For years, trial lawyers in Illinois and across the country have tried to educate the public to show the fallacy of those who advocate tort reform.  Unfortunately, large business organizations who seek to benefit from limiting injury victims’ rights have spent massive sums of money to mislead the public into thinking that the ability of people who have been injured through the negligence of others to seek fair and reasonable compensation though the courts harms the economy, takes away jobs, etc.   Thankfully, a recent empirical study by individuals at two law schools has shown that tort reform has very little real impact on society other than protecting insurance companies, big pharma, and large corporations from being held accountable for their behavior.