May Patient Rely on Others to Choose a Particular Medical Facility for Treatment ?
In Kane v. Doctors Hospital, 302 Ill. App. 3d 755, 762, 706 N.E.2d 71, 76, 235 Ill. Dec. 811 (1999), the plaintiffs doctor picked the hospital without the plaintiff's input.
The hospital therefore argued that, because the plaintiff did not choose the hospital, he could not have relied on any representations from the hospital or the hospital's agent doctor.
The Kane court, relying on Monti v. Silver Cross Hospital, 262 Ill. App. 3d 503, 637 N.E.2d 427, 201 Ill. Dec. 838 (1994), found that "a patient may rely on others to choose a particular medical facility for treatment."