The state Supreme Court says Wisconsin’s cap on non-economic medical malpractice damages is constitutional.
The 5-2 ruling was in a case involving a woman who had all four of her limbs amputated. She sued the doctors, and the state’s medical malpractice fund, after they didn’t tell her she was suffering from a septic infection.
A jury awarded her $25 million in damages, including $15 million in non-economic damages. Under state law, the cap for non-economic damages is $750,000.
A state appeals court ruled last year that the cap was unconstitutional.