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COA reverses summary judgment order in case involving IU student hit by falling window

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Whether a window that fell and struck an Indiana University student in a campus building was under the control and management of the university constitutes a genuine issue of material fact, the Court of Appeals of Indiana ruled in reversing a lower court’s decision to grant summary judgment. According to court records, Kiera Isgrig was a student at Indiana University…

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Former Wood River resident alleges PFAS exposure in drinking water

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A man who was raised in Wood River claims he developed cancer due to exposure to toxins. The lawsuit was filed in the Madison County Circuit Court by Robert E. Womack against several companies including Shell USA, Inc., Phillips 66 Company, Aton, LLC, Safety Kleen Systems, Inc., and others. Womack alleges that he developed prostate and colon cancer due to…

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Firefighter sues over PFAS exposure

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A firefighter is suing several companies, alleging he developed cancer due to exposure to toxic chemicals. Edward Allsman filed the complaint in the Madison County Circuit Court against defendants Shell USA, Inc., Phillips 66 Company, Aton, LLC, Safety Kleen Systems, Inc., 3M Company, Tyco Fire Products, L.P., Chemguard, E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., National Foam, Inc., HWRT…

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Man sues medical device company over recalled hip replacement

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A patient seeks compensation from a medical device manufacturer after his hip replacement device had to be removed due to a recall. Charles Thomas filed the complaint on Dec. 7 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Stryker Corporation, of Michigan. According to the complaint, Dr. Peter Anderson performed a hip replacement surgery on Thomas in 2008. Anderson implanted a…

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Denial of motion to compel cellphone evidence wasn’t error, COA affirms

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A trial court did not err in denying a pedestrian’s motion to compel cellphone evidence in his suit against the woman who struck him with her car, the Court of Appeals of Indiana affirmed. In December 2019, Jessica Smiley was driving on Westfield Boulevard near Wood Valley Drive in Carmel when she struck Charles Jennings, who was walking across Westfield…

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Father alleges Rottweiler attacked son at Granite City home

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A Granite City woman is being sued after her Rottweiler allegedly attacked a child playing in her yard. Jacob Johnson Sr., individually and as natural father and next friend of minor Jacob Johnson Jr., filed the lawsuit in the Madison County Circuit Court against Victoria Loving-Fisher. According to the complaint, Johnson Jr. was a guest at Loving-Fisher’s Granite City home…

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Motorist sued for allegedly causing crash while intoxicated

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A motorist is being sued for allegedly driving while intoxicated and causing a crash. Julie Oligschlaeger and Michael Oligschlaeger filed a complaint on Oct. 31 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Ryan Douglas alleging negligence and other claims. According to the plaintiffs’ complaint, on Nov. 3, 2021, Douglas consumed alcoholic beverages, became intoxicated and may have used marijuana or…

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Wrongful death suit alleges delayed diagnosis of patient’s cancer

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A wrongful death suit alleges a patient with esophageal cancer did not receive a repeat endoscopy to timely diagnose his condition. Brenda Lapointe, Special Administrator of the Estate of Alfred Lapointe, deceased, filed a complaint on Oct. 26 against Shakeel Ahmed, M.D., and Center for Gastrointestinal Health S.C., alleging wrongful death and other claims. Lapointe alleges in her complaint, that…

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Wrongful death suit alleges nursing home patient suffered from malnutrition, dehydration

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The family of a nursing home patient claims she died as a result of negligent care, causing severe malnutrition and dehydration. Paula Golliday, as Special Representative of the Estate of and Special Administrator for Ida Mae Brown, deceased, filed a complaint on Oct. 30 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Helia Southbelt Healthcare LLC, doing business as Four Fountains,…

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