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$4.7M Judgment Against St James Hospital, ER Doctor

A Cook County Circuit Court jury has awarded $4.7 million to the family of a 49-year-old woman who was left brain dead after emergency room doctors at St. James Hospital of Olympia Fields failed to open her airways seven years ago

11/27/2013

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Family Of Woman Killed In Garbage Truck Crash Sues Driver

Monica Warner was pulling out of a private driveway on East Fabyan Parkway in Batavia at about 6 a.m. on May 15 when her vehicle was struck by a garbage truck.

08/13/2013

New York Rangers winger Derek Boogaard fights with New York Islanders winger Trevor Gillies at the Nassau Coliseum on December 2, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Boogaard Family Sues NHL For Son’s Death

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.

05/13/2013

Coral Kier, 86, died two days after she was hit by a cab while she was in a crosswalk on Aug. 22, 2011. (Family Photo)

Family Sues Cab Driver Who Struck, Killed Elderly Woman

When an elderly woman was struck by a cab and laid in the middle of a North Side street, she unwittingly became an example of a system that allows cab drivers with bad driving records to remain on the streets of Chicago.

CBS 2–07/10/2012

Elizabeth "Ellie" Burns, 16, of Lake Forest, was killed by a falling tree while on a camping trip in the Teton Wilderness in Wyoming on July 18, 2011. (Lake Forest High Shool Yearbook Photo - Facebook Photo inset)

Father Of Lake Forest Teen Killed On Camping Trip Sues Tour Company

The father of a Lake Forest teen killed by a falling tree while on a student camping trip near Jackson Hole, Wyo., last year filed a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday against the trip operators.

05/30/2012

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Hospital Agrees To Pay $8.25M In Baby’s Death From Overdose

A northwest suburban hospital has made a record settlement in a malpractice lawsuit in the death of a newborn.

04/05/2012

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Suit: Inmate Died Because Of Inadequate Medical Care

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed Wednesday claiming that a Cook County Jail inmate died because he did not receive medical attention last year.

04/04/2012

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Duerson’s Family Claims NFL Covered Up Concussion Dangers

The family of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson said Thursday that the Super Bowl champion would still be alive today, if not what they claim was an NFL conspiracy to cover up the dangers of concussions.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

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Council Panel OKs Nearly $4M In Settlements Over Police Lawsuits

The City Council’s Finance Committee has approved millions of dollars in settlements of lawsuits stemming from deaths of people who were being held in police lockups and other alleged police misconduct.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

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Children Of Fallen Firefighter Sue Owners Of Building That Collapsed

The children of one of two firefighters killed last year when the roof of an abandoned building collapsed last year have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the building’s owners.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2011

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Family Of Motorcyclist Killed By CTA Bus Gets $4M

The family of a 45-year-old motorcyclist killed by a CTA bus in 2008 was awarded $4 million in a settlement announced Wednesday.

05/11/2011

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Drew Peterson’s Teen Son Defends Jailed Father

In a letter to the Chicago Sun-Times, Thomas Peterson says he doesn’t believe his dad is guilty of murder in the 2004 death of Kathleen Savio.

01/16/2011