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January 25, 2003

Misdiagnosed Pneumonia Nets Record $7.2 Million

Philips Healthcare initially recalled its Gel-E Donut and Squishon 2 medical devices in May 2014 after visible mold was detected on the outer surface of the products. This recall was for devices distributed from July 2012 to December 2013. As...

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October 8, 2002

$4.2 Million Awarded in Newborn’s Foot Amputation

CHICAGO DAILY LAW BULLETIN A Cook County jury has awarded $4.2 million in a case in which a newborn boy’s foot was amputated after a doctor allegedly failed to diagnose and treat a blood clot. Dr. Maria T. Gomez, a...

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March 20, 2001

Cook County Jury Awards $1.7 Million to Injured College Student

CHICAGO DAILY LAW BULLETIN A man who lost partial use of his left arm after being treated at Loyola University Medical Center has been awarded a $1.7 million verdict by a Cook County jury. The plaintiff, a community college student,...

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August 24, 1999

$1 Million Awarded in Product Lawsuit

CHICAGO DAILY LAW BULLETIN A federal jury has awarded $1 million to a downstate carpenter who cut off an index finger, while using a table saw to make bird feeders in his garage. The jury returned the verdict Monday in...

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January 28, 1999

No Post-Sale Duty on Hazards Under State Law: Appeals Court

More than 46,000 violent crimes were committed in the state of Illinois in the year 2014. These crimes – which include rape, murder, aggravated assault, and robbery – can occur anywhere, but they frequently occur outside of business establishments. In...

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October 7, 1998

Jury Awards $800,000 in Birth Injury

CHICAGO DAILY LAW BULLETIN A Cook County jury on Friday awarded $800,000 to a 12-year old boy whose shoulder was permanently injured during childbirth at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in 1986. Plaintiff attorney Christopher T. Hurley, of [[title]],...

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April 25, 1998

Jury Awards $1.14 Million to Girl Injured at Birth

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS DAILY HERALD A 3-year-old Elmhurst girl has been awarded $1.14 million in a medical malpractice suit for losing the use of her right arm from birth, attorneys said Friday. Records indicated the judgment was high for traditionally conservative...

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January 26, 1996

Award in Nursing Home Rape Expected to Top $2 Million

CHICAGO DAILY LAW BULLETIN Defense attorneys likely will appeal a potential award of more than $2 million given to an elderly woman who was sexually assaulted by a worker at her Kane County nursing home, a defense attorney said Friday....

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