Seventh Circuit Upends Standards for Pre-trial Detainees in Medical Treatment Cases

Seventh Circuit Upends Standards for Pre-trial Detainees in Medical Treatment Cases

In Miranda v. Cty. of Lake, 900 F.3d 335 (7th Cir. 2018), the Seventh Circuit held that denial of medical treatment claims by pretrial detainees are no longer subject to the deliberate indifference standard but are to be analyzed under an objective reasonableness standard. This dramatic shift follows similar decisions by the Second and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals.

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Physician and Health Care Provider Reporting Duties in Wisconsin

Physician and Health Care Provider Reporting Duties in Wisconsin

There are certain instances or occurrences that trigger a doctor, nurse or other health care provider to make a report to a Wisconsin department or agency, or directly to law enforcement. It is important for these professionals to know and abide by these reporting duties, or discipline may result, including actions taken against their license, fines, forfeitures, or even jail time.

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