NO. 4-06-0284 Filed 1/23/07
IN THE APPELLATE COURT
KATHERINE ADAMS, ) Appeal from
Plaintiff-Appellee, ) Circuit Court of
v. ) Coles County,
SARAH BUSH LINCOLN HEALTH CENTER, ) No. 03L55
and KELLIE JONES-MONAHAN, M.D., )
Defendants-Appellants. ) Honorable
) Dale A. Cini,
) Judge Presiding
JUSTICE MYERSCOUGH delivered the opinion of the court
Plaintiff, Katherine Adams, sued defendants, Dr. Kellie
Jones-Monahan and Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, alleging that
Dr. Jones-Monahan was negligent in removing Adams’s gallbladder.
The jury returned a verdict in Adams’s favor and assessed damages
against defendants in the amount of $561,389.90. The trial court
denied defendants’ motion for a new trial. On appeal, defendants
argue that the trial court abused its discretion when it refused
to allow defendants to present certain portions of Dr. Steven
Strasberg’s testimony during cross-examination or in their case
in chief and that the trial court abused its discretion by
allowing plaintiff to question defendants’ expert Dr. Mark
Kadowaki regarding his knowledge of Dr. Strasberg’s views of Dr.
Kadowaki’s preferred surgical technique. We affirm.