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Case Summaries

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April 18, 2012
Jandre v. Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund

On April 17, 2012, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its decision in Jandre v. Wisconsin Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund. The key issue was whether the physician in this case had a duty to inform the patient about the … Continue reading

July 11, 2011
Sorrell v. IMS Health Inc. (No. 10-779)

On June 23, 2011, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in the Sorrell case.  The key issue in the case was whether a Vermont law that regulated the collection and use of data identifying healthcare providers’ prescribing patterns … Continue reading

July 11, 2011
Weborg, et al., v. Jenny, et al. 2010AP258

On June 2, 2011, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District III, issued its decision in the Weborg case.  This case is a medical malpractice action where the plaintiffs, relatives of the deceased, sought compensation for loss of companionship and financial … Continue reading

September 24, 2009
Konkel v. Acuity (2008AP2156)

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals for District I issued its decision in the Konkel case on Aug. 11.  The key issue in the case was whether an alleged tortfeasor in a personal injury case can recover in subrogation against a … Continue reading

August 20, 2009
Richard Bubb v. William Brusky, MD (2007AP619)

On July 24, 2009, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its decision in the Bubbcase.  The key issue in the case was whether the plaintiff had a valid informed consent claim against the physician. The court ruled the plaintiff did submit … Continue reading

August 4, 2009
Estate of Robert Genrich v. OHIC Insurance Co. (2007AP541)

On July 7, 2009, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its decision in the Genrichcase.  The key issue in the case was whether a claim of wrongful death arising from medical malpractice accrues from the time of the injury or the … Continue reading

August 11, 2008
Hans Rechsteiner v. Hazelden, Spooner Health System, et. al

On July 16, 2008, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a decision in the Rechsteinercase. The central issue in the case involved the applicability of Wis. Stat. § 146.37, Wisconsin’s peer review statute, to the diagnosis and related activities performed by … Continue reading

August 20, 2007
Sarah M. Hegarty, et al v. Angela Beauchaine, MD et al (1998CV009906)

On August 20, 2007, the Milwaukee County Circuit Court issued its most recent decision in the Hegarty v. Beauchaine case. The Circuit Court ruled that defendants (Doctor Angela Beauchaine and OHIC Insurance Company) were not entitled to a new trial. … Continue reading

July 31, 2007
Holly Lornson v. Nadeem Siddiqui, MD (2005AP2315)

On July 10, 2007, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its decision in the Lornson case.  The key issue in the case was whether a claimant’s wrongful death claim in a medical malpractice action survives his or her own death such … Continue reading

July 31, 2007
Aaron T. Rouse v. Theda Clark Medical Center (2005AP2743)

On July 6, 2007, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its decision in the Rousecase. The key issue in the case was whether the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Authority (UWHCA), which was created as a public body corporate and … Continue reading

July 7, 2007
Robert W. Bartholomew v. Wisconsin Patients Compensation Fund

On July 7, 2006, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its decision in the Bartholomew case1. The Court heard oral arguments in the case on April 5, 2006. The central issue in the case was whether the wrongful death cap on … Continue reading

June 2, 2006
Kenneth J. Yorgan v. Thomas W. Durkin 04AP1359

On June 2, 2006, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its decision in the Yorgancase. The Court held oral arguments in the case on November 15, 2005. The case is a small claims case brought by chiropractor Kenneth Yorgan (Yorgan) against … Continue reading

December 30, 2005
Kristy Haferman v. St. Clare Healthcare Foundation, Inc. (2003AP1307)

On December 30, 2005, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its decision in the Haferman case. The Court held oral arguments on the case on September 28, 2005. The issue presented in the case was whether Wisconsin law imposes a statute … Continue reading

July 14, 2005
Shannon Preston v. Meriter Hospital and Wisconsin Patients Compensation Fund (2003AP1376)

On July 13, 2005, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its decision in the Prestoncase. The Court held oral argument on April 28, 2005. The central issue in the case is whether the screening requirement under the Emergency Medical Treatment and … Continue reading

July 14, 2005
Klover E. Lagerstrom v. Myrtle Werth Hospital and Mayo Health System (2003AP2027)

On July 14, 2005, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of Lagerstrom v. Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System. The Court held oral arguments on December 14, 2004. The central issue in the case was whether it … Continue reading

July 14, 2005
Matthew Ferdon v. Wisconsin Patients Compensation Fund (2003AP988)

On July 14, 2005, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its decision in the Ferdon case. The Court held oral argument in the case on April 26, 2005. The Wisconsin Medical Society filed an amicus brief in the case and received … Continue reading

July 12, 2005
Amanda Carney-Hayes v. Northwest Wisconsin Home Care and Kathy Avery (2003AP1801)

On July 12, 2005, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its decision in the Carney-Hayescase. The Court held oral arguments in the case on November 4, 2004. The Wisconsin Medical Society filed a joint amicus brief with the Wisconsin Nurses Association. … Continue reading

June 29, 2005
Gary Hannemann v. Craig Boyson, D.C. (2003AP1527)

On June 29, 2005, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of Hannemann v. Boyson, a chiropractic malpractice case. The Court held oral argument in the case on February 2, 2005. The key issue in this case … Continue reading

June 22, 2005
Gregory G. Phelps v. Physicians Insurance Company of Wisconsin (2003AP000580)

On June 22, 2005, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of Phelps v. PIC WI. The Court held oral arguments in the case on March 3, 2005. The four key questions in the case and the … Continue reading