Czapinski v. St. Francis Hospital, Inc

In Czapinski v. St. Francis Hospital, Inc., 2000 WI 80, P31, 236 Wis. 2d 316, 336, 613 N.W.2d 120, 131, the supreme court examined Wis. Stat. 893.55(4)(f), relating to damages for wrongful death resulting from medical malpractice, and held that " 893.55(4)(f) makes applicable to medical malpractice death cases only the limit on damages under Wis. Stat. 895.04, and does not incorporate the wrongful death classification of claimants entitled to bring such an action," and that " 893.55(4)(f) does not violate the equal protection clause of the Wisconsin Constitution." The court, however, did not address the constitutional challenges to the statutory subsections presented in this appeal.