The Illinois General Assembly’s recent passage of caps on medical malpractice awards is a positive step forward in the fight to stop lawsuit abuse in lawsuit-happy Illinois.
What do you call 25 asbestos lawsuits thrown out of a Madison County court because they have no relation to the county?
You can’t open your local newspaper these days without being bombarded with advertising from personal injury lawyers looking to cash in with lawsuits against the makers of Vioxx. These lawsuits are an unfortunate reminder of the giant target painted on our healthcare system.
It’s a simple fact: Lawsuit abuse is making us sick. Recent news stories on health care and the medical malpractice crisis illustrate this even more clearly.