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Illinois lawmakers pass compromise bill on pretrial interest in personal injury cases

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The Illinois Senate passed a bill Thursday to allow victims in personal injury and wrongful death cases that reach a verdict to collect interest on money they receive from court, with the intent of incentivizing settlements in these cases. Gov. JB Pritzker vetoed an earlier version of the bill that was approved by both chambers in the January lame duck…

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Illinois Lighting Company Faces $85K in OSHA Penalties for Worker Injuries

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Federal workplace safety officials have cited an Illinois lighting manufacturer with workplace safety violations and imposed $85,000 in penalties after an employee suffered severe facial burns. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said a master maintenance technician for North American Lighting Inc. suffered severe facial burns when pressurized material in a plastic molding machine exploded at the company’s Paris, Ill.,…

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Woman alleges OBGYN damaged ureter during ovary removal

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A woman alleges an OBGYN damaged her only functioning ureter during laparoscopic surgery to remove her ovary and fallopian tube. Zaddie Sharkey filed a complaint March 31 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Dr. Debra Carson and Heartland Women’s Healthcare LTD, alleging negligence. Sharkey alleges in her complaint that she sought care from Carson on June 9, 2020,…

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Wal-Mart shopper denies attributable fault in suit alleging injuries from robbery at Granite City store

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A woman who claims she was knocked unconscious and robbed at the Granite City Wal-Mart denies that any fault is attributable to her or that a third party is liable for her damages. Wal-Mart previously argued in its answer to plaintiff Christine Collins’ complaint that if it is found liable, its fault is less than 25 percent of the total…

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Man allegedly injured when barge was struck by another vessel

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A barge worker claims he suffered injuries when the barge was struck by another vessel and was not given proper maintenance and cure under general maritime law. Donald Dailey, Jr., filed a complaint April 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Commercial Barge Line Company, Commercial Barge Line Company ACBL Transportation Services LLC, ACBL…

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Parents allege delayed labor, delivery resulted in newborn’s brain damage

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A mother and father claim their baby suffered brain damage at birth due to a prolonged labor and delivery. Na’Shau Rice, disabled minor by and through the guardian of her estate First Midwest Bank, Ashanté Willis and James Rice filed a complaint March 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against the United States of…

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Motorist alleges driver failed to slow down for red light, caused rear-end collision

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A motorist claims her vehicle was rear-ended when she slowed down for a red light, causing her to suffer injuries. Latoya Nelson filed a complaint April 1 in the Madison County Circuit against Thomas Ackman, alleging negligence. Nelson claims in her suit that she was driving her Chevrolet Impala on East Broadway Street near Homer M Adams Parkway in Madison…

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Motorist alleges injuries after garbage truck driver ran stop sign

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A motorist claims he was seriously injured when a garbage truck driver ran a stop sign at an intersection and struck his vehicle. Todd Brantley filed a complaint March 25 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Sanders Waste Real Estate LLC and Jack Stice, alleging vicarious liability and negligence. According to his suit, Brantley was driving his vehicle eastbound…

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Amazon delivery worker sues Shiloh homeowners after falling on defective stairs

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An Amazon delivery contractor claims she was delivering a package when the front porch stairs at a Shiloh home because unattached, causing her to fall. Victoria Melson filed a complaint March 15 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Jeremy Bochantin and Lacey Christ, alleging negligence. According to her complaint, Melson was working as a contractor for Amazon Flex…

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Woman struck by wood chipper sues tree trimming company

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A woman is suing a tree trimming service, alleging she was struck by a wood chipper that was attached to the company’s truck. Bailey Watson filed a complaint March 17 in the Madison County Circuit Court against James Hodge doing business as Riverbend Tree Service, alleging vicarious liability. Watson claims in her complaint that on Aug. 22, 2020, Hodge was…

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