Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Illinois Supreme Court Orders Partial Summary Judgment In Medical Negligence Suit

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - In a 4-3 decision issued Dec. 29, a majority of the Illinois Supreme Court found that a hospital cannot be held vicariously liable under the doctrine of apparent agency for the acts of the employees of an independent clinic, reversing a lower appellate court's answer to a certified question in a medical negligence suit (Christina Yarbrough, et al. v. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, et al., No. 121367, Ill. Sup., 2017 Ill. LEXIS 1304).