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Appellate court upholds $29 million medical malpractice verdict

A federal appeals court has upheld a medical malpractice verdict that awarded a Gurnee boy $29 million after suffering from brain damage. The lawsuit stated that government-employed doctors were guilty of negligence with their neonatal and obstetric care and the boy was awarded $29.1 million. The decision was then taken to an appeals court where… Read More

Man sues hospital, surgeon after going blind in surgery

A man is suing a spinal surgeon and the Trinity  Regional Health System in a medical malpractice lawsuit after losing his sight in a surgical procedure. The incident occurred in May 2010 when the man went into the hospital for lumbar spine surgery in order to have bone fragments removed. According to the patient, he… Read More

Illinois Supreme Court: Caps on Malpractice Suits Unconstitutional

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that a 2005 law limiting the amount that can be awarded in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional. The court ruled that the legislation, passed by the state legislature five years ago, took away from the discretion and power of the courts. Not surprisingly, doctors’ interest groups were quick to… Read More