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Illinois physician won't get day before state Supreme Court

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted April 12, 2004

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The Illinois Supreme Court said it would not hear the appeal of an appellate court's decision that a hospital had the right to summarily suspend a physician without input from the medical staff because the medical staff is subject to the hospital board's ultimate authority.

The case is back in the trial court, where the hospital filed a motion to dismiss the physician's complaint based on the earlier ruling.

The Illinois State Medical Society and American Medical Association/State Medical Societies Litigation Center joined the physician in his appeal of his case, Adolf Lo, MD v. Provena Covenant Medical Center. The Litigation Center is considering how it might assist Dr. Lo with the latest motion in the case.

Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/04/12/prbf0412.htm.

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