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November 2013 Archives

$2.4 million award for nurse's death

A Williamson County, Illinois, jury awarded over $2.4 million damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit over the death of a nurse who was treated in a hospital room. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed by behalf of the family of a 47-year-old nurse who sought treatment for severe abdominal and back pain. She was married for 24 years and is survived by a son and a granddaughter.

Truck accident kills Illinois state trooper

An on-duty 28-year-old male Illinois state trooper died earlier this year when a truck on the Tri-State Tollway close to Glenview rammed into his patrol car. The fatal truck accident occurred after the truck driver had fallen asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle, which was attached to a trailer weighing 9,000 pounds and was filled with household goods bound for another state.

Nightclub sued for football player's death

A nightclub is being sued by the family of well-known football celebrity, Jerry Brown Jr., who used to be a linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys team. The lawsuit claims that the club improperly served his teammate, Josh Brent, excessive amounts of alcohol, turning him into a drunk driver. In addition, the lawsuit alleges that this resulted in a crash that took Brown's life as he rode in a car Brent drove. A woman from Illinois filed the same type of lawsuit against the club in October.

Will Cirque du Soleil face litigation for performer's death?

The tragic death of a Cirque du Soleil aerialist back in June was something many of our readers won’t soon forget. Considered to be the first death during a performance in Cirque’s 29-year history, the death of the 31-year-old certainly brought up question of performer safety and whether the production company and MGM Grand, where the show is currently performed, were negligent in the performer’s death.

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