Posts tagged "Wisconsin"

Jul 11, 2018
Wisconsin Supreme Court Reverses Circuit & Appellate Courts, Rules State’s Noneconomic Damage Cap Constitutional

On June 27, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that the state’s $750,000 cap on noneconomic medical liability damages is constitutional. “Today’s Court decision preserves Wisconsin’s balanced medical liability system that has been instrumental in attracting physicians to communities across Wisconsin, while providing assurance to injured patients that they will receive payment for the full amount […]

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Aug 4, 2011
Wisconsin Repays Fund that Keeps Medical Malpractice Rates Low

side note: This is a news story that caps the almost five-year saga where the Wisconsin Medical Society litigated for the return of $233 million the state took from the Wisconsin Patient Compensation Fund to balance its 2007 budget. A patient compensation fund is a state-run fund that the healthcare community pays into to keep […]

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Apr 27, 2011
Wisconsin Ponders Informed Consent

Side Note: The Wisconsin Supreme Court is currently reviewing a case that challenge’s notions about informed consent. While we have previously discussed here the concept of informed consent and stressed that it is not merely getting a signature on a consent form, it bears repeating that informed consent is a process and a conversation. However, […]

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Jul 16, 2009
Wisconsin SC reverses bystander's award for emotional distress

side note: WISCONSIN DOES NOT ALLOW DAMAGES FOR WITNESSING MALPRACTICE: The Wisconsin Supreme Court reversed a bystander’s medical malpractice award for emotional distress, ruling that the state’s medical malpractice law does not allow bystanders to seek damages for emotional distress. The high court’s 5-2 decision tossed out a lower court’s $200,000 award to a father […]

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