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Chicago Appellate Court Puts Settling Defendants on Verdict Form

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

An Illinois wrongful death verdict arising out of a construction accident where a scaffold collapsed was reversed by the appellate court in Chicago. The Court did rule that the defendants had waived any right to challenge the award of $14,230,000. The issue as framed by the Appellate Court: Is a defendant who settles with the plaintiff prior […]

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Chicago Pap Smear Medical Malpractice

Posted on November 20th, 2006 by Edmund J. Scanlan

One Chicago medical malpractice case that did not involve either doctors or nurses was resolved too late to benefit the victim. In 1999 a Chicago area woman went to her gynecologist for her annual pap smear. Because she had been previously diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease she was at a higher risk of developing […]

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Illinois Chief Justice’s Libel Case Leads to $7 Million Jury Award

Posted on November 19th, 2006 by Edmund J. Scanlan

A libel action in suburban Chicago led to a $7 million award for Illinois Chief Justice Robert R. Thomas. A Kane County jury returned the verdict against the Kane County Chronicle and a former columnist on November 14, 2006. Justice Thomas, a former Chicago Bear and Notre Dame kicker, alleged that the columnist and the Chronicle defamed him by printing that […]

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Chicago Internet Prescription Malpractice

Posted on November 19th, 2006 by Edmund J. Scanlan

An Illinois internet prescription malpractice suit named two physicians, one from New Jersey and one from Pennsylvania for prescribing Xanax and Ultram to an Illinois resident based solely on an online questionnaire. In May 2004 a 31 year old Illinois man received 60 2mg tablets of Xanax and 90 50mg tablets of Ultram based upon […]

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Illinois Medical Malpractice-Spinal Cord Injection

Posted on November 9th, 2006 by Edmund J. Scanlan

An Illinois medical malpractice case I recently handled where an anesthetic was injected into the victim’s spinal cord ended successfully for a Chicago area woman. A 44 year old Chicago area woman became a victim of medical malpractice when she went into a surgical center for repair of a torn rotator cuff. Prior to the surgery the anesthesiologist injected […]

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