Trial Lawyers Seek to Undermine Illinois’ Court System
March 10, 2020
Legislation has been introduced in Springfield that would tip the scales toward venue-shopping plaintiffs.
If enacted, House Bill 5044 would repeal the long-standing doctrine of “intrastate forum non conveniens,” which ensures fundamental fairness when a plaintiff's choice of where the case is to be tried has little or no connection to the litigation. The legislation would allow medical liability cases to be tried almost anywhere, regardless of where the medical care was delivered, leaving defendants without recourse.
View the ISMS Grassroots Action Center for more information from the Illinois State Medical Society and to contact your lawmaker to voice opposition to the bill.