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Nursing Home Resident Dies from Transcript Error

A resident of the Golden Living nursing home in Hopkins, MN, died after going without blood-thinning medication for nine days. The resident had been living at Golden Living for multiple weeks. With a history of atrial fibrillation and stroke, the patient… Read More

Patient Dumping Accusations Against Some Nursing Homes

Accusations of patient dumping are growing across the U.S. Climbing 57 percent since 2000, a total of 11,331 associated complaints were received by long-term care ombudsmen in 2014 alone. Patients are being discharged by some nursing homes when their… Read More

Alleged Abuses at New Mexico Nursing Homes Led to Injuries, Death

Two New Mexico nursing homes are under fire from two families and a whistleblower who have alleged abuse and neglect through a lawsuit against the companies. In December 2014, New Mexico Attorney General Gary King filed suit against Preferred Care Inc.… Read More

Florida Nursing Home Under Investigation After Resident Death

An investigation has been launched into a Pinellas Park, Florida, nursing home after a wheelchair-bound resident died from injuries sustained after being left in the sun for several hours as temperatures soared above 90 degrees. The GraceWood Rehabilitation… Read More

Could Your Child be Hurt by Seatback Failure?

A relatively unknown danger could be putting your child in danger: seatback failure. One hundred incidents across the country have been discovered where children in the back seat were killed in crashes in which the vehicle's front seats broke and struck… Read More

Germantown Teens Learn about Drinking & Driving Dangers

Germantown High School students recently participated in a powerful drunk driving education simulation, hoping to effectively demonstrate the dangers of driving while under the influence. The Every 15 Minutes campaign aims to educate students of the… Read More

Wisconsin is 4th Most Dangerous State for Drunk Driving

According to a recent report, Wisconsin ranks fourth in the country as one of the most dangerous states for drunk driving. North Dakota ranked first, followed by Montana, Idaho, Wisconsin, South Carolina and South Dakota. The study, conducted by CarInsuranceComparison.com,… Read More

Two New Deaths Linked to Defective Takata Airbags

Two additional deaths have been attributed to injuries caused by defective Takata airbags. These new deaths bring the total number of U.S. fatalities caused by the now-recalled faulty airbags up to 11. On March 31st, a Texas teenager driving a 2002 Honda… Read More

PKSD Article Continues Fight Against Arbitration Agreements

PKSD is honored to have an article written by Jeffrey Pitman, Michael Cerjack and William Gleisner III featured in Wisconsin Lawyer, the official publication of the State Bar of Wisconsin. The article argued against the use of arbitration agreements… Read More

Study Shows Dementia Patients Overprescribed Medications

A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society reveals that nursing home residents with dementia are overprescribed drugs that cancel out the positive effects of their dementia medications. Researchers from Toronto’s Institute… Read More

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