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.
Land Surveyor Liability to Third Parties in IllinoisBy Richard F. BalesMarch 2007Article, Page 136The land surveyor made a mistake - what are the damages? The defenses? Who can recover? This article explores those questions from the plaintiffs' and defense perspectives.
Lawsuit challenges med-mal capsBy Helen W. GunnarssonJanuary 2007LawPulse, Page 8The suit, filed in Cook County, argues that the statute violates the separation of powers, is impermissible special legislation, and suffers from other constitutional infirmities.
No recovery of economic losses for negligent designDecember 2005Illinois Law Update, Page 622On September 26, 2005, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Cook County dis-missing the plaintiff-homeowners' architectural malpractice action against the architect and architectural firm.
Supremes: defendants on the hook for undiscounted medical billsBy Helen W. GunnarssonSeptember 2005LawPulse, Page 438The Illinois Supreme Court upheld the third district's ruling that personal injury defendants may be liable for a plaintiff's original medical bill, not the lower amount negotiated by his or her insurer.
County must pay judgment against sheriffBy Helen W. GunnarssonMay 2003LawPulse, Page 220The Illinois Supreme Court recently held that a county must pay judgments entered against a sheriff's office acting in an official capacity.