‘Wrongful Birth’ Plaintiffs Can Recover for Emotional DistressBy Christopher T. Hurley and Mark R. McKennaNovember 2013Article, Page 580A recent Illinois Supreme Court decision holds that parents can recover for emotional distress if they win a claim for negligent genetic counseling, even if they suffered no direct physical injury.
Recovering Damages for Trademark InfringementBy Nicholas A. Gowen and Peter V. BaugherMarch 2013Article, Page 148While enjoining unlawful use is the objective of most infringement suits, some trademark owners can get money damages.
Attacking the Quotient VerdictBy Melissa A. Murphy-Petros and Daniel E. TranenAugust 2009Article, Page 416In a quotient verdict, jurors decide liability or damages by mathematically averaging instead of deliberating. Here s how to prevent and attack them.
The Collateral Source Rule after Wills v FosterBy Jennifer L. Tweeton and Erin N. GrahamApril 2009Article, Page 184A review of the supreme court’s decision in Wills, which allows plaintiffs to recover the “reasonable” (i.e., undiscounted) value of their medical expenses, even if paid by Medicare or some other third party.
Measure of damages to pet may include the cost of veterinary care and treatmentMarch 2009Illinois Law Update, Page 122On December 31, 2008, the Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District, affirmed the judgment of the Circuit Court of Logan County awarding damages to the plaintiffs for tortious damage to their dog and modifying the damage award to equal the total costs of veterinary care required.
Clarifying the collateral source ruleBy Helen W. GunnarssonAugust 2008Lawpulse, Page 384The supreme court rules that plaintiffs can recover the "reasonable value" of their medical expenses, whether they're paid by Medicare, Medicaid, insurance, or another source.
Collateral source rule and med bills - plaintiff’s, defense bar each win oneBy Helen W. GunnarssonJuly 2007Lawpulse, Page 342Two districts of the appellate court construe Arthur v Catour, holding that plaintiffs can recover only what Medicare and Medicaid paid the provider - not the larger, undiscounted amount billed - and allowing a physician's expert testimony that a medical bill was reasonable.