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Document Type

Article

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Text

Abstract

The article begins with an overview of the tort reform problem; federal vs. state level reform; a history of tort reform in Illinois; current Illinois law (prior to P.A. 94-677) specific to medical malpractice cases or that particularly impacts those cases; discussion of prior caps and the cases holding them unconstitutional; discussion of P.A. 89-7, which was held unconstitutional in the Best case; discussion of the 2005 legislation (P.A. 94-677) and whether it is constitutional; and finally, "where do we go from here," which includes my ideas for reform that build on the reforms already in place. An appendix includes citations to some of the many recent articles (and a few books) relevant to this topic.

First Page

469

Last Page

525

Publication Date

7-1-2006

Department

College of Law

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

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Law Commons

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