Wisconsin Accident Injury & News Blog

National Teen Driver Safety Week

Last year, 37 teens were killed and more than 5,500 were injured in car accidents in Wisconsin, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Nationally, almost 3,000 teens were involved in fatal traffic accidents. In an effort to encourage… Read More

U.S. Government Announces Road to Zero Coalition

In a concerted effort to reduce road fatalities to zero within 30 years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration are teaming up with the National… Read More

J&J Hid Faulty Device from FDA in Xarelto Clinical Trial

When investigators examined a key trial involving Bayer’s Xarelto, they used a specific monitoring device to track the occurrence of blood clots in trial participants called INRatio. The device was later recalled due to tracking errors. According to… Read More

PKSD Newsletter: Drug Company Profits Soar with Increased Opiate Abuse, Deaths

In this month’s issue of the PKSD Newsletter, our personal injury lawyers discuss the shocking rise in opiate drug use throughout the country, which has also led to significant profits for drug companies. Several recent high profile deaths and stories… Read More

Wisconsin Seatbelt Use at All-Time High

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) reports that seatbelt use is at an all-time high across the state. A new survey conducted by the Wisconsin DOT found that more than 88 percent of motorists in passenger vehicles reported using their seatbelts… Read More

CMS Bans the Use of Forced Arbitration Agreements in Nursing Homes

On Sept. 28, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the Department of Health and Human Services issued a regulation banning the use of forced arbitration agreements by nursing homes that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding. The change… Read More

Iowa Jury Awards $900,00 Verdict in Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawsuit

On Monday, Sept. 26, a Cerro Gordo County jury granted $900,000 in compensation to the family of a resident of Good Shepherd nursing home in Mason City, Iowa, who it was concluded died prematurely because of the poor care she received while at the facility. After… Read More

Missouri Nursing Home Fails to Provide Food to Residents

After discovering a nursing home in Missouri did not supply its residents with enough food during an inspection this past summer, the nursing home has lost its federal funding. When inspectors visited the Festus Benchmark Healthcare facility, residents… Read More

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

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