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Suit alleges driver sped through construction zone, injuring worker

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 20, 2018

A construction worker accuses a driver of speeding through a construction zone and causing his injuries.

Man died from masonry chemical, widow says

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Sep 12, 2018

The manufacturer of a tile and masonry chemical faces a wrongful death lawsuit.

Gilbert denies reconsideration in Cook firm's personal injury case

By Record News | Sep 3, 2018

BENTON – Senior U.S. District Judge Phil Gilbert, cranky when he rejected an injury suit from a client of Bruce Cook’s firm in June, tersely denied reconsideration.

Fourth lawsuit filed over fatal I-55 crash in November 2017

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 24, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — The passenger in a van hit by a tractor trailer in a fatal November 2017 crash on I-55 is suing the driver, his employers and a construction company.

Runaway bull leads to litigation against a cable installer, property owners

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 23, 2018

A driver injured when she struck a stray cow blames the property owners and a cable company for the accident in a lawsuit.

Motorcycle passenger sues driver, motorist over crash

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 6, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A passenger on a motorcycle blames her driver and another motorist for causing a crash on West Main Street.

Suit alleges patient died from pain meds

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 31, 2018

BELLEVILLE — The family of a deceased patient at Protestant Memorial Medical Center is suing the center after a nurse allegedly incorrectly gave the decedent pain medication.

Former Merrill Lynch financial adviser alleges she was not given share of profits

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 5, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – A financial adviser alleges her former employer made fraudulent misrepresentations regarding compensation and benefits.

Suit alleges St. Elizabeth's Hospital failed to diagnose brain tumor

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 2, 2018

BELLEVILLE – An estate administrator alleges that an Illinois hospital failed to diagnose her decedent's brain tumor.

Suit alleges patient died following surgery

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 29, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A man is suing Vascular and Hand Surgery Ltd. and a physician, alleging a patient died following surgery.

Patient alleges hand deformity following joint fracture

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 28, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A patient claims he suffered deformity of his hand and fingers after his healthcare providers failed to recommend surgery for a joint fracture.

‘This case has reached its end,’ Gilbert writes in shutting down Cook’s car crusher suit

By Record News | Jun 27, 2018

BENTON – U.S. Senior District Judge Phil Gilbert shut down an injury suit that Bruce Cook’s firm in Belleville filed for car crusher Richard Clark of Cobden.

Kolker denies motion to dismiss suit alleging building demolished for scrap

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jun 7, 2018

St. Clair County Associate Judge Chris Kolker denied the owner of a demolition company’s motion to dismiss a suit alleging he demolished a building for scrap.

Carpenter alleges injuries from accumulated water, debris

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 6, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A union carpenter is suing a contractor and subcontractor after he allegedly suffered injuries due to accumulated water and debris.

Gleeson denies transfer in tenant's suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 31, 2018

St. Clair County Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson denied a St. Louis County condominium’s motion to transfer a tenant’s suit alleging a 2008 earthquake in Illinois caused damages to her unit.

St. Louis County condo moves to transfer tenant’s suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 16, 2018

A St. Louis County condominium seeks to transfer a tenant’s suit alleging a 2008 earthquake caused damages.

St. Clair County jury awards motorist $100K over Shiloh collision

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 9, 2018

A St. Clair County jury awarded a motorist $100,000 following a rear-end collision on Green Mount Road.

Belleville cop sues Bruce Cook and firm over auto accident that left him 'sick, lame and disabled'

By Record News | May 1, 2018

BELLEVILLE – Lawyer Bruce N. Cook is being sued over a May 19, 2016 auto accident that allegedly left a Belleville policeman sick, lame and disabled.

Handicap woman alleges wheelchair fell over on Metro bus

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Apr 20, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A handicap woman alleges her wheelchair was not properly restrained while riding in a Metro bus.

Man alleges brain injury after hitting head on dump truck

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Apr 13, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A union operating engineer alleges a dump truck driver caused the truck to strike the plaintiff in the head while attempting to free the vehicle from the mud.