Docket No. 109738.
THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
KRISTEN KAUFMANN, Appellant, v. ROGER A. SCHROEDER,
M.D., et al. (Jersey Community Hospital, a Municipal Corporation,
Opinion filed February 25, 2011.
JUSTICE BURKE delivered the judgment of the court, with
Justice Theis concurred in the judgment and opinion.
Justice Freeman specially concurred, with opinion, joined by
Justices Thomas and Karmeier.
Justice Garman dissented, with opinion, joined by Chief Justice
The single issue in this case is whether claims brought by
plaintiff, Kristen Kaufmann (Kaufmann), against Jersey Community
Hospital (JCH) are time-barred. Kaufmann initially filed suit against
Dr. Roger A. Schroeder (Schroeder) and JCH on December 31, 2007,
to recover for injuries suffered during a hospitalization in January
2006. The circuit court of Jersey County found that the one-year
limitation period found in section 8–101(a) of the Local
Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act