November 14, 2007
Judge Throws Out Illinois Malpractice Caps As Unconstitutional
The Chicago Sun Times (via AP) reports that a Cook County Circuit Judge has struck down Illinois's caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases. A 2005 law limits non-economic damages such as pain and suffering to $500,000 against doctors and $1 million against hospitals. The judge reportedly concluded that the caps violate due process and equal protection (via ABA Law Journal).
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