Category: Chicago Medical Malpractice

Federal Appellate Court Finds Chicago Not Responsible For Alleged Sexual Abuse By Paramedic

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (“Federal Appellate Court”) stated in its opinion dated February 2, 2022: “Kylie DiDonato was seriously injured when she fell and hit her head in Tim Panatera’s bathroom. DiDonato later invoked…
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$101M Chicago Birth Injury Brain Damage Medical Malpractice Verdict

On November 5, 2019, a Chicago birth injury medical malpractice jury returned its verdict in the amount of $101 million in favor of a now five-year-old child who suffered catastrophic brain damage as a result of medical negligence during his…
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$2.3M Chicago Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Settlement Approved After Faulty Autopsy Finding Reversed

The $2.3 million settlement of a Chicago medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuit was approved by the court on September 17, 2019. The case involved a 49-year-old woman who had routine gallbladder surgery at the defendant hospital, where she worked. The…
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Illinois Appellate Court Affirms General Verdict In Favor Of Medical Malpractice Defendants

The Appellate Court of Illinois First District (“Appellate Court”) on October 7, 2019 affirmed a general verdict in favor of the Illinois medical malpractice defendant, University of Chicago Medical Center, stating that when a jury returns a general verdict where…
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University Of Chicago Pays $2.6M To Resolve $3M Medical Malpractice Judgment For Death Following Cardiac Catheterization

The University of Chicago has agreed to pay $2.6 million to resolve a $3 million medical malpractice judgment entered in May 2019 against it and a cardiologist in a Chicago medical malpractice wrongful death case. The settlement includes the agreement…
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$12M Illinois Medical Malpractice Verdict In Misdiagnosed Lung Cancer Case

On July 19, 2018, a Cook County, Illinois medical malpractice jury returned its verdict in favor of the plaintiffs in the amount of $12 million in a medical malpractice case against a radiologist and two family practice physicians for their…
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Illinois Supreme Court Refuses To Extend Apparent Authority Liability To Unrelated, Independent Medical Clinics

In a case decided by the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois (“Illinois Supreme Court”) on December 29, 2017, the Illinois Supreme Court held: “We refuse … to impose vicarious liability under the doctrine of apparent authority on a…
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Illinois Supreme Court Holds Relation Back Statute Applied To Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Claim And Was Not Barred By Statute Of Repose

The Supreme Court of the State of Illinois (“Illinois Supreme Court”) stated in its opinion filed on November 30, 2017 that the plaintiff’s medical malpractice wrongful death cause of action accrued upon the decedent’s death, which occurred several months after…
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$15M Chicago Birth Injury Medical Malpractice Settlement

A Chicago hospital reportedly has agreed to settle birth injury medical malpractice claims against it, without admitting liability, for $15 million. The Chicago birth injury settlement was reached on July 17, 2017 and was approved by a judge before the…
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$23.1M Chicago Medical Malpractice Verdict For Baby’s Severe Injuries During Delivery

At the conclusion of a nonjury trial, a Chicago judge awarded in excess of $23.1 million to the family of a child who suffered catastrophic injuries during her delivery in the family’s medical malpractice lawsuit against a neonatologist and hospital. The hospital was found…
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