Often, old age is accompanied by declines in cognition that can negatively affect an older person’s ability to engage in estate planning. But even when they don’t, beneficiaries might use a testator’s age and normal age-related behavior as reasons to challenge a will or other testamentary document. The growing number of older people with cognitive challenges will bring with it an increase in estate litigation.
Nursing-home residents and their families may, by signing on the dotted line, lose their ability to take care and treatment disputes to court. The authors discuss characteristics of the typical nursing-home admission process and the enforceability of arbitration provisions in nursing-home admission agreements.
Who is responsible for your wellness? The stresses of working in the legal profession can take their toll. In this first installment of her column, Linda Albert, State Bar WisLAP program manager, talks about how to promote a higher level of health and well-being within yourself and within the culture of practicing law.
For players in the ever-expanding food and beverage market, health-related labels, the rise of craft breweries, and new food-safety laws require the assistance of savvy counsel. This article looks at food and beverage laws, giving a glimpse into the challenges and opportunities that face this dynamic industry.
Dec. 16, 2015 – If finding happiness was easy, “I’d be on midnight television selling it,” says Dr. Gregory Van Rybroek. And yet there are strategies that lawyers can implement in their own lives to help them be more mindful and focus on what happiness means to them.
Dec. 2, 2015 – In this article, attorney Tyler Wilkinson explains how legal developments, including “right-to-try” and “right-to-die” laws, could accelerate the healthcare industry’s move towards greater patient empowerment and engagement in their own care.
Wisconsin’s bioscience industry is booming, creating opportunity, not just for the scientists that conduct bench research, but for lawyers, too. Read how lawyers serving the biotech arena are making an impact, what they’re doing, and how they got to where they are. There are many entry points to the field, and you don’t have to be a scientist to participate.
Aug. 19, 2015 – With rising health care costs, employers increasingly look to workplace wellness programs to reduce insurance premiums. Watch out for the legal traps in the complex web of state and federal nondiscrimination laws that apply to these programs, says Barbara Zabawa.
A state appeals court has rejected a physician’s claim that another physician’s testimony about her standard of prenatal and delivery care should have been excluded at trial, concluding the testimony met the standard governing admissibility of expert test imony met the standard governing admissibility of expert testimony.