- Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed into law HB 219 to allow punitive damages to be recoverable in wrongful death and survival actions.
- Punitive damages are now recoverable in wrongful death claims on cases filed on or after August 11, 2023, and punitive damages may be sought on existing cases on the effective date.
- This legislation will drastically affect wrongful death cases statewide, as it adds a new avenue of recovery.
Illinois was one of 16 states that did not allow for the …Continue Reading