Heyl Royster

 

Adrian Harless

Adrian Harless


Significant Cases

  • Braucher v. Swagat  702 F.Supp.2d 1032 (2010) Legionnaire’s disease case against hotel operator.
  • Land v. M Trial of podiatry malpractice class action.
  • Balding v. T 2013 IL App 121030-U
  • Downey v. D 384 Ill.App.3d 350 (2008)
  • Cothren v. T 356 Ill.App.3d 279 (2005)
  • Warren v. B 325 Ill.App.3d 599 (2001)
  • Hitt v. S 285 Ill.App.3d 713 (1996)
  • Miller v. ADM 261 Ill.App.3d 872 (1994)
  • Roach v. Springfield Clinic 157 Ill. 2d 29 (1993) In a Medical Studies Act case, the Supreme Court held that the peer-review evidentiary privilege did not apply to information that chief of anesthesiology obtained from nursing supervisor. The Court also held that the mere fact that juror's wife was patient of defendant doctor did not establish juror bias.  The Doctor's discussions with the nurse had nothing to do with any physician peer-review committee.  Although the statute may be applicable to certain other types of committees, where the committee is one comprised of the hospital's medical staff, the committee must be involved in the peer-review process before the privilege will attach.  The nurse's statements were not "information of" any committee, peer-review or otherwise.
  • Weber v. C 253 Ill.App.3d 509 (1993)
  • National Bank of Bloomington v. Westinghouse 235 Ill. App. 3d 697 (4th Dist. 1992) Manufacturer does not have duty to warn of obvious defect.
  • Daly v. C 210 Ill.App.3d 19 (1991)
  • Garland v. K 209 Ill.App.3d 30 (1991)
  • Engel v. St. Mary's 198 Ill.App.3d 174 (1990)
  • Cramsey v. K 191 Ill.App.3d 756 (1989)
  • Skinner v. G 170 Ill.App.3d 417 (1988)
  • Dunavan v. C 167 Ill.App.3d 952 (1988)
  • Monier v. W 158 Ill. App. 3d 724 (1987) Foundation for admission of medical records into evidence.
  • Tobias v. W 156 Ill.App.3d 886 (1987)
  • Owen v. C 113 Ill. 2d 273 (1986), Application of innocent construction rule in defamation case.

Publications

  • "Discovery Practice" chapter in Professional Liability, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (1991)
  • "Discovery Practice" chapter in Suing and Defending Professionals in Illinois, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2001)

Public Speaking

  • “Adverse Outcomes and How to Handle Them”
    Springfield Clinic 2012
  • “Patient Consent: Legal Requirements of Obtaining Consent”
    Clinical Radiologists, S.C. 2009
  • “Adverse Outcomes and How to Handle Them”
    Clinical Radiologists, S.C. 2008
  • “Jury Instructions”
    Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel 2007
  • “Risk Management for the Radiologist”
    Clinical Radiologists, S.C 2007
  • “Increased Risk of Future Harm: Dillon v. Evanston Hospital”
    Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education 2005
  • “Increased Risk of Future Harm”
    Lincoln-Douglas American Inn of Court