Constitutional litigators are joining the battle in an Illinois medical malpractice case that could end up overturning a 2005 state law that caps damages awards for pain and suffering.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher attorney Theodore Olson, a former U.S. solicitor general who now works in the Los Angeles firm’s Washington, D.C., office, will work with the defense team to fight the constitutional challenge to the state’s cap in a case that alleges that malpractice led to the delivery of a brain-damaged baby.

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