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Mayo and the End (For Now) of the Medical Malpractice Cap

Mayo and the End (For Now) of the Medical Malpractice Cap

Earlier this month, the Wisconsin District I Court of Appeals held that the cap on noneconomic damages for medical malpractice claims was facially unconstitutional. The case, Mayo v. Wisc. Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund, involved plaintiffs who were awarded $16,500,000 in noneconomic damages, far more than the $750,000 cap allowed. Mayo was not the […]

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ATTORNEY BUDZINSKI ACHIEVES RECERTIFICATION IN CIVIL TRIAL LAW WITH THE NATIONAL BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCACY

ATTORNEY BUDZINSKI ACHIEVES RECERTIFICATION IN CIVIL TRIAL LAW WITH THE NATIONAL BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCACY

Madison, WI -The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Attorney Mark Budzinski of the law firm, Corneille Law Group, LLC, has successfully achieved recertification as a civil trial advocate. Mr. Budzinski has been an NBTA member in good standing for 5 years. The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction that both the […]

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GAWRONSKI v. HOSPITAL, ET AL.

GAWRONSKI v. HOSPITAL, ET AL.

GAWRONSKI v. HOSPITAL, ET AL. Decision Date: June 16 , 2016 Case Number: 13-CV-0240 State of Wisconsin/Circuit Court/Sauk County Medical Malpractice Jury Trial In a nine-day medical negligence trial, defense counsel, including Barrett Corneille, secured a verdict in favor of a hospital and an emergency medicine physician. Plaintiff claimed that hospital staff and the physician failed to […]

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HAYNES v. M.D., ET AL.

HAYNES v. M.D., ET AL.

HAYNES v. M.D., ET AL. Decision Date: May 5, 2016 Case Number: 12-CV-4112 State of Wisconsin/Circuit Court/Dane County Medical Malpractice Jury Trial In a three-week medical negligence trial, defense counsel, including Barrett Corneille and Adam Fitzpatrick, secured a verdict in favor of an OB-GYN physician. Plaintiff claimed that the physician’s failure to diagnosis an arrest of […]

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WOZNIAK V. EMPLOYER

WOZNIAK V. EMPLOYER

WOZNIAK v. EMPLOYER Decision Date: July 29, 2016 ERD Case Number: CR201300768 State of Wisconsin/Department of Workforce Development/Equal Rights Division Age Discrimination Administrative Hearing In a hearing on the merits, Melita Mullen successfully defended the respondent employer against an age discrimination claim. In a written decision, the administrative law judge found that age was not […]

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ANDERSON v. M.D.

ANDERSON v. M.D.

ANDERSON  v. M.D. Decision Date: September 14, 2016 Case Number: 13-CV-0623 State of Wisconsin/Circuit Court/Rock County Medical Malpractice Jury Trial In a three-day medical negligence trial, defense counsel Barrett Corneille and Melita Mullen successfully defended a general surgeon. Plaintiff claimed that during a colorectal procedure to remove a cancerous tumor this physician negligently stapled her […]

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DODGE v. HOMEOWNERS

DODGE v. HOMEOWNERS

DODGE v. HOMEOWNERS Decision Date: September 14, 2016 Case Number: 14-CV-0670 State of Wisconsin/Circuit Court/Eau Claire County Intentional Battery/Castle Doctrine Bench Trial In a one-day trial to the court, defense counsel, including Melita Mullen, secured a decision in favor of defendant homeowners. In the context of an alleged “road rage” incident, plaintiff claimed that one of […]

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Legal Assistant Kathy Carufel chosen as Unsung Hero

Legal Assistant Kathy Carufel chosen as Unsung Hero

Corneille Law Group, LLC congratulates Kathy Carufel on being chosen as one of 24 Unsung Heroes by the Wisconsin Law Journal.  Kathy is a legal assistant to Barrett Corneille and David Pliner and is an invaluable member of our litigation team.   Carufel still enjoys complex legal work after 45 years By: MaryBeth Matzek, Special […]

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YOST v. M.D.

YOST v. M.D.

YOST v. M.D., ET AL. Decision Date: April 21, 2015 Case Number: 13-CV-0044 State of Wisconsin/Circuit Court/Eau Claire County Medical Malpractice Jury Trial In a seven-day medical negligence trial, defense counsel, including Barrett Corneille, secured a verdict in favor of three OB-GYN physicians. Plaintiff claimed that these physicians’ failure to diagnosis severe preeclampsia and prescribe […]

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Assembly Bill 143 Provides State Regulation of Rideshare Companies Including Additional Insurance Requirements

Assembly Bill 143 Provides State Regulation of Rideshare Companies Including Additional Insurance Requirements

The debate between the City of Madison and the state legislature regarding regulation of transportation network companies (TNC’s) was largely resolved on May 1, 2015, when Governor Walker signed Assembly Bill 143 into law.  The new law provides additional access to affordable transportation options throughout the state, while imposing standards to ensure safety and appropriate […]

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