Tort Reform Essay

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Article Summary and Reaction Paper: Tort Reform Aleisa Combs Professor Elizabeth McKinley Business 225 Legal Environment of Business May 11, 2014 I have read and understand the plagiarism policy as outlined in the syllabus and the sections in the Student Bulletin relating to IWU Honesty/Cheating Policy. By affixing this statement to the title page of my paper, I certify that I have not cheated or plagiarized in the process of completing this assignment. If it is found that cheating and/ or plagiarism did take place in the writing of this paper, I understand the possible consequences of the act/s, which include expulsion from Indiana Wesleyan University. Summary In the article Illinois Malpractice Case May Shape Tort Reform, NPR’s Cheryl Corley details the battle for tort reform. In Illinois tort reform has placed a limit on the damages that can be awarded in lawsuits. The malpractice case that is the focus of this article is one that involves a baby and her mother who is challenging the reform and is arguing that it is unconstitutional. By thesis, the article argues their lawsuit will be a victory for injured patients and their lawyers who say juries, not lawmakers, should decide their cases (Corley, 2007). The thesis points out those lawmakers should not be the ones making such a decision to cap awards for families. But yet juries should maintain their right to make decisions based on facts within the legal system. I agree that is the foundation for our legal system, to interpret, settle disputes and award justice to those that deserve it. The study identifies the obstetrician and the nurse as responsible parties to the current condition of the child listed in the case. The baby experienced lack of oxygen to the brain, and now suffers with “signs and symptoms of cerebral palsy, the condition of permanent neurologic deficit in

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