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August 2020

Patient sues Saint Anthony’s Healthcare over post-surgery infection

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A diabetic patient claims he suffered a surgical wound infection after Saint Anthony’s delayed his follow-up treatment by terminating his physician. Dennis Jarden filed a complaint Aug. 3 in the Madison County Circuit Court against OSF Healthcare System, doing business as OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center, and OSF Multi-Speciality Group, alleging institutional and medical negligence. According to his complaint, Jarden…

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Rosenstengel denies Wal-Mart and Bayco motions to dismiss fatal fire claim

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Wal-Mart must defend a claim that a lamp with a clamp caused a fatal fire, Chief U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel ruled on July 30. She denied motions to dismiss claims that the estate of Gina Breeze brought against Wal-Mart and lamp maker Bayco Products. She allowed a claim for punitive damages, finding the case permitted an exception from a…

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Health care workers have filed most COVID-19 comp claims: Study

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Health care industry employees have filed the majority of workers compensation claims related to COVID-19, according to a study released Wednesday by Mitchell International Inc. The San Diego-based claims management company analyzed coronavirus-related workers compensation claims through the end of June, finding that 66% of those claims came from health care and social assistance workers, with 7% coming from public…

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Homeowner sues Terminix after falling during termite treatment

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A homeowner claims she fractured her leg after Terminix employees moved a set of concrete steps while treating the home for termites, causing her to fall. Carolyn and Joseph Dreste filed the complaint July 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Terminix International Inc. and The Terminix International Company Limited Partnership. According to the…

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Belleville tavern denies liability in suit alleging injuries from unsecured patio umbrella

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A Belleville tavern denies liability in a suit alleging a woman was hit in the head by an unsecured patio umbrella. Donna Jenkins filed the complaint May 13 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Marco’s Tavern on Main Inc. According to her complaint, Jenkins claims she was legally on the property as an invitee on June 10, 2019, when…

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Workers comp may see rough stretch before rebound: Panelists

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Workers compensation is likely to experience a rough patch financially, but experts are optimistic that the line will rebound to its 2019 strength in a few years. However, the lack of data on COVID-19 and low interest rates are creating much uncertainty in the workers comp line, panelists from the National Council on Compensation Insurance and the Insurance Information Institute…

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COVID-19 liability protection debate lines drawn as Illinois congressman warns of taxpayer cost

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The COVID-19 aid package Congress is working on could cost taxpayers between $1 trillion and $3 trillion, but a central Illinois congressman warns if liability protection for schools isn’t addressed, it could cost taxpayers even more. Illinois Chamber of Commerce CEO Todd Maisch said there are some real concerns from an employer getting hit with a claim an employee contracted…

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