News from May 2012

Mount Vernon doctors and practice sued over hysterectomy

By Andrea Dearden | May 31, 2012

Rowland A Madison County woman and her husband are suing her doctors after an alleged botched hysterectomy caused the patient ongoing kidney problems.

Virginia attorney files class action in St. Clair County against American Medical Systems, Endo

By Andrea Dearden | May 31, 2012

Isen A Monroe County woman has joined a group of other women and their husbands in a lawsuit against two medical companies after a mesh device implanted in the woman's pelvis allegedly caused an infection.

Midwest Bank Centre seeks to recover more than $1 million in foreign judgment

By Andrea Dearden | May 31, 2012

DeWitt A bank is set to receive more than $1 million after a court in another state determined that various companies defaulted on a loan.

Maryville accident causes injuries; Injured driver seeks $50K in damages

By Andrea Dearden | May 31, 2012

Gorman A Collinsville man is being asked to pay more than $50,000 for allegedly turning into another car.

Mother seeks more than $200K in car crash

By Andrea Dearden | May 31, 2012

Gori A mother is asking to be paid more than $200,000 after a Bethalto crash allegedly caused her daughter to be injured and then take the stress of the crash out on her.

Basler Electric sues plastics manufacturer in Madison County

By Andrea Dearden | May 31, 2012

A Highland power company says a plastics manufacturer sold them defective components and tried to overcharge them for the products.

Case reset in woman's claim she was forced to undress before co-worker

By Christina Stueve | May 31, 2012

Kujawski Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth on Wednesday reset a case management conference to July 25 in a woman's case against her employer, a co-worker and a doctor after she was allegedly forced to undress in front of her co-worker while being examined at a doctor's office for a work-related injury.

In eight years, plaintiffs have fared better in atrazine cases

By Ann Maher | May 31, 2012

Tillery Madison County lawsuits against makers of the weed killer atrazine have survived motions to dismiss, petitions for review and a PR campaign that sought to rely on the court's "Hellhole" reputation.

Avis named in rear-end accident on State Street in ESL

By Kelly Holleran | May 31, 2012

Foster An East St. Louis woman claims she sustained numerous injuries after a driver rear-ended her vehicle as she attempted to make a left-hand turn.

Local attorney authors 'Anatomy of Class Action Killer' in Bar Journal

By Christina Stueve | May 31, 2012

Bruegger John A. Bruegger of Edwardsville, a lawyer in the St. Louis office of Hawkins, Parnell, Thackston & Young, LLP, is the author of "Anatomy of a Class Action Killer: Picking Off Named Plaintiffs after Barber," an article in the April 2012 issue of the Illinois Bar Journal, the monthly magazine of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).

Railroad worker sues over fall sustained while spraying weeds

By Andrea Dearden | May 31, 2012

A Madison County railroad company employee says he was hurt on the job when he fell while spraying for weeds.

Freeburg man struck by car while mowing grass sues driver

By Andrea Dearden | May 31, 2012

Lanter A Freeburg man has filed suit against the driver who he claims struck him as he was mowing his lawn.

Vaughn Road pedestrian claims driver caused her to break leg

By Andrea Dearden | May 31, 2012

Sauter A Bethalto woman is accused of hitting a pedestrian with her car in Madison.

Frank Scott Parkway accident causes injuries, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | May 31, 2012

Beasley A Belleville woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims failed to obey a red light and struck her vehicle.

Three separate suits filed against driver who strikes vehicle pulling into driveway

By Kelly Holleran | May 31, 2012

A man, a woman and a minor child have filed three separate suits against the driver who they claim struck the back of a vehicle as the man attempted to enter his driveway.

Sedona driver claims she was rear-ended on Route 158 in spite of lit brake lights

By Kelly Holleran | May 31, 2012

Motil A woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims rear-ended her vehicle while she stopped in traffic.

Flack sworn in as associate judge in Madison County

By Christina Stueve | May 31, 2012

Flack Donald M. Flack was sworn in to office as Madison County Associate Judge on May 25.

Troy woman sues over Route 157/I-55 side swipe

By Andrea Dearden | May 31, 2012

Stewart A Troy woman says her hip and leg were broken when she was hit by a another driver who allegedly ran a red light in Collinsville.

Highland intersection accident causes injuries, suit says

By Andrea Dearden | May 31, 2012

Stewart A Madison County woman says she was hurt in a crash allegedly caused by a driver who failed to yield properly at an intersection in Highland.

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