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Providers say malpractice law would encourage claimants to drag out cases

After vetoing a bill that would have allowed lawyers to collect 9% pretrial interest in medical malpractice cases, Illinois’ governor appears poised to give his blessing to a compromise version that lowers the rate. Healthcare provider associations have lambasted the proposals, saying permitting prejudgment interest gives the plantiff’s bar reason to drag out cases and…

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