Wisconsin Accident Injury & News Blog

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

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

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