State AG obtains $360K judgment against Froedtert Memorial

Freeman Staff

Jan. 16, 2019

MADISON ó Attorney General Josh Kaulís office has reportedly obtained a judgment against Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Inc., requiring the health care provider to pay $360,000 in forfeitures, court costs, surcharges, and attorney fees for violating state hazardous waste laws and regulations at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa.

According to the complaint, Froedtert violated state law by improperly disposing of pharmaceutical hazardous waste as solid waste from at least 2013 until 2016. Improperly disposing of pharmaceutical hazardous waste as solid waste can result in trace amounts of pharmaceuticals in liquid that passes through the solid waste at a landfill.

The complaint also alleged that Froedtert violated state regulations by, among other things, failing to properly prepare manifests for, and keep records of, hazardous waste solvents; provide adequate training for hazardous waste management, and properly manage used lamp waste, known as universal waste.