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Procedure performed under Heartland Women’s Healthcare leads to lawsuit for alleged injuries

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Heartland Women’s Healthcare is at the center of a lawsuit following a procedure that allegedly led to a woman’s injuries. Amy and Nicholas Giacomo filed suit Dec. 16 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against the Heartland Women’s Healthcare and Dr. Debra Carson. The lawsuit names Dr. Joel Kwan Barrientos and Dr. Jeffrey Larson as respondents in discovery after they…

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Shipyard worker Marty Byrd sues under federal law following workplace accident

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A worker injured following an accident on a tug on the Mississippi River has filed suit against his employer under federal maritime statutes. Marty Byrd filed suit Dec. 31 against National Repair and Maintenance, which repairs barges and towboats, following the accident in February last year at the shipyard in Hartford. Byrd states in the complaint that he was struck…

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Customer sues McDonald’s over alleged slip and fall

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A woman is suing McDonald’s after she allegedly slipped and fell on liquid left on the floor while dining at the restaurant. Manuela Stayton filed the lawsuit on Dec. 17 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against the McDonalds Corporation, Garjo Inc., Garjo Properties LLC and individual defendants Gary L. Peck and Joyce Peck for an alleged incident that took…

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Cook Medical wins new trial in product lawsuit after judge admits he erred

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A federal judge has vacated a $3 million jury award against Cook Medical, saying a Georgia woman who sued the Bloomington-based device maker “did not have overwhelming evidence” to show the company’s implanted blood-clot filter was defective or caused her injuries. U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young in Indianapolis handed down his decision Monday and ordered a new trial in…

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Driver for Marathon Transport, Lartex Trucking sued following fatal I-55 accident

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The death of a girl following an accident involving an articulated truck is at the center of a lawsuit involving two of her grandparents. Melissa Ashley, the paternal grandparent and legal guardian of Emma Mae Wilson, filed a lawsuit Dec. 12 in St. Clair County Circuit Court for wrongful death against Janette Kirby, Marathon Transport, Inc. and Lartex Trucking, LLC…

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IL Supreme Court: Federal law doesn’t block railroad from suing employees it blames for causing train accident

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A railroad company can sue employees who it blames for causing railroad accidents, even after those employees first sue the railroad for injuries they suffered in the accident the railroad says they caused, the Illinois Supreme Court has ruled. In a 5-2 ruling, the court overturned an appellate court decision on the question, and sent the case back to Cook…

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Unnatural accumulation of ice prompts slip and fall suit against Menards

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An unnatural accumulation of ice in the parking lot of a store has prompted a slip and fall lawsuit. Joseph Quirin claims he fell and injured himself while walking to the entrance of the Menards store in O’Fallon. Quirin filed suit Nov. 26 against the company in St. Clair County Circuit Court, accusing it of negligence for failing to clear…

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Man sues maker of liquid food over father’s injuries, death, claiming maggots or other contaminant in product

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A man is suing Abbott Laboratories for injuries his father suffered before his death. Cedric C. Jones filed the lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories Inc. and Lincare Inc. on behalf of his father, Chester L. Jones Sr., who died in November, according to a complaint filed Nov. 26 in St. Clair County Circuit Court. Cedric Jones claims ethat when his father…

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