Filed October 21, 2008
APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
REBECCA THEDE, ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
) of the 14th Judicial Circuit,
Plaintiff-Appellant, ) Whiteside County, Illinois
v. ) No. 03--AR--16
HELEN KAPSAS, )
) Honorable Stanley B. Steines,
Defendant-Appellee. ) Judge, Presiding.
JUSTICE SCHMIDT delivered the opinion of the court:
Plaintiff Rebecca Thede sued defendant Dr. Helen Kapsas for
medical malpractice. The trial court granted Kapsas summary
judgment on her affirmative defense that the suit was untimely.
Thede appeals. We affirm.
Rebecca Thede engaged the services of Dr. Helen Kapsas to
remove a mole from her shoulder. She became a patient of
Kapsas's, at the CGH Prophetstown Family Medical Center, after
the only previous doctor in Prophetstown and a second doctor in