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August 2012 Archives

Woman dies in hospital, husband sues for negligence

The husband of a deceased woman has filed a suit in St. Clair County, Illinois. The wrongful death suit was filed earlier this month against Memorial Hospital of Belleville, Southern Illinois Hospitalist Group, a physician and two members of the medical staff. In the suit, the husband alleges that the hospital failed to adequately treat his wife when she began having difficulty breathing due to some food she reportedly inhaled.

Brain damage, birth injuries may elicit lawsuits from parents

Expecting mothers in Chicago should not have to worry about the possibility of them or their children becoming injured during their deliveries. But medical malpractice occurs on occasion and can cause some serious complications to arise, even in the case of well-known procedures such as the caesarean section.

Tire may be to blame in bus crash that injured 47, killed one

A recent crash in Litchfield, Illinois, involving a low-fare bus has left one dead and 47 injured. The bus accident will be under investigation for as long as two weeks but authorities are already reporting that the cause of the crash was likely a blown-out tire.

Request made by indicted driver after fatal DUI crash denied

A 25-year-old man from Orland Park, Illinois, was charged with reckless homicide after a crash that took the life of a woman who was traveling to work. The man recently made a request to a Cook County judge to return personal property that was in the vehicle involved in the crash but that request was denied, pending the completion of the investigation.

Thousands of suits filed against Bayer over Yaz risks

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois continues receiving lawsuits filed against the pharmaceutical giant, Bayer. Many of the product liability suits have been consolidated as it is a multidistrict litigation.

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