1Defendant corporation is now known as Planned Parenthood of Indiana, Inc.
DECEMBER 28, 2007
LAUREN SABADOS, ) Appeal from the
) Circuit Court of
Plaintiff-Appellee, ) Cook County.
v. ) No. 06 L 8071
PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF )
GREATER INDIANA, an Indiana Corporation, ) The Honorable
) Ronald S. Davis,
Defendant-Appellant. ) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE GREIMAN delivered the opinion of the court:
Defendant, Planned Parenthood of Greater Indiana, Inc. (PPI)1, appeals the order of the
trial court denying its motion to dismiss the underlying cause of action for lack of jurisdiction
pursuant to section 2-209 of the Code of Civil Procedure (Code) (735 ILCS 5/2-209 (West
2004)) in favor of plaintiff, Lauren Sabados. On appeal, defendant contends that the trial court
erred in denying its motion to dismiss for lack of in personam jurisdiction where the nonresident
health care provider rendered services to plaintiff in its Hammond, Indiana, clinic.
Plaintiff filed the underlying medical negligence action based on defendant’s alleged failure
to comply with an adequate standard of care in her treatment. On June 4, 2004, plaintiff, who
was 16 years old at the time, lived in Lansing, Illinois, and traveled four miles to the PPI clinic in
Hammond, Indiana, to obtain contraceptives. PPI prescribed plaintiff a form of birth control pills
and after ingesting the prescribed dosage for approximately two months, plaintiff developed a
blood clot. In July 2006, plaintiff filed a complaint in the circuit court of Cook County alleging