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Judge Kelley grants subpoena of patient’s mental health records in leg amputation suit

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 3, 2016, 8:43am

HSHS Medical Group is permitted to subpoena a patient’s confidential mental health records in a lawsuit alleging she allowed her leg wounds to become contaminated with dirt and pet hair, resulting in amputation.

St. Clair County Public Building Commission seeks dismissal in woman’s suit alleging exposure to toxic chemicals

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Mar. 1, 2016, 10:04am

St. Clair County’s Public Building Commission claims it is a “separate body politic” from St. Clair County and seeks dismissal in a woman’s lawsuit alleging she was exposed to hazardous chemicals from cleaning products.

Flooring companies seek to dismiss man’s lawsuit alleging chemical exposures caused Parkinson’s disease

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Feb. 9, 2016, 1:34pm

Story CopySeveral flooring companies seek to dismiss a man’s lawsuit alleging he developed Parkinson’s disease after years of working with chemicals in the flooring business.

Negligence, wrongful death among counts against Anderson Hospital and physician

Molly English-Bowers Feb. 6, 2016, 6:25pm

EDWARDSVILLE – The special administrator of a man's estate is suing over his alleged wrongful death.

Belleville hospital denies liability in suit alleging patient died of cardiac arrest

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Jan. 12, 2016, 9:25am

A Belleville hospital denies liability in a woman’s wrongful death suit alleging her husband died of cardiac arrest as a result of the defendants’ negligence.

Plaintiff attorney in high profile trooper death case accuses defense attorney of leaking to press

The Madison County Record Dec. 16, 2015, 7:38am

HILLSBORO – Lawyer Tom Keefe of Swansea accused lawyer Bill Knapp of Edwardsville of tipping the Record about a deposition of client Sarah Deatherage, in a message he sent to Knapp and 25 other lawyers. Keefe also accused two other lawyers of leaking to the Record, in a brief for a Dec. 14 hearing in Montgomery County circuit court.

Pig farm odor suit belongs in Macoupin County where plaintiffs and defendants reside; Fifth District reverses Lopinot

The Madison County Record Nov. 18, 2015, 7:28am

MOUNT VERNON – Macoupin County residents who sued owners of a nearby pig farm must pursue the claim in their courthouse rather than St. Clair County, Fifth District appellate judges ruled on Nov. 16. They reversed Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot, who rejected challenges to St. Clair County jurisdiction from the start of the action in 2012.

Granite City denies liability in suit alleging man fell in sewer

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Nov. 3, 2015, 8:51am

Granite City has denied the allegations raised against it in a man’s lawsuit alleging he stepped on an insufficient manhole cover and fell in the sewer. According to Andrew Flood’s July 28 lawsuit, he claims he was in a vehicle accident at Maryville and Edwardsville roads in Granite City on March 20.

Chiropractor seeks to transfer suit alleging broken bones from treatment

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Oct. 26, 2015, 4:08pm

A chiropractor accused of breaking a patient’s bones during a treatment seeks to transfer the case to Saline County.