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March 2022

Suit alleges motorist caused collision when attempting to change lanes

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A motorist claims another driver caused a collision while attempting to change lanes on Interstate 55. Laschelle Dickerson filed a lawsuit on Feb. 15 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Steven Cassani for negligence and personal injury. According to the lawsuit, Dickerson was traveling northbound in her vehicle on Interstate 55 near mile marker 8 on April 14, 2020….

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Veteran alleges amputation following improper care at VA, seeks $12 million

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A veteran is suing the US for $12 million, claiming he suffered a partial leg amputation when an infected diabetic ulcer was not treated. Damon Mason filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against the US, alleging negligence. According to the lawsuit, Mason received medical care and treatment by Dr. Bassam Albarcha…

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Woman who lost consciousness while driving not liable for motorist’s negligence claim, COA affirms

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A woman who said she lost consciousness while driving before causing a serious accident demonstrated that her medical emergency was unforeseeable, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has affirmed, upholding a summary judgment ruling in favor of the woman on a negligence claim. The case of Walter E. Patrick, III v. April J. Henthorn, 21A-CT-1436, dates back to 1975, when…

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Hospitalization, fatalities more likely in COVID medical claims

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While the majority of workers compensation claims for COVID-19 during the first year of the pandemic involved a mild infection and no hospitalization, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California reports that coronavirus claims with medical payments were more likely to involve hospitalization, intensive care and fatalities. “As a result, the average medical payments per COVID-19 claim during the…

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Motorist allegedly ran red light, caused Collinsville crash

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A motorist is suing another driver for allegedly running a red light and causing a Collinsville collision. Esther Mansour filed a lawsuit on Feb. 1 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Lephonse Paige, alleging negligence. According to the lawsuit, Mansour was operating a vehicle going westbound on St. Louis Rod in Collinsville on Feb. 1, 2020. She claims that…

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Suit alleges baby boy died from NEC after consuming infant formula

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The parents of a premature infant claim their child developed necrotizing enterocolitis after being fed Similac or Enfamil infant formula, resulting in his death. Mallory and Wojciech Kon, as co-representatives of the estate of Theodore Edward Kon, filed a lawsuit on Jan. 25 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Mead Johnson and Company, LLC., Mead Johnson Nutrition Company and…

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