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Frequently Asked Questions about Wrongful Death Claims

A wrongful death claim is a civil action the deceased’s immediate loved ones or relatives can take when his or her death was caused by another’s negligent or intentional actions. Below, you will find answers to questions our attorneys are frequently asked regarding wrongful death claims in Wisconsin. If you…

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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 Safety Council to launch the Road to Zero coalition. While zero fatalities is…

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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 eight hours of deliberation…

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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 Wisconsin,…

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Common Questions About Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death cases arise from somber circumstances. During this difficult time, you and your family may have many questions. Below are answers to commonly asked wrongful death questions. What Is a Wrongful Death Claim? A wrongful death claim is a civil matter, not a criminal charge, though criminal charges may…

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit May Alter Wisconsin Assisted Living Standards

In January of 2013 Delores Wiersum, a resident of the Wisconsin-based assisted living facility The Heritage, froze to death when she was locked out of her apartment. She wandered around the building shortly after midnight clothed only in her light pajamas. Wiersums family sued ThedaCare, the owner of The Heritage facility, alleging a wrongful…

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Death at Milwaukee Construction Site

A member of a renovation crew was killed Tuesday on Milwaukee’s west side when he was struck by a refrigerator his co-workers tossed from the fourth floor of the building they were working on. The victim has been identified as 33-year-old Rafal Mariusz Chmura. According to a police spokesperson, the…

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Lawsuit Settled Over Death in St. Croix Jail

A $1 million settlement was reached on behalf of the family of a 28-year-old New Richmond man in a wrongful death case against the St. Croix County Jail. The lawsuit stems from the March 18 , 2007 incident when authorities found Brandon Hessler unresponsive in his cell. Hessler was jailed…

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