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Assembly Bill 291

Relating To: Relating to: claims for loss of society and companionship in medical malpractice cases.
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Altria Client Services Inc Notified Date 4/2/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
4/2/2010

Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin Notified Date 7/14/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
7/14/2009

Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry Notified Date 6/9/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
6/9/2009

Gundersen Lutheran Administrative Services, Inc Notified Date 8/17/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/29/2010

Comments
Medical Malpractice--Loss of Society & Companionship
Against
Report Date
9/23/2009

Comments
Expansion of Claimants in Medical Malpractice cases
Other
Report Date
8/17/2009

Comments
Claims of loss/companionship in medical malpractice cases
Marshfield Clinic Notified Date 10/12/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/12/2009

Marten Transport Notified Date 10/5/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/5/2009

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Notified Date 9/16/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/16/2009

National Federation of Independent Business Notified Date 6/4/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
6/4/2009

Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin Notified Date 9/30/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/30/2009

Property Casualty Insurers Association of America Notified Date 2/23/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/23/2010

State Bar of Wisconsin Notified Date 7/9/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
7/9/2009

Comments
The State Bar of WI supports the right of a parent to recover for the loss of an adult child but does not take a position on the right of an adult child to recover for the loss of a parent.
Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians Notified Date 6/8/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/8/2009

Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers Notified Date 9/8/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
9/8/2009

Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists Notified Date 7/27/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
7/27/2009

Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association Inc Notified Date 3/8/2010 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
3/8/2010

Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians Inc Notified Date 9/29/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
9/29/2009

Wisconsin Citizen Action Notified Date 7/12/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
7/12/2009

Wisconsin Civil Justice Council, Inc Notified Date 7/14/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
7/14/2009

Wisconsin Engine Manufacturer & Distributor Alliance (WEMDA) Notified Date 9/21/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/21/2009

Wisconsin Health and Hospital Association Inc Notified Date 7/13/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
7/13/2009

Wisconsin Independent Businesses Inc Notified Date 6/3/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
6/3/2009

Wisconsin Insurance Alliance Notified Date 6/15/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
6/15/2009

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Notified Date 9/17/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/17/2009

Wisconsin Medical Society (formerly State Medical Society of Wisconsin) Notified Date 6/2/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/2/2009

Comments
With the uncertain fiscal and legal standing of the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund, and the specter of a dramatic Joint and Several liability threshold change, now is not the time to broaden the state's medical liability exposure.
Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association Notified Date 9/18/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/18/2009

Wisconsin Psychiatric Association Notified Date 9/17/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/17/2009

Wisconsin Restaurant Association Notified Date 9/17/2009 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/17/2009

Comments
A key goal of small business is to rein in health care costs. We believe that encouraging more medical malpractice claims will do just the opposite.

Lobbying Efforts

  2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2009
January - June
2.00
2009
July - December
235.00
2010
January - June
80.00
2010
July - December
21.00
Total 338.00
Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
58.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 58.00
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry 2009
January - June
2.00
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2.00
Gundersen Lutheran Administrative Services, Inc 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
7.00
2010
January - June
9.00
2010
July - December
Total 16.00
Marshfield Clinic 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
24.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 24.00
Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
1.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 1.00
Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
24.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 24.00
Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
30.00
2010
January - June
52.00
2010
July - December
Total 82.00
Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2.00
Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians Inc 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
12.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 12.00
Wisconsin Citizen Action 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
30.00
2010
January - June
19.00
2010
July - December
21.00
Total 70.00
Wisconsin Civil Justice Council, Inc 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
46.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 46.00
Wisconsin Psychiatric Association 2009
January - June
2009
July - December
1.00
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 1.00