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An expert's opinion as to the cause of an injury is not improper or inadmissible because it is couched in terms of probabilities or possibilities based upon certain assumed facts. (Rodrian v. Seiber (1990), 194 Ill. App. 3d 504, 507, 551 N.E.2d 772, 774, 141 Ill. Dec. 585.) An expert may testify as to ''what might' be the cause of the injury despite any objection that his testimony is inconclusive or speculative.' (Presswood v. Morris (1979), 70 Ill. App. 3d 513, 517, 388 N.E.2d 844, 848, 26 Ill. Dec. 843.) Counsel may draw the jury's attention to possible deficiencies in the expert's inferences and the information the expert relied upon. (Fullreide v. Midstates Beverage Co. (1979), 70 Ill. App. 3d 758, 762, 388 N.E.2d 1070, 1073, 27 Ill. Dec. 107.) Most importantly, the jury, once aware of any 'infirmities' in the expert's opinion, can determine his credibility. Rodrian, 194 Ill. App. 3d at 507, 551 N.E.2d at 774.


Use of the word 'possibility' in conjunction with causation does not automatically render the expert's answer inadmissible or improper. (Presswood, 70 Ill. App. 3d at 517, 388 N.E.2d at 848.) Nor is Reynolds' testimony made ...

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