Saturday, March 6, 2010

Illinois legislature

I recently reported that because of a “non-severability” clause, when the Illinois Supreme Court recently struck down the cap on damages in med mal cases a number of other medical malpractice insurance regulatory laws were thrown out as well. (Go here and here, for my previous posts on this, and here for links to stories about the Illinois Supreme Court decision.) In response, the Illinois legislature has created a subcommittee to handle legislation intended to restore some of the medical and insurance provisions that were struck down -- but, unfortunately, it sounds like it may try to enact caps on damages again. Stay tuned....

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