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Woman claims medical malpractice caused paralysis; jury agrees

There are many skilled professionals in Wisconsin who work in the medical field. They have received proper training and have adequate experience that allows them to respond appropriately to a variety of different scenarios. Unfortunately, even the most skilled professionals can make mistakes when overworked and fatigued. One out-of-state woman claims that such fatigue resulted in medical malpractice, causing her lifelong problems.

Wisconsin legislature could impact medical malpractice claims

No one knows exactly how they will react upon learning of the unexpected death of a loved one. For some, when a loved one is believed to have been lost as a result of another's negligence, they are spurred into action in an attempt to prevent others from suffering in a similar manner. When one Wisconsin family unexpectedly lost their loved one as a result of medical malpractice after she underwent elective surgery, they decided to seek a way to help other people or families who may be going through the same situation.

Man's death leads to medical malpractice claim

People face death every single day. Usually, they are unaware of the potential hazards they just escaped. While people know they could be at risk for harm from a car accident, they likely do not expect that a doctor or other medical care provider's actions could actually worsen the injuries suffered in an accident. Unfortunately, many in Wisconsin are aware of the potential consequences of medical malpractice. One out-of-state woman recently filed a claim against the facility that she says failed to adequately treat her husband after a motorcycle accident, resulting in his death.

Lawsuit accuses doctor of medical malpractice

There are a variety of different reasons for a person in Wisconsin to undergo surgery. Regardless of the reason, each patient deserves to receive an acceptable standard of care. However, one out-of-state woman claims that her doctor failed to meet this standard in a recently filed medical malpractice lawsuit. His oversight, she claims, could have resulted in her death.

When can a hospital be held liable for medical malpractice?

No one is perfect and all humans make mistakes. While some mistakes, such as turning left instead of right, are seemingly innocuous, others can have serious consequences. For example, even the slightest misjudgment made by a medical care provider can have devastating consequences for a patient. While many people in Wisconsin know that they can file medical malpractice lawsuits against negligent medical care providers, many people are unaware that the hospitals employing the providers could also be held liable.

Woman claims medical malpractice led to additional surgery

There are hundreds of issues that might lead to the need to have a surgery. Those in Wisconsin who undergo such treatment are made aware of the potential risks of the procedures. While there are known risks with every surgery, a patient should feel safe from additional harm created by medical errors. One out-of-state woman, however, claims that medical malpractice caused her to require additional treatment.

Jury agrees medical malpractice led to woman's brain damage

It is only natural for people to make mistakes in their everyday lives. Mistakes even often occur in a person's work environment. While some mistakes are understandable and forgivable, medical malpractice stemming from a medical care provider's negligence can have devastating consequences for patients in Wisconsin and all across the country. One recent lawsuit filed on behalf of an out-of-state woman claims that a terrible mistake caused permanent brain damage.

Man faces charges in alcohol-related car accident in Wisconsin

Some people consider traffic signs and stoplights nothing more than nuisances in their daily commutes. Fortunately, many view them for what they are -- measures that likely save millions of lives each and every day. Choosing to ignore the safety laws governing traffic can have deadly consequences. For example, a fatal car accident in Wisconsin is believed to have been caused by a man driving under the influence who failed to stop at an intersection.

Wisconsin senator seeks to expand state medical malpractice laws

Most people who lose a loved one due to another's negligence or recklessness have a desire for legal recourse, whether that comes in the form of a criminal conviction or civil litigation. Those who have lost a loved one as a result of medical malpractice in Wisconsin, however, may have few legal avenues open to them under certain circumstances. One state senator is seeking to change state laws in order to open the door to justice.

Medical malpractice allegedly leads to amputations

Patients in Wisconsin must have a high degree of trust in regard to their medical care providers and medical treatment. Because the average patient has not had the years of medical training that most doctors and nurses have, they must trust that these providers will adequately care for them in times of need. One woman has recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging that negligence on the part of her medical care providers resulted in multiple amputations.

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