We place our trust in health care providers and most of the time that trust is rewarded. However, there are cases in which care providers break that trust by giving the wrong medicine, making the wrong diagnosis, delaying proper treatment so long that you have permanent problems, injuring you or someone in your family. If a healthcare provider has failed to meet the “standard of care” when treating you, you may have a case for medical malpractice and may be entitled to compensation.
The Wisconsin laws governing malpractice actions are constantly changing, and exceptions often require a complex analysis of statutes and case law, and even then, the law may be unclear. Fighting a medical malpractice suit without an experienced lawyer by your side may be impossible. We encourage anyone injured by malpractice to contact our law offices so we can help protect your rights.
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