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Suit alleges premature infant developed intestinal disease from Enfamil, Similac formulas

A mother claims her premature infant developed an intestinal disease after consuming Enfamil and Similac infant formulas. Tikeshia Whatley and Ze’Marques Elder filed a complaint July 14 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Mead Johnson & Company LLC, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company and Abbott Laboratories alleging strict liability, negligence, negligent misrepresentation and other claims. According to the plaintiffs’ complaint,…

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Driver allegedly pulled into traffic without looking, caused collision

A motorist alleges another driver was stopped on the side of the highway and pulled out into traffic without looking, causing a collision. James Tinnin filed a complaint July 13 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Logan Klocke, alleging negligence. Tinnin alleges in his complaint that on July 27, 2019, Klocke was stopped on the shoulder of Illinois 159…

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No Noticeable Pandemic-Related Delay in Medical Treatment for Injured Workers for Non-COVID-19 Claims, Finds New WCRI Study

A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) investigates patterns of medical care access and utilization that are specific to workers’ compensation during the first quarters of 2020 to understand how the timing and delivery of medical treatment were impacted by the pandemic. “In our previous work, we examined the effect of the spread of COVID-19 along with…

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Motorist alleges Walmart Transportation driver caused collision at truck stop

A transportation and logistic company is seeking reimbursement for worker’s compensation claims it paid out to two employees injured in a collision caused by a Walmart Transportation driver at a Pilot Truck Stop in Troy. Schneider National Carriers Inc., as subrogee of Ariel Walker and Mayte Cruz Rodriguez, filed a complaint July 8 in the Madison County Circuit Court against…

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Suit alleges doctor misdiagnosed heart condition as panic attack

A woman is suing an Alton Memorial Hospital physician, alleging he misdiagnosed her heart condition as a panic attack which caused to suffer a heart attack. Edith Johnson filed a complaint July 8 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Team Health and Thomas Hanson, M.D., alleging negligence. Johnson alleges in her suit that she sought medical treatment at Alton…

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Motorist alleges speeding driver caused rear-end collision

A motorist injured in a crash on Illinois 160 claims the other driver was speeding and following too closely to her vehicle as they approached an intersection. Jamie Jung filed a complaint June 30 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Caleb M. Fields, alleging negligence. According to Jung’s suit, she was driving her vehicle on Illinois160 near the intersection…

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Tree trimmer sues Edwardsville homeowners for failing to remove dangerous tree

A man who fell while trimming a tree is suing the Edwardsville homeowners for allegedly failing to remove the dangerous trees. Nathan Chester filed a complaint June 23 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Ernest Moore, Joann Moore and Bobby L. Johnson, doing business as Johnson’s Landscaping Solutions, alleging negligence. Chester alleges in his complaint that he was at…

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