Judge Robert R. Thomas (Illinois Supreme Court)
Plaintiff was entitled to seek to recover the reasonable value of her medical expenses and her recovery was not limited to the amount actually paid by Medicare and Medicaid. We thus reverse the appellate court’s judgment upholding the trial court’s reduction of plaintiff’s medical expenses award to the amount paid by Medicare and Medicaid, as well as that portion of the circuit court’s judgment. We remand the cause to the circuit court for further proceedings.
Appellate court judgment reversed; circuit court judgment reversed in part; cause remanded.