Illinois medical malpractice tort caps ruled unconstitutional

Last week, a Cook County Circuit Court Judge declared that a 2005 law that placed a $500,000 cap on noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering in medical malpractice cases was unconstitutional. The case is now poised to be reviewed by the Illinois Supreme Court, but this review could take several months to over a year.

This is an overdue and welcome ruling because tort caps are unfair to medical malpractice victims.

For articles on the ruling.
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