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Navigating The Hospital Licensing Act’s Important and Broad Exception to the Petrillo Doctrine

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  • Description
    Since 2000, a hospital’s defense counsel could have ex parte discussions with any employee, staff member or agent of a hospital as per Section 6.17(e) of the Hospital Licensing Act which created an important exception to the Petrillo doctrine. But this act is often overlooked and disbelieved and the communication it allows therefore does not occur. This CLE course will explain the rules as they existed before the HLA, examine the effects of the law for a hospital’s defense team and highlight the nuances that practicing attorneys need to be aware of.
  • Instructor Bio

    Joseph Comer

    Mr. Comer concentrates his practice in civil litigation with an emphasis on medical malpractice defense of health care institutions, physicians, and nurses. His prior experience also includes municipal liability defense, real estate transactions and appellate practice.

    Mr. Comer is an Adjunct Professor at the DePaul University College of Law where he teaches Legal Analysis Research and Communication III.

    Mr. Comer was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2010 and to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois in 2011. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.

    Mr. Comer received his law degree from DePaul University College of Law in 2010. While at DePaul, he served as President of the DePaul Moot Court Society and was inducted into the Order of the Barristers, a national honors society for oral advocacy. He received his B.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2006.