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Richardson v. Chapman
Citation:676 N.E.2d 621 (Ill. 1997)
Two young flight attendants, Keva Richardson and Ann E. McGregor (plaintiffs), were injured when their car was hit from behind by a semitruck driven by Jeffrey Chapman. McGregor suffered a laceration to the head and nightmares. Richardson could no longer use her legs, had limited function in her arms, fingers, and hands, suffered from pain in her legs and shoulders, and her chest and abdomen were paralyzed. She had significant facial injuries, she had no control over her bladder or bowel functions, and she had restrictive pulmonary disease. The plaintiffs sued the defendants for their injuries.
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