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Woman claims defective walker sold on Amazon caused her to fall and become paraplegic

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A woman who claims she became paraplegic after falling from a walker is suing the manufacturer, medical providers and Amazon for selling her the product. Plaintiffs Amy Pashea and John Pashea filed a lawsuit in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against manufacturer Comodita, LLC, Robert Scanlon, M.D., Sandra Grochowski, M.D., and Anderson Hospital, Inc. According to the lawsuit, Amy…

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Belleville father alleges that his son was injured by a vicious dog, sues owners

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A Belleville man is suing a couple alleging that their dog attacked and injured his son. Plaintiff Michael Green, father and legal guardian of Andyn Green, filed a lawsuit in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against defendants Alexandra and Jarrod Leatherwood, citing negligence and carelessness. According to the lawsuit, on May 24, 2021, the plaintiff’s child Andyn was just…

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Patient alleges negligent care caused her gastrointestinal surgery complications

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Gateway Regional Medical Center and others are facing a lawsuit from a patient who alleges she suffered complications from gastrointestinal surgery. Melissa Porter and Robert Porter filed a complaint in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Kurt Sprunger, M.D., Center for Gastrointestinal Health and Gateway Regional Medical Center, alleging negligence. The plaintiffs allege in their complaint that the defendants…

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UPS driver sues Edwardsville homeowners over dog attack

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A UPS delivery driver is suing the owners of a dog, following an alleged attack in Edwardsville. Plaintiff Toby Gvillo filed the lawsuit in the Madison County Circuit Court against defendant Jeff Hasty, citing negligence in violation of the state’s Animal Control Act. According to the lawsuit, Gvillo was employed with UPS to drive a delivery truck and deliver packages….

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Madison County jury awards woman $427K in suit involving New Poag Road collision

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A Madison County jury awarded a woman more than $427,661 in a lawsuit alleging she was injured in a crash at the intersection of New Poag Road and N. University Drive. On May 11, jurors entered a verdict in favor of plaintiff Kendra Ross-Wall following a three-day trial in Madison County Circuit Judge Christopher Threlkeld’s courtroom. Ross-Wall was awarded $427,661.20…

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Bus passenger alleges driver slammed the brakes, causing her to fall

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A passenger is suing Madison County Mass Transit District, alleging she was injured when the driver suddenly slammed on the brakes. Trudy Murray filed the lawsuit in the Madison County Circuit Court against the Agency for Community Transit, Inc. doing business as Madison County Mass Transit District (MCT), citing negligence. According to the lawsuit, Murray was a passenger on a…

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Former Norfolk Southern employee claims truck brakes caught fire, causing tire to explode

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A former Norfolk Southern Railway employee alleges he suffered injuries when the brakes on a company truck caught fire. Frank Krager filed a complaint on April 20 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Norfolk Southern Railway Company, alleging negligence. According to his complaint, Krager was working for Norfolk Southern near Troy on Feb. 17, 2021. He alleges he was…

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Tenant alleges injuries when apartment balcony collapsed

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A tenant claims he was injured when his apartment balcony collapsed because it was not properly attached to the building. Brandon Sargent filed a complaint April 18 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Rigoni Properties LLC, alleging premises liability and negligence. According to the complaint, Sargent was standing on the second rear exterior balcony at the defendant’s apartment complex…

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Angry trial judge calls for changes to civil litigation system: Insurance companies faulted for pursuing frivolous claims

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By the third paragraph of the April order granting summary judgment to the defendants, Carroll Circuit Judge Benjamin Diener showed his frustration by declaring, “The civil litigation process in Indiana is broken.” The ruling was issued in a personal injury case brought by Penny Chappey and her husband Gregory Chappey after she fell off the flatbed of a tow truck….

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