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Illinois man claims Nexium use caused kidney disease

An Illinois man filed a product liability lawsuit against Nexium, claiming he suffered chronic kidney disease after taking the heartburn drug. George Mullen brought the complaint against Nexium manufacturer AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on August 26. He is seeking $10 million in damages for alleged …

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Chicago Trolley faces lawsuit for professor’s wrongful death

A Chicago company known for operating city sightseeing tours on its trolleys and double-decker buses was sued for the wrongful death of a Japanese woman who was hit by a trolley car. Hiromi Hosono was crossing an intersection in the Loop when she was struck and run over by a trolley on the morning of …

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Across the country, medical malpractice payments are dropping

A new study has found that the number of payments for medical malpractice claims has dropped sharply since 2002. The study also found that many doctors are seeing declining liability insurance costs and payment amounts. The study was published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers analyzed data from Illinois, California, New …

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Illinois sees decrease in medical malpractice payouts

In 2013, Medical Malpractice payouts decreased in Illinois, according to research from a medical malpractice insurer. Diedrich Healthcare performed an analysis of 2013 medical malpractice payments that were recorded by the National Practitioner Data Bank. The insurer found that medical malpractice payouts in Illinois decreased by $28 million from 2012 to 2013. The insurer also …

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Pfizer Not Liable for Birth Injuries Caused by Generic Zoloft, Judge Rules

Pfizer, the manufacturer of Zoloft, cannot be held liable for birth injuries allegedly caused by a generic version of the drug, a New York state judge ruled. New York County Supreme Court Judge Carol E. Huff issued the ruling, saying that a company does not have a duty regarding products and labels over which it …

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