Friday, March 12, 2010
Possible constitutional amendment re med mal caps in Illinois?
In response to the Illinois Supreme Court's decision overturning the state's cap on medical malpractice awards, state Sen. Dave Luechtefeld, R-Okawville, has introduced a constitutional amendment that would prevent the state's high court from overturning future medical malpractice reform laws. Illinois voters could be asked in November to allow the General Assembly to adopt caps on medical malpractice awards if one Republican state senator has his way. Go here and here for more on this story. Thanks to TortsProf blog for the links.