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Case Law Update: Hospital Injury

The 5th District in Britton v. University of Chicago Hospitals, No. 1-06-3080 (May 27, 2008) 5th div. (Tully) Affirmed. The court reasoned that Plaintiff’s complaint against the hospital for injuries sustained when she pushed on a glass door that broke is subject to summary dismissal because the plaintiff did not present any evidence to show that hospital breached its duty to maintain door; or that its negligence in maintaining the door proximately caused her injuries. Since the door was not in exclusive control of defendant the doctrine of res ipsa loquitor does not apply.