Illinois Supreme Court Holds Medical Malpractice Cap Law Unconstitutional

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Last Thursday, in LeBron vs. Gottlieb Memorial Hospitalt, Docket No. 105741, the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the state’s medical malpractice law, which imposed caps on damages awarded to victims. The now-overturned law, which was enacted in 2005, limited damages in medical malpractice actions to $500,000 for pain and suffering and other non-economic damages of in cases against doctors and $1 million for claims against hospitals.

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