57-year-old man fatally struck while crossing street in Vittum Park

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/57-year-old-man-fatally-struck-while-crossing-street-in-vittum-park/

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Pedestrians may recover damages if injured in the street. Driver may raise defense of improper or unsafe crossing, however it does not mean the claim will be completely defeated. Pedestrians family may seek wrongful death recovery.

Family Caught in Insurance Nightmare

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/after-a-boy-fractured-his-skull-in-rural-missouri-family/article_624bd1e4-ba14-5231-a7c5-44d14443a210.html

Frightening story of insurance company that refuses to pay majority of sky high air ambulance bill. Sometimes if an at fault driver or work comp carrier is involved you can get more of these high cost bills covered.

Opioid Crisis Hits Midwest

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/emergency-rooms-slammed-with-opioid-overdoses-in-missouri-and-illinois/article_360348c1-17ab-5ebd-bd46-62d85cba095b.html

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Opioid manufacturers, distributors, and retailers are being hit with lawsuits. Allegations of failure to disclose adequately the drugs’ addictive qualities is the basis for the lawsuits. A Federal Judge in Ohio is in charge of these lawsuits and is attempting to settle them.