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Illinois Supreme Court Rules Against Malpractice Lawsuit Caps

The Illinois Supreme Court recently ruled that caps limiting the amount that can be awarded in medical malpractices is against the state’s constitution.

The state’s legislature had passed the law limiting malpractice damages in 2005. However, the state’s Supreme Court ruled that law interfered with the power of the judicial branch. Doctor’s advocacy groups were quick to criticize the decision, saying that the law had expanded healthcare availability and decreased the price of care. Despite this claim, studies have indicated that medical malpractice awards do not affect the cost of healthcare.

If you or someone you love has been injured as the result of medical care, contact the Danville medical malpractice attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. today by calling (217) 443-4343.