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Illinois Supreme Court: No Caps on Malpractice Lawsuits

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that caps limiting the amount that can be awarded in medical malpractice suits are against the state’s constitution.

The limits were passed by the Illinois General Assembly in 2005, but the court has ruled that the legislation infringed on the power of the state’s judicial branch. Doctors’ advocacy groups are quick to criticize the ruling, stating that malpractice damages caps have made healthcare more widely available and less expensive. However, studies have indicated that medical malpractice lawsuits do not significantly increase the cost of medical care, contradicting this assertion.

If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice, contact the Kankakee personal injury attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. today by calling (815) 929-9292.