News from June 2005

Tavern sued for driver's acceleration

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 13, 2005

Mac's Timeout in Alton Melissa Allen filed suit against Mac’s Timeout in Madison County Circuit Court June 10, alleging the Alton tavern sold alcohol to a patron who later injured her while she was standing on the running boards of a truck.

Pedestrian sues Granite City for tripping on pothole in road

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 13, 2005

691 Oaklawn Jennifer Fowler, who tripped while walking down a Granite City street, claims the city is negligent for failing to warn pedestrians of a pothole near 691 Oaklawn.

ATV injury leads to MC suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 13, 2005

Samuel Aaron Farris filed a two-count lawsuit in Madison County Circuit Court June 10 against his employer, Maggos & Associates of Alton, claiming he was injured on an all terrain vehicle while installing a steel cable in Carbondale on June 18, 2003.

U.S. Steel worker files suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 13, 2005

United States Steel A man who suffered second degree burns on his legs while working at U.S. Steel in Granite City filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court June 10.

Dobbs manager claims he was fired for hiring one-handed driver

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 13, 2005

Dobbs Tire & Auto The former manager of the Edwardsville Dobbs Tire & Auto Center filed a retaliatory discharge and Whistleblower Act lawsuit claiming he was terminated for hiring a one-handed shuttle driver.

Daughter sues ambulance, home care for father's death

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 13, 2005

The daughter of a man who died while coming home from the hospital in an ambulance filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Madison County Circuit Court June 13 against Medstar Ambulance and BJC Home Medical Equipment.

Forklift operator claims Prairie Farms at fault for injuries

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 14, 2005

Prairie Farms in Granite City Granite City resident Edward Smith filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court June 10 against his employer Prairie Farms Dairy over injuries he received while operating a forklift.

Eddie's Lounge blamed for fatal accident

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 14, 2005

Eddie's Lounge Kathleen Gilbert, administrator Ronald Gilbert's estate, filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court June 13 against Eddie’s Lounge in Granite City alleging the tavern served too much alcohol to a patron who caused a fatal traffic accident.

BJC named in St. Clair County med mal suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Jun 15, 2005

A woman who alleges she became paralyzed after brain surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJC) in St. Louis filed a medical-malpractice suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court June 8 against the hospital and Washington University Medical Center.

Q&A with St. Clair County Medical Society President Stephen Burger, M.D.

By Ann Knef | Jun 15, 2005

Stephen Burger, M.D. Q)How has the availability/affordability of medical malpractice insurance affected your practice?

Bad vibes prompt home owners to sue machine shop

By Ann Knef | Jun 15, 2005

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