A bill has been proposed in Tennessee that would prevent emergency room doctors and personnel from being sued in the event that they perform a negligent action on a patient. The bill was created to decrease the number of medical malpracitce lawsuits and to protect emergency room workers.
Many are upset over the bill, which they say will allow ER workers to provide negligent care without having to be held accountable. The bill stipulates that a patient must be able to prove gross negligence in order to file a lawsuit. If a patient is not able to prove that a doctor was intentionally negligent, then the patient will not have a case against the doctor.
The bill has not yet been voted on, and there have been no bills proposed in Wisconsin of this nature.
If you or someone you love has been injured by the negilgent actions of an emergency room worker, please contact the Sheboygan emergency room errors lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.