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Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This Comment examines the elements of causation and valuation in medical malpractice actions where a physician's negligence reduced his/her patient's chances of recovering from a pre-existing illness and direct proof of causation is unavailable. The Comment focuses on current Illinois case law regarding "lost chance" of survival and advocates that Illinois adopt a new cause of action which would compensate plaintiffs for this loss on a proportional basis that would reflect the magnitude of the diminished possibility of recovery.

First Page

575

Last Page

602

Publication Date

7-1-1989

Department

College of Law

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

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Law Commons

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