No. 2--06--0587 Filed: 6-20-08
APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
BARTON E. MUNO and DARLENE E. ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
MUNO, Independent Co-Administrators ) of Lake County.
of the Estate of Andrew Muno, Deceased, ))
v. ) No. 00--L--895
CONDELL MEDICAL CENTER, ANDREW )
J. KONTRICK, and ANDREW J. )
KONTRICK, S.C., ))
(Dale S. Gordon and Lake County ) Honorable
Anesthesiologists, Ltd., Defendants- ) Stephen E. Walter,
Appellants). ) Judge, Presiding.
JUSTICE O'MALLEY delivered the opinion of the Court:
Defendants Dale S. Gordon, M.D., and Lake County Anesthesiologists (LCA) appeal the
judgment, after a jury trial, awarding $6,300,000 (after setoffs based on settlements of other
codefendants not parties to this appeal) to plaintiffs, Barton E. Muno and Darlene E. Muno (as co-administrators
of the estate of their deceased minor son, Andrew Muno), in connection with
defendants' alleged negligence leading to Andrew's death.
Defendants argue that the trial court should have entered judgment notwithstanding the
verdict on their defense under section 25 of the Good Samaritan Act (Act) (745 ILCS 49/25 (West