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Wondering if we have a case for medical malpractice?

1 Answers. Asked on Jun 26th, 2017 on Medical Malpractice - Wisconsin
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My 32 year old wife had stomach pain which ended up being her gallbladder. The gallbladder was full of stones. The ER took 2 and a half days to do anything about it. Then instead of taking her gallbladder out they did an ERCP. The night of the ERCP surgery my wife had a stroke. She spent 25 days at another hospital after they transferred her recouping from pancreatitis and her stroke. She is recovered as much as she can but she lost about half of her vision. Her neurologist told us the her blood pressure must have dropped so low that it cut off circulation to her brain. Is there any way we have a case?
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Answered on Jul 22nd, 2017 at 7:18 AM

I am sorry what happened to your wife. Medical malpractice cases are very difficult to pursue and win in Wisconsin; cases have become practically non-existent. I wrote a blog at our law firm's web site last year covering this issue under personal injury topics and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel did an excellent article on the topic which you can google and read. If you feel strongly your wife was harmed, you will need to obtain all of her medical and hospital records and have them reviewed by a malpractice lawyer; the lawyer will hire an outside medical consultant to determine if there is a viable claim. The statute of limitations is 3 years to sue for medical malpractice in WI. Failure to file a lawsuit within 3 years would forever bar the claim.

David B. Karp Karp & Iancu, S.C. 933 North Mayfair Road #300 Milwaukee, WI 53226 414 453 0800 dbk@karplawfirm.com www.karplawfirm.com

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