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Couple files asbestos suit after husband diagnosed with cancer last year

John Severance May 13, 2017, 9:48am

BELLEVILLE — A man and his wife filed suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court seeking damages from a number of companies that produced products that contained asbestos.

Man files asbestos suit after wife dies of lung cancer

John Severance May 13, 2017, 9:40am

BELLEVILLE — The surviving husband of a woman who died from lung cancer filed suit in the St. Clair County Circuit Court seeking damages from a wide range of companies that produced products that contained asbestos.

Report urges asbestos trust transparency in Illinois; 'Disconnect' between asbestos trusts and asbestos litigation leads to 'double dipping'

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 24, 2017, 7:38am

A new study released Monday by the Illinois Civil Justice League discussing the need for asbestos trust transparency in Illinois argues that "disconnect" between the asbestos bankruptcy trust system and asbestos litigation creates an unfair atmosphere for solvent defendants.

Plaintiffs in asbestos lawsuit claim prolonged exposure led to lung cancer

David Hutton Apr. 18, 2017, 8:58am

BELLEVILLE — An Illinois man and his wife have filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court against dozens of companies alleging that his recent lung cancer diagnosis is the result of prolonged asbestos exposure.

Man with lung cancer and wife allege negligence in asbestos suit

Dee Thompson Apr. 16, 2017, 6:53am

BELLEVILLE — A lawsuit alleging asbestos exposure has been filed against 48 defendants, including CBS, Briggs & Stratton, Dow Chemical, General Electric, Georgia Pacific, Goodyear Tires, 3M Company, Union Carbide and more.

Man files negligence lawsuit claiming father's death from cancer asbestos-related

David Hutton Apr. 13, 2017, 9:58am

BELLEVILLE — The son of a deceased Illinois man has filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court claiming negligence in the alleged asbestos-related cancer death of his father.

Wife files negligence lawsuit on behalf of husband claimed by lung cancer

David Hutton Apr. 13, 2017, 9:57am

BELLEVILLE — An Illinois woman has filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court claiming negligence in the asbestos-related cancer death of her husband.

Widow's suit alleges negligence by asbestos manufacturers

Melissa Busch Apr. 13, 2017, 9:55am

BELLEVILLE — The widow of a former mechanic and truck driver is suing numerous asbestos product manufacturers and distributors for wrongfully causing the death of her husband.

Couple files asbestos suit due to husband's lung cancer

John Severance Apr. 13, 2017, 9:49am

BELLEVILLE — An Illinois man who has worked for more than 40 years in a variety of jobs filed suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court seeking damages from a number of companies that produced products containing asbestos.

Man files asbestos suit on behalf of deceased father

John Severance Apr. 5, 2017, 7:13am

BELLEVILLE — The estate of an Illinois man who died of lung cancer in February 2016 is seeking punitive and compensatory damages after filing suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Estate of Illinois man files asbestos suit

John Severance Apr. 5, 2017, 7:12am

BELLEVILLE — The estate of an Illinois man who died of lung cancer filed suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court looking for damages from dozens of companies that produced products containing asbestos.

Madison County's top asbestos filers bring the most out of state claims

Ann Maher Mar. 22, 2017, 6:10pm

Analysis of the top five jurisdictions across the country where out of state plaintiffs go to file their asbestos claims shows that Madison County circuit court, unsurprisingly, carries a high percentage of them.

Asbestos report shows Madison County remains 'preeminent mature' jurisdiction

Ann Maher Mar. 19, 2017, 5:06pm

Madison County's court system and some of the high profile local lawyers who built their practices here continue to dominate the nation's asbestos litigation landscape.

Cancer patient seeking more than $500,000 from defendants in asbestos case

Karen Kidd Mar. 13, 2017, 9:37am

EDWARDSVILLE — A man suffering from what he claims is asbestos-induced lung cancer is seeking damages in excess of $500,000 from more than 60 defendants who allegedly contributed to his illness.

Lawsuit alleges negligence by dozens of companies for asbestos after former railroad engineer's lung-cancer death

David Hutton Feb. 12, 2017, 7:57am

An Illinois woman has filed a lawsuit alleging that her late husband developed lung cancer that eventually took his life after prolonged exposure to asbestos, dating back to his service in the U.S. Army and as an engineer for the Burlington Railroad in Chicago.

No response from Democratic Fifth District Appellate Court candidates on Fair Courts Now campaign; 41 percent of Judge Weber’s contributions from same firms

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Oct. 31, 2016, 11:14am

It’s been two weeks since the Fair Courts Now committee was formed to run attack ads against Republican candidates for the Fifth District Appellate Court, and Democratic candidates have yet to provide a response to the negative campaign.

You need money and connections to get into Madigan's place

The Madison County Record Oct. 18, 2016, 3:03pm

Suppose there was a popular restaurant in Springfield called Madigan's, it was so popular that they could charge top dollar for all their dishes, so popular that you couldn't get in without a reservation, and you couldn't get a reservation unless you were somebody or knew somebody, and even then you still had to slip the maître d' a C-note to get seated.

In six weeks, three local firms pitch in nearly $800K to state Dem campaigns

The Madison County Record Oct. 11, 2016, 2:07pm

SPRINGFIELD – Law firms of John Simmons, Randy Gori and Tom Keefe gave $779,734 to campaigns of Illinois Democrats from Sept. 1 to Oct. 10.  

And the winner of this year's Asbestos Derby is . . .

The Madison County Record Sep. 28, 2016, 7:03am

Madison County's asbestos court retains its title in 2016 as the most active docket in the country, with the number of new cases filed through June 30 up 10 percent. Win, place, or show, asbestos attorneys will be in the money. The odds for anyone else are a million to one.

We will support mesothelioma this month

The Madison County Record Sep. 22, 2016, 6:19pm

We support more than 150 different organizations with sponsorships, donations, and volunteer time and find them all equally deserving.