Court of Appeals Upholds Jury’s Finding of No Negligence

On December 5, 2012, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals affirmed a jury’s finding that a physician’s failure to obtain informed consent (regarding a breast tissue biopsy) was not a substantial factor in causing injury to the plaintiff and a jury’s finding that the physician was not negligent in performing the biopsy. Even though the plaintiff did not file post-verdict motions with respect to the physician, she claimed that she was appealing the jury’s findings. Yet, in a footnote, the Court of Appeals recognized that the plaintiff did not challenge the verdict in favor of the physician; it therefore affirmed the dismissal of the physician. Lori Gendelman tried the case on behalf of the physician. Jason J. Franckowiak represented the physician in the Court of Appeals.

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April 2011

Todd Weir Obtains Defense Verdict

On March 18, 2011, after a two week trial in a complex bariatric surgery case, the jury returned a verdict exonerating the physician Todd Weir represented. The jury deliberated for only an hour and ten minutes. The plaintiff was...
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March 2019

Otjen Ranked Tier 1 Regionally

According to US News and World Report, Otjen, Gendelman, Zitzer, Johnson & Weir, S.C. is ranked Tier 1 in two categories in Milwaukee: (1) Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants and (2) Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants. See the rankings by clicking here.
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