No. 01-2911.

263 Wis.2d 574 (2003)

2003 WI 98

666 N.W.2d 797

Joseph FINNEGAN, Tanice Finnegan, Calvin Joseph Finnegan, Zachary Trevor Finnegan and Mikayla Fae Finnegan, by their Guardian ad Litem, David M. Skoglind, Plaintiffs-Respondents, MANITOWOC PUBLIC SCHOOLS SELF-INSURED, c/o Plan Administrators Humana Employers Health, Involuntary-Plaintiffs, v. WISCONSIN PATIENTS COMPENSATION FUND, Defendant-Co-Appellant, MANITOWOC CLINIC INCORPORATED and ABC Insurance Company, Defendants, AURORA MEDICAL GROUP, INC. d/b/a Manitowoc Clinic and Aurora Health Care, Inc., Defendants-Appellants.

Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

Decided July 8, 2003.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

For the defendants-appellants there were briefs by Randal N. Arnold, David J. Hanus and Hinshaw & Culbertson, Milwaukee, and oral argument by Randal N. Arnold.

For the defendant-co-appellant there were briefs by R. George Burnett and Liebmann, Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C., Green Bay, and oral argument by R. George Burnett.

For the plaintiffs-respondents there was a brief by Timothy J. Aiken, James C. Gallanis, and Aiken & Scoptur, S.C., Milwaukee, and oral argument by Timothy J. Aiken.

An amicus curiae brief was filed by Martha H. Heidt and Doar, Drill & Skow, S.C., Baldwin, on behalf of the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers.


We have this case on certification from the court of appeals for resolution of two issues: 1) does Chapter 655 of the Wisconsin Statutes (1999-2000),1 which exclusively governs medical malpractice claims in this state, permit a bystander claim for negligent infliction of emotional distress in a medical malpractice lawsuit; and 2) if such a claim is statutorily permitted, does a misdiagnosis leading to the patient...

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