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September 2012 Archives

Car accident claims the life of Wisconsin woman

A recent car accident has ended the life of a 51-year-old woman from Vilas County, Wisconsin. Early reports indicate that the woman died in an accident that took place on a recent Saturday afternoon in Greenfield. It is believed that the woman was driving with two teenage passengers at the time of the car accident, one of whom was her son. Both were also injured, and were rushed to an area hospital where they were listed in critical condition.

Live donor transplant error may lead to medical malpractice suit

A rare and shocking medical error has made headlines in Wisconsin and across the country. A brother and sister who checked into a hospital in another state for a living donor organ transplant left having both been operated on, but without a transplant being completed. The reason: instead of giving the healthy kidney to the surgeon to be placed in the recipient's body, someone on the surgical team threw the viable organ into the trash. This case has not yet led to any form of litigation, but a medical malpractice suit may be on the horizon.

Wisconsin car accident kills 1, injures 2 in Washburn County

Driving has become a deeply ingrained component of American life. Between commuting, running errands and vacations, we spend a considerable portion of our lives on the road. It can be easy to forget that driving is not only our primary form of transportation, it is also an inherently dangerous activity that can have life-changing consequences when something goes wrong. A recent car accident in Washburn County reminds Wisconsin residents of how quickly a 'normal' drive can turn tragic.

Wisconsin parents cannot sue for medical malpractice of adult child

Losing a child must be one of the most difficult experiences that a person can endure. When a death may have been prevented, the pain is even more pronounced. When a young man recently died due to drug toxicity, his parents were outraged and sought to file a medical malpractice suit. However, they soon learned that in Wisconsin, parents of an adult child are unable to sue for medical malpractice. This case speaks to the complexities of malpractice law, and the need to gain full comprehension of all applicable statutes before moving forward with a malpractice claim.

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