Significant Ruling in Illinois Appellate Court Relating to Privileged Medical Information

Successfully argued an appeal of a ruling in favor of a rural hospital district in the Appellate Court of Illinois for the Fifth District. For the first time in Illinois, an appellate court held that a patient’s name is privileged medical information and not subject to discovery. The ruling affirmed the trial court’s decision denying a newspaper's access to the hospital-client's peer review files.