Wisconsin court ruling favors docs in malpractice case

 Friday, July 6, 2012

 Superior Telegram

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled in favor of three doctors in a malpractice case. The justices agreed with a lower court that the original verdict wasn’t tainted, either when jurors were told how much the patient’s widow had received in life-insurance benefits, or by modified jury instructions. The doctors had diagnosed the patients’ chest pain in 2004 as due to muscular issues or heartburn. The man later died of severe heart disease. His family sued, and the doctors were cleared of negligence.