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Glenview Terrace Nursing Center named in wrongful death lawsuit

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A man is suing Glenview Terrace Nursing Center and Advocate Medical Group, alleging negligence and wrongful death. John F. Wagner filed a complaint on Jan. 16 in Cook County Circuit Court against the defendants over the treatment of Helen T. Wagner. According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges in August 2017, Helen Wagner was admitted to defendants’ long-term care facility…

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Woman alleges broken ankle from slip-and-fall on ice, snow at Chicago shopping center

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A woman alleges she broke her ankle in a fall at a Chicago shopping mall because of snow and ice in the lot. Pauline Owens filed a complaint on Jan. 8 in Cook County Circuit Court against Semmer Landscape LLC, and others, alleging negligence and other counts. According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges on April 4, 2018, she fell…

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Lyft passenger seeks damages from rideshare company, city of Chicago over Michigan Ave crash

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A couple is seeking damages from a ride-hailing company and the city of Chicago over a collision earlier this month. Jaclyn McKee and James Sakhleh filed a complaint on Dec. 14 in Cook County Circuit Court against Lyft Inc. and the city of Chicago alleging negligence and other counts. According to the complaint, on Dec. 13, McKee was a passenger…

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Appeals panel: Federal judge wrong to deny Boeing military contractor defense in asbestos suit

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A Chicago federal appeals court has overridden a downstate federal judge, who sent an ex-Boeing worker’s asbestos suit against the company back to state court, saying the case belongs under federal jurisdiction because Boeing claims the federal government was in control of its bomber production and knew the danger of asbestos was involved. The Dec. 14 ruling was authored by…

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Lawyers face scooter liability confusion; bill seeks regulations

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Just one day after Indianapolis scooter riders were warned that they would no longer be permitted to scoot on sidewalks, a man broke that rule and nearly broke his neck. Since appearing in Indianapolis, more than 60 people have been transported by ambulance after they were injured in scooter accidents. Injuries range from cuts and broken bones to facial and…

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COA: Negligence claim rightly denied in fatal heart attack wreck

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The Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed the grant of summary judgment to a man’s estate in a negligence lawsuit, finding his incapacity to drive due to a heart attack was not reasonably foreseeable. While driving to Bloomington for Thanksgiving with Wanda Denson as a passenger in his vehicle, Delmer Dillard suddenly declared he was not feeling well, slumped over and…

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Tensions, confusion, lawsuits mount concerning Sterigenics emissions in Willowbrook

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Willowbrook Mayor Frank Trilla said with tensions and confusion mounting over claims surrounding emissions from a local medical device sterilization plant, his community has “more questions today than we had three months ago.” “Nothing is more important than finding out from U.S. EPA officials were our residents safe before this, are they safe now and will they be safe in…

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