The Illinois Supreme Court is expected to release its opinion on the constitutionality of medical malpractice damage caps on Thursday morning, according to a notice posted by the court earlier this evening.
The Illinois Medical Malpractice Act of 2005 -- which capped non-economic damages such as pain and suffering to $500,000 for doctors and $1 million for hospitals -- came before the court in the case of Abigaile Lebron v. Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.
In 2007, Cook County Circuit Court Judge Joan Larsen ruled in the Lebron case that the caps are unconstitutional.
The law does not limit actual damages, including medical expenses and lost wages.
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