Closing arguments play a crucial role in a case, and attorneys, judges, and jurors generally agree that it’s the most anticipated part of a trial. It’s the last stage of the case for attorneys to persuade jurors to return a verdict in their client’s favor. However, instead of using closing arguments to summarize the evidence, some attorneys add comments that regrettably can lead to a reversal of the verdict on appeal. That’s what happened in Konewko v. Advocate Health & Hospitals Corp., 2020 IL App (2d) 190684.
Plaintiff, Michael Konewko, filed a medical malpractice suit against Advocate