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Actos Manufacturer Takeda Ordered to Pay $155k for Destruction of Evidence

On Nov. 17, a West Virginia jury decided that Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. would pay $155,000 for destroying information on its diabetes drug, Actos, after jurors concluded that this action prevented plaintiff Richard Myers from...Read More

Confidential Takata Settlements Conceal Important Details from Victims

With settlement agreements recently reached over allegedly defective Takata Corp. airbags, vital information that could be used by future personal injury plaintiffs has been sealed off, putting future claimants at a distinct...Read More

Nursing Home Employee Accused of Abuse, Racial Slurs

A caretaker at Waverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia has been accused of abusing, neglecting and insulting a resident with racially-charged language in what local police and social services are referring...Read More

Families of Nursing Home Abuse Victims Ask, Are Fines Enough?

After a beloved Michigan nursing home resident was killed while being transported to a doctor’s appointment by a caretaker in 2011, many are still questioning whether the fines assessed for nursing home negligence...Read More

Nursing Homes Grossly Over-Report Staffing Levels, Investigation Finds

An alarming report issued by the Center for Public Integrity has revealed that approximately 80% of all skilled nursing facilities are inflating registered nurses’ staffing numbers in self-reported surveys. ...Read More

Takata Changes Propellant Used in Airbags, Anonymous Official Says

An anonymous official from Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corporation told Reuters yesterday that the company has changed the chemical mixture used in its airbags, including some that had previously been recalled. ...Read More

PKSD Contributes to Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative

Pitman, Kyle, Sicula & Dentice is proud to announce it has made a donation of $1,000 to Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative (MHVI) in support of its commitment to house homeless vets. In the spirit of Veterans Day,...Read More

Jeff Pitman Selected for Super Lawyers Top 50 Attorneys in Wisconsin

We are proud to announce that Jeff Pitman, founding partner of Pitman, Kyle,  Sicula  &  Dentice, has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Magazine ’s Top 50 attorneys in Wisconsin and Top...Read More

FHWA Official Claims Trinity Guardrails Were Safe Amid Suspicions

Email evidence has revealed that one Federal Highway Adminsitration (FHWA) engineer defended the safety of a widely-utilized guardrail system while acknowledging that its design was changed without federal authorization....Read More

Honda Motor Co. Under Investigation Following Takata Airbag Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened up an investigation into whether or not Honda Motor Co. failed to report injuries and deaths linked to defective Takata airbags. Defective Takata airbags...Read More

Charges Filed Against Secretary Who Stole $850K from New Glarus Nursing Home

Green County authorities charged Joyce Ziehli with six felony counts after she allegedly made numerous fraudulent financial transactions over a 10-year period, totaling more than $850,000. According to the complaint,...Read More

Statements of Deficiencies Available Online

The Wisconsin Dep’t. of Health Services and the Divisions of Quality Assurance have statements of deficiencies reports available online. The records go back to July 2012. If you need a SOD report, or would like to research...Read More

PKSD Helped Needy Families Have a Happy Thanksgiving

The PKSD law firm helped four Milwaukee-area churches and one radio station provide free turkeys this Thanksgiving for families in need. The turkeys were handed out at Greater New Birth Church at 8237 W. Silver Spring Drive;...Read More

Car Crashes are the No. 1 Cause of Death for WI Teens

A story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says car crashes are the No. 1 cause of death for Wisconsin teenagers, taking 48 young lives last year and injuring more than 5,000. Here are a few facts about teen drivers from...Read More

Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting Residents at Watertown Nursing Home

Thomas Spiess, 64, was charged with two counts of fourth degree sexual assualt, as well as two counts of intentionally subjecting an individual at risk to abuse. He faces up to two years in prison if convicted. Several...Read More

Attorney Jeff Pitman Reacts to “I’m Sorry” Bill

Attorney Jeff Pitman reacts to the “I’m Sorry” bill – a bill currently in the Wisconsin Legislature. Click here to read the article. ...Read More

BMW Recalls 76,000 Automobiles Over Brake Problem

BMW has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it will be recalling 76,000 vehicles from the 2012-2014 model years due to the loss of power brake assist. According to a BMW spokesperson, the oil...Read More

Iowa Receives “F” in Quality of Care Survey

A recent survey conducted by Families for Better Care, a Florida-based advocacy group, gave the state of Iowa an “F” grade in a recent report on nursing home quality of care. The report cited five deaths and...Read More

Death and Illness linked to Listeria at Wisconsin’s Crave Brothers Cheese

One death, a pregnant woman’s miscarriage and three hospitalizations are being linked to contaminated soft cheese from Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Co. in Waterloo. The nationwide recall includes Les Freres, Petit...Read More

Assisted Living Facility Employees Photograph Elderly Residents Naked

Two Brookview Meadows employees are facing criminal charges after taking nude or semi-nude photos of elderly residents and then sharing those photos with others via cellphones. Michelle Bulger and Ashley Schaumburg, both...Read More

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