Pointers for Proving Future DamagesBy Judge James M. VargaAugust 2015Article, Page 40To successfully argue for or against future damages, lawyers must understand the meaning of "reasonable degree of medical certainty" and know when expert testimony is and isn't required.
Injured workers may have more options for recovering damagesSeptember 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 424The Workers' Compensation Act is amended to alter the circumstances under which an injured employee may seek damages from a service organization associated with the employer, his insurer, or his broker.
Choosing an Economist for Your Personal Injury CaseBy Scott GilbertMay 2014Article, Page 232How can you tell whether economist-experts' damages estimates will help or hurt your case? You'll find important clues by looking at how they make a few key calculations.
‘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.