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November 2020

Man injured in East St. Louis collision claims driver ignored traffic signal

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A man injured in an East St. Louis traffic collision claims a negligent driver disregarded a traffic control device. Andre Pendergrass filed a complaint Oct. 20 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Gabriel Escobar Salgado and BMG Logistics doing business as Jimenez Imports Trading Inc., alleging negligence. According to his complaint, Pendergrass was driving his vehicle northbound on…

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Fed-Ex subcontractor allegedly tripped over boxes at warehouse, suffered injuries

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A truck driver claims he was injured when he tripped over boxes left scattered by Fed-Ex employees. Matthew Gardner filed a complaint Oct. 21 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Fed-Ex Corporate Services Inc., Federal Express, doing business as Fed-Ex, Ground Package System Inc., doing business as Fed-Ex Ground, Mreic Sauget IL, LLC and others, alleging negligence. According…

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Child allegedly injured on rusty slide at East St. Louis park

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A mother claims her daughter required stitches and suffered an infection from a dilapidated, rusty slide at a park in East St. Louis. Luquesha Sims, as mother and next of friend of D.M.N.H., her minor daughter, filed a complaint Oct. 20 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against East St. Louis Park District Foundation, president William Dancy, vice president…

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Motorist sues truck driver, employer following East St. Louis Township collision

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A motorist claims she was injured when a truck driver allegedly caused a collision on Interstate 64 in the East St. Louis Township. Tarvarshay Graham filed a complaint Oct. 15 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Gasa Leasing Inc., and Kevin Jansen, alleging negligence. Graham states in her complaint that on Oct. 18, 2018, she was driving her…

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Former cleaning company employee alleges wrongful termination after suffering respiratory issues

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A cleaning company employee claims she was fired in retaliation for receiving workers’ compensation after being hospitalized with respiratory issues due to exposure to cleaning chemicals. Brandy Clark filed a complaint Oct. 12 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Clements Cleaning Inc., alleging violation of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. According to Clark’s complaint, she was employed by…

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Lumbar surgery readmission rates higher in comp than group health

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Workers compensation patients who undergo lumbar surgeries have higher percentages of reoperation and readmission compared to those undergoing similar surgeries in group health, the Workers Compensation Research Institute reported in a study released Thursday. Cambridge, Massachusetts-based WCRI researchers examined 30- and 90-day reoperation and readmission rates for injured workers who underwent lumbar spine surgeries in 18 states from October 2015…

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Construction firm penalized additional 5% for worker’s injuries

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A construction company that appealed the Indiana Workers Compensation Board’s award of medical and disability to a worker who fell through the roof not only lost its appeal, but saw the worker’s award increased by 5% by the court. In KNK Group v. Sarver, the Indiana Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed the board’s ruling that the company did not…

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