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Mercy Hospital named in lawsuit following woman’s trip and fall

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A woman is suing Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, citing alleged negligence, after she allegedly was injured when she tripped and fell. Rosie Campbell filed a complaint on Jan. 16 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the defendant breached its duty to maintain premises in a reasonably safe condition. According to the complaint, in August 2018, Rosie Campbell tripped and…

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Justices uphold $1.3 million judgment for crash victim

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A divided Indiana Supreme Court has affirmed an award of $1.3 million to a woman suffering long-lasting injuries resulting from car wreck. The majority held that evidence of a medical expert witness’s professional license status and reasons for his professional discipline may be admissible to challenge his credibility. Levetta Tunstall rear-ended Dawn Manning while Manning was waiting at a stop…

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Blind octogenarian dies after choking on candy at South Side nursing home: lawsuit

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A blind nursing home resident who struggled to swallow solid food and required supervision while eating died after choking on a piece of hard candy at the South Side facility where she lived, a lawsuit alleges. Christine Young, an 89-year-old resident of Symphony of Morgan Park, 10935 S. Halsted St., died March 25, 2015, after choking on a piece of…

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Lawyer stands behind his own rollover crash tests courts ruled inadmissible

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New Albany attorney Dave Scott wanted to prove a point when he strapped himself behind the wheel of a 1999 Ford Explorer that was pushed down an embankment, violently rolling over multiple times. Just to be safe, he later buckled into another Explorer that again was tipped over and sent careening roof over wheels, rolling three times. “The theory of…

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Judge: Cops not required to include personal ‘private info’ on public crash reports to lawyers seeking clients

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Lawyers who use police accident reports to find clients and drum up business can’t use state open records laws to force police departments to provide addresses and insurance policy numbers for people involved in traffic crashes, a Cook County judge has ruled. On April 29, Cook County Circuit Judge Franklin U. Valderrama ruled in favor of the Schaumburg Police Department…

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