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May 21, 2024

Man accuses Illinois Central Railroad Company of Negligence

May 21, 2024

Chicago jury orders downstate hospital system, dialysis clinic to pay $41M to lawyer who suffered stroke, paralysis

May 20, 2024

Court overturns denial of survivor benefits over fatal heart attack

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Personal Injury

Man accuses Illinois Central Railroad Company of Negligence

Alberto Gonzalez has filed a lawsuit against the Illinois Central Railroad Company (ICRR) in the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois. The case, identified as 1:24-cv-03573, was filed on May 2, 2024. Gonzalez alleges that ICRR failed to provide him with a safe work environment and equipment, leading to his injury. Represented by Casey Jones Law Firm and…
Personal Injury

Chicago jury orders downstate hospital system, dialysis clinic to pay $41M to lawyer who suffered stroke, paralysis

A jury in Chicago has ordered Peoria-based OSF Healthcare and other medical care providers to pay $41 million to a 72-year-old central Illinois lawyer and his wife, after the man was left incapacitated by a catastrophic stroke, allegedly as a result of "mismanagement" of his medical care by physicians and other health care providers at facilities in central Illinois. The…
Personal Injury

Court overturns denial of survivor benefits over fatal heart attack

The Illinois Appellate Court on Friday overturned a denial of benefits for the son of a construction manager who died of a heart attack while shoveling snow in 2006. The coroner concluded that Richard Cronk, who worked for Kimball Hill Homes, died of hypertensive cardiovascular disease with coronary atherosclerosis as a significant contributing factor, according to Cronk v. IWCC (Kimball…
Workers' Compensation

Illinois Indemnity Benefits Per Claim Rose in 2022: WCRI Study

Indemnity benefits per claim in Illinois increased 5% in 2022, driven by a 4% increase in workers’ wages, a new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) found. A 0.8-week increase in the average duration of temporary disability also contributed to the rise in indemnity benefits, the study said. The study found that Illinois also saw declining medical payments…
Personal Injury

Man sues Air Canada and United Airlines for injuries sustained during a flight

Firoz Khan has filed a lawsuit against Air Canada and United Airlines, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Case No. 24-cv-03622) on May 3, 2024. The plaintiff is represented by Rapoport Weisberg & Sims, P.C., and alleges that he was injured due to severe turbulence during an international flight. Khan, a resident of…
Personal Injury

Judge: Man who was shot while waiting in drive-thru lane at South Side restaurant can’t sue Wendy’s

A federal judge in Chicago has ruled Wendy’s wasn’t legally obligated to protect a man who was shot while waiting in a drive-through line at a South Side restaurant. Vonzell Scott said he and a passenger visited the Wendy’s on West Garfield Boulevard, just north of Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, around 3 a.m. Dec. 31, 2018. He alleged he saw an…
Personal Injury

Fayette County jury returns first plaintiff verdict on record; Tractor trailer driver awarded $12.2 million following collision

According to plaintiff's counsel, a Fayette County jury returned the first plaintiff verdict on record in their county when they awarded a tractor trailer driver $12.2 million following a 2018 crash on I-70 that caused the plaintiff to suffer back injuries. Jurors awarded plaintiff Jeremy Dutton $12,208,790.53 on April 26 for past and future loss of a normal life, past…
Workers' Compensation

Work accidents increase with excessive heat: WCRI report

The probability of work-related accidents increases 5% to 6% when temperatures rise above 90 degrees, and the effect of workplace heat is stronger in the southern U.S. and in the construction industry, according to a report released Thursday by the Workers Compensation Research Institute. The report, “Impact of Excessive Heat on the Frequency of Work-Related Injuries,” used workers compensation claim…
Personal Injury

Construction Worker sues Pilkington North America for personal injury due to roof collapse

Brian Sesto has filed a lawsuit against Pilkington North America, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, under case ID 1:24-cv-03149, on April 19, 2024. The suit is a personal injury claim resulting from a roof collapse incident that occurred on November 2, 2022. Sesto's legal representation is Parente & Norem, P.C., while Pilkington…
Personal Injury

IL appeals court: Waukegan restaurant can be sued for not stopping car from crashing through storefront window

A state appeals panel has ruled a customer who was injured when he was struck by a car that crashed through a Waukegan restaurant’s front window can sue the restaurant for failing to install protective bollards to prevent the car from driving through the storefront. According to court documents, Darius King was ordering food at Taqueria El Paraiso on North…

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