We put our trust in healthcare providers to have our best interest at heart and take care of us when we are sick or hurt. However, sometimes that trust is broken and it can be life altering for those involved. Whether you have been misdiagnosed, given the wrong medicine or have been delayed in proper treatment, as a patient you have rights. If any healthcare provider has failed to meet the “standard of care” when treating you, you may have a medical malpractice case and may be entitled to compensation.
The Wisconsin laws governing malpractice actions change frequently, and exceptions often require a complex analysis of statutes and case law, and even then can be unclear. We encourage anyone injured by malpractice to contact an attorney promptly so your rights can be protected.
At Gingras, Thomsen and Wachs, we bring the fight, passion and dedication to all medical malpractice cases and we are ready for battle. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Under Wisconsin law, when you have been injured by malpractice, you may be entitled to recover:
- Past and future income lost
- Past and future medical and other treatment expenses
- The cost of required medications, including over-the-counter pain relievers such as aspirin, Advil® and Tylenol®
- The cost of help in your home, including nursing care and help with household chores
- Mileage to and from treatment appointments
- Compensation for your pain, suffering, disability, and/or disfigurement
- If your parent or spouse was injured by malpractice, compensation for the loss of the patient’s society and companionship