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Medical Malpractice Litigation in Illinois

1h 30m

Created on May 05, 2017



Medical malpractice litigation is not only highly complex, but state-specific in terms of the legal requirements, discovery, and evidentiary rules.

This program, taught by attorney Matthew Passen, discusses the key issues involved in medical malpractice litigation in Illinois, from the filing of a lawsuit through resolution at trial or by settlement. Relevant Illinois statutes, rules of civil procedure and evidence, as well as case law are discussed. In addition, practical tips are provided for the medical malpractice practitioner.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Provide a general overview of medical malpractice litigation in Illinois
  2. Identify the legal requirements to file a medical malpractice action against private and public defendants
  3. Understand the elements of proof and various theories of liability
  4. Discuss common issues involving pre-trial discovery, dealing with expert witnesses, and trial
  5. Summarize common settlement issues 

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