Illinois Law Limiting Damages for Pain and Suffering in Doctor Negligence Cases Ruled Unconsitutional


The Illinois Supreme Court issued its decision that the medical malpractice law* passed by the Illinois Legislature trying to limit the amount of money awarded for pain, suffering, and other non-economic injuries, was unconstitutional.

The Illinois medical malpractice cap had told juries that the most an injury victim could be provided in the jury’s award was $500,000.00 against doctors and $1,000,000 against hospitals for non-economic damages, such as pain, suffering, stuff that results from a doctor’s error but doesn’t carry with it a documented receipt (like renting a hospital bed for home use).

Now, Illinois juries can decide the just amount of money to be paid for pain, suffering, and other non-economic damages without their hands being tied. Finally, justice.

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