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Verdict Caps Silence Juries

Like many state legislatures, the Illinois state legislature is being pressured to enact verdict caps on medical malpractice claims filed against doctors and hospitals. While there are examples of outrageous verdicts being granted by juries, most of these verdicts are dealt with within the judicial system by simple motions and orders of the court. Verdict caps, on the other hand, seek to silence juries on the issue of medical malpractice by mandating certain levels of awards no matter how egregious the act or consequences.

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