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Former Wood River resident alleges PFAS exposure in drinking water

By Madison County Record Dec 25, 2023 A man who was raised in Wood River claims he developed cancer due to exposure to toxins. The lawsuit was filed in the Madison County Circuit Court by Robert E. Womack

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Wood River man alleges cancer due to PFAS exposure in drinking water

By Marian Johns Dec 1, 2023 EDWARDSVILLE — A man who was born and raised in Wood River claims he suffered injuries from exposure to PFAS. Timothy Blasa filed a complaint on Nov. 21 in the Madison County Circuit

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Shell Oil Company sued by Roxana resident over alleged exposure to toxins

By Lucas Nava Jul 5, 2023 EDWARDSVILLE - Shell Oil Company and eight other oil companies are being sued by a Madison County resident alleging she developed Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma due to toxic exposure. S

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Genetic testing facility sued over false paternity test results

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo May 15, 2023 An Effingham family is suing a genetic testing facility for allegedly providing false paternity test results, which broke up the family and led to years of assault for

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Refinery worker sues over decades of alleged exposure to toxic fumes

By Andy Nghiem Apr 7, 2023 EDWARDSVILLE – A former refinery worker and smoker claims he was not warned about exposure to toxic chemicals on the job or toxic substances in light cigarettes, causing him to develop

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Motorist seeks $1 million after uninsured motorist caused collision, fled the scene

By Andy Nghiem Mar 10, 2023 BELLEVILLE – A driver claims that  American Family Mutual Insurance Company has refused to honor her insurance policy claim after she was rear ended by an uninsured motorist. Plaintif

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    A personal injury case is a legal dispute that arises when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm. Personal injury cases typically involve injuries to the body, mind or emotions, and not property. Examples include car accidents, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents, toxic exposures and more.

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