State Nursing Homes

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) released data that shows the extent to which the coronavirus has spread across the state’s more than 1,200 nursing homes. Six percent of the state’s infections and 22 percent of deaths linked to COVID-19 have occurred at long-term care facilities. Officials reported 1,900 cases and at least 286 …

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Illinois woman sues factories for toxic chemical exposure

A woman who was diagnosed with cancer after living close to metal processing plants in Union, Illinois, filed a lawsuit against the factory owners. She alleged that they “knowingly” contaminated the surrounding areas with toxic, cancer-causing chemicals for decades. Dana Harper, 44, lived across the road from alloy and wire manufacturing factories for 26 years. …

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Chicago woman steals thousands of dollars from nursing home resident

Chicago woman steals thousands of dollars from nursing home resident

A Chicago woman working for a state contractor pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from an elderly resident of a long-term care facility. Mary Pfingston, 41, was convicted of five felonies including theft, three counts of public contractor misconduct and financial exploitation of the elderly. She faces probation or a prison sentence of up …

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Illinois man alleges Wal-Mart pharmacist filled wrong prescription

A man who suffers from high blood pressure sued a Wal-Mart pharmacy in Cahokia, Illinois, claiming the pharmacist provided him with the incorrect prescription. Leroy Turner filed the lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court on August 25, 2015. He alleged Wal-Mart Inc. and pharmacist Christopher L. Hurtte were negligent in providing him with the …

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Marine and two others killed in wrong-way crash on interstate

Three men died in a violent wrong-way collision in Naperville, Illinois. The accident occurred around 1 a.m. on December 2 and involved two vehicles. Ali Erhaima, 32, was driving a 2007 Chrysler 300 in the westbound lane of Interstate 88 when a wrong-way driver crashed into him head-on. The driver, of a 2012 Toyota Camry, …

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Walgreens sued after teen dies from morphine intoxication

The parents of a teenager filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Walgreens, alleging their son died of morphine intoxication due to medical negligence. Tom Steinbacher Sr. and Christine Steinbacher, as co-administrators of their son’s estate, filed the complaint in Cook County Circuit Court on April 21. They are seeking a jury trial in addition to …

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