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.
Once again, the state Legislature has proved a dead end for bills that would have eliminated a long-established rule that critics argued allowed plaintiffs in personal-injury cases to obtain "phantom damages."
My job, like any Wisconsin trial lawyer, is to make sure safety rules are followed. That means if you are injured or a loved one is injured because of someone else's carelessness, shortcuts, or cover-up of a problem, we're here to help you.