Judge upholds UW doctor malpractice cap

CREATED Sep. 13, 2013

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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 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.

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Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj