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1.6 Million dollars awarded in wrongful death lawsuit against group home

A jury awarded $1.6 million to the family of a woman who died of severe brain damage after falling repeatedly at her group home. The verdict is the highest in a wrongful death action in Stephenson County, Illinois. In 2012, Rebecca Ruiz, the victim’s sister, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Willowglen Academy-Illinois Inc. and …

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Multimillion dollar awards approved in Chicago police wrongful death cases

The Chicago City Council Finance Committee approved a total settlement of over $6 million for two wrongful death lawsuits in which Chicago police allegedly used excessive force on men in their custody. The family of 38-year-old Philip Coleman was awarded $4.95 million. Coleman died in police custody in December 2012. His parents warned officers their …

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Hospital computer systems fall short in preventing drug errors

Medication errors at hospitals are the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Journal of Patient Safety. In order to address the problem and enhance patient safety, many hospitals have implemented computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems for ordering medication. According to a report from hospital rating organization The Leapfrog, …

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What Molly’s Law means for wrongful death lawsuits

The first part of Molly’s Law received unanimous support in the Illinois House committee on April 5. It has been passed to the House floor for consideration. The measure aims to extend the Illinois statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit from the current two years to five years. State Representative Terri Bryant …

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Judge rules that defendants’ Facebook archives request is too broad

A federal judge decided that the defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit were too broad in their request to view the Facebook archives of the victim of an accident and her family. The defendants asked for production of the archives covering a time period of seven years prior to her death. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey …

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Concert organizers sued for attendee’s fatal fall

A mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit against concert organizers in the aftermath of her son’s death from a fall during a concert at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois. Denise Kirchhoff filed the complaint in Cook County Circuit Court on March 10 as the independent administrator of her son Kyle Kirchhoff’s estate. She named …

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Wrong injection leads to wrongful death lawsuit

Two Chicago nursing care families and their staff members are facing a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit. Sandra Semmes filed the complaint in Cook County Circuit Court on March 4 in the capacity of independent executor of Robert Semmes’ estate. The named defendants in the suit were the Washington and Jane Smith Home, known as …

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Construction worker’s widow files wrongful death lawsuit

A man from Riverton, Illinois, was working to help construct a $55 million treatment facility for the sanitary district located at 3300 Mechanicsburg Road when there was an explosion that caused him to be injured on October 20. Six days later, on October 26, he succumbed to his injuries at HSHS St. John’s Hospital. Roger …

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