Wisconsin’s burgeoning $1.4 billion insurance fund for doctors and state-mandated caps on damages in malpractice cases will go on trial Thursday when the state Supreme Court wrestles with the question of whether a woman who lost all four limbs to malpractice should collect millions of dollars for pain and suffering. The narrow question before the seven justices is whether Ascaris Mayo, who at age 50 had all four limbs amputated as the result of medical malpractice, should receive the full $25.3 million that a Milwaukee County jury awarded her and her husband in 2014. The defendants, led by the state’s mammoth Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund, argue the non-economic award should be limited to $750,000, the state-mandated cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases.
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From the Texas Trial Lawyers Association news release.