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Medical Malpractice Litigation in Illinois

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Produced on May 05, 2017

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Course Information

Time 1h 30m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Personal Injury and Negligence Litigation

Course Description

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 

Credit Information

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Mathew Passen

Passen & Powell

Matthew Passen, partner with Passen Law Group based in Chicago, represents plaintiffs in serious personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability actions. In the past year alone, he secured a $10.9 million jury verdict in a strict product liability action against a chemical company, followed two weeks later by a $1,000,000 recovery at trial in a medical malpractice action involving a gallbladder surgery.

Mr. Passen has been recognized as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” lawyers in Illinois by multiple organizations, including the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, the National Trial Lawyers, and the American Society of Legal Advocates. He has received several other awards and distinctions, including repeatedly being named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers and an "Emerging Lawyer" by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company.

Mr. Passen is also heavily involved in local and national bar associations. He is past-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section (YLS), which has over 9,000 attorney-members in the Chicagoland area. He is also Past-President of the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Young Professionals Board (YPB), which is dedicated to securing equal access to justice for all members of the community. Mr. Passen currently serves on the Board of Managers of the Chicago Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Foundation, and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He was recently elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, which is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.

Mr. Passen received his B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in Economics from the University of Michigan in 2002, and law degree, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, from DePaul University College of Law in 2006. He is also a graduate of the Trial Lawyers College, an invitation-only program dedicated to training and educating trial lawyers committed to the jury system and to representing and obtaining justice for individuals. Before joining Passen Law Group, he was a litigation associate at Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago.


Yvonne B.

Excellent!!!! Thorough and comprehensive but I still have a couple of questions that I will definitely email him as he offered.

Michael Y.

I like this guy

William W.

Nice presentation. Very informative.

Sandra S.

Great trial practice tips on an important area of IL practice.

Robert S.

Very interesting.

patrick m.

He gave a good insight to pitfalls to avoid.

Rebecca J.

good examples from personal experience

Charles M.

Great presentation.

Lori K.

Very good presentation!

Rukhaya A.

Great slides that makes negligence cases easy to understand!

Richard H.

Very informative.

Emily E.

Very thorough review of IL med mal.

Steve G.

Very well-organized and informative.

Gary D.

This course is excellent. Great study materials augment a very substantive lecture.

Frances M.

Great explanations about a complex issue

Myles H.

Excellent course!!

omar e.

Good primer on basic issues in the field of med mal.

Gerardo D.

Very informative.

Jennifer M.

This course provided very useful information and guidance.


very well done, concise and complete for the time allotted

Tamra K.

Good program.

kurt f.

Very thorough and informative presentation

Calli S.

Great update. Love that I can listen to it on my phone

Donna W.

The speaker demonstrated deep knowledge and shared practical tips. This is an outstanding course.

Arman S.

Excellent summary of what to expect. Great job.

Zachary S.

great speaker set forth material very well

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