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.

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...

Oct
17

2nd District Clarifies: IL Medical Studies Act Does Not Apply Until After a Peer-Review Committee Initiates an Investigation

Posted in Appellate

In Grosshuesch v. Edward Hospital, et al., 2107 IL App (2d) 160972, the Illinois Appellate Court for the Second District clarified when the Medical Studies Act (735 ILCS 5/8-2101, et. seq.) protects documents from production during discovery.  In...

Sep
19

Seventh Circuit Removes Qualified Immunity Affirmative Defense for Private Medical Providers in Civil Rights Actions

Posted in Healthcare

       Recently, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s ruling that private medical staff employed to work in a county jail facility were not entitled to invoke the affirmative defense of qualified immunity in response to a Section...

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