Brian Mackey reports:
The Illinois Supreme Court is upholding the medical privacy of a defendant in a lawsuit.
According to the court opinion, Ruben Holocker hit Scarlett Palm with his vehicle.
She sued him for negligence, but during the evidence-gathering phase of the case, also tried to ask the defendant about his health status. Holocker refused.
When the case was argued before the Supreme Court earlier this year, Palm’s lawyer, Christopher Sokn, said there were good reasons to ask Holocker about his health care.
Read more on NPR Illinois.