§ 5/2-1707 Calculation of future damages

§ 2-1707. Calculation of future damages.

    (a) In all trials under Sections 2-1706 through 2-1718, future damages must be calculated by the trier of fact without discounting future damages to present value.

    (b) In all jury trials in which special damages findings are required under Sections 2-1706 through 2-1718, the jury must be informed that with respect to future damages:

        (1) the law takes into account the fact that those payments may be made in the future rather than in one lump sum now; and

        (2) the jury will make their findings on the assumption that appropriate adjustments for the present value of those payments will be made later and that the jury should not discount those payments to present value.