CLAIMS AGAINST GOVERNMENT AGENCIES OR EMPLOYEES
In some jurisdictions, people who are injured by the wrongful conduct of a governmental body,
or an employee of a governmental body such as a state, county, city, township, school district,
etc., must give a formal notice to the government within a limited period of time or their right to
bring a claim may be extinguished. Wisconsin Statutes §893.80 provides in pertinent part that
within 120 days after the happening of the event giving rise to the claim written notice of the
circumstances of the claim must be served on the governmental subdivision or agency and on the
responsible officer and/or employee. With regard to a claim to recover damages for medical
malpractice, the time period is 180 days. In addition to the notice, a formal claim and itemized
statement of the relief sought must also be presented.
Individuals who have claims against governmental bodies are encouraged to seek legal counsel
as soon as possible.
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