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An Illinois law that set caps on medical malpractice awards for “pain and suffering” has been ruled unconstitutional by the state’s high court, which found legislators had overreached in attempting to restrict the judicial process.

The decision was the first instance of scrutiny by the Illinois High Court of a law signed by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich which established caps on noneconomic damages of $500,000 in cases against doctors and $1 million against hospitals.

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