For Immediate Release: June 29, 2009
Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 312.263.7249, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicago, IL – A unanimous panel of justices in the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, agreed with the Chicago-based law firm of Muslin & Sandberg that summary judgment was improper. In her complaint, the plaintiff alleged negligence and a res ipsa loquitur claim against each defendant for the second-degree burns she sustained during a medical procedure. The Court agreed that each of the defendants had a duty to protect the plaintiff from being burned by a sterilized instrument that retained heat, as the risk of injury was foreseeable.
WHAT: Rule 23 Order in Herring v. Abtahi, et al., Docket No. 1-08-1157 (June 29, 2009).
WHO: The law firm of Muslin & Sandberg represented the plaintiff on direct appeal in the First District Appellate Court.
To view a PDF of the Court's Order, please click here: Herring v. Abtahi, Docket No. 1-08-1157 (June 29, 2009)