When we go to the doctor, the idea is that we will be properly diagnosed and treated. Unfortunately doctors can make mistakes. While these errors should be kept to a minimum, the reality is that medical mistakes can happen. In some cases, these errors can be extremely minor, not impacting the patient's health significantly or not at all. Thus, when medical errors do occur, it is important to explore the matter, understanding what happened and whether or not legal recourses are available.
Although we cannot always expect positive outcomes, patients in Wisconsin and elsewhere have the expectation that medical professionals will provide adequate care and treatment. This means that even if it is a diagnosis of a serious illness, a patient can rely on the expertise of the doctor and trust that they conducted the correct tests, read them adequately and came to a valid diagnosis. Unfortunately, this does not always occur. Mistakes could be made, causing an improper diagnosis, wrong treatment plan and even surgical errors.
We all know the saying that accidents happen; however, many accidents in Wisconsin and elsewhere are the result of the negligence of other people. They can happen suddenly and they can be severe, and this causes accident victims to be in a major shock when they are seriously harmed in an automobile crash. It is not only the pain and suffering that can turn a person's life upside down. It is also the inability to work, live his or her daily life and address the damages caused by the incident.
A person is not born a doctor. It takes time, dedication and much education to become a doctor. Even after obtaining the proper degrees, one must go through training and testing in order to practice. All in all, it takes a better part of a decade to become a doctor. Even after all this time, education and specialized training, doctors still make mistakes. Such an incident can be extremely shocking for Wisconsin resident, causing them to have many questions about what just happened and what they can do.
Personal care homes are designed and legally-required to assure the safety of their residents. Failing to comply with this standard of care, however, can have fatal consequences for its vulnerable clientele. In one tragic case, a personal injury lawsuit was filed against Sun Prairie, Wisconsin memory care facility for the death of an 84-year-old patient from hypothermia last Dec.
The vast majority of dog owners feel that their family dogs are members of their families. Often, a dog owner will insist that his or her dog that plays lovingly with small children in the family would never attack someone. Unfortunately, a Wisconsin resident can face a serious personal injury from a dog despite its owner's belief that it would never harm anyone.
There are many pet owners in Wisconsin who are willing to point out the benefits of owning a pet. While there may be many, the personal safety of others must be protected from a potentially violent animal even if that animal is a beloved pet. Unfortunately, a dog attack has reportedly left one woman in the hospital as a result of the serious injury she suffered. Her dog also required medical attention.
There are millions of households across the country that have pets. As a result, animal bites have affected thousands of people. Even dogs, or other pets, that an owner would swear were gentle and would never cause harm have been known to attack a completely innocent person. Unfortunately, animal bites can have serious financial and physical ramifications -- including infection or disease. As a result, many people in Wisconsin have sought legal recourse in form of a personal injury claim filed in a civil court.
It is common for families to have a pet. In fact, millions of households across the country have some sort of household pet. Unfortunately, even the most beloved pet can sometimes behave in a way that is shocking to its owner, leaving an injured party with medical bills. Three people in Wisconsin, who could potentially file a personal injury claim, were allegedly attacked by a pit bull recently.
In a society where more than half the population has a family pet or two, it is not uncommon to encounter animals wandering unaccompanied along neighborhood roadways. Whether the animal escapes from their yard or are not properly contained, owners are responsible for their animals, even when they are unaware of their pet’s whereabouts. In Wisconsin, when someone is injured by an animal the owners could face a personal injury lawsuit.