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Father sues after three-year-old son drowned in Mallard Lake

EDWARDSVILLE – The father of a three-year-old who hit his head and drowned in Pontoon Beach is suing Mallard Lake LLC for failing to maintain a community lake. Plaintiff William Carruba Sr. filed the lawsuit in the Madi

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Man who fell from Skyjack scissor lift settles his suit

By Steve Korris Feb 7, 2023 EAST ST. LOUIS – Tresean Gines of Park Forest, who fell from a Skyjack scissor lift while replacing lights outside Lowe’s in Fairview Heights, settled his claims against Lowe’s, Skyjac

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Suit alleges Sterett employee killed in crane incident

By Andy Nghiem Feb 7, 2023 EDWARDSVILLE – A lawsuit against Sterett Companies alleges one of its employees died after he was struck by a crane. Plaintiff Marlena Crabtree, acting as independent administrator of

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Estate of deceased railroad worker sues over alleged exposure to toxins

By David Beasley Jan 17, 2023 BELLEVILLE - The estate of a deceased railroad worker claims he died of lung cancer caused by exposure to toxic substances. The lawsuit was filed by plaintiff Dawn Bueker, indiv

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Man alleges Madison County refineries caused leukemia

By Andy Nghiem Dec 19, 2022 EDWARDSVILLE – An man is suing gasoline companies, alleging pollution produced by their oil refineries in Wood River and Roxana caused him to develop childhood leukemia. Plaintiff Jas

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Wrongful death suit alleges former Shell employee exposed to toxic chemicals

By Andy Nghiem Sep 12, 2022 EDWARDSVILLE – A wrongful death suit against Shell Oil Company alleges a former employee died of lung cancer after he was exposed to toxic substances throughout his career. Lisa B

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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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