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Justices reverse summary judgment for doctor, clarify requirements of medical experts’ affidavits

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A doctor must face a patient’s medical malpractice complaint after the Indiana Supreme Court overturned a summary judgment ruling. In its decision, the high court clarified that a medical expert is not required to expressly state the applicable standard of care in an affidavit. In August 2017, Penny Korakis was taken to Memorial Hospital of South Bend for pain from…

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An Edwardsville nursing home patient allegedly suffered from malnutrition

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A lawsuit alleges a patient at an Edwardsville nursing home suffered malnutrition due to neglect. The lawsuit was filed by plaintiff Donald Bunk, acting as independent administrator for the estate of Alexis Bunk, in the Madison County Circuit Court against Edwardsville NH, LLC, doing business as River Crossing of Edwardsville, NH Operator Holdings VII LLC, Greystone Healthcare Management – Midwest…

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Alton nursing home sued over patient’s fall from wheelchair

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An Alton nursing home patient allegedly fell from his wheelchair while trying to get a pillow that had been thrown at him, a lawsuit states. The lawsuit was filed by Kathy P. Paulfrey, as representative of Joe C. Paulfrey, in the Madison County Circuit Court against Alton NH, LLC, also known as River Crossing of Alton. According to the complaint,…

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Workplace violence concerns broaden

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An employee at a Wally’s Foods convenience store in Minneapolis was stabbed while trying to stop a shoplifter. Following an argument, a man was accused of shooting his coworker in the torso at packaging supply company Pak Source in Rock Island, Illinois. The husband of a manager-in-training at a McDonald’s restaurant in High Point, North Carolina, angry over how employees…

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Woman sues insurer after child was hit by car

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An insurer is being sued for denying an underinsured motorist claim after a child was struck by a vehicle while riding a hoverboard. The lawsuit was filed in the Madison County Circuit Court by Debra Jean Duncan, guardian of Payton Lynn Brotherton, against Progressive Northern Insurance Company. According to the complaint, Brotherton was struck by a car while riding a…

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Construction worker injured after striking unmarked gas line

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A man claims he was thrown from the machinery he was operating at a construction site after striking an unmarked gas line. The lawsuit was filed in the Madison County Circuit Court by plaintiffs Daniel Miller and J.H. Contractors, Inc. against Stake Center Locating LLC and Ameren Illinois. According to the complaint, the defendants were negligent in their duty to…

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Construction industry topped workplace injuries in 2023: Texas Mutual

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The construction sector topped the list for workplace injuries in 2023, reporting three times the number of workers compensation claims out of all industries, according to a workplace safety trends report released Monday by Texas Mutual Insurance Co. Thirty-nine percent of serious injury claims were filed by construction workers compared with 11% in mining, 11% in administrative, support, waste management…

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Shopper allegedly hit in Glen Carbon Walmart parking lot

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A shopper claims she suffered injuries when a motorist hit her in the Glen Carbon Walmart parking lot. The lawsuit was filed in the Madison County Circuit Court by Melba Boyd against Brian Mahanay. According to the complaint, Mahanay was driving a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado when he struck Boyd as she was walking in the Glen Carbon Walmart parking lot…

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St. Clair County jury awards man more than $5 million over misdiagnosed lumbar fracture resulted in fusion surgery

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A St. Clair County jury awarded plaintiff Dimitrios Zavradinos more than $5.15 million after a lumbar fracture went unnoticed, resulting in permanent injuries requiring a spinal fusion. Circuit Judge Heinz Rudolf presided over the trial, which ended on Jan. 18 when jurors awarded the plaintiff a total of $5,151,000 for loss of a normal life, pain and suffering, emotional distress,…

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