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September 18, 2023

Amazon warehouse builders, developers settle wrongful death suit for $250K

September 18, 2023

Wrongful death suit involving fatal train crash at trial in McGlynn’s court; Ed Burris Disposal settles for $250,000

September 12, 2023

Family of boy trampled amid panic at Lil’ Durk concert sues rapper, United Center, Live Nation

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Personal Injury

St. Clair County woman asks court to declare neighbor’s dogs ‘vicious’ following attack

A St. Clair County woman has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the people of Illinois against her neighbors, claiming their "vicious" dogs are too dangerous to be kept as pets. Plaintiff Bobbie, J. Metscher, on behalf of the people of the State of Illinois, filed the lawsuit in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Doressa Brinson, Atwart Braggs,…
Personal Injury

Mother sues Anderson Hospital after child died during childbirth

A mother is suing Anderson Hospital. alleging her child died during childbirth due to medical negligence. Plaintiff Taylor Smallwood, acting as Special Administrator of the estate of Cooper Smallwood, filed the lawsuit in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Nicole Helfrich, R.N., Anderson Hospital, Michelle Embick, R.N., Heather Merwin, R.N., Christina, Midkiff, M.D., and Christina L. Midkiff, M.C., citing…
Personal Injury

Summary judgment granted in pool injury suit against Edwardsville attorney’s estate

Madison County Associate Judge Ronald Foster granted summary judgment to the estate of late lawyer Randy Gori against an injury claim filed by plaintiff Sara Staack on Aug. 17. Staack didn’t appear for the hearing in Foster’s court. Estate counsel Chris Dallavo of Chicago told Foster, “We haven’t heard from her.” Foster’s order stated notice was “given to plaintiff at…
Workers' Compensation

Long COVID present in 6% of comp claims: study

Six percent of workers with compensation claims for COVID-19 developed long COVID, according to a study released Thursday by the Workers Compensation Research Institute. At an average of 18 months of post-infection experience, these workers received more than 20 weeks of temporary disability benefits and received an average of $29,000 in medical care, 10 times that which was spent on…
Personal Injury

East Alton man sues wheelchair manufacturer over alleged injuries

A negligence lawsuit was filed against a wheelchair manufacturer, alleging the wheelchair is designed in such a way to cause it to tip forward. Plaintiff William K. Dowdy filed the lawsuit in the Madison County Circuit Court against United Seating and Mobility, LLC, doing business as Numotion and Pride Mobility Products Corporation, citing negligence and product liability. According to the…
Personal Injury

Amazon delivery driver sues after stepping into pothole at Maryville strip mall

An Amazon delivery driver is suing a Maryville property owner after she allegedly stepped in a pothole and suffered injuries. Plaintiff Ashley Boyet filed the lawsuit in the Madison County Circuit Court against Health Management Zone, citing negligence. According to the lawsuit, Boyet is a delivery driver for Amazon. On Nov. 19, 2022, she was making a delivery to a…
Personal Injury

Man sues tire manufacturers over injuries from exploding tire at US Steel

A US Steel employee claims he suffered amputation after he was injured by an exploding tire while working in Granite City. Plaintiff Joshua Perkins filed the lawsuit in the Madison County Circuit Court against Balkrishna Industries, LTD, BKT USA, Inc., BKT Tires, Community Wholesale Tired Dis., Inc., Community Tire Company, Inc., also known as Community Retreading, and Pomp's Tire Service,…
Personal Injury

Fuller’s Car Wash hit by lawsuit from three hurt in Hinsdale sub shop crash; Family of boy killed yet to file suit

A lawsuit has been filed against the owners of a downtown Hinsdale car wash, asserting they must pay for severe injuries suffered by three people who were hurt when a Jeep driven by a teenaged car wash employee suddenly drove across the street and crashed into a sandwich shop at which they were dining. The lawsuit was filed in Cook…
Workers' Compensation

Comp is remedy for family of murdered Arby’s worker: Court

The mother of an Arby’s worker who was murdered by a coworker at a restaurant in Hickory Hills, Illinois, in 2017 can’t sue the franchisees, as workers compensation is the exclusive remedy, an Illinois appeals court ruled Tuesday. Doreen Price sued Lunan Roberts Inc., Lunan Corp., Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. and Irvin Thomas in connection with the murder of her…
Personal Injury

Patient sues Swansea vision center, alleging partial blindness following surgery

A patient is suing Quantum Vision Centers after cataract surgery left her blind in one eye. Plaintiff Jayne Graves filed the lawsuit in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against JFJ Eyecare, LTD, doing business as Quantum Vision Centers, Donald R. Unwin, M.D., Enrique Peralta, M.D. and a Jane Doe, citing negligence. According to the lawsuit, Graves presented herself to…

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