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Illinois Supreme Court Set to Release Opinion on Medical Malpractice Caps

The Illinois Supreme Court is expected to release its opinion on the constitutionality of medical malpractice damage caps on Thursday morning. The Illinois Medical Malpractice Act of 2005, which capped non-economic damages such as pain and suffering to $500,000 doctors and $1 million for hospitals, came before the court in the case of Abigaile Lebron v. Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. In 2007, a Cook County Circuit Court Judge stated that the medical malpractice caps were unconstitutional. The law does not limit actual damages, including medical expenses and lost wages. To read more about the crucial upcoming case, please click the link.