…Court records show more than a dozen malpractice cases filed against Kim in Cook and DuPage counties, including a case attorney Matthew Belcher said made it “impossible” for his client “to have intercourse because of the pain” after a surgery Kim performed.

State records show no action against Kim, but officials said the $5 million verdict against him will trigger a state investigation.

That verdict, and knowing the state will look into the allegations, give some hope to the couple, Hurst said.

“When she talks about things in the past, you can still see the twinkle in her eye and how much fun they used to have together,” Hurst said. “But then, you see the misery as they talk about this and how it has just overwhelmed their lives.”

Contributing: Dan Rozek
Attorney Matthew Belcher represents clients in work injuries, medical malpractice and personal injuries cases

The information below provides a good summary as to recent changes
to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act.

If you have an injury after February 1, 2006 your case will be handled differently than if you are injured before February 1, 2006. In addition, some new laws immediately change the way that cases are handled at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. Because of the new changes in the law, if you are looking for a workers’ compensation lawyer in Illinois, make sure that the attorney you hire focuses their practice on representing injured workers so you can be assured that they are as up to date as possible on the new laws.

On July 20, 2005, Governor Rod R. Blagojevich signed HB 2137 (Public Act 94-0277), amending the Workers’ Compensation Act and Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act. A summary of the bill’s provisions follows. To read the complete bill, click on the following link:

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