Judge refuses request from Illinois hospital industry to declare the constitutionality of Illinois medical malpractice lawsuit noneconomic damages

An Illinois judge recently dismissed the unusual legal tactic by Illinois’s hospital lobbying group about the constitutionality of Illinois’s 1-million limit on medical malpractice lawsuit jury awards for pain and suffering. The case involves a family of a 71 year-old man who suffered severe bed sores that eventually contributed to his death. Attorney Steven M. Levin of Levin & Perconti represents the family of the 71 year-old man and stated: “The judge correctly ruled that no constitutional challenge was being made in our case.”

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