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Federal appeals court upheld $29M medical malpractice verdict

A federal appeals court has recently upheld a $29.1 million medical malpractice verdict that was awarded to a Gurnee boy after a medical malpractice lawsuit. The lawsuit stated that government-employed doctors at Chicago’s Northwestern Hospital were negligent when they did not take the appropriate measure to prevent from infection and failed to diagnose a neonatal… Read More

Family wins $3 million in midwife medical malpractice case

The family of a disabled 10-year old girl recently won $3 million in a medical malpractice case involving a midwife that helped in the child’s delivery. The girl was born with a rare genetic disorder called Kabuki Syndrome, but the jury decided that this was not the only reason for the girl’s medical problems. According to… Read More

Board of trustees approves medical malpractice suits

University of Illinois Board of Trustees has recently approved a $16.2 million settlement after a man suffered a brain injury in the care of the nursing staff at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center. According to the lawsuit, the former police officer suffered from a brain injury after the hospital staff failed to… Read More

Illinois Supreme Court Rules Against Malpractice Lawsuit Caps

The Illinois Supreme Court recently ruled that caps limiting the amount that can be awarded in medical malpractices is against the state’s constitution. The state’s legislature had passed the law limiting malpractice damages in 2005. However, the state’s Supreme Court ruled that law interfered with the power of the judicial branch. Doctor’s advocacy groups were… Read More