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.
April 1, 2015 – Finding the right medical decision maker and ensuring that they know you and your values is the key to successful end-of-life planning,” according to attorney Ben Adams, an advisor to the State Bar Elder Law Section.
Feb. 4, 2015 – Avoid Google, Yahoo, or Bing, and go directly to the source for answers to questions about medicine and its practice. From symptoms to pricing to hospital and doctor rankings, no doctor bill is needed for information available at these medical-related websites.
Dec. 17, 2014 – This is the fifth in a series of articles from the State Bar Insurance and Member Benefits Committee designed to help State Bar members better understand and evaluate their health insurance options in light of the changes coming under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This article is intended to be informational and is not an advertisement for insurance or giving tax or legal advice.
Nov. 19, 2014 – The Ebola Virus Disease isn’t going away anytime soon. That means public health teams, including government lawyers, will remain busy monitoring public health threats and taking appropriate legal measures. In this article, learn about the challenges and Milwaukee's planning efforts.
Nov. 19, 2014 – The open enrollment period to obtain or change health insurance plans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has begun. In this article, the third in a series on choosing health insurance plans, the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Insurance and Member Benefits Committee provides more information on navigating the system.
Nov. 5, 2014 – In this video, Corrine Bultman of Bultman Financial Services answers some questions about the health insurance “marketplace” under the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment is Nov. 15, 2014 to Feb. 15, 2015, so now is the time to explore the options for yourself and your family.
Sept. 17, 2014 – An employer can find itself between a rock and a hard place when an employee goes out on and continually extends ADA leave, because leave can be a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This article explains the situation involving indefinite employee leave under the ADA.
Sept. 17, 2014 – Parents or legal guardians are vested with the power to make medical decisions for their minor children or wards, but this power is not absolute. In this video, Madison attorney Tyler Wilkinson highlights considerations for attorneys facing medical decision-making issues.
May 21, 2014 – Recognizing the alarming rise in heroin and other opioid use and overdoses in recent years, the Wisconsin Legislature recently enacted two laws that directly affect emergency medical technicians, firefighters, law enforcement, ambulance providers, first responders, and health care providers in this state who may be called on to treat persons experiencing opioid distress.
The State Bar of Wisconsin National Mock Trial planning team is calling on attorneys, judges and experienced teachers and coaches from around the state to step up to the bench and volunteer to serve on a judging panel during the 2014 National High School Mock Trial Championship on May 9 and 10 in Madison.
April 2, 2014 – Studies suggest that roughly 70 percent of us will be unable to make decisions for ourselves at some point in our lives, but no more than a third of all American adults have an advance care plan in writing. In this video, Elder Law Section members Ben Adams and Michael Kujawski remind us of the importance of advance directives.
Rhinelander High School captured its 17th high school mock trial state title yesterday after defeating Shorewood High School in a very close final round judged by six members of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The team will now advance to the National High School Mock Trial Tournament, May 8-10 in Madison.
Jan. 2, 2014 – Health law issues will continue to keep lawyers busy in 2014, and not just lawyers who work in health law. In this article, Milwaukee lawyer Meghan O’Conner breaks down the regulation, implementation, and other issues to monitor this year.