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JMF Law Reaches $400,000 Settlement in Nursing Home Case

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The Law Office of Jeffrey Friedman, P.C. recently reached a $400,000 settlement in a nursing home death case against a Chicago nursing facility in which a 67-year old Schizophrenic woman with insulin-dependent diabetes suffered a hypoglycemic episode, which caused her to fall into a coma from which she ultimately never awoke. On the day before the decedent suffered her hypoglycemic episode, the nursing facility was alleged to have recorded the decedent’s blood sugar level (referred to as Accu-checks) at a level which necessitated contacting her physician. The nursing home disputed that the doctor needed to be contacted. The dispute centered around...

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City questions injuries, but cop wins top disability benefits

By TIM NOVAK AND CHRIS FUSCO Staff Reporters tnovak@suntimes.com cfusco@suntimes.com July 16, 2012 12:46AM Weeks after she leveled sexual harassment charges against some co-workers 19 years ago, Chicago Police Officer Kimberly Miller-Shemash suffered what turned out to be a career-ending injury when someone didn’t replace the lug nuts on her squad car. Challenged over the severity of her injuries, she had to sue the city to get a lifetime of disability benefits from the squad-car mishap — a deal that would become one of the richest ever given to an injured Chicago cop. She also ended up filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against...

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Settlement reached in motorcyclist’s crash death

City to pay $1.55 Million settlement in officer-involved accident The father of a man killed when an Indianapolis police officer's cruiser crashed into his motorcycle said the family has reached a $1.55 million settlement with the city in their wrongful death lawsuit. Aaron Wells told The Indianapolis Star the settlement in his son Eric Well's death doesn't make him feel better but it helps "any time you can put something behind you in this whole matter." Wells said the family's suit was on appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago. Settlement reached in motorcyclist's crash death...

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U of C Agrees to $10 Million Settlement in James Tyree Death

U of C signed the settlement without admitting fault, even though the suit claimed negligence The family of former Sun-Times publisher and Chicago Businessman James Tyree has reportedly agreed to a $10 million settlement with the University of Chicago medical center over a wrongful death suit, according to reports. The 53-year-old died accidentally last year after a dialysis procedure created a fatal air-embolism created when a catheter was removed. Pneumonia and metastatic stomach cancer were listed as secondary causes of death, according to the Medical Examiner. Half of the settlement, about $5 million, will be paid to Tyree's widow, Eve Tyree, and Tyree's...

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NYC Multiple Amputee Wins $18M from City, Hospital

By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. at FindLaw.com Tue Mar 6, 2012 9:08pm EST How much is a hand worth? What about a foot? An eye? All of these body parts are invaluable, but when it comes to the law, they have a price. For Tabitha Mullings, that price is $17.9 million. The mother of three sued New York City and Brooklyn Hospital Center for a medical error that left her a quadruple amputee and blind in one eye. After three years, the defendants agreed to settle the claim, worrying that the so-called NYC amputee would garner too much sympathy from a jury. Tabitha Mullings' story...

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Cybex Settles Barnhard Product Liability Lawsuit for $19.5 Million

Feb 8, 2012 4:25 PM, By Pamela Kufahl, editor-in-chief Cybex International Inc., Medway, MA, reached a $19.5 million settlement in the Barnhard v. Cybex International Inc. product liability lawsuit, the company announced Monday. “We are financially strong. We were able to withstand this,” Art Hicks, COO of Cybex, tells Club Industry. In December 2010, a jury found Cybex 75 percent liable for a $66 million judgment in a case involving Natalie Barnhard, an employee at Amherst Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Buffalo, NY, who was stretching on a 25-year-old Cybex 4106 ZR Classic leg extension machine when it fell on her, rendering her a quadriplegic....

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Chicago Archdiocese to pay $3.2 million to settle sex abuse case, attorney says

November 15, 2011 By the CNN Wire Staff Protesters call for Cardinal Francis George to resign in 2006 after he failed to remove a priest charged with abusing minors. The Archdiocese of Chicago will pay $3.2 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged church leaders failed to remove a priest they knew had sexually abused minors, the plaintiff's attorneys said Tuesday. The priest in question, the former Rev. Daniel McCormack, was arrested in 2006 and charged with multiple counts of criminal assault; he pleaded guilty in 2007, according to the attorneys. "On behalf of the victim, who was between the ages of 10-12 years...

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Man who lost leg in construction zone crash wins $7 million from city

By Lisa Donovan Cook County Reporter May 29, 2011 A 61-year-old man who lost his leg in a horrific crash while working at a city of Chicago construction site was awarded nearly $7 million by a Cook County jury. Don Martinelli, an Ameritech employee, was marking underground phone cable locations near a road construction zone at Milwaukee and Leavitt in Bucktown in 2002 when a motorist struck him, leaving him pinned him against his work truck and leading to the amputation of his leg from above the knee. Martinelli, now retired and living in the Northwest suburbs, won a $20,000 insurance settlement from...

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Larry Beinhart: Class Warfare III — Losing Your Right to Fight Back

The courts are a way to make bad behavior -- injurious, even murderous, acts -- cost enough to make a corporation stop. Without lawsuits we wouldn't know that tobacco companies knew that cigarettes caused cancer even while they advertised them as healthy; that Firestone tires, combined with Ford SUVs, made them roll over; that the Catholic Church harbored and protected hundreds of pedophile priests; that Vioxx damaged people's hearts and killed them. Big business hates lawsuits. They hate being made accountable. They hate having to pay. So what can they do about it? They hire PR companies to spread stories -- frequently less...

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$5 million awarded in wrongful death lawsuit

Steve Stout OSF St. Francis Healthcare Systems based in Peoria has agreed to a settlement of $5 million with the estate of Richard J. Berry of Streator relating to a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from Berry's death in December, 2009. Circuit Judge Joseph Hettel approved the settlement and dismissed the case this week. On Dec. 16, 2009, Berry was driving his car north on Route 23 near the intersection of Route 17 about three miles south of Streator. The driver of a semi-trailer owned by the hospital, David DeFrance of Canton, was eastbound on Route 17 when he failed to stop at the...

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$2.7 million settlement in 2007 NYE porch death

November 29, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- A settlement was reached with the family of a man who died in a New Year's Eve porch accident in 2007 in Chicago's Lakeview community. Michael Doyle, 25, was at an apartment in the 3100-block of North Clark when he fell through a porch rail while trying to adjust his chair. The apartment's management company, Kenard Management Corporation, has agreed to pay Doyle's family $2.7 million. Doyle is from Cincinnati. He was living in Chicago and working for a futures trading firm at the time of his death. via $2.7 million settlement in 2007 NYE porch death...

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The Associated Press: Judge recommends $12M settlement on bad peanuts

Judge recommends $12M settlement on bad peanutsBy MICHAEL FELBERBAUM (AP) – 9 hours agoRICHMOND, Va. — A federal judge is recommending approval of a $12 million settlement for those sickened or killed in last year's salmonella outbreak tied to a Virginia-based peanut processor. U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Urbanski in Lynchburg issued his recommendation late Wednesday to pay more than 120 personal injury claims related to the outbreak, including the families of nine people who died and 45 children who were sickened. The settlement must now be approved by a bankruptcy judge. The outbreak began after an open container of peanut butter at...

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