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Minor allegedly injured while chaperoning Riverbender youth activities


By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 30, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A mother claims her son was injured by a gate roller while working as a chaperone for youth activities. 

Michelle R. McCauley, as mother and next friend of Connor Maguire, a minor, filed a complaint on Aug. 21 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Community center Inc., Riverbender Properties LLC and John Hentrich, alleging they breached their duty to properly install a gate that would function properly.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 26, Maguire was at the defendants' premises serving as a chaperone for youth activities when his hand was crushed in a gate roller. 

Maguire claims he suffered great pain and mental anguish, medical expenses, and disfigurement. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to properly maintain and lubricate the gate and failed to give adequate warning of any danger.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in her favor in a sum in excess of $50,000, plus costs. She is represented by Brian M. Wendler, Angie Zinzilieta and Paul Rademacher of Wendler Law PC in Edwardsville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 18-L-1080

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