(735 ILCS 5/2-1706)
(from Ch. 110, par. 2-1706)
Special findings required.
(a) If liability is found in
a trial under Sections 2-1706 through 2-1718, the trier of fact, in addition
to other appropriate findings, shall make separate findings for each plaintiff
specifying the amount of:
(1) any past damages; and
(2) any future damages for each of the following types:
(i) medical and other costs of health care;
(ii) other economic loss; and
(iii) non-economic loss.
(b) If the trier of fact finds that certain future damages will accrue
for a definite number of years, the amount of periodic payments for those
damages must be calculated based on that definite number of years. Payment
for such damages shall be made periodically for that number of years.
(c) If the trier of fact finds that certain future damages will accrue for
the remainder of the plaintiff's life, the trier of fact shall make a
specific finding specifying the remaining life expectancy of the plaintiff
and the amount of periodic payments for those damages must be calculated
based on the remaining life expectancy of the plaintiff. Payment for such
damages shall be made periodically and shall continue until the plaintiff's
remaining life expectancy is reached or the plaintiff dies, whichever is later.
(Source: P.A. 84-7.)