News from July 2018

Plaintiff lawyer says J&J accused of altering records as scientist maintains product is asbestos free

By John Sammon | Jul 2, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Mark Lanier, the attorney for 22 women suing baby powder maker Johnson & Johnson for the talc powder they claimed gave them ovarian cancer, said a J&J scientist had been accused of altering records to quash knowledge the product contained asbestos.

Two seek damages from driver who struck parked car in St. Louis

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 2, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis driver is alleged to have failed to stay in his lane and cause damage to a parked car.

Pedestrian alleges cover for hole at Hytopa was broken, caused fall

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 2, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis woman alleges she was injured at a property in the city when she stepped into an uncovered water access hole and fell.

Guest seeks more than $25,000 from State of the Art for the Developmentally Disabled over chair collapse

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jul 2, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A woman alleges she was injured at an adult daycare facility in St. Louis when the chair she was using collapsed.

Driver alleged to have ignored red light, cause St. Louis auto accident

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 2, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A woman alleges she was injured in a collision at a St. Louis intersection when another driver drove through a red light.

St. Louis Children's Hospital, others alleged to have failed to monitor child's tumor

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 2, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The parents of a minor child allege a St. Louis hospital failed to monitor a tumor, causing the loss of her eye.

Driver alleged to have made unsafe U-turn in St. Louis collision

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 2, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A Michigan woman is alleged to have made a U-turn in St. Louis when it was not safe to do so and cause a collision.

Patient alleges injury during back surgery at St. Louis University

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 2, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An Illinois woman alleges she was injured during a surgery at a St. Louis health care facility.

Woman's suit against C.R. Bard, Davol claims she suffered injuries from defective hernia mesh product

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 2, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A woman recently filed suit against C.R. Bard and Davol Inc. claiming she suffered injuries from a hernia mesh product they manufactured.

Cosmos Granite suit claims River City Granite failed to pay more than $300,000 for goods

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 2, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Cosmos Granite (Central) LLC recently filed a lawsuit against River City Granite & Stone Works for failing to pay more than $300,000.

Lanier goes after J&J epidemiologist who says plaintiff asbestos findings wrong

By John Sammon | Jul 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The attorney for 22 women plaintiffs suing Johnson & Johnson for the baby powder they claimed gave them ovarian cancer on July 2 challenged the qualifications of a defense witness epidemiologist and accused her of leaving pertinent information out of her findings.

Provident alleged to have breached lease for St. Louis properties

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis company is alleged to have failed to pay rent for three properties in the city.

Patient alleges esophagus was perforated during surgery at St. Louis hospital

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A patient is seeking damages from a St. Louis physician after his esophagus was perforated during a surgery.

Consumer claims Ojai Cook lemonaise product is falsely labeled as all-natural

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis consumer alleges that a California corporation is using a false and misleading label on one of its food products.

Former Synergies 3 TEC Services technician alleges company failed to pay overtime

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An installation technician alleges he was misclassified as an independent contractor and was not paid overtime wages.

Progressive Max Insurance seeks $25,000 from driver for accident damages

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An insurance company alleges a driver has failed and refused to pay it to recover the amount it paid to its insured over damages sustained in an auto accident.

Washington University professor files suit over discrimination allegations

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A female professor at Washington University has filed a suit over allegations of sex discrimination.

Former tenant alleges owners of St. Louis property failed to abate lead paint

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A man alleges exposure to lead-based paint at a rental property in St. Louis during his childhood has caused him injury.

American Campus Communities Services to pay $400,000 to settle student housing lease rate suit

By Danielle Pacey | Jul 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri recently ordered American Campus Communities Services (ACC) to pay over $400,000 in final approval of class action lawsuit that alleged the company falsely marketed student housing lease rates in Columbia.

Woman alleges Missouri Home Therapy terminated her over drug test results

By Charmaine Little | Jul 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The question of whether Missouri Home Therapy LLC violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it terminated Latonia Mann over alleged substance abuse was raised in her lawsuit against the company filed in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri for the Eastern District.

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