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Category: Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Claims Are Not Clogging Wisconsin Courts. To the Contrary, the Number of Cases is Declining.

Posted on September 24, 2013 General,In The News,Local News,Medical Malpractice,State Law

An article produced by Stand Up for Your Rights Wisconsin, establishes the decline in Wisconsin medical malpractice filings.  According to the article, a person injured in Wisconsin by medical negligence must first go through a medical mediation session.  Confirmatory from the Wisconsin Medical Mediation Panels shows a dramatic drop in mediation requests.  In 1987 there… read more

What is a fair settlement amount?

Posted on September 19, 2011 Bicycle Injury,Boating Injury,Brain Injury,Bus Accidents,Construction Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Dog Bites,Drunk Driving,Farm Accidents,General,Insurance Disputes,Medical Malpractice,Motorcycle Injury,Pedestrian Injury,Personal Injury,Pharmaceutical Product Injury,Semi Truck Accidents,Slip & Fall,Spinal Injury,That’s Outrageous!,Vehicle Accidents,What We Do For You (Civil Process),Work Injury,You’re Injured, Now What?

When it comes to analyzing a settlement offer that an injured person has received from an insurance company–whether that person is represented by an attorney or not–there are a great many factors that must be considered.  First and foremost, the nature and extent of the injuries, and whether there will be continuing or even permanent… read more

What does this word mean? Subrogation

Posted on June 2, 2011 Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Dog Bites,General,Insurance Disputes,Medical Malpractice,Tags,Unsafe Places (Premises Liability),Vehicle Accidents,What Does This Word Mean?,Work Injury

Subrogation literally means the substitution of one person in the place of another as owner or partial owner of a legal claim.  This issue arises most commonly in the situation where an injured person’s health insurance company makes payments for medical expenses that are related to an accident.  Take the situation of a person injured… read more

Proving Damages or Harms Resulting from an Injury is a Central Issue at Trial

Posted on June 2, 2011 Bicycle Injury,Boating Injury,Brain Injury,Bus Accidents,Construction Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Dog Bites,Drunk Driving,Farm Accidents,Federal Law,General,Hazardous Materials,In The News,Insurance Disputes,Local News,Medical Malpractice,Motorcycle Injury,Myth Debunker,Pedestrian Injury,Pharmaceutical Product Injury,Slip & Fall,State Law,Tags,That’s Outrageous!,Vehicle Accidents,What Does This Word Mean?,What We Do For You (Civil Process),Whiplash Injury,You’re Injured, Now What?,Your Trial

Civil trials typically concern two issues: 1) Liability. Is someone, usually the defendant or their liability insurance company, responsible for the damages the plaintiff has suffered? 2) Damages. What amount of money is fair and reasonable compensation for things like medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering? Other blogs have discussed issues related to… read more

Bye, Goff & Rohde Ltd. practices law throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota

Posted on June 2, 2011 Bicycle Injury,Boating Injury,Brain Injury,Bus Accidents,Construction Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Dog Bites,Drunk Driving,Farm Accidents,Federal Law,General,Hazardous Materials,In The News,Insurance Disputes,Local News,Medical Malpractice,Motorcycle Injury,Myth Debunker,Pedestrian Injury,Pharmaceutical Product Injury,Slip & Fall,State Law,Tags,That’s Outrageous!,Vehicle Accidents,What Does This Word Mean?,What We Do For You (Civil Process),Whiplash Injury,You’re Injured, Now What?,Your Trial

Bye, Goff & Rohde Ltd. attorneys travel throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota in order to help clients with all manner of physical injury cases.  We are committed to coming to you, and finding convenient times to meet with you to discuss your case. The easiest way to get in touch with BGR is to contact our… read more

Medical Evidence at Trial

Posted on June 2, 2011 Bicycle Injury,Boating Injury,Brain Injury,Bus Accidents,Construction Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Dog Bites,Drunk Driving,Farm Accidents,Federal Law,General,Hazardous Materials,In The News,Insurance Disputes,Local News,Medical Malpractice,Motorcycle Injury,Myth Debunker,Pedestrian Injury,Pharmaceutical Product Injury,Slip & Fall,State Law,Tags,That’s Outrageous!,Vehicle Accidents,What Does This Word Mean?,What We Do For You (Civil Process),Whiplash Injury,You’re Injured, Now What?,Your Trial

Wisconsin law provides that people injured as a result of another person’s negligence have a right to bring their claims before a jury to seek redress and compensation for their injuries.  At the time of trial, clearly the most important single witness is almost always the injured plaintiff him/herself.  But, in addition to any fact… read more

What is a Mediation?

Posted on June 2, 2011 Bicycle Injury,Boating Injury,Brain Injury,Bus Accidents,Construction Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Dog Bites,Drunk Driving,Farm Accidents,Federal Law,General,Hazardous Materials,In The News,Insurance Disputes,Local News,Medical Malpractice,Motorcycle Injury,Myth Debunker,Pedestrian Injury,Pharmaceutical Product Injury,Slip & Fall,State Law,Tags,That’s Outrageous!,Vehicle Accidents,What Does This Word Mean?,What We Do For You (Civil Process),Whiplash Injury,You’re Injured, Now What?,Your Trial

Once a civil lawsuit is filed, the parties conduct a scheduling conference with the court and enter into the phase of a case known as discovery.  Once discovery, in the form of written requests or depositions, is generally completed, the parties are required by most judges to participate in a mediation. Mediation can be valuable… read more

Unsafe Products

Posted on June 2, 2011 Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Federal Law,General,Hazardous Materials,Medical Malpractice,Pharmaceutical Product Injury,Tags

Consumers trust that the products they buy from the shelf or order through the internet are safe.  But when a product is designed or manufactured in a defective, unsafe manner, injuries often result.  The range of potentially dangerous products runs the gamut from small products like toys with removable parts or lead paint, to home… read more

Medical Liability Accounts for just 2.4% of Health Care Spending

Posted on June 1, 2011 General,In The News,Insurance Disputes,Medical Malpractice,State Law,Tags

An article in the journal Health Affairs puts the cost of medical liability, including defensive medicine, at just 2.4% of overall health care spending. Health Affairs is a peer-reviewed journal on health policy. In this article, a team of Harvard and other researchers analyzed the cost of medical liability in the context of recent claims… read more

Fewer Jury Trials in the State of Wisconsin

Posted on June 1, 2011 Dangerous Products (Product Liability),General,In The News,Medical Malpractice,State Law

Whether it’s the debate over healthcare or a discussion of so-called tort reform, it’s frequently claimed that the number of cases being litigated is on the rise. The Wisconsin Association for Justice and it’s publication, “The Verdict,” has combed the statistics on civil filings in the State of Wisconsin, and the results of that analysis… read more