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Chicago wrongful death lawsuit filed by estate of woman struck by train

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Metra by the family of a woman who was struck by a train and died in a 2012 collision in Chicago. The lawsuit was brought against Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corp., otherwise known as Metra, by Melanie Boyer, as the special administrator of the estate of …

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Illinois wrongful death lawsuit filed over blood thinning medication

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed in federal court over a blood thinning medication. The lawsuit was filed against a number of corporations that are part of Bayer Corporation and Johnson & Johnson, the marketers and manufacturers of Xarelto, a blood thinner, on behalf of the family of a man who died in 2013 after …

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Alleges Improper Prescription

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against a Belleville doctor for allegedly prescribing an improper pain medication that caused a patient’s death. The lawsuit was filed on February 1 in St. Clair County Circuit Court by Nanette Stein, daughter of Lena Williams and special administrator of her estate. The complaint alleges that Williams received …

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Parents File Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Fraternity in Hazing Incident

The parents of a student at Northern Illinois University (NIU) who died during a fraternity initiation party have filed a wrongful death lawsuit blaming the fraternity and its members for his death. The lawsuit alleges that fraternity members made the new pledge drink dangerous amounts of alcohol and then took no action when he lost …

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Icy Roads Cause Multiple Fatal Car Accidents in Illinois

Several fatalities on Illinois roads have resulted from recent icy conditions. Four high school friends died when their car skidded out of control on a bridge and plunged into an icy creek in rural Illinois. Patrick O’Neil, the coroner for Will County, said that the driver probably lost control of the vehicle after hitting water …

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Helvetia Sharpshooters, Others

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the father of a man killed by an alleged drunk driver, claiming that the man who caused the death had been served alcohol at the Madison County Fairgrounds before the crash. The lawsuit was filed in Madison County Circuit Court by William H. Dittmar, as representative of …

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Toyota Settles First of Many Wrongful Death Suits

Toyota said that the company has settled the first lawsuit out of hundreds of wrongful death cases involving unintended acceleration. The agreement was reached in a case filed by the family of Charlene Jones Lloyd and Paul Van Alfen. The two were killed when the Toyota Camry they were driving ran into a wall in …

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Megabus

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the bus driver and carrier involved in a fatal bus crash in 2012. The family of a young woman killed in the crash filed the lawsuit recently. The crash occurred on August 2, 2012, when a double-decker Megabus on its way to St. Louis ran off the …

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Google’s Driverless Car May Herald Historic Shift in Auto Safety

The driverless car being developed by Google may be the most important innovation in vehicle safety since safety belts. If Google meets its goals for reduction in traffic accidents, then millions of people could be saved from injury or death and billions of dollars could be saved. Google’s driverless car technology uses sensors and cameras …

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