Wisconsin Accident Injury & News Blog

CDC: Falls Leading Cause of Injury, Death in Seniors

In conjunction with National Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Sept. 22, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data showing that falls are the leading cause of injury and death among older Americans who are 65 and older. The… Read More

Fighting Deadly Falls in Wisconsin's Elderly

People 65 and older are dying as a result of falls at an increasing rate across the country. Nationally, the rate of death after a fall increased more than 35 percent between 2005 and 2014. Falls are now the leading cause of death in people 65 and older. In… Read More

Industries with High Risk of Exposure to Asbestos

Asbestos is a durable mineral that was widely used in construction until about the mid-1970s. The substance is heat and fire resistant and is versatile enough that it can be woven into fabrics. It is also resistant to various types of chemicals. For years,… Read More

Ohio Officials Investigating Alleged Assault in Nursing Home

Ohio state and local officials are investigating a complaint from a woman alleging that her mother was beaten while in the care of a nursing home in Chillicothe, Ohio. The woman has claimed that a former employee of Westmoreland Place beat her 85-year-old… Read More

Power Morcellator Use Declines Following FDA Warning

The use of power morcellators has significantly decreased following a 2014 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning that the devices can cause the spread of cancerous cells throughout the abdomen.  Power morcellators have been in use since the 1990s… Read More

Report of Poor Living Conditions at Wisconsin Veterans Homes Spurs Calls for Investigation

State lawmakers are calling for an investigation and audit into the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King in Waupaca County after a report from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services detailed poor and unsanitary living conditions for residents. The… Read More

Former Nursing Home Employee Under Arrest for Allegedly Stealing $13,000 from Residents

The former Medicaid coordinator of a North Miami, Florida, nursing home is under arrest, facing multiple charges for allegedly stealing more than $13,000 from three of the facility's patients, according to an affidavit by the Florida Office of the Attorney… Read More

Healthcare Workers Key in Treatment and Prevention of Sepsis

Sepsis is a deadly infection that kills 28 to 50 percent of people who contract it. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), healthcare workers play a critical role in preventing and treating these infections. Sepsis occurs when chemicals released… Read More

New Law Makes Using Cellphones in 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

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