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Woman sues zipline company after child fell to the ground

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A woman claims her child fell 65 feet to the ground while ziplining in Mexico, causing severe head injuries. The lawsuit was filed in the Madison County Circuit Court by plaintiff Leticia Parra, on behalf of minor S. Parra, against Hyatt Corporation, Grupo Asca, Apple Leisure Group, PVD Investments, and Safety Engineering OOD. According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges…

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Indiana bill would assist first responders with PTSD

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Indiana lawmakers are again considering a bill to assist first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. H.B. 1118, slated to be read Monday, would establish a state-funded first responders mental health wellness fund and program. The fund would provide up to 10 days of compensation and mental health services for first responders diagnosed with PTSD who do not qualify for…

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Workers comp physician choice bill introduced in Indiana

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Indiana lawmakers have introduced legislation that would permit injured workers to choose their attending physicians in workers compensation claims. House Bill 1246, filed Tuesday, would allow employers to choose a physician for an injured worker if the injury renders the employee unable to make a decision or in cases where immediate medical attention is required. If the measure is approved,…

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Woman sues over fall at Alton Cracker Factory

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A woman claims she was injured after falling at the Alton Cracker Factory. The lawsuit was filed in the Madison County Circuit Court by plaintiff Margaret Voke against Second Street Developments, LLC, doing business as Alton Cracker Factory. The complaint alleges that Voke suffered a fall due to a defective ramp on the defendant’s premises. She claims the incident occurred…

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Mental health decline poses workplace hazard: Experts

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Employees who feel unsafe on the job are more likely to report symptoms of work-related depression and anxiety, and those who study worker mental health have discovered a relationship between anxiety and increased work injury rates, industry experts say. “There is more and more data coming out showing just how inextricably intertwined mental health and physical health are in the…

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COA reverses summary judgment order in case involving IU student hit by falling window

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Whether a window that fell and struck an Indiana University student in a campus building was under the control and management of the university constitutes a genuine issue of material fact, the Court of Appeals of Indiana ruled in reversing a lower court’s decision to grant summary judgment. According to court records, Kiera Isgrig was a student at Indiana University…

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Former Wood River resident alleges PFAS exposure in drinking water

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A man who was raised in Wood River claims he developed cancer due to exposure to toxins. The lawsuit was filed in the Madison County Circuit Court by Robert E. Womack against several companies including Shell USA, Inc., Phillips 66 Company, Aton, LLC, Safety Kleen Systems, Inc., and others. Womack alleges that he developed prostate and colon cancer due to…

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Firefighter sues over PFAS exposure

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A firefighter is suing several companies, alleging he developed cancer due to exposure to toxic chemicals. Edward Allsman filed the complaint in the Madison County Circuit Court against defendants Shell USA, Inc., Phillips 66 Company, Aton, LLC, Safety Kleen Systems, Inc., 3M Company, Tyco Fire Products, L.P., Chemguard, E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., National Foam, Inc., HWRT…

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Truck driver alleges wrongful termination following wrist injury

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A man claims he was terminated from his employment after seeking workers compensation benefits following a wrist injury. Plaintiff Kevin B. Cook Jr. filed the lawsuit in the Madison County Circuit Court against Terminal Transport Inc., Transport Leasing/Contract, Inc., Payroll Plus Corporation, The Labor Source Inc. and the TLC Companies. According to the complaint, Cook experienced a pop in his…

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