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Illinois Supreme Court: Caps on Malpractice Suits Unconstitutional

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that a 2005 law limiting the amount that can be awarded in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional.

The court ruled that the legislation, passed by the state legislature five years ago, took away from the discretion and power of the courts. Not surprisingly, doctors’ interest groups were quick to criticize the ruling, saying that the damages cap had allowed them to offer better, less expensive healthcare. Studies, however, suggest that this is not the case, and that malpractice lawsuits have little, if any, effect on the cost of healthcare.

If you or someone you love has been injured or worse as the result of negligent medical care, contact the Champaign medical malpractice attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. today by calling (217) 328-2828.