Dennis Hartman filed a Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court seeking damages in excess of $50,000 alleging his employer, CSX Transportation, failed to provide him with a safe place to work.
Betty Herrick, a former user of the arthritis medicine Vioxx, claims she suffered a heart attack after using the arthritis pain reliever Vioxx. She filed suit against Merck & Co. in St. Clair County Circuit Court June 8 seeking damages in excess of $200,000.
Belleville Police Department A wrongful death lawsuit was filed against the City of Belleville and one of its police officers in St. Clair County Circuit Court June 9, seeking damages in excess of $50,000 stemming from a fatal police chase a year ago on Foley Drive in Belleville.
Alton Belle Casino In the less-reported realm of Madison County's "LM" Civil Division--where the injured seek less than $50,000 in damages--it took a jury 90 minutes to clear Argosy Gaming Company of wrongdoing in a personal injury case filed by a Bethalto woman. She claimed permanent injuries from slipping on a “foreign substance” in the buffet line at the Alton Belle Casino in February 2002.
St. Elizabeth's Hospital Two doctors and St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville were named in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court June 10 by Lynnesha Young on behalf of her daughter, Lakenzie Herring.
Jeffrey Lowe Claiming their strokes were the result of taking the arthritis pain reliever Vioxx, two Illinois residents filed suit against Merck & Co. and the pharmacies where they purchased the medicine, according to a suit filed in Madison County Circuit Court June 16.
For years Madison County's asbestos docket was seen as a model of swift and favorable resolution for plaintiffs, attracting trial attorneys from near and far to file grievances for the recruited ill. An ensuing traffic jam has helped earn status as Number One judicial hellhole in the nation.
As all who care already know, the Illinois state legislature met in final session last month. Showing the courage and moral integrity of the French Army, they buckled in to political pressure and passed a medical malpractice bill.
Governor Blagojevich pictured during the BRAC announcement last month. Governor Rod Blagojevich vowed he would sign a bill which would cap non-economic damages at $500,000 for doctors and $1 million for hospitals while meeting with area mayors at the Collinsville Holiday Inn today.