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?"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fresh from the courthouse:
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.
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.
Monday, April 18
Fresh from the courthouse:
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.