Krista Fought for a Better Payday for Jimi

I had the pleasure to work with Krista G. LaFave at Warshafsky law firm. Not only was Krista available for my questions, but she worked hard to get more money than I expected. Because of her insight, and professional advice, I listened to her. I was very anxious and wanted to just get this over with...

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The highest possible malpractice judgments and settlements

The personal injury attorneys of Warshafsky Law know how to maximize medical malpractice settlements. We are not intimidated by legal teams of powerful insurance companies. Their deep pockets are more reason to seek the highest possible compensation for our clients' injuries. Our personal injury lawyers can explain the technical aspects of each medical malpractice case in terms a jury will understand—and in a way that will make them inclined to favor the maximum payout.

We additionally offer workman's comp attorneys and asbestos lawyers who fight for a just settlement for our worker compensation clients.
Medical malpractice personal injury lawyer in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Personal Injury Lawsuits Frequently Asked Questions

How much money will I get for medical malpractice in Wisconsin?

The average out-of-court settlement for a medical malpractice lawsuit is roughly $425,000. The average jury award is now over $1 million. However, in Wisconsin, lawmakers have put a $750,000 cap on medical malpractice awards. The amount of the damages awarded should be enough to make the injured person “whole,” covering any losses suffered. The award is calculated based on economic damages, such as: - medical expenses - lost wages - diminished earning capacity plus non-economic damages, such as: - pain and suffering - emotional trauma - loss of enjoyment and increased anxiety. Punitive damages may be awarded where a medical practitioner acted with reckless disregard in the face of known risks.

Do most medical malpractice cases go to trial?

Over 95% of medical malpractice claims end in out-of-court settlements. A settlement gives plaintiffs their award earlier, and there’s no risk of losing at trial. Don’t let this happen to your case. Cases that go to trial almost always result in more compensation for the defendant. Talk to an experienced personal injury attorney to maximize your settlement.

How do you value a medical malpractice claim?

To value a medical malpractice claim, the expected jury verdict is multiplied by the likelihood of the plaintiff winning at trial. The worry of negative publicity and costs of litigation are also factored into the settlement. Publicity concerns are a major factor for hospitals and will help determine the value of a case.