An Illinois man whose wife died while giving birth to the couple's child in 2008 has been awarded more than $15.5 million in connection with the medical malpractice case. The wrongful death reportedly occurred in a Chicago-area hospital when the woman died from blood hemorrhage. Physicians had failed to diagnose the 33-year-old mother with a potentially fatal complication known as placenta accrete.
A previously dismissed lawsuit related to the aviation death of an 18-year-old Illinois resident has been revived in court, with relatives seeking financial compensation for the man's death in late 2010. The wrongful death suit had been dismissed without prejudice, which means that it was eligible to be re-filed later. Relatives of the victim are seeking financial compensation from the Jacksonville Airport Authority. They argue that representatives from that organization contributed to the victim's death and the injury of another plane occupant.
Intoxicated drivers, like all negligent individuals, are risk takers with a false sense of security. Think of a time when you and a friend went out to dinner and shared a couple of drinks. No one felt or acted drunk after a few beers, but neither of you knew for sure whether you were capable of driving.