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Internet Prescription Malpractice-Part II

Posted on January 18th, 2007 by Edmund J. Scanlan

An Illinois internet prescription malpractice case that I tried last year now has resulted in the indictment of the very doctors sued. The doctors were charged in the civil suit with: (1) prescribing Xanax and Ultram to a patient they had never seen or examined; (2) prescribing excessive dosages and; (3) practicing medicine in the state of […]

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Internet Prescription Malpractice-Part 1

Posted on December 11th, 2006 by Edmund J. Scanlan

An Illinois internet prescription malpractice case that I prosecuted beginning in 2004 opened my eyes to the widespread abuse of prescription drugs the internet facilitates. An unholy alliance has developed between physicians and the internet pharmacies that push drugs via spam e-mails and pay for click advertising.This is the first of what will become a continuing […]

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Illinois Product Liability Verdict of $27 Million Affirmed and Reversed

Posted on December 6th, 2006 by Edmund J. Scanlan

An Illinois product liability verdict against Ford Motor and Mazda Motors for defective design of driver’s seat was affirmed, but the damage award of $27 million was reduced by an appellate court in Chicago on Nov. 22, 2006. On Feb. 4, 2000, decedent was a driver stopped at stoplight when he was rear ended by […]

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Illinois Wrongful Death Coverage Limited by Supreme Court

Posted on November 26th, 2006 by Edmund J. Scanlan

In a Chicago wrongful death action that asserted claims for underinsured motorist benefits, the Illinois Supreme Court interpreted whether the “per person” limits of liability or the “per occurrence” limits of liability applied to family members derivative claims. The Illinois Wrongful Death Act, 740 ILCS 180/2 states: “…every such action shall be for the exclusive benefit […]

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Chicago Man’s Crushed Leg Brings $1.8 Million in Product Liability Action

Posted on November 21st, 2006 by Edmund J. Scanlan

A Chicago product liability suit that I tried recently resulted in $1.8 million verdict to a 40 year old Chicago man whose leg was crushed on an assembly line. Many interesting legal issues arose including who should be placed on the jury verdict form regarding apportioning fault among defendants, third party defendants, and plaintiff (see […]

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