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Woman alleges Belleville hospital, surgeon failed to treat, diagnose condition

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A woman claims Memorial Hospital Belleville and one of its surgeons failed to properly treat and diagnose her condition. Lauren Theuerkauf filed a complaint Feb. 4 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Eric Snook, DPM, Associated Foot Surgeons of Belleville LTD and Protestant Memorial Medical Center Inc., individually and doing business as Memorial Hospital Belleville, alleging negligence. According…

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Indiana COVID-19 Lawsuit Shield Legislation Sent to Governor

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A bill giving Indiana businesses and others broad protections from lawsuits by people blaming them for contracting COVID-19 has been given final approval by state lawmakers. The Republican-dominated state Senate voted 39-7 to send the bill to GOP Gov. Eric Holcomb, who has endorsed the proposal. House members voted last week to approve the bill, which is a top priority…

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Refinery laborer burned in explosion sues Phillips 66

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A laborer who suffered second degree burns during an explosion at a Phillips 66 refinery is accusing the company of negligence. Michael Clark filed a complaint Feb. 1 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Phillips 66 Company, alleging negligence. According to his complaint, Clark was working as a laborer for GRP/Wegman at Phillips 66’s South Roxana refinery distilling unit…

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Motorist alleges car dealership display blocked view, causing collision

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A motorist claims she crashed into another driver who turned in front of her on Camp Jackson Road because a Cahokia Motors car display obstructed her view. Anessia Brown filed a complaint Jan. 27 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Amaira Burner and Cahokia Motors Inc., alleging negligence. Brown alleges in her complaint that she was traveling East…

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Indiana Company Fined $14K Following Death of 3 Workers in Manhole

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State regulators have fined an excavating company $14,400 for workplace safety violations discovered after three workers, including a father and son, died in August while working on a northeastern Indiana sewer project. The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration imposed the fine on Jan. 29 against Fort Wayne-based Crosby Excavating Inc. after an inspection found three “serious” safety violations and…

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Indiana Lawmakers Fast-Track COVID-19 Lawsuit Shield

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Indiana legislators are poised to finalize a fast-tracked proposal that will give a broad shield protecting businesses and others from lawsuits by people blaming them for contracting COVID-19. The proposal is a top priority of Republican legislative leaders and GOP Gov. Eric Holcomb even though supporters don’t point to any such lawsuits in the state. Supporters maintain that the liability…

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Woman sues Wendy’s over trip, fall at Belleville restaurant

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A woman is suing a Belleville Wendy’s, alleging she was injured when she tripped and fell while walking in the parking lot. Mamie Saffore filed a complaint on June 7 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against BB St. Louis LLC, Wendy’s Properties LLC and Wendy’s International LLC alleging negligence. The suit states that Saffore was walking through the parking…

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Motorist alleges vehicle struck unsecured manhole cover in Cahokia

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A woman alleges she suffered multiple injuries after driving over an unlocked and unsecured manhole cover in the Village of Cahokia. Laveta Horace filed a complaint Jan. 22 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Village of Cahokia, alleging negligence. According to her suit, Horace was driving her vehicle northbound on Ellen Street near the intersections of St. Stephens…

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Illinois Bill Adds Prejudgment Interest to Recoveries in Personal Injury Cases

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The Illinois General Assembly has passed a bill that includes prejudgment interest in the recovery of damages in personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits. HB 3360 specifies “that in all actions brought to recover damages for personal injuries or wrongful death resulting from or occasioned by the wrongful conduct of any other person or entity, the plaintiff shall recover prejudgment…

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Ambulance driver allegedly failed to use lights and siren, caused collision

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An ambulance driver is accused of failing to use lights and sirens while attempting to pass vehicles on an Illinois state highway, which allegedly resulted in a collision. Carrie Grandcolas and Jeffrey Grandcolas filed a complaint (part 2) Jan. 11 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Abbott EMS, Abbott EMS of Illinois, Mission Care of Illinois, Global Medical…

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