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Insurance carrier denies uninsured motorist claim due to workers’ compensation settlement

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A St. Clair County man is being sued by his employer’s insurance carrier, which alleges it did not consent to a workers’ compensation claim settlement relating to injuries from a collision. State Auto Property and Casualty Insurance Company filed a complaint Sept. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Kenneth Grasle. According to State…

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Chicago-Area Deputy Awarded $7.5M in Spinal Injury Lawsuit

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A federal jury has awarded $7.5 million in damages to a suburban Chicago sheriff’s deputy who sued after he was severely injured during a 2014 training exercise. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reported that the jury found that the maker of law enforcement equipment was liable for a 12-gauge tactical knockout breaching round that penetrated into DuPage County Sheriff’s Deputy…

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Mother alleges premature infant suffered partial intestine removal after developing NEC

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A mother is suing Mead Johnson and Abbott, claiming her premature son required part of his intestines to be removed after developing necrotizing entercolitis. Ariana Adorno, on behalf of herself and her minor child E.S., filed a complaint Sept. 1 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Mead Johnson & Company LLC, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company and Abbott Laboratories, alleging…

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Woman claims elevation change in sidewalk caused her fall outside Bethalto business

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A woman who fell over an elevation change in the exit way leading to the public sidewalk at a business in Bethalto and suffered injuries is claiming negligence. Clara Couch filed a complaint Aug. 27 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Peach Investments LLC and Whitfield Insurance Agency Inc., doing business as Illinois Insurance Agency, alleging negligence and premises…

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Justices: Teen injured in crash failed to mitigate damages, but trial court erred in damages reduction

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Two former classmates battling in court over damages stemming from a 2016 car accident each took home a partial victory from the Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday. The justices ruled that a trial court properly reduced the suing student’s damages for her failure to mitigate, but also found the that trial court erred in its reduction of those damages when…

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7th Circuit: Uber personal injury accident case properly dismissed for untimely summons

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The Indiana Northern District Court did not abuse its discretion in dismissing an Indiana man’s personal injury case stemming from an Uber accident after he failed to timely serve the summons and complaint on the defendants, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday. After being injured in a car accident while riding as an Uber passenger in Indiana, Kirk…

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Shopper slips on air freshener in restroom, sues Granite City Walmart

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A shopper claims she was injured when she slipped on an air freshener on the restroom floor at the Granite City Walmart. Carmen Huff filed a complaint Aug. 25 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Walmart Inc., alleging negligence. Huff alleges in her complaint that she was at the Walmart on Pontoon Road in Granite City on Aug. 26,…

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Abbott, Mead Johnson accused of failing to warn of formula dangers for premature infants

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The parents of premature infants who suffered severe illness or death after being fed Similac and Enfamil formulas claim Abbott and Mead Johnson knew of the dangers and failed to provide warnings. Jennifer Cherry, on her own behalf and on behalf of her minor child Kaiden Robinson, Jamila Cornelius, on her own behalf and as representative of the estate of…

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Man accused of driving drunk in Porter County crash that injured two children

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A 27-year-old Milwaukee man faces multiple charges in the wake of an alleged drunken driving crash Friday that left two 9-year-old passengers injured, according to charging documents. David Flores-Mejia, who appeared for an initial hearing Thursday morning before Porter Circuit Court Judge Mary DeBoer, is charged with felony counts of operating while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury and operating while…

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Nursing home resident allegedly dropped during transfer from wheelchair

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A Madison County nursing and rehab facility is facing a suit after one of its employees dropped a patient during transfer from her wheelchair to her bed. Virginia Buklad filed a complaint Aug. 17 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Meridian Village Association, alleging negligence and violation of the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act. According to Buklad’s complaint, she…

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