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August 4, 2005

Ferris Wheel Victim Will Take Issue to Court

BATAVIA REPUBLICAN After falling about 20 feet from a Ferris wheel car and landing on the amusement ride’s platform at the annual Batavia Windmill City Festival July 9, Brian Byrne, 48 , of Batavia, suffered a broken leg, a spearated...

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September 20, 2004

Christopher Hurley Responds to Criticism of Jury System in the Wake of $7.7 Million Verdict

ROCKFORD REGISTER I am the lawyer that obtained the $7.7 million dollar jury verdict for the critical care nurse that lost her foot due to malpractice. I would like to respond to Mark Keller’s recent letter to the editor criticizing...

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August 29, 2004

Woman Wins Suit Against Hospital

The difficulty workers experience after suffering an injury on the job is not a new concept; tightening of the proverbial belt has only made matters worse. But the emersion of a middle man—one that is unseen and largely unknown by...

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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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