Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Wisconsin Attempts to Limit Evidence

A bill is currently working its way through the Wisconsin Legislature that would limit the admissibility of certain types of evidence in medical malpractice cases. Medical malpractice attorneys believe that this bill, which is part of a larger tort reform plan, may be over reaching. The new law would not allow courts to consider an apology, expression of condolence, or expression of responsibility by nurses, doctors, or other healthcare providers as evidence of malpractice. The Two Debating Sides Sandy Pasch originally wrote the bill in an attempt to disallow courts to consider healthcare provider’s apologies, but since the bill became … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Neglect Leads to Heat Exhaustion and Death

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It is very important to remember how vulnerable the elderly are when it comes to temperature. Now that summer is here and the temperature is rising, it is crucial that you check up on your elderly loved ones to make sure that they do not overheat. Properly working air conditioners and fans are vital to their heath and well being during the summer months. Nursing homes and long-term care facilities are responsible for maintaining the health of their residents. Nursing home neglect is a serious issue, and heat exhaustion is a very easily preventable form of neglect. Elderly Man Left in Record Heat for Three Hours A 69-year-old … [Read more...]

Tort Reform Strikes Again, This Time in Wisconsin

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On Tuesday, the Wisconsin State Senate passed new tort reform measures that have opponents (patients, patient advocates, medical malpractice lawyers, consumer advocacy groups) "up in arms." The bill, which is now headed to the Assembly, could severely limit liability to medical providers who commit medical malpractice in hospitals and nursing homes. Tort Reform Hurts Patients The business community is thrilled by the bill the Senate passed this week. Of course they are; the new measures make it harder to get sued! Patient advocates, however, view the bill as a shield for medical providers who injure or abuse in nursing homes, or who … [Read more...]