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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Fatal Train Accident of Lake Forest Woman

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed concerning the death of Lauren Marie LeVert of Lake Forest after she was struck by a train in Deerfield in 2010.

The parents of a Lake Forest woman who was fatally struck by a train in Deerfield in 2010 have filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Lauren Marie LeVert, 29, was killed by a train in Deerfield in October of 2010, when she became confused and stepped onto or fell onto train tracks and was instantly killed by an oncoming train, according to a Sun-Times article. The suit also notes that she was on prescribed medication from Rush University Medical Center that caused her to become occasionally disoriented.

The suit names three defendents in the case - Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation and Rush University Medical Center. The suit, which was filed in the Cook County Circuit court "claims gross negligence by Canadain Pacific and Metra in allowing the dangerous conditions at the Deerfield station and gross negligence of personnel at Rush University Medical Center for incorrectly prescribing the drugs," according to a Sun-Times article.

It is not stated how much in damages is being sought.

Carl Castrogiovanni November 15, 2012 at 11:32 PM
I have sympathy for the family's loss, but this lawsuit is frivolous. How do you expect a train to stop on a dime if someone falls in front of it? Do they think guardrails along the entire platform would fool-proof (regardless of the logistical nightmare of loading/unloading passengers)? Are you going to put walls up along the entire lengths of track as well (to guard from people wandering beyond the platform)? Is this hyper-litigiousness going to help our economy? Nope...
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