Section Newsletter Articles on Tort Reform

Don’t call it a crisis: Examining the issue of medical malpractice tort reform and damage caps in Illinois By Damon Ritenhouse Tort Law, January 2013 A comprehensive look at medical malpractice tort reform in Illinois.
Another blow to tort reform By D.J. Evans Civil Practice and Procedure, August 2008 Much is happening to the status of medical malpractice cases in Illinois.
Senate Bill 475—Cause for concern or self-generated crisis? By Laninya A. Cason Tort Law, July 2006 On August 25, 2005, at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Alton, Illinois, Governor Rod Blagojevich signed into law, Senate Bill 475 (SB475) which, among other things, effectively places statutory limitations (caps) on noneconomic damages (e.g., pain and suffering) for plaintiffs who file lawsuits against physicians and hospitals.