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New Law Makes Using Cell Phones Work Zones Illegal

A new Wisconsin law will make it illegal for drivers to use cellphones in construction areas on the road. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) claims that the new law will make work zones safer for both drivers and workers. Beginning Oct.… Read More

Don’t App and Drive: Smartphones Take Distracted Driving to New Level

In 2014, ten percent of all traffic fatalities were attributed to distracted driving. Today, distracted driving is challenging drunk driving as the cause of the most traffic fatalities in the United States – and drunk driving causes about one-third of… Read More

Federal Health Regulators Cracking Down on Social Media Abuse of Nursing Home Residents

Federal health regulators have initiated a crackdown on nursing home employees who post demeaning images of residents to social media, ordering state health departments to take action. The announcement comes after recent ProPublica investigations uncovered… Read More

Study Reveals Significant Increase in Concussion Diagnoses

According to recent research published by the University of California, San Francisco, concussion rates among U.S. children are increasing rapidly. According to an analysis of health insurance claims for more than nine million Americans, concussion diagnoses… Read More

Image of Pressure Ulcer Goes Viral

An image of a pressure ulcer has gone viral on Facebook and other social media platforms. The woman who posted the image claims that the staff at her father’s nursing home in Fort Wayne, Indiana, failed to notice and treat a pressure ulcer on her father’s… Read More

CDC Recommends Night Driving Restrictions for Teens

According to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there would be significantly less fatal crashes involving teens if they were not permitted to drive after 9 p.m. A staggering one-third of teen car accidents that… Read More

Wisconsin DOT Warns Drivers Against Playing Pokémon Go and Driving

After two reported Wisconsin accidents involving Pokémon Go last month, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is warning drivers to put safety ahead of a high score in the game by not playing while driving. The location-based augmented… Read More

Resident Dies After Wandering from New Mexico Nursing Home

On Dec. 20, a 91-year-old nursing home resident in Edgewood New Mexico died after wandering away from her nursing home facility without staff noticing. Just after midnight, camera footage at BeeHive Homes of Edgewood captured the woman walking out the… Read More

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

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