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Illinois Supreme Court strikes down damages caps

In a case that the attorneys at Levin & Perconti have been keeping an eye on, the Illinois Supreme Court recently struck down our state’s $500,000 cap on awards for pain and suffering in medical malpractice lawsuits against physicians. The Illinois Supreme Court found that the limits set by the Illinois legislature violated the Illinois state constitution’s separation of powers principle. The tort reform ruling involved a medical malpractice case filed on behalf of a child who suffered a birth injury.

Click here to read more about the Illinois Court’s awards cap ruling.