• Posts by Tammera E.  Banasek

    Tammera E. Banasek focuses her practice on the litigation of professional and general liability cases, with an emphasis on the defense of complex medical, dental, and nursing home issues. She regularly speaks and publishes in the ...


Discusses recent Thompson v. Laspisa appellate decision, including its long-term effects on necessity for expert witnesses in professional negligence cases.


Analyzes Illinois Appellate ruling denying improper venue and forum non conveniens in case where co-defendant was dismissed after time required to appear


An Illinois Appellate Court ruled a demonstration/exhibit must be considerably similar to original, especially if being demonstrated by expert in front of a jury


Practitioners usually face cases where they reasonably expect the health of a party to remain the same throughout the pendency of a lawsuit. An important, and sometimes overlooked, aspect of a litigation strategy is the long-term health of a party, or a key witness, which is a significant factor when considering both discovery and trial strategies.

The first strategic aspect to consider is the type of claim filed and how it may change moving forward, as it may affect the applicable statute of limitations or the damages available. A cause of action that begins as a claim for medical ...

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