News from April 2007

New Lawsuits: Wednesday, March 28

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 1, 2007

Phillip Hensley v. BNSF Railway and Richard Gibson

New Lawsuits: Thursday, March 29

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 1, 2007

Susan Roesch as Power of Attorney for Joseph and Winifred Roesch v. Richard Buenger and Fountains III d/b/a Alternatives For Seniors

Attempts to manipulate Illinois' civil justice system must be stopped

By The Madison County Record | Apr 1, 2007

While you weren't looking, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) has quietly introduced legislation that would squeeze still more money out of law-abiding citizens and businesses across the state.

Madison County's road back

By The Madison County Record | Apr 1, 2007

In the wake of the highest-profile Madison County defense verdict of them all-- a jury siding with pharmaceutical giant Merck over widowed husband Frank Schwaller-- surely, the Metro-East's once-untouchable plaintiff's bar is muttering.

Wesling family sues 84-year-old driver

By Ann Knef | Apr 2, 2007

The parents of a Shiloh Elementary School second grader are suing the 84-year-old driver who crashed through a school wall on Jan. 29, killing their 8-year-old son.

Store wall collapse injured customer, suit claims

By Ann Knef | Apr 3, 2007

A customer injured after a tornado ripped through a Fairview Heights store last year is seeking in excess of $525,000 in a lawsuit filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Potent narcotic caused hypoventilation, med mal suit claims

By Ann Knef | Apr 3, 2007

A medical malpractice suit was filed against two Belleville internists for negligently prescribing a potent narcotic medication to a non-opioid-tolerant patient.

Memorial and surgeon named in med mal suit

By Ann Knef | Apr 3, 2007

A Belleville surgeon and Memorial Hospital are being sued over the death of patient Gerline Kuykendall on April 8, 2005.

Couple claims home nearly demolished without permission, in refiled suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 3, 2007

Dennis and Patsy Hagopian have re-filed a lawsuit against Jerry Wilson, John Apperson, Joe Perigan, and Triple J Restorations Inc. alleging their home was nearly demolished without being notified.

Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home sued in Madison County

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 3, 2007

Robert Albrecht filed suit against Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home on behalf of Helen Albrecht in Madison County Circuit Court March 30, claiming the nursing home was negligent in her care.

April 2-6

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 3, 2007


Stiehl holds firm on Peel's custody

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 3, 2007

United States District Judge William Stiehl again ordered Gary Peel to be held in custody of the U.S. Marshall's Service until his June 25 sentencing hearing.

Bad pedicure deprives woman of life's pleasures, suit claims

By Steve Gonzalez | Apr 3, 2007

A Madison County woman claims that injuries she sustained during a pedicure have deprived her of the normal pleasures of life.

Byron to be honored by liberal group for 'ensuring justice'

By Ann Knef | Apr 4, 2007

Byron Madison County Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron will be honored at the third annual Senator Paul Simon, Senator Paul Wellstone Awards program later this month in Chicago.

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