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A possible misdiagnose that led to a patient's losing her limbs may prove to be the case that blows the cap off medical-malpractice lawsuits in Wisconsin.
In the eight years since the state enacted a cap on the amount of damages a plaintiff can collect in a medical malpractice case, a Milwaukee judge's decision to award an amputee $15.75 million more than the damages cap is the exception to the rule, the woman's attorney said Monday.
Doctors and other health care providers could apologize to patients without worrying about whether the statements could be used against them in court under a bill that has passed the Wisconsin Senate.
The state Assembly approved on a voice vote Tuesday on a bill that would let doctors and other medical providers apologize or express fault for botched medical procedures without having to worry their words would be used against them in court.
When you run a practice, cutting costs often is a must. Bargain prices on everything from office supplies to office space can make or break your business.
The state Senate passed a bill Tuesday governing what information doctors are obliged to provide to patients.
In amending a bill concerning what doctors must tell patients about alternatives to prescribed medical treatments, lawmakers have missed the mark, says the president of Wisconsin’s trial lawyers association.
Real estate law has edged out personal injury-plaintiff matters as the practice area most likely to ensnare a lawyer in a malpractice lawsuit.
A Verona woman is mounting what's believed to be the first challenge to a 1979 state law that caps malpractice damages against University of Wisconsin doctors at $250,000.
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Lawmakers are arguing a recent Wisconsin Supreme Court decision warrants a change in decades-old law to prevent rises in malpractice suits filed and the practice of “defensive medicine.”
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