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Patient sues Alton physical therapy center over shoulder injury

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A former Athletico patient claims he was prescribed an improper physical therapy program, which caused him to sustain serious injuries. Plaintiff Jason Jackson filed the lawsuit in the Madison County Circuit Court against Athletico, LTD and its employee Sarah Schroeder, citing negligence. According to the lawsuit, Schroeder was employed by Athletico as a physical therapist. On Oct. 12, 2020, Jackson…

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Multimillion dollar award evaporates under COA review of policy language

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A contractor awarded $5.2 million in damages in a personal injury settlement lost most of it after the Court of Appeals of Indiana found the use of “you” and “your” in the insurance policy did not entitle the contractor to indemnification. Harsco Corporation was hired by Pennsylvania utility company PPL Montour Co. LLC to install and maintain an elevator at…

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Railway worker allegedly developed cancer from exposure to toxic chemicals

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A railroad employee claims he was exposed to toxic chemicals on the job, causing him to develop colon cancer. Plaintiff Lewis Hill filed a lawsuit in the Madison County Circuit Court against Norfolk Southern Railway Company, citing negligence. According to the lawsuit, Hill was employed by Norfolk Southern Railway Company as a switchman and worked for the company from 1967…

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Worden woman alleges injuries from unprovoked dog attack

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A Worden woman claims she was injured during an unprovoked attack by dogs in her neighborhood. Plaintiff Janice L. Daube filed the lawsuit in the Madison County Circuit Court against defendants Sean and Erin Underhill, citing negligence in violation of the state’s Animal Control Act. According to the lawsuit, Daube was walking in her neighborhood on Oct. 13, 2020, when…

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Suit alleges truck driver caused Interstate 64 collision

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A Swansea woman is suing Norseman Trucking, alleging one of its employees caused a rear-end collision on Interstate 64. Plaintiff Rachel Tribout filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Norseman Trucking, Inc and one of its employees Ricky Allen Jindra, citing negligence. According to the lawsuit, on Jan. 15, Tribout was traveling…

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Construction worker allegedly injured at St. Louis Major League Soccer stadium

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Several construction companies are being sued after a drywall worker was allegedly injured at the construction site of the St. Louis Major League Soccer stadium. Plaintiffs Adam and Michaela Cassulo filed a lawsuit in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against defendants J.F. Electric Group, Keeley Construction Group Inc., Alberici Constructors, Inc, M.A. Mortenson Company, The Kwame Building Group, Inc….

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Motorist alleges Amazon delivery driver drove wrong way, fled from collision

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A motorist claims he and his daughter were run off the road by an Amazon delivery driver who was driving the wrong way on Interstate 255. Plaintiff Devin Allen filed the lawsuit in the Madison County Circuit Court against defendant XSeed Delivery LLC and its employee, Marcus Holloway. According to the lawsuit, Allen was traveling on highway 255 while his…

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Justices consider whether woman who won $3.2M negligence judgment can sue more defendants

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After a severe auto accident left her quadriplegic, an Indiana woman won a $3.24 million verdict against the trucking company involved in the collision. Now, the Indiana Supreme Court must decide whether she can sue additional defendants for their alleged roles in the same accident. The high court on Tuesday heard oral arguments in Kathryn Davidson v. State of Indiana,…

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Woman sues Eckert’s over trip, fall at Belleville location

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A woman is suing Eckert’s, Inc. after she allegedly fell on uneven concrete at the Belleville location. Plaintiff Debra Vahey filed a lawsuit in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Eckert’s, Inc., citing negligence. According to the lawsuit, Vahey was at the Belleville Eckert’s when she claims she stepped on broken and uneven concrete, causing her to fall and…

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Motorist alleges garbage truck driver caused Cahokia collision

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A Belleville driver is suing Robert Sanders Waste Systems, claiming one of its garbage truck drivers crashed into his vehicle. Plaintiff Michael Crawford filed a lawsuit in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Robert Sanders Waste Systems, Inc. and Bryan Richardson, citing negligence and carelessness. According to the lawsuit, on Oct. 5, 2021, Crawford was traveling west on Carol…

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