No. 98-0445.

244 Wis.2d 364 (2001)

2001 WI 68

627 N.W.2d 890

Charles JOHNSON and Karen Johnson, Plaintiffs-Appellants-Petitioners, v. ROGERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, INC., Heartland Counseling Services, Defendants-Respondents, SOUTH STREET CLINIC, Defendant, Kay PHILLIPS, Ph.D., Jeff Hollowell and Tim Reisenauer, Defendants-Respondents, ABC INSURANCE COMPANY, DEF Insurance Company, GHI Insurance Company, JKL Insurance Company, MNO Insurance Company and PQR Insurance Company, Defendants, WISCONSIN PATIENTS COMPENSATION FUND, Defendant-Respondent.

Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

Decided June 19, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

For plaintiffs-appellants-petitioners there were briefs by William Smoler and Smoler Law Office, LLC, Madison, and Gregory P. Seibold and Murphy & Desmond, S.C., Madison, and oral argument by William Smoler and Gregory P. Seibold.

For defendant-respondent, Rogers Memorial Hospital, Inc., there was a brief by Lori Gendelman, Jeffrey J.P. Conta and Otjen, Van Ert, Lieb & Weir, S.C., Milwaukee, and oral argument by Lori Gendelman.

For defendant-respondent, Kay Phillips, Ph.D., there was a brief by David E. McFarlane and Bell, Gierhart & Moore, S.C., Madison, and oral argument by David E. McFarlane.

For defendants-respondents, Jeff Hollowell and Tim Reisenauer, there was a brief by Bradway A. Liddle, Jr., Mario D. Mendoza and Boardman, Suhr, Curry & Field, LLP, Madison, and oral argument by Mario D. Mendoza.


Charles and Karen Johnson (Johnsons) seek review of two determinations by the court of appeals relating to their claims for personal injuries resulting from the alleged negligent treatment of their adult daughter, Charlotte, by various therapists and a hospital. The court first determined that the Johnsons' claims of negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress against three...

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