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State must repay medical malpractice funds

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently ruled that the state's removal of $200 million from the state medical malpractice fund in 2007 was unconstitutional.  The court stated that "healthcare providers have a constitutionally protected property interest in the fund" and ordered that the $200 million be repaid.

Doctors in Wisconsin are required to purchase malpractice insurance for at least $1 million per occurrence and $3 million aggregate annually.  In addition, approximately 13,000 healthcare providers in Wisconsin contribute to the state's medical malpractice funds so when the $200 million was removed doctors' malpractice insurance rates spiked by almost 10 percent.

If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice, contact the Appleton injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your rights.