The estate of James Granat filed suit against 19 defendant corporations in Madison County Circuit Court claiming his benzene exposure caused him to develop myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myelogenous leukemia which led to his death on Jan 17.
Kenneth Sheppard filed a retaliatory discharge suit against Von Alst Operating in Madison County Circuit Court March 5, alleging he was fired after exercising his rights under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act.
A St. Clair County consumer fraud class action lawsuit claims the manufacturer of Ketek, an antibiotic used to treat adults with respiratory infections, fraudulently misrepresented the drug's health and safety risks to the Food and Drug Administration.
Mesothelioma victims from New Hampshire, Texas, North Carolina, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan filed asbestos complaints in Madison County Circuit Court March 3, alleging their exposure to asbestos and asbestos fibers caused their illnesses.
A mother whose daughter was killed by an alleged drunk driver filed a wrongful death suit against the man who allegedly ran her over and the tavern who allegedly served him too many alcoholic beverages.
Penny Keller filed a medical malpractice suit against Dr. James Dalla Riva and Anderson Hospital in Madison County Circuit Court March 11, alleging she had complications due to Dalla Riva's alleged negligence.
Every day we seem to be inundated with yet even more grim economic news. The nation, the experts tell us, is headed for a recession. And so, while the nation's economy appears to be teetering at the moment, Illinois is in the uncomfortable position of facing the possibility of a recession without the luxury of ever fully recovering from the last one.
Tillery Class action attorney Stephen Tillery of St. Louis argues that drug maker Pfizer can't escape Madison County jurisdiction because it recruited volunteers for clinical trials in the county and because business cards of two employees show Edwardsville addresses.