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How to file an injury case against the city of Chicago

When it comes to injuries suffered on its property, the city of Chicago is subject to the Immunity Act, a law that specifies that neither the government itself nor any one of its employees can be sued while carrying out everyday tasks related to their jobs. At the same time, government entities are responsible for ensuring that their actions are not seen as being either unreasonable or negligent as well.

When to seek a second medical opinion

When it comes to people you trust, your medical caregivers probably fall somewhere near the top of that list. Because medical professionals undergo extensive training and education to get where they are, it is not uncommon to take them at their word, and in many cases, no harm is caused in doing so.

Illinois hospital seeks dismissal of mom's malpractice lawsuit

A St. Clair County hospital that had previously been sued for alleged medical malpractice filed a request on March 21 seeking to have a lawsuit filed against it dismissed. The request was made on the grounds that the plaintiff's lawsuit was not filed along with the proper attorney affidavit, a requirement under the Healing Arts portion of the Illinois Malpractice Act.

Medical malpractice filings decrease, although payments increase

While a recent Harvard study of medical malpractice claims across the United States shows at least a 56 percent decline in the amount of filings between the years of 1992 and 2014, the payout amount on those claims has significantly risen. While the average settlement between 1992 and 1996 was shown to be $287,000, in the period between 2009 and 2014, that same rate reached as high as $353,000.

Nursing home sued after woman falls while visiting mom

A woman, who alleges she was injured in a slip and fall while visiting her mother at the Glen Elston Nursing and Rehab Center in Chicago on June 27, 2015, has filed a lawsuit against the assisted living facility. The lawsuit that was filed with the clerk of courts on March 9, 2017 seeks damages for the injuries she alleges she suffered as a result of a slip and fall on the facility's premises.

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