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Man alleges e-cigarette lithium battery exploded, causing third degree burns

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A man is suing LG and a Swansea Vape store after a lithium-ion battery in an e-cigarette allegedly exploded and caught fire, causing him to suffer third degree burns. Eric Boeving filed a complaint Nov. 23 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Cloud 9 Vapor Lounge LG Chem America Inc., and LG Chem Ltd., alleging products liability, breach…

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Jury Duty? No Thanks, Say Many, Forcing Trials to be Delayed

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Jury duty notices have set Nicholas Philbrook’s home on edge with worries about him contracting the coronavirus and passing it on to his father-in-law, a cancer survivor with diabetes in his mid-70s who is at higher risk of developing serious complications from COVID-19. Philbrook and his wife, Heather Schmidt, of Camarillo, California, have been trying to convince court officials that…

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Migrant Farm Workers from Texas Allege Pesticide Exposure in Illinois

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More than two dozen migrant workers from Texas allege they were sprayed with toxic pesticides while working in Illinois cornfields, according to a federal lawsuit. The workers, including teenagers, senior citizens and a pregnant woman, claim they were sprayed by a helicopter and plane treating fields in July and August 2019, despite wearing neon orange hats and backpacks. The 27…

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Man alleges ladder broke, caused fall at Chicago food processing plant

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A man claims he was injured when he fell to the ground after a dock ladder broke at a food processing facility in Chicago. Jeff Schneider filed a complaint Nov. 24 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Ebro Foods Inc., alleging negligence. According to his suit, Schneider was employed as a refuse collector for Waste Management. He alleges he…

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Man unloading tanker truck allegedly shocked at waste dump

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A waste water treatment operation is accused of locating its dumping site near high voltage power lines after a man was shocked while unloading a tanker truck. Jon Orelt filed a complaint Nov. 18 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Ameren Illinois Company and Sauget Sanitary Development & Research Association, doing business as American Bottoms, alleging negligence. According…

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Suit alleges truck overturned, caused collision due to overweight load, speeding

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A truck driver is accused of driving with an overweight load and speeding, allegedly causing the truck to overturn and cause a collision. Michael Schroeder filed a complaint Nov. 18 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Bonanza Gold Trucking Inc., and John Patton, alleging negligence. Schroeder states in his complaint that he was driving a truck and hauling a…

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Former Home Depot employee alleges customer ran into her with car

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A former Home Depot employee is suing a customer she alleges drove into her with his truck while she was attempting to load a box into his vehicle. Lisa Anderson filed a complaint Nov. 18 in the Madison County Circuit Court against David File, alleging negligence. Anderson was employed at the Home Depot located on Homer Adams Parkway in Alton,…

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Orthopedic surgeon accused of damaging tendons during hip replacement

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A man claims Memorial Hospital and one of its orthopedic surgeons negligently performed a hip replacement surgery and caused him to suffer permanent damage. Patrick Holtgrove filed a complaint Nov. 5 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Gregory Simmons, M.D., Fairview Heights Medical Group, S.C., and Protestant Memorial Medical Center Inc., doing business as Memorial Hospital, alleging negligence….

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Woman claims unsafe staircase caused her to suffer fractured ankle

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A woman claims an unsafe staircase at a Collinsville office caused her to suffer a fractured ankle and other injuries. Curtiseena Wilson filed a complaint Nov. 4 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Imagine Investments LLC, Hartmann Realtors Inc., doing business as Hartmann Rentals, and Hartmann Rental Properties, alleging negligence. According to the complaint, Wilson claims she was…

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Patient alleges piece of dental file was left lodged in her tooth after root canal

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A patient claims a piece of dental file was left lodged in her tooth after a root canal procedure. Two Edwardsville dentists are facing a medical negligence suit by a woman claiming a piece of a dental file was left lodged in her tooth after a root canal procedure. Lindsay Gilreath filed a complaint Nov. 4 in the Madison County…

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