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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, it was hailed as a miracle…

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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 a…

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Nearly One Third of Rehab Facility Patients Harmed by Inadequate Care

A recent oversight study conducted by the office of the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that 29 percent of patients in rehabilitation facilities suffer some kind of harm during their stay, including medication errors, infections and bedsores. Doctors reviewed the medical records of…

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Boat-Related Deaths on the Rise This Year

Boating-related death totals have increased significantly this year versus the same time period in 2015. A dozen more deaths have occurred in the past five months. In 2015, only one boating death occurred in the state before Memorial Day, allowing for a total of 21 fatalities for the entire year….

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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 them. In a collision, a vehicle’s front seats can…

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What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident

With winter weather approaching, your risk of experiencing a slip and fall accident could rise. If you are injured, protect yourself by taking the steps outlined below. Steps to Take After a Slip and Fall Accident Seek medical attention immediately; your health is most important. Medical professionals will document your…

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Halloween Safety

Halloween is an event that children and some adults look forward to all year. With many neighborhoods and community organizations hosting trick or treating and other festive events everyone is urged to enjoy the holiday in a fun and safe way. In the excitement of the event, many often forget…

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Slip and Fall FAQ

Slip and fall accidents can lead to simple injuries like bumps and bruises, but they can also lead to more serious injuries like concussions, broken bones and spinal cord damage. More serious injuries can lead to mounting medical bills and questions as to what you should do next. Below are…

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What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

Is your loved one a victim of nursing home neglect? Have you been hurt and suffered a spinal cord injury? Maybe you were misdiagnosed due to negligence and you had unnecessary surgeries. Whatever your case might be, Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice may be able to help you obtain compensation…

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Planning a Holiday Party? Minimize Your Liability!

Holiday parties abound during the final weeks of the calendar year, and most everybody loves to relax and celebrate with friends and family. Whether its a company party or a gathering of relatives, hosting a seasonal fête comes with its stresses. Unfortunately, the worry of avoiding liability if things get…

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