A bill is in the Illinois House right now attempting to undo some of the damage that “tort reform” has caused. As we know, “tort reform” legislation has been passed throughout the country attempting to limit the justice that victims of medical malpractice can receive. If passed, HB 1798 would amend the Wrongful Death Act so that juries may provide award damages for grief, sorrow, and mental suffering to surviving spouses and next of kin. It also deletes the language that limits the amount of damages.
For more information on the bill.