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Illinois plaintiffs given more time to file medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuits

The Illinois Supreme Court recently ruled in the case of Moon v. Rhode that the more liberal discovery rule applies to the case. As such, the potential time limit that plaintiffs are given to file medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuits is expanded. Normally, plaintiffs are given only two years from the discovery of an injury and [….]


Illinois appeals court affirms Carrollton man’s aggravated DUI conviction

The Illinois Appellate Court ruled on Thursday, September 29 that it would not revisit the case of 38-year-old Carrollton resident Gary Hillis, who was convicted of aggravated driving under the influence in a fatal 2014 vehicular accident. According to police reports, on May 2, 2014, Hillis was driving a Ford F-150 pickup truck along Illinois Route 108 with [….]


University of Illinois student killed in two-vehicle accident

Twenty-year-old journalism student at the University of Illinois and Buffalo Grove resident Brett Lerner, who was killed in a car accident on Friday, October 23, was described by family and friends as outgoing and funny. The Daily Illini, University of Illinois’ campus newspaper, reported that Lerner, who worked for the newspaper, was out on assignment [….]


Burst tire resulted in fatal accident on I-94

A 14-year-old teenage girl died and seven other individuals sustained injuries in a single-vehicle accident on the Tri-State Tollway (Interstate 94), according to a Chicago Sun-Times article on June 7. The accident occurred north of Lincolnshire at around 10:15 p.m. According to Illinois State Police Master Sergeant Jim Knipper, a white 2002 Ford Explorer was heading east on [….]


Suspect in custody after hit and run accident that killed pedestrian

The Granite City Police Department in Illinois announced on April 21 that authorities have taken into custody a suspect they believed may have caused a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed 25-year-old Mark Scott Harris, the Belleville News-Democrat reported. Granite City police were seeking a silver to gray two-door extended cab truck that they believed ran into Harris, who [….]


Wrongful death lawsuit filed in relation to Cook County pedestrian accident

The family of 61-year-old Indian national Rajendrakumar Shah filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Thursday, March 19 in the Cook County Circuit Court against 23-year-old Michael Epley, The Chicago Sun Times reported. Epley hit Rajendrakumar as he was crossing the street and then left the scene. Epley was charged with various violations, including aggravated driving [….]


LewisGale hospital in Montgomery settles in medical malpractice case

The daughters of a local radio personality settle with LewisGale Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama in medical malpractice lawsuit, according to roanoke.com. Joseph Seth Williamson was admitted to the hospital in 2011 to have a bowel obstruction and hernia addressed. The surgery reportedly was successful, but he died the next day due to “heart-related causes.” The [….]


Edwardsville head-on collision kills 16-year-old

A 16-year-old boy, whose name was not yet released by police authorities, perished in a vehicular crash on U.S. Route 157 near Commerce in Edwardsville, Illinois, KSDK reported on October 3. According to the Edwardsville Police Department, the vehicular accident occurred at around 4:45 p.m. when a car heading south on Route 157 collided with a [….]


Erratic vehicle claimed life of 82-year-old in Polk

Washington County officials reported that a two-vehicle accident that occurred on U.S. Route 41 just north of Western Avenue in the town of Polk in Illinois resulted in the death of one individual, FOX 6 reported on September 19. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reported that a sport utility vehicle driven by a 63-year-old Ellsworth [….]


Illinois family awarded $2.4 million in medical malpractice case

An Illinois jury recently awarded the family of Sue Yates $2.4 million after she died in 2007 during a medical procedure. 47-year-old Sue Yates died on March 11, 2007 after seeking medical attention at Carbondale Memorial Hospital for bowel obstruction. Her unexpected death prompted her family to file a medical malpractice case in Williamson County [….]