Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Jury Verdict in Favor of Internist

In an Order issued today, the Illinois Appellate Court for the First Judicial District affirmed a jury verdict in favor of an internist represented by L&G Law Group . At trial, the jury rejected the plaintiffs’ claim that their decedent succumbed to bladder cancer as a result of the physician’s failure to timely refer the patient to a urologist for more specialized care. Plaintiffs appealed from the jury verdict obtained by trial attorneys Michael Code and Jamie Leavitt. The appeal was successfully defended by Deborah O’Brien. The appellate court rejected plaintiffs’ arguments that co-defendant’s counsel discriminated in jury selection, and that the trial court allowed evidence in violation of the Dead Man’s Act and the hearsay rule.