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Monthly Archives: June 2019

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Illinois Law Ambiguous for Workers’ Compensation Question

By Harvey L. Walner |

The 7th Circuit U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals certified a question to the Illinois Supreme Court last month to determine whether a workers’ compensation settlement is exempt in a bankruptcy hearing. In the case Re Elena Hernandez, the panel of judges on the federal circuit court certified the question for the state supreme court… Read More »

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Illinois Woman’s Estate Awarded $4.8 Million in Medical Malpractice Case

By Harvey L. Walner |

A jury last month awarded an Illinois woman’s estate $4.8 million in a medical malpractice case against a physician and medical provider. According to the case, Dr. Muthiah Thangavelu and Danville Polyclinic caused avoidable injury to one of their patients, Linda Shelly. The lawsuit alleged that during a procedure to remove an abdominal cyst,… Read More »

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Pedestrian Killed by Metra UP-NW Train

By Harvey L. Walner |

A Metra Union Pacific Northwest train struck and killed a pedestrian recently on the Northwest Side. Kassie Heffernan, 35, was hit by outbound train No. 618 around 7:30 a.m. near the Edison Park station at 6730 N. Olmsted Ave. according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office and Metra Office. The Chicago Fire Department… Read More »

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Fatal Car Accidents Reported Due to Slick Roads

By Harvey L. Walner |

Freak weather in mid-April dropped over five inches of snow in downtown Chicago last weekend and caused a number of traffic accidents on the roads around the city. Major delays, serious injuries, and even fatalities occurred as a result of the slick roadways in Illinois and Indiana. According to reports, multiple crashes were reported… Read More »

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