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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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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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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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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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Report reveals the tainted medical devices that are giving rise to superbug infections

A Senate health committee report published in mid-January has found a growing number of patients have been infected or killed by contaminated medical scopes in recent years, including two people who died at a Chicago hospital. Duodenoscopes were responsible for infecting more than 250 patients with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the United States and Europe between …

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Illinois families sue feed company for wrongful deaths of workers

The families of two employees who died from gas exposure while working at an animal feed plant in Illinois have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against their employer. According to the lawsuit, liquid feed manufacturer Agridyne LLC failed to provide the workers with safety equipment that could have prevented their deaths. The families filed the …

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Woman sues Chicago police after son dies in car crash

A woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Chicago, Chicago police and a police officer after her son was killed in a car crash. Shawn Garrett, 25, was traveling east on Chicago’s 69th Street on Jan. 10, 2011. According to the lawsuit, a police officer driving south toward the intersection failed to …

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