About the Firm

Cassiday Schade has a 36 year history of litigating cases with impressive results. We handle lawsuits throughout Illinois as well as mass litigation in multiple states, and we act as national or regional counsel for clients facing nationwide exposures. Some of the firm’s recent trial experience includes the defense of class action challenges to allegedly defective medical products, underground storage tank and toxic injury cases, catastrophic birth injury cases, intellectual property and professional liability litigation. In addition to trial and appellate work, our attorneys are often retained before litigation ensues so that risks can be analyzed and prevented.

Jan
25

Yarbrough v. Northwestern Memorial Hospital: The Illinois Supreme Court Curtails Imposition of the Apparent Agency Doctrine on the Hospitals

In reversing the holding of Illinois First District Appellate Court, the Illinois Supreme Court in Yarbrough v. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 2017 IL 121367 (Dec. 29, 2017), limited the application of the doctrine of apparent agency for the first time...

Jan
09

The Medical Malpractice Statute of Repose is not an “Absolute Bar” where a timely filed Complaint Preserves the Claim

On November 30, 2017, the Illinois Supreme Court evaluated the interplay of the Wrongful Death Act, the medical malpractice statute of repose, and the relation back statute in a matter of “first impression” in the State of Illinois. See Lawler v. Univ. of...

Nov
14

Legal Implications Associated With The Increased Use of Physician Assistants to Provide Health Care

Physician assistants were introduced in 1965 at Duke University as a strategy to help over-extended physicians provide more services. By 1974, 37 states had passed legislation authorizing practice by these new practitioners, and today, physician assistants are...

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