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Motorist alleges Alton Fire Department employee caused crash while responding to emergency call

A motorist is suing the Alton Fire Department alleging a department vehicle entered the intersection while responding to an emergency call and struck the plaintiff’s vehicle. Brendan Neal filed a complaint July 30 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Charles Willinghoff, Alton Fire Department and the City of Alton, alleging negligence. Neal alleges in his complaint that on Aug….

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Long COVID creates uncertainty for workers’ compensation claims

It’s been about 10 months since Kary Martin caught COVID-19 from a patient who had a false negative. And since then, she hasn’t worked. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Martin served primarily as a respiratory therapist in a newborn intensive care unit. But with her skills in high demand as more and more COVID patients flooded the Sacramento-based hospital where…

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Woman sues over icy slip, fall at Maryville dialysis facility

A woman is suing a Maryville dialysis center after she allegedly slipped and fell on accumulated ice and snow. Donald Wells filed a complaint July 30 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Total Renal Care Inc., also known as Maryville Dialysis, alleging negligence. According to her complaint, Wells was at the DaVita Maryville Home Dialysis facility on Vadalabene Drive…

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Illinois Cooperative Faces $303K in Fines, Cited for Grain-Handling Violations

A central Illinois grain-handling cooperative exposed workers to serious engulfment hazards when soybeans collapsed inside a Monticello bin and engulfed an employee up to their waist, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration alleges. An OSHA investigation by the at Topflight Grain Cooperative Inc. found that two workers were clearing the bin of crops and debris when…

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Woman alleges auto dealership sold her defective vehicle

A woman alleges a Collinsville auto dealership fraudulently sold her a car that was unsafe and in need of major repair work. Christina Mesey filed a complaint July 28 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Insta-Credit Auto Mart Inc., and Enterprise Bank & Trust Foundation, alleging violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act. According to the complaint, Mesey purchased…

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Consumers claim over-the-counter heartburn medication caused cancer

A suit alleges that Pfizer, Walgreens and others failed to warn consumers of the risk of exposure to the carcinogen N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) with its over-the-counter ranitidine heart burn medicine. Joseph Bayer and Gwendolyn Culverson filed a complaint Aug. 2 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc., GlaxoSmithKline LLC, Pfizer Inc., Walgreen Co., Sun Pharmaceutical and others,…

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Driver allegedly failed to stop at intersection, caused Highland collision

A motorist claims another driver failed to stop at the intersection of Cypress Street and 12th Street in Highland, causing a collision. Audrey Kasmarzik filed a complaint July 12 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Ralph Kampwerth in the Madison County Circuit Court, alleging negligence. According to Kasmarzik’s complaint, she was driving her 2016 Ford Escape on Cypress Street…

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