News from May 2006

Kohl's Department Store included in auto accident suit

By Ann Knef | May 1, 2006

A woman whose stopped vehicle was rear-ended by a suspected thief fleeing from Kohl's Department Store in Fairview Heights is suing the driver, car owner and store.

St. Louis event at Wild Oats

By The Madison County Record | May 1, 2006

"Ice Cream Social & Dessert Cup Demo (gluten-free)"

Med mal suit filed against ER docs and practices

By Ann Knef | May 1, 2006

Roger Cole of Steeleville, whose leg was amputated below the knee last year, is suing his doctors and their practices for failing to diagnose a blood clot and abdominal aneurysm.

Daughter falls through plate glass window at bowling alley; mother sues

By Steve Gonzalez | May 1, 2006

AMF Bowland Lanes Crystal Howland claims she suffered serious injuries after tripping on a raised area and falling through a plate glass window at AMF Bowland Lanes on Nameoki Road in Granite City on Sept. 4, 2004.

Homeowner sued for failing to maintain his staircase

By Ann Knef | May 1, 2006

124 Revere Dr. in Belleville Joseph Clark is suing Belleville resident D.J. Burton for injuries sustained while climbing a staircase

ESL student raped after being shut out of school sues

By Steve Gonzalez | May 1, 2006

An East St. Louis High School student who missed her bus ride home but was not allowed back inside the school to call for a ride, has filed a lawsuit in federal court.

Barge crew member sues after falling on slippery deck

By Steve Gonzalez | May 1, 2006

Debra Jackman filed a Jones Act suit against American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL) in U.S. District Court April 28, claiming she was injured while serving as a crew member aboard one of ACBL's vessels.

Plaintiff claims Seroquel caused pancreatitis in federal suit

By Steve Gonzalez | May 1, 2006

John Driscoll Billy Robbins filed a 10-count suit against AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals alleging the prescription drug Seroquel caused her to develop pancreatitis.

French fry fall has McDonald's on defense

By Steve Gonzalez | May 2, 2006

A woman who claims she slipped on french fries and fell with great force and violence in the parking lot at the Godfrey McDonald's, filed a personal injury suit against the fast food giant seeking damages for injuries in excess of $50,000.

Circuit Clerk Matt Melucci may not seek re-election

By Steve Gonzalez | May 2, 2006

A rumor is a piece of unverified information of uncertain origin usually spread by word of mouth.

New attorneys sworn in by Karmeier

By The Madison County Record | May 2, 2006

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier will preside and administer the attorney's oath when 140 new attorneys are admitted to practice in ceremonies in Collinsville on Thursday, May 4.

Plaintiff claims overdose in wrongful death suit

By Steve Gonzalez | May 2, 2006

Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville The daughter of a woman who allegedly died from a prescription drug overdose filed a wrongful death suit against Rosewood Care Center of Edwardsville in Madison County Circuit Court April 28.

Woman claims hysterectomy wrongfully performed

By Steve Gonzalez | May 2, 2006

Donna Hasenmyer of Sorento filed a medical malpractice suit against Gayle Burch, M.D. and Greenville Regional Hospital claiming that she underwent a total hysterectomy even though there was no clinical or diagnostic indications that it was necessary.

Madison County med mal trial to begin today

By Steve Gonzalez | May 2, 2006

Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack will preside over a medical malpractice trial scheduled to begin today.

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