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Physician, healthcare facility deny liability in wrongful death suit alleging malfunctioning brain shunt

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 9, 2018

A healthcare facility and physician deny liability in a man’s suit alleging they failed to identify his wife’s malfunctioning brain shunt and developing hydrocephalus, which ultimately lead to her death.

State senate candidate promising fiscal responsibility exited bankruptcy in 2013

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 2, 2018

A Republican candidate for state senate, running on a platform of fiscal responsibility, ran up more than $175,000 in unsecured debt, according to bankruptcy documents at the Southern District of Illinois.

Motorist alleges Landstar Inway employee caused I-64 collision

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 4, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A St. Clair County man alleges that he was injured in a collision with a commercial vehicle on Interstate 64.

Madison County jury reaches defense verdict in medical malpractice suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 3, 2017

A Madison County jury reached a defense verdict in favor of Midwest Radiological Associates and one of its physicians in a medical malpractice suit alleging a doctor failed to recognize signs of lumbar infection, thus delaying emergency surgery.

Medical malpractice suit alleging delayed lumbar surgery at trial in Matoesian’s court

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 19, 2017

Trial began Sept. 18 in Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian’s courtroom for a patient’s lawsuit alleging a physician put off an emergency lumbar surgery for too long.

St. Clair County jury reached defense verdict in man's suit alleging his prosthetic eye popped out of his head; Plaintiff previously rejected arbitration award

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 31, 2017

A St. Clair County jury ruled in favor of Metro in a passenger’s lawsuit alleging his eye popped out of his head when the train doors closed on him as he was exiting.

Driver says Warren Transport trucker rear-ended him on I-55

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 8, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A motorist is suing a truck driver and his company, alleging he was negligent while operating the truck and caused a collision on the interstate.

MetroLink denies liability in suit alleging intoxicated passenger struck by trains

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 14, 2017

MetroLink denies liability and argues that a deceased man caused his own injuries when he was forced to exit the train for intoxication, fell on the tracks and was struck by two trains.

Hospital seeks to dismiss medical malpractice suit involving newborn

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 14, 2017

A St. Clair County hospital seeks to dismiss a patient’s lawsuit alleging her doctor failed to timely intervene when her son showed signs of distress during delivery.

Dismissal granted for Alton Memorial defendants in medical malpractice suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 20, 2016

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder granted dismissal, but allowed the plaintiffs to amend their complaint in a suit alleging a patient developed sepsis following surgery.

Collinsville attorney reaches settlement in failed adoption suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Dec 13, 2016

A Collinsville attorney accused of failing to disclose a conflict of interest in an adoption case has reached a settlement with the Jersey County couple.

Adoption agency accuses couple of failing to obtain home study in botched adoption suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 29, 2016

An adoption agency argues that a Jersey County couple failed to seek out an agency to provide a home study and consent to their adoption in a suit alleging a conflict of interest. Plaintiffs Greg and Janet Warren claim they entered into a contractual relationship with attorney Deborah Crouse-Cobb of Crouse-Cobb & Bays in Collinsville on Nov. 22, 2013, to provide legal services related to the adoption of Jude Warren, a child.

Former superintendent’s ex-husband denies videotaping intercourse

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 21, 2016

A former school superintendent’s ex-husband denies videotaping a sexual encounter with his ex-wife that he says was consensual.

Defense attorneys instructed on lawfirm cyber security at IDC conference

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Oct 11, 2016

Defense attorney Steven Puiszis instructed fellow litigators on how to tighten up cyber security in their firms, noting that law firms are a popular target for hackers.

Belleville hospital, doctor deny duty to identify minor as abused or neglected child

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 10, 2016

Protestant Memorial Medical Center and one of its physicians seek to dismiss a father’s lawsuit alleging the doctor failed to recognize that his daughter had been abused or neglected.

Metro passenger rejects settlement, arbitration award in suit alleging prosthetic eye popped out of his head

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 6, 2016

After requesting mediation, a Metro passenger has rejected a $3,000 arbitration award in a suit alleging his eye popped out of his head when the train doors closed on him as he was exiting.

Couple files amended complaint in alleged botched adoption suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 8, 2016

A Jersey County couple filed an amended complaint in a suit alleging a Collinsville attorney and adoption agency’s conflict of interest botched their attempt to adopt a baby.

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

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 3, 2016

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.

Metro opposes mediation in passenger’s suit alleging eye popped out of his head

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | May 3, 2016

Metro opposes mediation in a passenger’s lawsuit alleging his prosthetic eye popped out of his head when the train doors closed on him as he was exiting.

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