Suttle v. Lake Forest Hospital1997 – Jury Verdict – $10,944,000.00 Terrence K. Hegarty tried this case in early 1997. This birth injury verdict was the second highest in Cook County… Read more »

The Safe Redirect Examination

Illinois has devised an escape route to this dilemma and that is the use of the discovery deposition of the witness.  In Schmidt v. Chicago Transit Authority,23 the plaintiff called the passenger in… Read more »

Open Door Doctrine

The attorney conducting a redirect examination has the benefit of the Illinois Open Door Doctrine.  What this means is that any door or topic opened by the cross examiner for the… Read more »