Here are a few quick reminders to help you stay safe as you celebrate Independence Day with family and friends. Happy 242nd birthday to the United States!
In May 2016, Lewis Christman was flying from Chicago to Rome when he suffered a bout of acute pancreatitis. He curled into a fetal position on the floor. He spent the next seven hours in agony while the plane flew on. The next three months, he spent in hospitals.
A woman is suing Dr. Geoffrey Fenner and Fenner Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa for alleged medical malpractice.
Elizabeth Healy filed a complaint on May 15 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the defendants failed to provide her with proper medical care.
The Complaint, filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, alleges that United Airlines Inc. negligently, carelessly and improperly breached its duty of care by its failure to immediately land the aircraft despite Mr. Christman's acute medical attack. As a direct result, Mr. Christman suffered severe injuries during a flight from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, on May 21, 2016.
Tort reform is an issue that generates strong emotions. Those who support it - primarily hospitals, physicians groups and insurance companies - claim that by limiting compensation for medical malpractice and personal injury claims we can lower the cost of medical care and health insurance, while also reducing the number of “frivolous” lawsuits, saving the court time and money.
Those assertions are patently FALSE.
A lawsuit filed Thursday alleges city and City Water, Light and Power officials hid from aldermen and the public the details of a consultant’s report that suggested the city was overpaying for coal to operate its power plants.
The complaint, filed by Springfield residents, Michael and Jennifer Frakes, says the move resulted in aldermen last year ignoring a lower bid that would have saved the city over $5 million per year.