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Motorist sued over multi-vehicle collision in Collinsville

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A motorist claims another driver’s vehicle spun into her car in Collinsville. The lawsuit was filed in the Madison County Circuit Court by motorist Annie Knapp against Daniel McGee. The complaint alleges that McGee collided with her vehicle after crashing into a truck and spinning out of control. The incident took place on Horseshoe Lake Road, near ABC Parkway in…

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Mother alleges negligent care during labor and delivery

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A mother claims her child suffered severe injuries due to negligent labor and delivery at Anderson Hospital. The lawsuit was filed in the Madison County Circuit Court by Brandi Oliver, individually and as the natural mother and next friend of A.O., a disabled minor, and Alfonso Oliver, individually. The lawsuit was filed against Anderson Hospital, Maryville Women’s Center, P.C., and…

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Widow sues Exelon over husband’s death from Covid in 2020, says virus contracted on the job at nuke plant

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The widow of a man who allegedly died of Covid in 2020 after contracting it on the job servicing nuclear power reactors owned by Exelon has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the electrical utility, asserting they should pay for her husband’s illness and death. On March 28, plaintiff Debra Einhaus filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court against Exelon…

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Dental patient alleges permanent injuries during implant procedure

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A dental patient claims she suffered permanent injuries when a nerve was struck during an implant procedure. Plaintiff Lea Voorhees filed the lawsuit in the Madison County Circuit Court against her dentist, Dr. Tyler Crews, and Chapel and Keller Dentistry (CKD). According to the complaint, Voorhees visited Crews on Jan. 9, 2019, for a dental implant. Following the procedure, Voorhees…

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Bicyclist alleges temporary sign negligently placed in pathway

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A bicyclist claims Stutz Excavating negligently placed a temporary sign near a Pontoon Beach sidewalk, causing him to crash. The lawsuit was filed in the Madison County Circuit Court by Jeffrey A. Burgess against Stutz Excavating Inc. and the City of Pontoon Beach. According to the complaint, Burgess alleges he was riding his bicycle on July 12, 2023, near the…

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Insurer must defend ankle monitor injury suit

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An Illinois appeals court Wednesday reversed a ruling that an ankle monitor maker’s professional services liability insurer is not obligated to defend against an injury suit. The First District Appellate Court panel said in Admiral Insurance Co. v. Track Group Inc. et al., that Jeffrey Mohammed Abed’s personal injury suit potentially fell within Admiral’s professional liability policy because the ankle…

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Indiana businesses win new protections from lawsuits

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Several new laws pushed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce will take effect this year to help protect businesses from certain kinds of lawsuits and potentially encourage more settlements. Such tweaks to tort law were among the chamber’s top priorities, and the organization was successful in persuading the Legislature to forbid foreign entities from funding lawsuits against Indiana businesses, provide…

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Handicapped woman sues over trip, fall at bingo hall

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A handicapped woman claims she tripped and fell on the sidewalk after playing bingo in Granite City. Plaintiff Calvenita Brock filed the lawsuit against Granite City Properties, LLC in the Madison County Circuit Court. According to the complaint, Brock alleges she was injured due to a deteriorating sidewalk ramp at a bingo center owned by the defendant. Brock claims she…

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Patient sues over alleged failed bypass, vascular surgeries

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A patient claims he suffered injuries following bypass and vascular surgeries on his leg. The lawsuit was filed in the St. Clair County Circuit Court by Randy and Jane Hackethal against Dr. Robert Lee and St. Elizabeth’s Hospital of the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. The plaintiffs allege Lee, who was acting as an agent of…

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Seventh Circuit: Barge company not liable after crewmember went overboard, became trapped under barge in freezing temps

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The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Magistrate Judge Reona Daly’s ruling that American River Transportation Company LLC (ARTCO) did not owe a duty to a crew member who plunged into freezing water and briefly became trapped under the barge. Appellate Judge Joel M. Flaum penned the March 19 opinion with Judges Frank Easterbrook and Doris Pryor concurring. Plaintiff Herbert…

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