For instance, among the bills introduced was House Bill 1798, sponsored by Rep. John Fritchey (D-Chicago), which allows compensation to be paid to beneficiaries of decedents in wrongful death cases for "grief and sorrow." Not just for actual loss, which can be calculated, but for grief and sorrow, which cannot be calculated. And, of course, personal-injury lawyers will get their cut of the grief and sorrow.Check out your legislator's scorecard at the ICJL site.
Realizing this misguided legislation would be a dagger through the heart of popular medical liability-reform legislation passed two years ago, the Illinois State Medical Society noted that this bill would "expand the damages allowed in wrongful-death lawsuits and medical-liability litigation." Signed into law by Gov. Rod Blagojevich, this bill has created a new source of profits for the Illinois trial lawyer industry, now allowing these lawyers to cash in on grief and sorrow. Can you feel their grief and sorrow?
At this rate, who will be left for them to prey on? The number of "deep pockets" they can pick are shrinking fast.
The deepest pockets seem to be theirs. At our expense. So call your legislators! (or work to vote 'em out!)
Trial lawyers are vultures, and they are the core of the Democrat party in Illinois. More info at Trial Lawyers Inc. Illinois.