Guy DuBeau is a partner at Wisconsin law firm Axley Brynelson, LLP, and chair of the Litigation Practice Group. His practice centers on serving health care professionals both in defense of alleged medical negligence claims and in more traditional aspects of health care law.
As a medical malpractice litigator, he has tried approximately 50 cases to verdict in counties throughout the state. He has represented health care providers in multiple appeals, arguing as lead counsel before the State Supreme Court three times in addition to appearing as amicus curiae on behalf of industry trade groups in state appellate courts and in federal court.
Mr. DuBeau is admitted to practice before all courts of the state, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and has been admitted pro hac vice in other states. He has provided testimony to the legislature and presented directly to the Governor on matters of interest to health care professionals. He has guest lectured at the University of Wisconsin Law School, the University of Wisconsin Medical School and the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Mr. DuBeau also advises health care clients on matters not involving litigation, including HIPAA and HITECH compliance, EMTALA, Stark and anti-kickback regulations, records compliance, peer review, medical staffing issues and patient care issues. He has represented numerous providers before the Department of Safety and Professional Services.
Mr. DuBeau is a frequent lecturer on a wide variety of issues to both health care providers and other attorneys through the State Bar, the Wisconsin Medical Society and private groups.
In his spare time, Mr. DuBeau is the happily married father of four and an accomplished cook. He serves on the board of directors for the non-profit EAGLE School of Madison, as the board’s vice-president and holds a black belt in American styled karate.
Admitted to practice in all State Courts in Wisconsin.
Jury Verdict – Medical Center Found Not Liable in Breach of Contract Case — Obtained a jury verdict for a medical center in a breach of contract case.
Successfully Represented Physician Before Wisconsin Court of Appeals — Successfully represented a physician and secured a court of appeal decision affirming trial court’s dismissal of a medical malpractice lawsuit in Satorius v. Berlie, et al., Appeal No. 2011AP2809 (Oct. 30, 2012).
Defined Obligations of Sheriffs to Pay Hospitals for Prisoner Care — Defined obligations of sheriffs to pay hospitals for prisoner care under §302.38 in Meriter Hospital v. Dane County (Lead Counsel).
Determined Admissibility of Certain Types of Evidence in Wrongful Death Cases — Determined the admissibility of certain types of evidence in wrongful death cases in Schaefer v. American Family (Lead Counsel).
Determined Extent of Abrogation of Collateral Source Rule — Upheld the constitutionality of §893.55(7) and determined extent of abrogation of collateral source rule in medical malpractice cases in Lagerstrom v. Myrtle Werth Hospital – Mayo Health System (Lead Counsel).
Refined Scope of Informed Consent Law — Refined scope of informed consent law in Jandre v. Bullis (Amicus).
Refined Scope of Potential Medical Negligence Claimants — Refined scope of potential medical negligence claimants in Lornson v. Siddiqui (Amicus).
Refined Scope of Alt Privilege — Refined scope of Alt privilege in Carney-Hayes v. Northwest Home Health Care (Amicus).