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Statute of limitations for birth injuries in Illinois

It is often the case that birth injuries could have been prevented if the treating physician had followed generally accepted medical practices. Such negligence on the part of doctors may lead some parents to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the physician and hospital. There is a statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice …

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Family wins 2.75 million dollars in Chicago wrongful death lawsuit

The family of an 18-year-old man was awarded $2.75 million in a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Chicago. A Cook County, Illinois, jury awarded the damages on Nov. 20. Keith MacNiece was killed in a police car chase in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago in 2009. MacNiece was sitting in the back seat …

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Women sue birth control company for packaging error

More than 100 women from across the United States have filed a lawsuit against Qualitest Pharmaceuticals for an alleged birth control packaging error that resulted in unwanted pregnancies. The 113 women from 28 states are seeking millions of dollars in damages for their pain and suffering, lost wages and expenses to cover the cost of …

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14.3 Million dollar judgment against medical malpractice insurer

A judgment in the amount of $14.3 million was rendered in a medical malpractice lawsuit arising out of a case in which a baby suffered severe brain damage at birth. A jury in Cook County, Chicago, determined that ISMIE Mutual Insurance, Illinois’ largest insurance company, acted in “bad faith” when it failed to make a …

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Estate administrator files wrongful death lawsuit against nursing home

A woman from Cook County, Chicago, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Chicago nursing home, claiming that its actions led to the death of an 87-year-old woman. The plaintiff is Patricia Williams, who is an independent administrator of the estate of Margaret Culbreath. She filed the lawsuit against the nursing home called, “The Renaissance …

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Automatic Brakes Will Be Made Standard Feature by Ten Automakers

Automatic braking, a safety feature with the potential to reduce the number of accidents and save lives, has so far been available only as a pricey option that many consumers choose to forgo. Now, 10 automakers have announced that they will make the feature standard on all their vehicles. Automatic braking technology uses laser, radar …

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Couple files negligence lawsuit for child’s birth injuries

A couple from Cook County, Illinois, sued the University of Chicago Medical Center for alleged medical negligence that resulted in their daughter suffering permanent birth injuries. The lawsuit was filed against the medical center and two of its doctors in Cook County Circuit Court on Oct. 27. According to the complaint, the doctors allegedly used …

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Walgreens pharmacy’s lack of compliance with patient consultation rules

A consumer protection lawsuit accusing Walgreens pharmacists in California of failing to comply with patient consultation rules was settled for $502,200. According to Bonnie Dumanis, the District Attorney for San Diego County, pharmacist consultations avert medication errors and make certain that patients are given the correct prescription for their illness or condition. Her office worked …

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Illinois construction companies face heavy fines for exposing workers to asbestos

Two Illinois companies face heavy fines for exposing workers to deadly asbestos fibers. Joseph Kehrer and two companies affiliated with him, D7 Roofing and Kehrer Brothers, violated numerous health and safety standards, according to an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), part of the U.S. Department of Labor. Joseph Kehrer and Kehrer …

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