Medical Negligence

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Diseases That are Commonly Misdiagnosed by Doctors

Misdiagnosis is one of the most common forms of medical malpractice. It occurs when a doctor fails to make a diagnosis or when he or she misdiagnoses the patient with the wrong illness. Misdiagnosis can cause substantial injury to patients because they… Read More

How Medication Errors Happen and Strategies to Avoid Them

In the latest edition of the PKSD newsletter, You Should Know, our trusted attorneys explain how there has been a rise in medication errors as more Americans take prescription drugs. According to estimates from the Institute of Medicine, approximately… Read More

Elements of a Viable Medical Malpractice Case

We rely on doctors and other medical professionals a great deal. There are some situations where we put our lives in their hands. If they do not properly diagnose or treat our medical conditions, it can have disastrous consequences.   If you think you… Read More

When Does Misdiagnosis Count as Medical Malpractice?

Medical practitioners must make a correct diagnosis for patients to receive the proper treatment needed to heal and recover. When a medical practitioner misdiagnosis a patient, it can cause considerable harm that may jeopardize the patient’s life. If… Read More

Medicare Penalizes Wisconsin Hospitals for High Infection & Injury Rates

Fifteen Wisconsin hospitals are being penalized by Medicare for having unacceptably high rates of infection and injury. For the 2016 fiscal year, which runs Oct. 1, 2015 through Sept. 31, 2016, the hospitals will see a one percent reduction in payments… Read More

Medication Mistakes Occur in 50 Percent of Surgeries

A recent study at Massachusetts General Hospital found that almost half of all surgeries performed at the countrys top hospitals involve some kind of medication error. This rate is much higher than previously thought and most likely extends to all other… Read More

WI Senator Proposes Change to Medical Malpractice Law

All Wisconsin citizens should have the same rights to recover for the wrongful death of a loved one, says attorney Jeffrey Pitman. No group should be exempt from being held accountable for a person's wrongful death. Despite this sentiment, Wisconsin… Read More

Mercy Medical Center Settles over Deaf Services

On the front page of the Des Moines Register today was the powerful story of a Des Moines woman who fought for a necessary change in policy at Mercy hospital, and won. Polly Fullbright took her husband to the emergency room at Mercy hospital in Des Moines… Read More

Circuit Court Jury Awards $2.4 Million To Family Of Boy Who Was Harmed At Birth

A Milwaukee County Circuit Court jury has awarded $2.4 million to a mother who suffered through 95 minutes of distressed labor and delivered a baby with mental retardation 12 years ago at St. Francis Hospital. Ending a two-year lawsuit, lawyers for Karen… Read More

Doctors, Nurses Disciplined by State Agency

An article by David Wahlberg of the Wisconsin State Journal (04/09) The Violations Involve A Range Of Penalties For Infractions Cited By The State Department of Regulation And Licensing The state Department of Regulation and Licensing has disciplined… Read More

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