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Assembly Bill 766

Relating To: recovery of noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases.
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
All Saints Healthcare Notified Date 10/18/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/18/2005

American Petroleum Institute Notified Date 10/25/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/25/2005

Aurora Health Care Inc Notified Date 10/18/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
10/18/2005

Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin Notified Date 10/25/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/25/2005

Columbia-St. Marys Inc Notified Date 10/20/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/20/2005

Covenant Healthcare System Inc Notified Date 10/18/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/18/2005

Dean Health System Inc Notified Date 1/16/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/16/2006

Forward Janesville Inc Notified Date 10/24/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/24/2005

Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry Notified Date 10/26/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
10/26/2005

Froedtert and Community Health (Formerly Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital) Notified Date 10/19/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/19/2005

Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Notified Date 10/27/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/27/2005

Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin Notified Date 10/18/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
10/18/2005

Marshfield Clinic Notified Date 10/18/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/18/2005

Marten Transport Notified Date 10/31/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/31/2005

Medical College of Wisconsin Notified Date 10/19/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/19/2005

Meriter Management Services Inc Notified Date 10/19/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/19/2005

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Notified Date 10/26/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/26/2005

Ministry Health Care Notified Date 10/20/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/20/2005

National Federation of Independent Business Notified Date 10/19/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
10/19/2005

Petroleum Marketers Assn of WI / WI Assn of Convenience Stores Notified Date 11/11/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/11/2005

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Notified Date 12/6/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
12/6/2005

Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin Notified Date 10/18/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
10/18/2005

Schneider National Inc Notified Date 10/31/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/31/2005

SSM Health Care of Wisconsin Inc (St. Mary's Hosp, Madison) Notified Date 1/16/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/16/2006

State Bar of Wisconsin Notified Date 10/18/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/20/2005

Comments
Caps on non-economic damages run counter to the right of obtaining justice "completely and without denial." In addition, caps on non-economic damages place an unnecessary hardship on the most seriously injured.
Against
Report Date
10/18/2005

ThedaCare Notified Date 10/20/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/20/2005

Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians Notified Date 10/20/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/20/2005

Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers Notified Date 10/31/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/31/2005

Wisconsin Association of Health Underwriters Notified Date 10/26/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
10/26/2005

Wisconsin Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors Notified Date 10/18/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
10/18/2005

Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists Notified Date 10/20/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/20/2005

Wisconsin Association of Provider Networks Notified Date 2/6/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
2/6/2006

Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians Inc Notified Date 1/31/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/31/2006

Wisconsin Citizen Action Notified Date 7/31/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
7/31/2006

Against
Report Date
7/31/2006

Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy Notified Date 12/7/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/7/2005

Comments
This bill is likely unconstitutional and will have a disproportional negative impact on the elderly and people with disabilities, who have the least likelihood of obtaining econonmic damages in malpractice cases.
Wisconsin Coalition for Civil Justice Notified Date 10/25/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/25/2005

Wisconsin Council on Children & Families Notified Date 10/18/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/18/2005

Wisconsin Economic Development Association Notified Date 10/25/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/25/2005

Wisconsin Engine Manufacturer & Distributor Alliance (WEMDA) Notified Date 10/31/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/31/2005

Wisconsin Federation of Teachers Notified Date 3/3/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
3/3/2006

Wisconsin Health and Hospital Association Inc Notified Date 10/25/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/25/2005

Wisconsin Health Care Association Inc Notified Date 10/18/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/18/2005

Wisconsin Insurance Alliance Notified Date 1/11/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/11/2006

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Notified Date 10/18/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/18/2005

Wisconsin Medical Society (formerly State Medical Society of Wisconsin) Notified Date 10/18/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/18/2005

Wisconsin Merchants Federation Notified Date 11/4/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
11/4/2005

Wisconsin Restaurant Association Notified Date 10/26/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/26/2005

Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists Notified Date 10/18/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/18/2005

Wisconsin Society of Podiatric Medicine Notified Date 10/20/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/20/2005

Wisconsin State AFL-CIO Notified Date 10/18/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/18/2005

Wisconsin Utility Investors Inc Notified Date 10/18/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/18/2005

Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories c/o American Home Products Notified Date 12/6/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
12/6/2005

Lobbying Efforts

  2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2396.00
2006
January - June
308.00
2006
July - December
14.00
Total 2718.00
Aurora Health Care Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
23.00
2006
January - June
34.00
2006
July - December
Total 57.00
Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
78.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 78.00
Columbia-St. Marys Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
7.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 7.00
Dean Health System Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
34.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 34.00
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 2.00
Froedtert and Community Health (Formerly Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital) 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
28.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 28.00
Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
29.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 29.00
Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
1.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 1.00
Marshfield Clinic 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
49.00
2006
January - June
5.00
2006
July - December
Total 54.00
Meriter Management Services Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
6.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 6.00
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
9.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 9.00
Ministry Health Care 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
57.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 57.00
National Federation of Independent Business 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
93.00
2006
January - June
101.00
2006
July - December
Total 194.00
Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
1.00
2006
January - June
1.00
2006
July - December
Total 2.00
Schneider National Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
4.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 4.00
SSM Health Care of Wisconsin Inc (St. Mary's Hosp, Madison) 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
34.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 34.00
ThedaCare 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
5.00
2006
January - June
10.00
2006
July - December
9.00
Total 24.00
Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
35.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 35.00
Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
814.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 814.00
Wisconsin Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
1.00
2006
July - December
Total 1.00
Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
3.00
2006
January - June
12.00
2006
July - December
1.00
Total 16.00
Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
16.00
2006
January - June
38.00
2006
July - December
4.00
Total 58.00
Wisconsin Citizen Action 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
77.00
2006
July - December
Total 77.00
Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2.00
2006
January - June
1.00
2006
July - December
Total 3.00
Wisconsin Coalition for Civil Justice 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
91.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 91.00
Wisconsin Council on Children & Families 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 2.00
Wisconsin Economic Development Association 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
80.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 80.00
Wisconsin Health and Hospital Association Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
451.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 451.00
Wisconsin Health Care Association Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
17.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 17.00
Wisconsin Medical Society (formerly State Medical Society of Wisconsin) 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
405.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 405.00
Wisconsin Restaurant Association 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
4.00
2006
July - December
Total 4.00
Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
20.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 20.00
Wisconsin Society of Podiatric Medicine 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
15.00
2006
July - December
Total 15.00
Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories c/o American Home Products 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
9.00
2006
July - December
Total 9.00