Illinois passes a $500,000 cap on malpractice damages
“Under the new proposal, backed by both parties and expected to move quickly through the Legislature, individual doctors could be sued for no more than $500,000 in noneconomic damages, and hospitals would face no more than $1 million awards for pain and suffering . . .
. . . The compromise would require for the first time that trial lawyers have a physician vouch for the merit of their malpractice claims before a lawsuit can be filed.”