The estate of 56-year-old Kiel, Wisconsin resident Colleen Daniels was recently settled out of court. Daniels died in 2011 after a doctor erroneously inserted a breathing tube into her esophagus rather than her wind pipe and then refused to remove it despite being asked to do so by a paramedic and other medical personnel in an emergency room at Calumet Medical Center in Chilton.
In a related development, 28-year-old Deshawn Gray was able to collect $2.1 million from Wheaton Franciscan-St. Joseph Hospital in Milwaukee after his leg was amputated due to medical malpractice after a motorcycle accident in 2012. James Pitts, Gray’s lawyer, contended that the nurses at the hospital failed to properly inform his doctors of Gray’s leg’s condition during recovery from a surgery on his broken knee; had they acted responsibly, Gray’s leg could have potentially been saved.
It has been noted that medical malpractice claims in Wisconsin are not very prevalent; the state has instituted a myriad of laws and court rulings that provide limitations on possible plaintiffs and how much they can be awarded.
Our attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are here to help you pursue financial compensation if you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Green Bay or other areas in Wisconsin. Call our offices today at 800-242-2874 to learn more.