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Workers' Compensation

Workers comp physician choice bill introduced in Indiana

Indiana lawmakers have introduced legislation that would permit injured workers to choose their attending physicians in workers compensation claims. House Bill 1246, filed Tuesday, would allow employers to choose a physician for an injured worker if the injury renders the employee unable to make a decision or in cases where immediate medical attention is required. If the measure is approved,…
Personal Injury

Woman sues over fall at Alton Cracker Factory

A woman claims she was injured after falling at the Alton Cracker Factory. The lawsuit was filed in the Madison County Circuit Court by plaintiff Margaret Voke against Second Street Developments, LLC, doing business as Alton Cracker Factory. The complaint alleges that Voke suffered a fall due to a defective ramp on the defendant's premises. She claims the incident occurred…
Workers' Compensation

Mental health decline poses workplace hazard: Experts

Employees who feel unsafe on the job are more likely to report symptoms of work-related depression and anxiety, and those who study worker mental health have discovered a relationship between anxiety and increased work injury rates, industry experts say. “There is more and more data coming out showing just how inextricably intertwined mental health and physical health are in the…
Personal Injury

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

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…
Personal Injury

Firefighter sues over PFAS exposure

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…
Workers' Compensation

Truck driver alleges wrongful termination following wrist injury

A man claims he was terminated from his employment after seeking workers compensation benefits following a wrist injury. Plaintiff Kevin B. Cook Jr. filed the lawsuit in the Madison County Circuit Court against Terminal Transport Inc., Transport Leasing/Contract, Inc., Payroll Plus Corporation, The Labor Source Inc. and the TLC Companies. According to the complaint, Cook experienced a pop in his…
Personal Injury

Man sues medical device company over recalled hip replacement

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…
Personal Injury

Shopper sues over fall at Alton Target

A shopper claims she injured her knee when she fell on a sticky substance at the Alton Target store. Beva Walls filed the complaint on Dec. 11 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Target Corporation. According to the complaint, Walls was shopping at the Alton Target store on Dec. 11, 2021. She claims she stepped on a sticky substance…

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