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Drunk boat accident leads to the death of one in Wisconsin

In June 2013, a man from Minnesota was allegedly operating a recreational boat in Pierce County when he got into an accident. The incident resulted in the personal injury of one of the boat's passengers, a 40-year-old man from New Richmond.

Boorish behavior by doctors can lead to medical malpractice

Wisconsin medical patients may want to observe their physician's interaction with the staff the next time they visit the doctor. New studies among health care workers have revealed that bullying and disruptive behavior among doctors and nurses is common. Some workers say that this behavior is leading to medical malpractice. In a recent survey of over 4,500 health care workers, over 77 percent of respondents said that they had witnessed disruptive or bullying behavior among doctors. Another 65 percent said they had seen such behavior from nurses. Two-thirds claimed that the disruptive behavior had led to medical errors, and one-third said the behavior contributed to a patient's death.

Wisconsin couple claim Zoloft caused newborn's death

The large drug manufacturer Pfizer is the subject of a wrongful death suit in a Philadelphia federal court concerning Zoloft, one of its flagship antidepressants. The lawsuit, filed by the Wisconsin parents of an infant who died the same day she was born, claims that the drug caused the severe birth defects that led to the infant's death; the plaintiff took Zoloft while she was pregnant.The child was born with multiple birth defects, including substantial brain malformations and pulmonary hypoplasia. The lawsuit alleges that the company should have known prior to the woman's pregnancy that the drug was dangerous to developing fetuses and that the company was negligent in that it failed to disclose this information to the public, including the plaintiff mother and her physicians, as well as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Todd and Troy Merryfield, Clients of Attorney John Peterson, Successful in Lawsuit Against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay

Todd and Troy Merryfield, clients of attorney John Peterson, were recently successful in their civil lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay.  According to an article in the Post Crescent:

Todd and Troy Merryfield, Clients of Attorney John Peterson, Successful in Lawsuit Against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay

Todd and Troy Merryfield, clients of attorney John Peterson, were recently successful in their civil lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay. According to an article in the Post Crescent:

WI Anti-Bullying Bill, Part II: What Could it Mean for Workforces and Employers if Enacted?

Wisconsin's anti-bullying bill, if enacted, would prohibit employers' "abusive conduct" that cause employees "tangible harm."

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