Case management continued in disabled woman's suit against MCT and Agency for Community Transit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 17, 2013

Madison County Circuit Judge Andreas Matoesian continued a case management conference (CMC) in a suit against Madison County Mass Transit (MCT) and the Agency for Community Transit regarding a disabled woman’s alleged injuries.

Matoesian reset the CMC to Oct. 30 at 9 a.m.

The defendants are seeking to dismiss Pamela Jo Byrd’s suit filed in February, which claims Pamela suffered injuries, including subdural hemorrhaging, after falling backwards from her wheelchair while attempting to board the bus in March 2012.

Guardians Laverne F. DeMent and Frances E. Abbett blame an MCT employee for Byrd’s injuries.

MCT and the Agency for Community Transit have denied liability for injuries and filed affirmative defenses, stating that if they are at all liable, the amount of fault attributable to the defendants should be less than 25 percent of the total fault.

The plaintiffs seek a judgment of more than $50,000.

The defendants are represented by Donald J. Ohl of Knapp, Ohl and Green in Edwardsville.

The plaintiffs are represented by Eric. J. Carlson of Byron, Carlson, Petri and Kalb in Edwardsville .

Madison County Circuit Court case number 13-L-226

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