Wisconsin Bill Amending Wrongful Death Statute (AB 160)

This law was last updated on Apr 25, 2016


State

Wisconsin

Number

AB 160

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Apr 17, 2013

Topics

Personhood

Full Bill Text

docs.legis.wisconsin.gov

AB 160 would amend Wisconsin’s wrongful death statute to include personhood language. State law allows families to bring a wrongful death suit when a child dies as a result of a wrongful act or omission, or of medical malpractice.

AB 160 defines ”deceased minor” to include an unborn child who has died, and would define “patient” to include an unborn child. The bill defines “unborn child” as “a human being from the time of fertilization to the time of live birth.”


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