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Pretzel & Stouffer Attorneys Obtain Partial Summary Judgment for Public Hospital

Suzanne Crowley and Scott Howie, recently obtained a partial summary judgment for their client, a public hospital, on the basis of the Tort Immunity Act. In a case filed in Whiteside County, Illinois, the plaintiffs claimed that the hospital was liable for the negligence of a pathologist who mistakenly diagnosed lung cancer in a patient, leading to the unnecessary removal of part of the patient’s lung.

Suzanne and Scott successfully argued that the Tort Immunity Act provides immunity to a public institution for an allegedly negligent false-positive misdiagnosis, and that the public hospital they represented could not be held liable for the alleged negligence of the pathologist

July 2019