News from August 2008

Ohio man claims asbestos exposure from working conditions and father's clothing

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 27, 2008

An Ohio man recently diagnosed with mesothelioma has filed an asbestos suit against 60 defendant corporations claiming his disease was wrongfully caused.

Bunker Hill woman files asbestos complaint in husband's death

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 27, 2008

A Bunker Hill woman whose husband recently died from lung cancer has filed an asbestos suit against 74 defendant corporations, claiming her husband's death was wrongfully caused.

Illinois man sues 92 companies for father's lung cancer death

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 27, 2008

An Illinois man whose father recently died from lung cancer has filed an asbestos suit against 92 defendant corporations claiming his father's death was wrongfully caused.

Lowe's sued over slippery substance at Alton store

By Ann Knef | Aug 27, 2008

Frances E. Smith is suing Lowe's Home Centers claiming she slipped and fell on a slippery substance five months ago at an Alton store.

Alton church sued by visitor who falls to the floor

By Ann Knef | Aug 27, 2008

Kathleen Y. Richardson is suing Evangel Assembly of Alton claiming she tripped on two pieces of loose carpet and "fell to the floor."

Stack considering retirement in 2010 to take up mediation

By Steve Gonzalez | Aug 27, 2008

Stack Madison County's presiding civil and asbestos judge is considering a career change.

Insurance company employee claims retaliation in civil suit

By Ann Knef | Aug 27, 2008

Judy Chin of Waterloo has filed suit against Combined Insurance Inc. and AON Corp., claiming she has been harassed since reporting the defendants allegedly filed false reports with state and local governments.

Lakin's lawyer asks to continue Sept. 3 plea hearing

By Ann Knef | Aug 28, 2008

Lakin (left) and Rosenblum Tom Lakin's attorney has asked to continue a plea hearing that had been scheduled Sept. 3 in Benton until Sept. 5.

Asbestos suits on the rise in Madison County and nationwide

By Steve Gonzalez | Aug 28, 2008

Gianaris An educated public that knows to call a lawyer after an asbestos-related diagnosis is partly why lawsuits are increasing not only in Madison County, but nationwide, according to a local plaintiff's attorney.

Accident on Lakin Blvd. in Wood River subject of suit

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 28, 2008

Nancy McKenney has filed suit against Paul Patterson, claiming he rear-ended her vehicle causing her bodily injuries.

Tennessee man sues 116 asbestos defendants in Madison County

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 28, 2008

A Jackson, Tenn., man recently diagnosed with mesothelioma has filed an asbestos suit against 116 defendant corporations claiming the disease was wrongfully caused.

Laryngeal cancer caused by asbestos exposure, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 28, 2008

A Missouri man recently diagnosed with laryngeal cancer and his wife have filed an asbestos suit against 72 defendant corporations, claiming the disease was wrongfully caused.

Rear-end collision on I-270 prompts suit

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 28, 2008

Terry Dover filed suit against Robert Crego, who is special administrator of the estate of Elizabeth Pagan, alleging he suffered bodily injuries when Pagan's vehicle rear-ended his.

Sisters sue brother over inheritance

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 28, 2008

Diane Jungk and Kathleen Heggie are suing Steven Jungk, claiming he failed to pay them inheritance money left in their parents' will.

Nevada man claims pleural mesothelioma in suit

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 28, 2008

A Nevada man recently diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma has filed an asbestos suit against 84 defendant corporations claiming the disease was wrongfully caused.

Lung cancer caused by asbestos, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 28, 2008

An Illinois man recently diagnosed with lung cancer has filed an asbestos suit against 74 defendant corporations, claiming the disease was wrongfully caused.

Massachusetts widow seeks relief in Madison County asbestos case

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 28, 2008

A Massachusetts woman has filed an asbestos suit on behalf of her deceased husband against 56 defendant corporations, claiming his pleural mesothelioma was wrongfully caused.

Church and pastors sued over alleged sexual abuse of minor

By Ann Knef | Aug 28, 2008

A civil suit filed against Faith United Baptist Church in O'Fallon alleges a youth minister "initiated sexual contact and impregnated" a minor who had attended the church with her family for eight years.

Marching band volunteer sues Alton school district after tripping on 'flimsy platform'

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 28, 2008

James B. Bosomworth has filed suit against Alton Community Unit School District No. 11, alleging he injured himself after falling off a platform belonging to the school.

Arizona plaintiff claims mesothelioma in Madison County suit

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 28, 2008

An Arizona man recently diagnosed with mesothelioma has filed an asbestos suit against 63 defendant corporations, claiming the disease was wrongfully caused.

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