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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…

Christy Tosh Crider

A case study in COVID-19 criminality

COVID-19 hit Holyoke Soldiers’ Home last March, when most of us were just learning the term “social distancing” and had no awareness of asymptomatic positives. While the global medical community grappled with the pandemic, it raged through Soldiers’ Home and killed 76 veterans; 84 others tested positive and recovered. As elected officials scrambled for solutions…

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