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Street Q&A: Has the medical malpractice crisis affected your healthcare in any way?

Heather Anderson Apr. 14, 2005, 11:15am

Natalie Parr Medical malpractice reform so far has not gained enough support in the state legislature for passage this year. Curious about how the doctor exodus affects average citizens in the area, The Record hit the streets, asking, "Has the medical malpractice crisis affected your healthcare in any way?"

Med mal stakeholders testify against new version of bill

Ann Knef Apr. 14, 2005, 9:55am

The Illinois Senate Executive Committee heard testimony from doctors, hospitals, lawyers and insurers Wednesday on medical malpractice reform, but indefinitely delayed a vote on a bill that most stakeholders do not like.

New physicians elected to ISMIE Mutual�s board

The Madison County Record Apr. 14, 2005, 8:33am

Brad Ringhofer, M.D. Three new physicians were added to the board of directors of the state's largest medical liability insurer, ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company, including Metro-East internist Brad Ringhofer, M.D.

Judgment against Granite City hangs in suspense

The Madison County Record Apr. 14, 2005, 6:10am

Thomas Maag Armettia Peach’s $104,259.17 court judgment against Granite City--which is accused of approving an occupancy permit at 9 Briarcliff Dr. without inspecting the property--hangs in suspense.

Granite City shopper's class action could have impact on American retailers

Steve Korris Apr. 14, 2005, 6:03am

Cashiers do not give change when shoppers make purchases with gift cards, but three-time class action plaintiff Ashley Peach thinks they should. And now, the 19-year-old shopper from Granite City has an opportunity to influence how American retailers do business.

New Lawsuits: Wednesday, April 13

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 13, 2005, 11:57am

Wild bird attack leads to cognitive skill loss and lawsuit

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 13, 2005, 11:44am

Following a wild bird attack at the Fairview Heights Lowe's Home Center, a Centerville woman filed suit April 12 in Madison County Circuit Court seeking damages for injuries which include loss of cognitive skills.

Ford named in St. Clair County suit, while on trial in Madison

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 13, 2005, 10:40am

Ford 2000 E-350 While the Ford-tough legal team battles a fuel tank explosion trial in Madison County, another lawsuit against the auto giant has erupted in St. Clair County.

Motorcyclist sues uninsured motorist and his insurance provider

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 13, 2005, 7:19am

Shawn Brewer of East St. Louis filed suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court April 4 against a woman who left the scene of an accident and his own insurance company.

State Rep. Hoffman files personal injury suit for client

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 13, 2005, 6:18am

Jay Hoffman Plaintiff's attorney and Illinois State Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-112) filed a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of his client Gurvir Grewal in St. Clair County Circuit Court April 6--a day in which the state legislature was in session.

Nursing home's neglect responsible for amputation, says daughter

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 13, 2005, 5:10am

Collinsville Care Center The daughter of a one-legged, 82-year-old man alleges Collinsville Care Center's negligent care was responsible for the amputation of her father's last leg.

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The Madison County Record Apr. 12, 2005, 7:16pm

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ICJL reports judicial reform groups are anti-business

Ann Knef Apr. 12, 2005, 11:47am

ICJL president Ed Murnane A report by the Illinois Civil Justice League claims that state campaign finance reform groups veiled as independent critics are actually funded by “anti-business” special interest foundations.

Shopper seeks $100k for injuries and safe access to bargains

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 12, 2005, 10:57am

Shop N Save on Homer Adams Parkway in Alton A shopper who fell while reaching for a bargain has filed a $100,000 suit against Alton Shop N Save for injuries and because the store did not provide her with safe access to "on sale" items.

New Lawsuits: Tuesday, April 12

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 12, 2005, 8:44am

Fresh from the courthouse:

Touchette Hospital named in wheelchair incident

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 12, 2005, 6:22am

Touchette Hospital in Centerville A wheelchair-bound woman who incurred $1,000 in medical expenses after falling in a Touchette Hospital van, filed suit April 5 in St. Clair County Circuit Court seeking more than $50,000.

Fight at EAWR leads to MC suit

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 12, 2005, 6:03am

East Alton-Wood River High School A fight at East Alton-Wood River High School last year prompted Gloria Jean Harris to file suit on behalf of her 17-year-old son, Michael Scott Harris, Jr., claiming he suffered a broken jaw and tooth. The suit was filed in Madison County Circuit Court April 8.

Asbestos Jury Docket: Monday, April 18

Carrie Gonzalez Apr. 12, 2005, 5:46am

Monday, April 18

New Lawsuits: Monday, April 11

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 12, 2005, 5:37am

Fresh from the courthouse:

Fraud alleged against home builder

Steve Gonzalez Apr. 12, 2005, 5:30am

117 Prairie Manor Drive in Edwardsville Edmund and Allison Hershberger filed suit against the builders of their Edwardsville home alleging the defendants, Ricky Pinkston and Tanya Cook-Pinkston, entered into a contract with the intent to deceive them.