Section Newsletter Articles on Tort Reform
Another blow to tort reform
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?
, 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.