Medical and Dental Malpractice

When competent, aggressive defense of complex malpractice cases is needed, the medical community consistently turns to Peterson, Johnson & Murray, S.C. Our firm has defended physicians, dentists, hospitals, nurses and other medical professionals in hundreds of cases involving almost every medical specialty and conceivable medical malpractice issue. This includes representation not only in civil litigation, but also before professional and state administrative boards.

Our attorneys also take a pro-active role in guiding the medical community to insure quality medical care and assist in risk management issues by giving frequent presentations and lectures. Several of our attorneys have also addressed the state legislature and have served on advisory committees regarding changes in the medical malpractice law, specifically Chapter 655 of the Wisconsin Statutes, and the drafting of related medical negligence jury instructions.

In addition to regularly and successfully trying and litigating lawsuits involving these areas at the trial court level, representative appellate experience in these areas include the following:

Burks v. St. Joseph's Hospital (Established that when a hospital's violation of the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) results from a negligent medical act or from a decision made in the course of rendering professional medical care, and not merely an economic decision, the Patient Compensation Fund has an obligation to provide excess coverage.)

Korntved v. Advanced Healthcare, Inc.
(Established that health care provider was not vicariously liable for employee's act of disclosing information to her husband in violation of patient confidentiality when the employee was acting outside the scope of employment.)

Contact: Randy Parlee