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Man alleges injuries after electric scooter handlebars broke off

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A man claims he was injured when the handlbars of his Swagger 5 electric scooter broke off. The lawsuit was filed in the St. Clair County Circuit Court by plaintiff Johnathan Pigg against Hoverzon, LLC, also known as Swagtron. According to the complaint, Pigg purchased a Swagger 5 electric scooter, manufactured and sold by Hoverzon, from Amazon. He claims that…

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Medical malpractice suit alleges misdiagnosed adenocarcinoma in-situ.

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A patient claims she required a hysterectomy after her condition was misdiagnosed. The lawsuit was filed in the St. Clair County Circuit Court by plaintiff Martah Ritchie against St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Premier Pathology Services, LLC, and Dr. Stephen M. Olson. According to the complaint, the defendants failed to properly treat Ritchie’s adenocarcinoma in-situ, leading to unnecessary surgery including a hysterectomy….

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Patient sues over alleged allergic reaction to medication

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A patient claims he suffered an allergic reaction to his medication, which allegedly resulted in a heart attack. The lawsuit was filed in the St. Clair County Circuit Court by plaintiff Kenneth C. Bozsa against Dr. Nidal Shawahin and Fairview Heights Medical Group, S.C., also known as BIC Medical Group of Illinois. According to the complaint, Bozsa alleges he suffered…

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Justices reverse summary judgment for doctor, clarify requirements of medical experts’ affidavits

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A doctor must face a patient’s medical malpractice complaint after the Indiana Supreme Court overturned a summary judgment ruling. In its decision, the high court clarified that a medical expert is not required to expressly state the applicable standard of care in an affidavit. In August 2017, Penny Korakis was taken to Memorial Hospital of South Bend for pain from…

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An Edwardsville nursing home patient allegedly suffered from malnutrition

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A lawsuit alleges a patient at an Edwardsville nursing home suffered malnutrition due to neglect. The lawsuit was filed by plaintiff Donald Bunk, acting as independent administrator for the estate of Alexis Bunk, in the Madison County Circuit Court against Edwardsville NH, LLC, doing business as River Crossing of Edwardsville, NH Operator Holdings VII LLC, Greystone Healthcare Management – Midwest…

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Alton nursing home sued over patient’s fall from wheelchair

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An Alton nursing home patient allegedly fell from his wheelchair while trying to get a pillow that had been thrown at him, a lawsuit states. The lawsuit was filed by Kathy P. Paulfrey, as representative of Joe C. Paulfrey, in the Madison County Circuit Court against Alton NH, LLC, also known as River Crossing of Alton. According to the complaint,…

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Woman sues insurer after child was hit by car

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An insurer is being sued for denying an underinsured motorist claim after a child was struck by a vehicle while riding a hoverboard. The lawsuit was filed in the Madison County Circuit Court by Debra Jean Duncan, guardian of Payton Lynn Brotherton, against Progressive Northern Insurance Company. According to the complaint, Brotherton was struck by a car while riding a…

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Construction worker injured after striking unmarked gas line

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A man claims he was thrown from the machinery he was operating at a construction site after striking an unmarked gas line. The lawsuit was filed in the Madison County Circuit Court by plaintiffs Daniel Miller and J.H. Contractors, Inc. against Stake Center Locating LLC and Ameren Illinois. According to the complaint, the defendants were negligent in their duty to…

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Shopper allegedly hit in Glen Carbon Walmart parking lot

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A shopper claims she suffered injuries when a motorist hit her in the Glen Carbon Walmart parking lot. The lawsuit was filed in the Madison County Circuit Court by Melba Boyd against Brian Mahanay. According to the complaint, Mahanay was driving a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado when he struck Boyd as she was walking in the Glen Carbon Walmart parking lot…

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