The continuing evolution of IPI No. 105.01
This article will address the Supreme Court’s decision in Studt v. Sherman Health Systems, d/b/a Sherman Hospital and the 2011 version of IPI 105.01 that the Committee issued on the heels of the Studt decision.
An introduction to the issue from Editor John Nisivaco.
The first and only article of this edition was written by Damon Ritenhouse and provides a historical examination of the medical malpractice tort reform legislation enacted in 2005. The article discusses the politics behind the debate and the information put forth by physicians groups and the insurance industry as a basis for the tort reform legislation. Next the author explains the three tort reform laws passed by the Illinois legislature and examines the three cases that ultimately invalidated these laws.
An introduction to the issue from editor John Nisivaco.