In an emotional event, the family of James Tyree, a prominent Chicago business figure, recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the University of Chicago medical center. Last year, the newspaper publisher was on dialysis, as he was undergoing treatment for cancer, when a medical mistake claimed his life.
April 2012 Archives
It seems logical that a workplace accident is most likely to happen in a situation where employees use heavy machinery. However, a recent Chicago-area incident has left many people with serious questions. While maintaining a pond, a 37-year-old man was attacked by a swan, which caused the man to drown. In the wake of the perplexing and tragic accident, the man's family may be entitled to workers' compensation survivor's benefits.
Whenever a motor vehicle accident turns fatal, there is automatically a sense of urgency to get to the bottom of what caused the incident. Sometimes the circumstances of the accident are just as complicated as the legal maneuvers that follow. After being faulted for causing a deadly Chicago semi truck accident a few years ago, the truck driver's family recently received a monetary award from the city for negligence that apparently led to the trucker's death.