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Trial Lawyers Want to Bolster their Bank Accounts - at the Expense of Patients!
Posted on: 1/1/2013

Now advancing to the Illinois House: a bill passed yesterday by the Illinois Senate that delivers a huge "pay increase" to trial lawyers who handle medical liability lawsuits.

A House vote could take place as early as Sunday evening.

This bill (H.B. 5151), of course, is the brainchild of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and would override previously-enacted reforms on the contingency fee structure funded by medical liability awards and verdicts.

ISMS' news release includes a chart showing how fees under this bill would give the lawyers a substantial automatic boost in the portion of the patient's award they take off the top, an action that insults the very people represented by the trial lawyers: injured patients.

Contact your Illinois Representative NOW and urge them to stop this harmful bill.



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