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October 12, 2002

Former BSA Youth Protection Director Tells Congress That Children Still Unsafe In Scouts BSA Programs.

Detective Michael Johnson, the former Youth Protection Director of the Boy Scouts of America, has come forward to urge Congress to open an investigation and hold hearings which will lead to greater oversight of the Scouts BSA Congressional Charter.  In...

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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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