News from November 2015

Patient claims misdiagnosed infection led to amputation

By Molly English-Bowers | Nov 25, 2015

An Illinois man is suing a physician and a medical center, alleging misdiagnosis of a foot ailment that led to the amputation of his left leg below the knee.

Woman alleges tractor-trailer's swing door struck her car while waiting in McDonald's drive-thru

By Molly English-Bowers | Nov 25, 2015

A St. Clair County woman is suing three defendants, alleging a tractor-trailer's swing door hit her vehicle and injured her while she waited in line at a McDonald's drive-thru.

Passenger sues Kilian Corp. following Washington County collision

By Molly English-Bowers | Nov 25, 2015

A Tazewell County woman is suing a contractor and the driver of the vehicle in which she was a passenger, alleging negligence for an accident that led to injuries.

Wrongful death suit filed against health centers and nurses

By Molly English-Bowers | Nov 25, 2015

The administrator of an Illinois man's estate is suing several health care entities and professionals, alleging wrongful death under the Survival Act of Illinois.

Father says medical center, doctor failed to aid his abused daughter

By Molly English-Bowers | Nov 25, 2015

An Illinois man is suing a Belleville hospital and physician, alleging they failed to act as dictated by law when he sought care for his abused daughter.

AFP Illinois says tax reduction responsible for state's improved ranking in tax climate survey

By Vimbai Chikomo | Nov 30, 2015

According to the non-partisan Tax Foundation’s 2016 Business State Tax Index, Illinois leaped 8 spots, from 31st to 23rd.

Sanctions sought against asbestos lawyers for using John Crane as 'shill' to keep cases in Cook County

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 30, 2015

Attorneys for defendants in a Cook County asbestos case have brought an action against the opposing counsel in the case, asking the court to punish the plaintiff’s attorneys and the counsel for John Crane Inc., one of the other defendants named in the case, for their alleged use of Crane as a "shill" to prevent defendants from transferring the case and others like it out of Cook County Circuit Court.

Couple alleges motorist caused rear-end collision

By Robbie Hargett | Nov 30, 2015

A husband and wife are suing a St. Clair County motorist over injuries they sustained in a vehicle collision.

The Big Bad Lopinot gets blowback

By The Madison County Record | Nov 30, 2015

They don't teach nursery rhymes and fairy tales in law school, but maybe they should.

Woman sues A1 Med Car Services and its driver over Caseyville collision

By Molly English-Bowers | Nov 30, 2015

An Illinois woman is suing a medical vehicle service and a driver, alleging negligence over injuries she says she sustained in an automobile accident.

Patient sues dentist, alleging improperly installed bridges

By Molly English-Bowers | Nov 30, 2015

An Illinois patient is suing a St. Clair County dentist and his practice, alleging negligence for dental work she says left her injured.

Belleville woman alleges motorist's negligence caused collision

By Robbie Hargett | Nov 30, 2015

A Belleville motorist is suing another Belleville driver, alleging negligence over injuries sustained in a vehicle collision.

Former St. Jacob mayor files defamation suit against St. Jacob trustee

By Robbie Hargett | Nov 30, 2015

A former mayor of St. Jacob is suing a current St. Jacob trustee, alleging defamatory statements.

Motorist alleges another driver caused Belleville collision

By Robbie Hargett | Nov 30, 2015

A motorist is suing another driver, alleging negligence over injuries she says she sustained in a vehicle collision.

Defendants in tax sale class action granted leave to appeal; High court directs Fifth District to vacate earlier orders

By Ann Maher | Nov 30, 2015

Defendants in bid rigging litigation will get to appeal a class certification order entered against them six months ago in Madison County. The Illinois Supreme Court issued supervisory orders on Wednesday directing the Fifth District Appellate Court to vacate Aug. 17 orders which denied the petitions of Madison County, public officials and tax buyers for leave to appeal a circuit court decision that favored victims of a tax sale scheme.

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