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Nursing Home Patients Vulnerable to Abuse Through Arbitration Clauses

In a New York Times opinion piece, the newspaper’s editorial board highlighted the dangers that arbitration clauses pose for nursing home residents suffering from abuse or neglect. The article noted that a soon-to-be finalized federal rule proposed by… Read More

Understanding Wisconsin's Hot Car Laws

In light of the high heat levels expected in Wisconsin this weekend, it is important to know what to do if a situation arises in which a small child or a pet has been left in a hot car and cannot escape. Our founding partner, Jeff Pitman has provided… Read More

Nearly One Third of Rehab Facility Patients Harmed by Inadequate Care

A recent oversight study conducted by the office of the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that 29 percent of patients in rehabilitation facilities suffer some kind of harm during their stay, including medication… Read More

New Quality Measures for Five-Star Nursing Home Scores

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid announced it will be implementing five new quality measures into the Five-Star Quality nursing home rating system this July. Quality of care scores are important for families who are researching nursing home facilities… Read More

Nursing Home Resident Abuse Shared Via Social Media May Go Unpunished

Cases of nursing home caretakers who share images and video of their actions through social media channels are being reported at alarming rates – the problem is, sharing this media may not be illegal. A recent case of nursing home abuse by an Iowa caretaker… Read More

Wisconsin Ranked 8th Worst State for Teen Drivers

According to a recent study released by WalletHub, Wisconsin is the eighth worst state for teenage drivers. Researchers analyzed the teen-driving environment in each state using a collection of 16 key metrics, including the number of teen fatalities,… Read More

PKSD Celebrates 17th Anniversary

PKSD is proud to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the opening of our firm, which opened on July 9, 1999. In that time, our personal injury lawyers have remained committed to defending the rights of the injured and helping make sure innocent injury victims… Read More

PKSD Newsletter: Safety and Insurance Tips for Motorcycle Riders

In this month's issue of the PKSD newsletter, our personal injury lawyers discuss the importance of motorcycle safety and insurance as the number of motorcyclists throughout the country continues to grow. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation… Read More

Certain Takata Airbags Present Increased Safety Risk

A new test reveals that a group of faulty Takata airbag inflators in certain Honda and Acura vehicles have an increased risk of violently rupturing when airbags are deployed. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is urging automakers… Read More

Nursing Home Facilities Phasing Out Alarms for Fall Prevention

Nursing homes across the country are phasing out the long-term practice of using alarms and other prevention methods as a way to prevent falls among residents. Instead they are working to utilize more proactive and attentive care. Alarm systems have… Read More

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