The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said it has determined 98-year-old Leon Krynicki died primarily due to heart problems. His hospitalization on Feb. 3 might have been due to over-medication, but the medical examiner’s office said the medication did not contribute to his death about one month later.
Three employees of a South Holland assisted living facility have been removed from their jobs, after an elderly woman died from an overdose of pain medication. Two other residents who were hospitalized the same day also have died, and understaffing might have been an issue.
A South Shore mother has been criminally charged after authorities ruled her 22-month old daughter died of methadone poisoning while left with the woman’s bedridden husband for more than 14 hours, the Sun-Times is reporting.
The family of a National Hockey League player who died of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL, blaming it for brain damage he suffered as an enforcer and for his addiction to prescription painkillers.
CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports there may be a new kind of heroin on the streets – one that’s even more dangerous.
A northwest suburban hospital has made a record settlement in a malpractice lawsuit in the death of a newborn.
If you have a sick child, you expect the prescription medicine to have the proper directions about how much medication to give, right? An Elgin mother recently began to give her sick daughter her medicine, and then discovered a mistake that could have caused her to give her child an overdose.
Authorities are investigating the death of a 25-year-old Lakeview neighborhood, who was apparently bitten by his dog after he collapsed and died.