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June 2021

Suit alleges driver ran red light, fled scene after causing crash

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A driver allegedly ran a red light iin St. Louis and then fled the scene of an accident that left another driver with a traumatic brain injury. Cathleen L. Vano and Angela Brickman, co-guardians of the Estate of Steven A. Vano, a disabled adult, filed a complaint May 24 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Eliana Augusta Rose Wilds,…

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Tenant alleges injuries after allegedly falling through mobile home floor

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A renter who allegedly fell through the floor in his mobile home claims his landlord ignored numerous requests to repair the floor. Thomas Ackerman filed a complaint May 25 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Mohammed Jalali, doing business as Lake Shore Estates alleging negligence. Ackerman, who was a tenant at the defendant’s mobile home park in Granite City,…

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Perspectives: Tips for rebutting COVID-19 presumption

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Numerous states have enacted COVID-19 presumptions for first responders and essential workers, while many others are considering enacting similar legislation. These presumptions allow employees who contract COVID-19 to meet their burden that the contraction arose out of and in the course of employment. Several states, including Minnesota, New Jersey, California and Alaska, have enacted COVID-19 presumption statutes but have not…

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Suit alleges Enfamil, Similac cause long-term health effects for premature infants

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A suit alleges a premature infant suffered long-term health effects as a result of being fed cow’s milk-based formula after birth. Angela Ogle and Desiree Ogle filed a complaint May 14 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Mead Johnson & Company LLC, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company and Abbott Laboratories, alleging strict liability for design defect and failure to warn,…

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Suit alleges Honeywell plant’s radioactive dust caused man’s cancer-related death

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Honeywell is facing a wrongful death suit alleging radioactive dust from its nuclear plant in Metropolis caused a resident’s cancer. Shannon Dassign, individually and as executrix of Stephen Krueger, decedent, filed a complaint May 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois East St. Louis Division against Honeywell International Inc., alleging wrongful death. Dassign alleges in…

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Insurer alleges no duty to defend in construction workers’ injury claims

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An insurance provider claims it has no duty to defend in a construction injury suit that involved two workers who were allegedly injured by collapsing trusses. Artisan and Truckers Casualty Co., filed a complaint May 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against the Burlington Insurance Company, Southern Truss Inc., Douglas Forrest, Gaylon Cruse, individually…

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Drug costs per comp claim decline in most states: WCRI

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Prescription payments per medical claim decreased by 15% or more in many states, but per claim payments remain high in some areas of the country, according to a report released Tuesday by the Workers Compensation Research Institute. In its study of pharmaceutical costs per workers compensation claim in 28 states, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based WCRI found that states saw the median…

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