News from 2006

Death blamed on narrow road in Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 17, 2006

A man who claims that County Line Road in Troy is too narrow filed a wrongful death suit against Jarvis Township in Madison County Circuit Court Jan. 3.

Sewer back-up in Granite City prompts suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 17, 2006

Having grown tired of raw sewage running onto their property after heavy rains, a Granite City couple filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court seeking at least $150,000 in damages.

Stack to hear third party motion in fire extinguisher case

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 17, 2006

An Olin employee who was injured in a fire on Jan. 10, 2005, filed a suit against the seller, provider, servicer and installer of a fire extinguishing system in Madison County Circuit Court Oct. 31, 2005.

Med mal trial ends abruptly, defendants settle case

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 17, 2006

Dana Lynn Askew's wrongful death trial against Anderson Hospital, Raghu Kanumuri, M.D., Jacob Marshall, M.D. and Michael Rallo, M.D., abruptly ended as defendants settled, apparently deciding not to roll the dice.

Mother sues Alton Memorial over son's head injury care

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 18, 2006

Alton Memorial Hospital Helen Gray filed a medical malpractice suit against Alton Memorial Hospital on behalf of her son, Robert Ewing, alleging the hospital failed to properly diagnose his head injury

Rosewood Care Center named in resident's injury suit

By Ann Knef | Jan 18, 2006

An Alton nursing home is being sued because a resident sustained vertebral fractures after falling while left unassisted.

Post medical liability reform, Blagojevich ignores lawsuit abuse in annual address

By Ann Knef | Jan 18, 2006

Ed Murnane Legal reform advocates blasted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's State of the State address for not confronting the economics of lawsuit abuse.

Antifungal foot cream blamed for renal failure

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 18, 2006

Tyonia Kamadulski of Granite City filed a product liability and negligence complaint against Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Walgreens for injuries she sustained after using a prescription anti-fungal medication.

Ratchet case --minus complaint-- goes to trial in April

By Steve Korris | Jan 19, 2006

Circuit Judge Daniel Stack Cassens & Sons of Edwardsville must prepare for a trial with no complaint on file and no decision on whether jurors can award punitive damages.

General Motors named in wrongful death suit

By Ann Knef | Jan 19, 2006

Melissa Kuebrich of Carrollton is suing General Motors for an alleged defectively designed steering system she claims was responsible for her husband's death in a head-on collision with a tow truck in 2004.

Illinois Bar Foundation grants Violence Prevention Center $2,500

By The Madison County Record | Jan 19, 2006

The Illinois Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Illinois State Bar Association, has awarded a $2,500 grant to the Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois, located in Belleville.

Allstate settles 'nonstandard' class action; Tillery team to receive 29 percent

By Steve Korris | Jan 19, 2006

Allstate Insurance has settled a Madison County class action suit over its treatment of drivers who formerly bought high risk insurance from "nonstandard" insurers.

Watson introduces 'Cueto Law' to prevent retention circumvention

By Ann Knef | Jan 19, 2006

Sen. Frank Watson SPRINGFIELD - State Sen. Frank Watson has introduced a proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution that would prohibit judges who fail to file a declaration of candidacy for retention from filing petitions as a candidate for the vacancy created by that failure.

Just Ask Gonzo: Discharged patient's broken pelvis case in court

By Steve Gonzalez | Jan 19, 2006

Q:I was following a story written about a woman who was injured at the hospital after being discharged. I believe she tripped on something, can you please advise me what ever happened to that case?

Moldy apartment case meanders on; defendants claim court order ignored

By Steve Korris | Jan 19, 2006

In a proposed class action suit over moldy apartments in Venice, Madison County Circuit Judge Andy Matoesian wants plaintiff attorney Lanny Darr to sort out claims against the owner of the apartments from claims against the manager.

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