Creighton v. Thompson

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266 Ill.App.3d 61, 639 N.E.2d 234  (1st Dist. 1994)

Plaintiff appealed jury verdict for the defendants in medical malpractice action questioning whether the circuit court committed reversible error by permitting cross examination of plaintiff’s expert witness concerning restrictions on her medical license and in allowing defendant’s expert to testify in terms of probability.

The First District Appellate Court held that the trial court’s decision to allow cross examination on plaintiff’s expert’s license restrictions holding that “this information was highly relevant to his credibility because his testimony concerned only whether other physicians failed to exercise the appropriate standard of medical care during the precise time in which his home licensing authority required that his professional practice be audited. Under these circumstances, any prejudice resultant to plaintiff’s case was well warranted.”