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Medical malpractice

Oct 10, 2016

I’m sorry: Two words that can change Wisconsin

We are a nation of laws based on an assumption of fairness. When two sides can’t agree you go to court. You know how this works. Except in Wisconsin.

Jun 1, 2016

When the doctor’s wrong

There is a scene in the 1970’s movie classic, "Network," when the TV anchorman Howard Beale finally snaps. “I’m a human being” (expletive deleted) rants Beale, “my life has value.” Value, yes, but God help us if we get sick.

Oct 1, 2015

Taking the cap off: Med-mal damages cap facing challenges

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.

Oct 6, 2014

Judge’s decision in medical malpractice case a rarity

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.

Jul 8, 2014

Medical malpractice award likely to be appealed

A Milwaukee woman and her husband have been awarded more than $25 million in a medical malpractice case.

Apr 22, 2014

Suspended attorney faces 7 counts of misconduct

A suspended Wisconsin attorney who moved to Florida now faces disciplinary action for allegedly mishandling client money and ignoring requests for information from both her clients and investigators.

Apr 8, 2014

Walker signs law-related bills

Gov. Scott Walker signed 62 bills on Tuesday, including several bills that may affect legal proceedings.

Apr 1, 2014

Senate passes bill exempting medical apologies

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.

Apr 19, 2013

Once on life support, ‘I’m sorry’ bill gets another chance

After Wisconsin legislators failed last year to pass a bill that would have let doctors tell patients “I’m sorry” without fear of legal consequences, a nurse-and-doctor pair of Republican lawmakers has resuscitated the proposal.

Mar 10, 2013

2 GOP lawmakers push bill on fetuses

Two Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation that would allow parents to sue if a their unborn child dies as a result of someone's wrongful acts, but it would do so by redefining state law to say life starts at conception.

Mar 8, 2013

GOP looks to expand wrongful death coverage

Two Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow parents to sue if their fetuses die as a result of someone's wrongful acts, including medical malpractice.

Mar 8, 2013

Audit: Wis. medical malpractice fund healthy

A new report says Wisconsin's medical malpractice insurance fund is rebounding from a massive transfer and the economic downturn.

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