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Exposure to chemical food additives caused respiratory injuries, Kane County couple alleges

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A Kane County couple alleges they suffered respiratory injuries as a result of exposure to two chemical food additives. Lazaro Sanchez Jr. and Patricia Bustamante filed a complaint on Oct. 22 in Cook County Circuit Court against DSM Food Specialties USA Inc., Fona International Inc., O’Laughlin Industries Inc. and others alleging strict liability and other counts. According to the complaint,…

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Suit alleges asbestos exposure caused man’s lung cancer

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The daughter of a laborer who died from lung cancer is suing several companies, alleging asbestos exposure. Shelly Middleton, as special administrator of the estate of Francis Middleton, filed a complaint on Oct. 3 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Armstrong Pump Company, Cleaver-Brooks, Zurn Industries LLC and other defendants. According to the complaint, Francis Middleton was exposed to…

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Workers seek damages from Metro Water Reclamation District after explosion at Calumet plant

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Two workers allege they were injured from an explosion that occurred while they were working at a sewage treatment plant in Chicago. William T. Kissane and William L. Ruiz filed a complaint on Sept. 18 in Cook County Circuit Court against the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and Independent Mechanical Industries Inc., alleging construction negligence and premises liability….

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Med-mal judgment for insurers against hospital reversed

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The Indiana Court of Appeals reversed the grant of summary judgment for two insurance companies when it found they were estopped from denying the applicability of the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act to their claims. After a May 2010 trucking crash that led to a $3 million judgment against Indianapolis-based Celadon Trucking Services Inc., Celadon learned Community Hospitals of Indiana failed…

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