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Alleged hit and run victim sues driver charged with aggravated assault, according to complaint

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A pedestrian claiming he was the victim of a hit and run driver has filed suit against the motorist, whom the complaint states was later charged with aggravated battery. Ryan Gentelin filed suit against Roger Lawver amid claims the motorist was negligent and intoxicated when the incident happened on Langdon Street in Alton on Sept. 27. In his complaint, filed…

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Indiana Hospital Reports Failure to Disinfect Surgical Tools

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Nearly 1,200 surgical patients may have been exposed to hepatitis, HIV and other infectious diseases due to a sterilization failure, a northern Indiana hospital says. A Goshen Hospital sterilization technician failed to complete one crucial step in the sterilizing process of some surgical equipment, potentially exposing to communicable diseases patients who underwent surgery at the hospital between April 1 and…

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Worker not entitled to new benefits, injury linked to ongoing medical condition, appeals court rules

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An employee has failed to persuade an appeals court that his workers’ compensation claim was linked to a new injury that happened in the course of his employment. The Fifth District Appellate Court, in an order filed Nov. 6, affirmed a decision by a lower court that confirmed a ruling by the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission in a case taken…

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Home Depot disputes shopper’s complaint, argues plaintiff’s negligence led to injuries

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A customer alleges he was injured after being hit by poorly stacked wood during a visit to The Home Depot in Collinsville. Home Depot argues the customer contributed to the incident because of his own negligence. Mitchell Adams filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court, alleging he suffered injuries when he was struck by the wooden planks as he walked…

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Bicyclist suffered serious injuries after crashing into steel gate cable lying on road, lawsuit alleges

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A bicyclist claims he suffered serious injuries after crashing into a steel gate cable lying across a road. Brian Ewing filed suit Oct. 2 against the owner of a parcel of land that allegedly allowed the cable and wood post to become detached from the rest of the gate. The plaintiff filed suit against Paul D. Nance and a family…

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Company Fined Nearly $1.6M After 4 Workers Killed in Illinois Plant Explosion

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Federal workplace safety officials have levied $1,591,176 in penalties against a silicon chemical products manufacturer after four employees suffered fatal injuries in an explosion and fire at the company’s Waukegan, Illinois, plant on May 3, 2019 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) also cited AB Specialty Silicones LLC for 12 willful federal safety violations and…

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Worker alleges Amazon distribution center’s negligence led to fall

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An alleged trip and fall at an Amazon fulfillment center in Edwardsville has prompted a lawsuit as the plaintiff alleges the online retail giant and the owners of the facility are liable for his injuries. Jimmy Horneman filed suit Sept. 26 in St. Clair County Circuit against Amazon, which rents the property at Lakeview Corporate Drive in Edwardsville, and the…

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Madison schools must face injured student’s suit, COA rules

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Madison Consolidated Schools on Wednesday lost an appeal of a summary judgment denial in a lawsuit brought by a former student who was injured in a school bus crash. Trisha Thurston was a 16-year-old student passenger who was severely injured when a Madison school bus hit a guardrail on Interstate 64 in Floyd County in September 2014. The school’s insurer,…

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Ammunition manufacturer, gun distributor, seller, deny responsibility for man’s vision loss

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An ammunition manufacturer, a gun distributor, and a store have all denied any liability for the loss of vision in one eye of a man who alleges a faulty gun and bullet were to blame. Johnny J. Markus filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court against Federal Cartridge Co., Du Page Trading and Precision Outfitters, alleging negligence and implied warranty….

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