Saturday, February 07, 2004

Wisconsin Medical Malpractice Reform

Wisconsin medical malpractice law needs reform. Wrongful death cases ordinarily allow an adult child to recover $350,000 for the loss of society and companionship of a parent who died due to negligence. However, when a doctor, hospital or nurse causes a wrongful death by medical malpractice an adult child to cannot recover ANYTHING. Wisconsin law further provides that in wrongful death medical malpractice cases a parent does not recovery ANYTHING for the loss of their adult child.

Wisconsin S.B. 187 tries to change this law but has not passed due to opposition. The law is stuck in the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Judiciary, Corrections and Privacy and Senators controlling the Committee are Republicans David Zien, Chair, Scott Fitzgerald and Cathy Stepp. The Committee minority members are Senators Tim Carpenter and Spencer Coggs.


Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer