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Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville dismissed from personal injury suit

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville was dismissed from a personal injury lawsuit re-filed in Madison County by Joy and Gary Tedford on August 30 under the power of Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge, The Madison-St. Clair Record reported on September 1.

According to the lawsuit, which was dismissed in March 2013 and re-filed in March 2014, Joy Tedford sustained injuries on Feb. 2, 2011 after a sheet of ice collapsed on top of her from the roof of an engineering building at SIUE. However, SIUE no longer faces liability over the incident after a voluntary dismissal of the school from the case.

In the new lawsuit, the Tedfords sued FGM Architects-Engineers, the manufacturer of the glass tower; Branner Glass, the glass supplier; and Williams Brothers Construction, the roof designer. They are being sued for failing to design or install any mechanism that would prevent ice from falling onto passerby.

When a defective or negligent design results in an accident that injures someone, liable parties may be held responsible. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C., fight for financial compensation on behalf of our injured clients and may be able to help you. Call our offices in Kankakee today at (815) 929-9292 to learn more.