News from April 2005

Security gate hits woman in the head, suit follows

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 2, 2005

Alton Memorial Hospital Mary Ann Edelen, who was hit in the head by a security gate exiting the cafeteria at Alton Memorial Hospital, filed the 300th Civil Law case in 2005 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Fairview Heights woman sues Superior for wreck

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 3, 2005

Route 159 and West Pointe Drive in Swansea Fairview Heights resident Penny Kennedy filed a four-count lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court March 24 against Superior Office Snacks, George Schumacher, and Mike Jost over an automobile accident which occurred March 26, 2003.

Running clock

By The Madison County Record | Apr 3, 2005

Made opponents tired All Southern Illinois eyes have been on Springfield as patients and doctors alike lobby for reforms to the state’s medical malpractice system.

That's life

By The Madison County Record | Apr 3, 2005

A Madison County court demands taxpayers fork over $100 grand in “damages” to his client because Granite City officially let her buy a house that had a leaky roof—allegedly.

95-year-old bowler treated royally by Illini at Camelot

By Ann Knef | Apr 4, 2005

Edna Evans in the embrace of Illinois' James Augustine Amidst the din of crackling bowling pins, a warm embrace beneath James Augustine’s armpit was a moment 95-year-old kegler Edna Evans will never forget.

Motorcyclist wipes out in safety program, sues sponsor

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 5, 2005

Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville While learning how to become a safe motorcyclist in Southwestern Illinois College's Motorcycle Rider Program, Maria Collins took a left turn around a cone, hit a pothole and wiped out.

Dentist named in suit a second time

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 5, 2005

Dental office at 1801 North Belt West in Belleville

Carbon monoxide deaths lead to civil action

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 5, 2005

2116 Belle Ave. in Belleville Residents of a Belleville apartment who were overcome by carbon monoxide and the admininistrator for two dwellers who were poisoned to death by the gas, filed suit March 29 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Local asbestos judges wary of federal trust fund bill

By Steve Stanek | Apr 5, 2005

Circuit Judge Daniel J. Stack As federal lawmakers attempt to bring hundreds of thousands of asbestos-related lawsuits under control, two local judges have recently made their own moves to control the asbestos dockets in their courtrooms.

Legal reform advocates won't give in to 'obstructionists'

By Ann Knef | Apr 5, 2005

Ed Murnane Claiming they will not back down from an uphill battle, advocates for legal reform called on Illinois legislators to advance a package of bills that will help put an end to lawsuit abuse, venue shopping and halt doctor exodus from the state.

Fired mental health worker fires back with $150k suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 5, 2005

Comprehensive Mental Health Center of St. Clair County Comprehensive Mental Health Center (CMHC) of St. Clair County was sued by a fomer employee for breach of contract and retaliatory discharge in St. Clair County Circuit Court March 28.

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