Editor’s Note: Wisconsin Medical Society offices will be closed July 4, due to Independence Day. Unless breaking news occurs, there will be no Medigram on July 5. We thank you for your membership and wish you a safe and happy Fourth of July.
State Supreme Court restores cap on damages
In a highly anticipated decision with significant potential ramifications for Wisconsin’s medical liability environment, the Wisconsin Supreme Court yesterday restored Wisconsin’s cap on noneconomic damages in medical liability actions. Read more.
Impact of Mayo decision focus of new WisMed OnCall
Yesterday’s decision by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in Mayo vs. the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund reinstates the cap on noneconomic damages in medical liability cases. Read more.
Wisconsin Medicare beneficiaries receiving new cards
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun issuing new Medicare cards to Wisconsin residents. Read more.
Schwartzstein receives Presidential Citation
Alan Schwartzstein, MD, FAAFP, was awarded the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Presidential Citation during its Board of Directors meeting Saturday in Madison. Read more.
Society of Neurological Surgeons honors Madison physician
Wisconsin Medical Society member Robert Dempsey, MD, was honored by the Society of Neurological Surgeons (SNS) as the third recipient of its Medical Student Teaching Award. Read more.