Wisconsin Personal Injury Case Law

Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of Wisconsin or Court of Appeals of Wisconsin where the terms personal injury or related terms have been mentioned. These cases are not necessarily personal injury and may include cases where the facts or court decision merely mentions personal injury related legal terms. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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Currier v. Wisconsin Dep't of Revenue - 12/14/2005
Before Brown and Nettesheim, JJ., and Daniel L. LaRocque, Reserve Judge. Whistle B. Currier appeals pro se from a circuit court order dismissing his petition for judicial review of a decision and order of the Wisconsin Tax...

In re Disciplinary Proceedings Against Schwartz - 11/23/2005
ATTORNEY reinstatement proceeding. Reinstatement granted upon conditions. We review the recommendation of the referee that Gerald M. Schwartz's license to practice law in Wisconsin be reinstated upon certain conditions. We...

Fabricating Engineers v. Anderson - 11/22/2005
Before Cane, C.J., Hoover, P.J., and Peterson, J. Fabricating Engineers and its insurer, Liberty Insurance Corporation, appeal an order affirming a decision by the Labor and Industry Review Commission pertaining to George...

Megal Development Corp. v. Shadof - 11/8/2005
This appeal is before the court on certification from the court of appeals, pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 809.61 (Rule) (2003-04). Defendants Craig and Susan Shadof (Shadofs) appeal an order of the circuit court denying their application...

Hanson v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co. - 11/8/2005
Before Fine, Curley and Kessler, JJ. Jo-El Hanson appeals from trial court orders entered following a jury trial that awarded Hanson lesser monetary damages than she sought. Hanson asks this court to order that she receive...

In re Disciplinary Proceedings Against Miller - 10/25/2005
ATTORNEY disciplinary proceeding. Attorney publicly reprimanded. We review the findings of fact, conclusions of law and recommendation of referee Judith Sperling-Newton recommending that Attorney Gary A. Miller be publicly...

Wisconsin Insurance Security Fund v. Labor and Industry Review Commission - 10/20/2005
Before Lundsten, P.J., Dykman and Vergeront, JJ. This is a worker's compensation case. An employer, Eau Galle Cheese Factory, and the Wisconsin Insurance Security Fund appeal an order of the circuit court affirming an order of...

Suchomel v. University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics - 10/20/2005
Before Dykman, Deininger and Higginbotham, JJ. Dr. Daniel Resnick appeals a judgment entered following a jury verdict in favor of Karen Suchomel and Dennis Suchomel in their medical malpractice action against Resnick, Dr. John...

Oxman v. One Beacon Insurance Co. - 9/7/2005
Before Wedemeyer, P.J., Fine and Curley, JJ. Pamela E. Oxman appeals a summary judgment dismissing her personal-injury claims against Herman Weingrod, d/b/a the Phoenix Building, and its insurer, One Beacon Insurance Company....

Kaul v. St. Mary's Hospital - Ozaukee - 8/31/2005
Before Anderson, P.J., Nettesheim and Snyder, JJ. St. Mary's Hospital-Ozaukee, d/b/a Cedar Mills Medical Group, appeals from a medical malpractice judgment in favor of Timothy and Susan Kaul, and their son, Sean Kaul. The first...

Robison v. Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance Co. - 8/25/2005
Before Dykman, Deininger and Higginbotham, JJ. Kathryn Robison appeals a partial summary judgment order entered in favor of Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company (WILMIC), dismissing her WIS. STAT.§ 632.24 (2003-04) direct...

Wilkinson v. Safeco Insurance Co. of Illinois - 8/23/2005
Before Wedemeyer, P.J., Fine and Curley, JJ. Marc Wilkinson, by his guardian ad litem, appeals the grant of summary judgment to Safeco Insurance Company of Illinois (Safeco) in his declaratory judgment action seeking...

Farr v. Evenflo Co. - 8/4/2005
Before Lundsten, P.J., Vergeront and Deininger, JJ. This is a product liability case. Plaintiffs Reed Farr, a child, and his parents, Mandie and George Farr (the Farrs), sued manufacturer Evenflo Company, Inc., and retailer...

Erickson v. Labor and Industry Review Commission - 8/3/2005
Before Brown, Nettesheim and Snyder, JJ. Kip D. Erickson appeals from a judgment affirming a decision of the Labor and Industry Review Commission. LIRC decided that Quad/Graphics, Inc. (Quad) did not unlawfully discriminate...

Mueller v. McMillan Warner Insurance Co. - 8/2/2005
Before Cane, C.J., Hoover, P.J., and Peterson, J. Lina Mueller appeals a decision granting summary judgment to Merlin and Stephani Switlick in this personal injury case. Mueller also appeals a separate declaratory judgment that...

Strenke v. Hogner - 8/2/2005
Before Cane, C.J., Hoover, P.J., and Peterson, J. Levi Hogner and his insurer, NAU Country Insurance Company, appeal that portion of a judgment awarding punitive damages of $225,000 to LeRoy Strenke for a car accident that...

Wepking v. M.B.J. Properties - 7/27/2005
Before Brown, Nettesheim and Snyder, JJ. Paul D. Wepking and Sharon Wepking (the Wepkings) appeal from a judgment dismissing their complaint against M.B.J. Properties, Inc. (MBJ). The Wepkings' complaint alleged that MBJ had...

In re Liquidation of American Eagle Insurance Co. - 7/21/2005
Before Dykman, Vergeront and Lundsten, JJ. Wisconsin Reinsurance Corporation (Reinsurance Corp.), a reinsurer of town mutual insurance companies, appeals from a judgment affirming a $15,047 assessment of Reinsurance Corp. by...

Baumann v. Elliott - 7/20/2005
Before Anderson, P.J., Brown and Nettesheim, JJ. This case comes to us on summary judgment. The court found that an insurer had no duty to indemnify its insured or to provide him with a defense in an action for defamation of...

In re Disciplinary Proceedings Against Hausmann - 7/19/2005
ATTORNEY disciplinary proceeding. Attorney license suspended. We review the referee's report and recommendation that Attorney Charles J. Hausmann's license to practice law in this state be suspended for one year for his...

Thomas v. Mallett - 7/15/2005
REVIEW of a decision of the Court of Appeals. Affirmed in part and reversed in part. Steven Thomas, by his guardian ad litem, seeks review of a published court of appeals decision that declined to extend the risk-contribution...

Midland Builders - 7/14/2005
Before Dykman, Lundsten and Higginbotham, JJ. Midland Builders, Inc., a developer and builder of residential homes, appeals a circuit court judgment dismissing its claims for negligence, strict responsibility misrepresentation,...

Ferdon v. Wisconsin Patients Compensation Fund - 7/14/2005
This is a review of a summary order of the court of appeals affirming a judgment of the circuit court for Brown County, Peter J. Naze, Judge. The judgment in this medical malpractice action was in favor the Wisconsin Patients...

Lagerstrom v. Myrtle Werth Hospital-Mayo Health System - 7/14/2005
This is an appeal from a judgment and order of the Circuit Court for Dunn County, William C. Stewart, Jr., Judge. This wrongful death medical malpractice case comes before this court on certification from the court of appeals...

Preston v. Meriter Hospital - 7/13/2005
REVIEW of a decision of the Court of Appeals. Reversed and cause remanded. This is a review of a published decision of the court of appeals, Preston v. Meriter Hospital, Inc., 2004 WI App 61, 271 Wis. 2d 721, 678 N.W.2d 347....

Carney-Hayes v. Northwest Wisconsin Home Care - 7/12/2005
This case is before the court on bypass pursuant to Wis. Stat. § (Rule) 809.60 (2001-02). The plaintiff, Amanda Carney-Hayes (Carney-Hayes) and the defendants, Northwest Wisconsin Home Care Inc. and Kathy Avery (collectively,...

Grams v. Milk Products - 7/8/2005
REVIEW of a decision of the Court of Appeals. Affirmed. Petitioners Gerald and Joliene Grams (the Grams) seek review of an unpublished court of appeals decision affirming a grant of summary judgment to Milk Products, Inc. (Milk...

Linden v. Cascade Stone Co. - 7/8/2005
REVIEW of a decision of the Court of Appeals. Affirmed. James and Dianne Linden seek review of a court of appeals decision affirming the grant of summary judgment that dismissed their negligence and contract claims against...

Kaloti Enterprises - 7/8/2005
On certification from the court of appeals, we review a decision of the circuit court for Waukesha County dismissing an amended complaint filed by petitioner, Kaloti Enterprises, Inc. (Kaloti), against respondents, Kellogg Sales...

In re Disciplinary Proceedings Against Tully - 7/6/2005
ATTORNEY disciplinary proceeding. Attorney's license suspended. We review the report of the referee, Linda S. Balisle, in which she concludes that Attorney Michelle L. Tully engaged in multiple counts of misconduct. The referee...

In re Disciplinary Proceedings Against Carroll - 7/6/2005
ATTORNEY reinstatement proceeding. Reinstatement granted upon conditions. We review the recommendation of the referee that John Miller Carroll's license to practice law in Wisconsin be reinstated upon certain conditions. We...

Kartes v. Kartes - 7/6/2005
Before Brown, Nettesheim and Snyder, JJ. Jane M. Kartes appeals from a judgment of divorce from Christopher H. Kartes. She challenges that portion of the judgment awarding the parties equal physical placement of their child and...

Kohn v. Darlington Community Schools - 7/1/2005
REVIEW of a decision of the Court of Appeals. Reversed. The plaintiffs, Elaine, Ronnie, and Lori Kohn (the Kohns), seek review of an unpublished per curiam court of appeals decision, Kohn v. Darlington Community Schools, No....

Wood v. Anacker - 6/30/2005
Before Deininger, P.J., Dykman and Vergeront, JJ. George Wood appeals from an order dismissing his personal injury action against the Department of Corrections (DOC) and its employee, Garth Anacker. Wood was injured in a...

Hannemann v. Boyson - 6/29/2005
REVIEW of a decision of the Court of Appeals. Affirmed. The plaintiff, Gary Hannemann (Hannemann), seeks review of a published court of appeals decision, Hannemann v. Boyson, 2004 WI App 96, , 273 Wis. 2d 457, 681 N.W.2d 561,...

In re Disciplinary Proceedings Against Selmer - 6/24/2005
Attorney reinstatement proceeding. Reinstatement granted. We review the recommendation of the referee, Russell Hanson, that Scott E. Selmer's license to practice law in Wisconsin be reinstated. The Office of Lawyer Regulation...

Phelps v. Physicians Insurance Company of Wisconsin - 6/22/2005
REVIEW of a decision of the Court of Appeals. Reversed and cause remanded. This medical malpractice case arises out of the death of Adam Phelps at St. Joseph's Hospital in Milwaukee on November 24, 1998. At that time, Marlene...

Camp v. General Casualty Co. of Wisconsin - 6/22/2005
Before Brown, Nettesheim and Snyder, JJ. Patricia A. Camp appeals from the orders dismissing her complaint and granting summary judgment to General Casualty Company of Wisconsin, and denying her motion for reconsideration. She...

In re Disciplinary Proceedings Against Jacobson - 6/14/2005
ATTORNEY disciplinary proceeding. Attorney publicly reprimanded. We review the findings of fact, conclusions of law and recommendation of Referee Curry First recommending that Attorney Bruce B. Jacobson be publicly reprimanded...

Gerczak v. Estate of Gerczak - 6/14/2005
Before Cane, C.J., Hoover, P.J., and Peterson, J. Edward Gerczak, Jr., appeals a judgment and order that his contested claim against his father's estate for the value of uncashed payroll checks dating from 1990, 2000, and part...

Steiner v. Wisconsin American Mutual Insurance Co. - 6/9/2005
REVIEW of a decision of the Court of Appeals. Reversed and remanded. This is a review of a published decision of the court of appeals affirming a judgment of the Circuit Court for Adams County, Duane H. Polivka, Judge. The...

Mrozek v. Intra Financial Corp. - 6/9/2005
REVIEW of a decision of the Court of Appeals. Affirmed in part; reversed in part and cause remanded. Patricia Mrozek and Plover Motel, Inc. (PMI) seek review of a court of appeals decision affirming the circuit court's grant of...

State v. Nelson - 6/9/2005
Before Deininger, P.J., Vergeront and Higginbotham, JJ. Renate Nelson appeals a judgment convicting her of two counts of child abuse. The issues are: (1) whether Nelson's right to a speedy trial was violated, and (2) whether...

Payne v. Acuity - 6/1/2005
Before Wedemeyer, P.J., Fine and Curley, JJ. Depositors Insurance Company appeals from an order granting summary judgment to Acuity, a Mutual Insurance Company f/n/a Heritage Insurance Company. The trial court concluded that...

Varda v. Acuity - 6/1/2005
Before Cane, C.J., Hoover, P.J., and Peterson, J. Ellington Mutual Insurance Company appeals a non-final order denying its motion for summary judgment in this personal injury case. Ellington argues that its homeowner's policy...

J.W. v. B.B. - 5/26/2005
Before Deininger, P.J., Vergeront and Higginbotham, JJ. We granted a physician leave to appeal two orders that compel him to respond to certain discovery requests from the plaintiffs in these two medical malpractice actions....

Welin v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co. - 5/24/2005
Before Cane, C.J., Hoover, P.J., and Peterson, J. Alison Welin appeals a summary judgment dismissing American Family Mutual Insurance Company from her personal injury action. The court determined Welin's American Family policy...

Ruyven v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co. - 5/19/2005
Before Deininger, P.J., Dykman and Higginbotham, JJ. Dee Van Ruyven appeals a judgment awarding her personal injury damages. In granting judgment, the trial court upheld a less than unanimous jury verdict. The issue is whether...

1325 North Van Buren - 5/17/2005
Before Fine, Curley and Kessler, JJ. 1325 North Van up, Buren, LLC (1325) appeals from the trial court's grant of: (1) summary judgment in favor of Indiana Insurance Company, on the basis of the economic loss doctrine,...

Miezin v. Midwest Express Airlines - 5/17/2005
Before Wedemeyer, P.J., Fine and Kessler, JJ. At issue in this case is whether a plaintiff can pursue a state common-law negligence claim alleging that an airline negligently failed to warn passengers about the dangers of deep...

Cass v. American Home Assurance Co. - 5/10/2005
Ryan Cass appeals a summary judgment determining a signed release of liability bars his negligence claim against the Granite Peak Corporation. Cass argues the release is void as contrary to public policy. We conclude the release does...

Mair v. Trollhaugen Ski Resort - 5/3/2005
Julie Mair appeals a summary judgment dismissing her safe place claim against Trollhaugen Ski Resort. The trial court concluded that injuries Mair sustained after falling in a bathroom arose from a structural defect, so her claim was...

Winkler v. Winkler - 4/26/2005
Joy M. Winkler, formerly known as Joy Capizzi and now known as Joy Zablocki ("Zablocki"), appeals from orders denying her motions to reopen the property division of her divorce judgment and to award her a portion of new "backdrop"...

In re Disciplinary Proceedings Against Reitz - 4/14/2005
ATTORNEY disciplinary proceeding. Attorney's license suspended. Attorney Jeffrey A. Reitz (hereafter Reitz or respondent) has appealed from the referee's report including findings of fact and conclusions of law filed in this...

Clark v. Wisconsin Patients Compensation Fund - 4/13/2005
James and Joyce Clark appeal from the dismissal of their medical malpractice claims against Drs. William Claybaugh and Roger Pellmann. The circuit court granted summary judgment dismissing the action because the Clarks failed to...

Mikula v. Miller Brewing Co. - 4/12/2005
Miller Brewing Company appeals from the trial court's grant of summary judgment, holding that Miller has no coverage under the insurance policy issued by Acuity, A Mutual Insurance Company, to Selzer-Ornst Company, a general...

Lyman Lumber of Wisconsin - 3/29/2005
. Yourchuck Video, Inc., appeals a summary judgment dismissing its counterclaim for negligent construction against Lyman Lumber of Wisconsin, Inc., and a judgment holding it in breach of contract and awarding damages to Lyman....

In re Disciplinary Proceedings Against Konnor - 3/25/2005
DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS AGAINST KONNOR Concurred: ABRAHAMSON, C.J., concurs (opinion filed). Concur/Dissent: PROSSER, J., concurs in part, dissents in part (opinion filed). ATTORNEY disciplinary proceeding. Attorney...

Paulan v. Sigmund - 3/23/2005
. Kenneth R. Paulan hired Robert Sigmund to install two skylights in a home and Sigmund damaged the roof of the home by cutting three roof trusses. Paulan appeals from a judgment dismissing Sigmund's insurer, American Family Mutual...

State v. Hydrite Chemical Co. - 3/17/2005
. The primary issue on this appeal is whether the circuit court correctly determined that, based on the undisputed facts, the known loss doctrine precluded coverage for Hydrite Chemical Company under its excess liability policies for...

West v. Belgado - 3/17/2005
. Rufus West, pro se, appeals from the circuit court's order dismissing his action against employees of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, various medical providers, and several Jane and John Does. The issue is whether West is...

State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. v. Acuity - 3/15/2005
. Dr. K Excavating, LLC and David Krause appeal a judgment declaring that Acuity has no duty under its business liability policy with Krause to defend or indemnify Krause for damages to Gayle and Steven Kagen's home. Those damages...

Eddy v. B.S.T.V. - 3/8/2005
. B.S.T.V., Inc. d/b/a Realty Executives, General Insurance Company of America, and Bruce Kirchoff appeal the trial court's orders granting summary judgment to American Family Mutual Insurance Company and Indiana Insurance Company,...

Dakin v. Marciniak - 3/8/2005
. Roundy's, Inc., the successor in interest to Copp's Food Center, a/k/a Copp's Corporation, appeals a non-final order denying its motion for summary judgment in this personal injury case. Roundy's argues the court erred when it...

Hess v. Fernandez - 2/25/2005
. This case is before us on certification from the court of appeals pursuant to Wis. Stat. § (Rule) 809.61 (2001-02). Juan Fernandez, M.D. (Fernandez) and the Wisconsin Patients Compensation Fund (Fund) appeal from an order of the...

Clarkson v. Clarkson - 2/24/2005
. Dale Clarkson appeals a post-divorce judgment order denying his motion for increased child support. The trial court held that Clarkson failed to establish the substantial change of circumstances necessary for increased support. See...

Petta v. ABC Insurance Co. - 2/24/2005
. Wrongful death plaintiffs John J. Petta and Rachelle DeValk ("John and Rachelle") seek review of a court of appeals decision that concluded (1) they were not entitled to retain damages for medical, funeral, and property damage...

Gehin v. Wisconsin Group Insurance Board - 2/23/2005
. Luann Gehin, the claimant, seeks review of an unpublished decision of the court of appeals reversing an order of the Circuit Court for Dane County, Moria Krueger, Judge. The circuit court had set aside the Wisconsin Group...

Pierce v. Physicians Insurance Co. of Wisconsin - 2/17/2005
. Petitioner Bonnie Pierce (Pierce) seeks review of an unpublished per curiam decision of the court of appeals, which affirmed the circuit court's grant of summary judgment. This case presents the narrow issue of whether a mother...

Mayberry v. Volkswagen of America - 2/16/2005
. This is an appeal from a published court of appeals decision, Mayberry v. Volkswagen of America Inc., 2004 WI App 64, 271 Wis. 2d 258, 678 N.W.2d 357, that reversed an order of the Outagamie County Circuit Court, Harold V....

In re Disciplinary Proceedings Against Teasdale - 2/16/2005
ATTORNEY disciplinary proceeding. Attorney publicly reprimanded. . We review the recommendation of the referee that Attorney Clay F. Teasdale be publicly reprimanded for having committed two counts of professional misconduct in...

In re Disciplinary Proceedings Against Schatz - 2/10/2005
The Court entered the following order on this date: Attorney Allen E. Schatz has filed a petition for consensual license revocation under SCR 22.19(4). The Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) has filed a response, and the referee,...

MR v. Turcott - 2/3/2005
. Jason Turcott appeals a $1.25 million judgment entered against him for damages suffered by M.R., a minor, as a result of Turcott's sexual assault. He claims that the circuit court erred in granting M.R. summary judgment on the issue...

Moran v. Milwaukee County - 1/25/2005
. Patricia Moran and her husband Frank Moran appeal from a summary judgment dismissing their complaint against Milwaukee County and Global Aerospace, Inc., Milwaukee County's insurance carrier, in connection with the Morans'...

Vieau v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co. - 1/19/2005
. James Vieau appeals orders granting summary judgment to American Family Mutual Insurance Company and Acuity in this personal injury case. Vieau also appeals the judgment that the reducing clause in his Acuity policy applied,...

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