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Woman Sues Hotel after Employee’s Assault

January 28, 2011  ·  By HM&M



A Crestwood woman who filed a lawsuit against a Joliet hospital alleging it let an unqualified podiatrist operate on her left foot, leading to its amputation, was awarded $7.7 million in damages Friday by a Cook County jury.

Jean Frigo, 56, who has diabetes, went to Silver Cross Hospital in October 1998 to have a bunion removed from her foot, according to a statement released by her lawyer Friday. Dr. Paul Krichner, a podiatrist with surgical privileges at the hospital, operated on the foot, even though a diabetic ulcer had grown on the bunion, Frigo’s suit alleged.

Such ulcers can cause infections, and the suit alleged that as a result of the surgery and the doctor’s lack of proper surgical training, the bones in the foot became severely infected. In August 1999, Frigo’s left foot was amputated at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood and she is considered permanently disabled.

“The hospital is planning to appeal,” Said Tracy Simons, a spokeswoman for Silver Cross.

January 28, 2011

Children are Safest in Rear Facing Car Seats Until Age Two

According to recently updated advice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the American Academy of Pediatrics, “Children should ride in rear-facing car seats longer, until they are 2 years old instead of 1.” (C. Johnson, AP Medical, Chicago AP, 3/20). Both organizations additionally advise that “older children who've outgrown front-facing car seats should... Read More

January 28, 2011

Blizzard Warning Issued As Massive Storm Takes Aim

A tribune staff report cautions citizens about the dangers of the impending storm. As aChicago personal injury attorney, I join them in encouraging people not to under estimate the impact of a storm this size – please take all necessary safety precautions, and do your best to avoid the roadways. Many Chicago area schools are... Read More

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