Case About Alleged Physician's Inappropriate Interpretation of Fetal Stress Clinical Evidence During Labor
In Premo v. Falcone, 197 Ill. App. 3d 625, 632, 554 N.E.2d 1071, 144 Ill. Dec. 32 (1990), the physician's report stated that the reasons for his determination that a meritorious cause existed were the defendants' " 'inappropriate interpretation of clinical evidence of fetal stress and distress during labor' " and the defendants' " 'inappropriate actions to intervene and to provide appropriate medical care and treatment.' "
The court in Premo held that because the report never discussed what the appropriate actions were, it failed to adequately state a basis for the physician's determination that there was a reasonable and meritorious cause to file an action against the defendants. Premo, 197 Ill. App. 3d at 632.