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Mother files wrongful death lawsuit over death of two-year-old son

A mother named Timberlyn Jones from Chicago, Illinois, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the physician who treated her two-year-old son and the hospital that was responsible for his health. Among the defendants in the lawsuit are Dr. Roy Bardwell, St. James Family Care Center, Franciscan Alliance Inc., Campbell Health Solutions, Family Care Center …

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Liability of pharmacist for improper advice

There was a case in which a patient telephoned a pharmacist regarding a medication for her spouse, who subsequently used the medication, and became ill as a result. The wife informed the pharmacist about her husband’s medical history, and the pharmacist told her that her husband could safely use a pseudoephedrine product. The pharmacist failed …

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Illinois Department of Labor promotes grain bin safety

The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) observed Grain Bin Safety Week from February 21 to 27 as part of a national effort to address the growing number of grain bin accidents and deaths. With more than 9 percent of its total economic output arising from agriculture, Illinois ranks second for such incidents nationwide. Seven out …

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Researchers say handful of doctors are responsible for medical malpractice claims

A recent study has found that a small percentage of doctors with distinctive traits are responsible for a disproportionately large number of paid medical malpractice claims that are settled or awarded damages at trial. According to research published in the February issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, 1 percent of doctors accounted for …

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Nursing home sued for woman’s wrongful death due to morphine overdose

The daughter of an elderly woman who died from a morphine overdose last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an Illinois nursing home where she lived. Sandra Peterson filed the claim in Cook County Circuit Court on February 25 against Holland Home and nurse Talisha Lillard who was responsible for her mother’s care. …

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Chicago parents sue doctors for son’s wrongful death from cancer

The parents of a Chicago cancer victim filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the doctors who treated him, claiming they failed to uphold strict medical standards and provide proper care. Freddie Villacci and Jennifer Villacci filed the claim in Cook County Circuit Court on February 3 as independent administrators of their son’s estate. Dr. John …

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Alleged misdiagnosis results in woman’s liver failure and death

A woman from Chicago, Illinois, claims physicians at Illinois Cancer Specialists committed medical malpractice when they performed a misdiagnosis of her sister’s hepatitis B, and as a result caused her to suffer liver failure and die. As independent executor of the estate of Karen S. Karnik, Susan M. Lode filed a lawsuit on January 27 …

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Paying Medicare liens after settlement of wrongful death claim

If you have recently reached a settlement of a wrongful death claim, you may be wondering if the decedent’s Medicare lien is required to be paid from the proceeds. That depends on whether you were seeking survival damages and on the damages that can be recovered under the wrongful death statute in your state. If …

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Man dies from Walgreens prescription error

A man named Terry Paul Smith voiced complaints to his physician about a drug he had been taking for leg and back pain. His physician then changed his prescription to a narcotic pain reliever called methadone. After filling the prescription at a Walgreens pharmacy in Jacksonville, Florida, and taking the drug, he died within 36 …

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