MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Dane County judge has upheld a $250,000 malpractice cap for University of Wisconsin-Madison doctors. The case involves a Verona woman who won a $1.8 million jury award in her husband’s death. The jury found a UW doctor was negligent. Terri Fiez challenged the malpractice cap set for UW doctors and other state employees. The State Journal (http://bit.ly/1bbfqJ3 ) says Judge John Markson ruled Fiez had not shown the cap was unconstitutional. The judge urged the state Supreme Court to take the case because the $250,000 cap was set by the Legislature in 1979 and should be updated.
Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj
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