Wisconsin Accident Injury & News Blog

How Wisconsin Nursing Homes Violated COVID-19 Safety Rules

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the deaths of more than 131,000 nursing home residents nationwide – approximately one-fourth of all U.S. deaths due to COVID-19. Many resident watchdog groups across the country are firmly in agreement that there… Read More

PKSD Newsletter: Distracted Driving Deaths Increase Despite Pandemic

Despite the pandemic in 2020 and less cars being on the road, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that traffic deaths involving distracted driving have increased. The statistics for 2019 were already grim, with nearly 9… Read More

Questions an Attorney May Ask You in a Free Consultation

Many law firms advertise that they offer free legal consultations. This initial meeting helps the attorney learn more about the incident that caused your injuries and determine if you may have a case. But are there strings attached? The article below… Read More

Evidence That May Link Your Crash to Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a huge problem across the U.S. In fact, approximately 25 percent of accidents today are caused by texting and driving. If you are injured in a car crash caused by a driver you suspect was engaged in some form of distracted driving… Read More

Wisconsin DHS Reclassifies 1,000 COVID-19 deaths

During the last two weeks, Wisconsin health officials have reclassified almost 1,000 COVID-19 deaths. These fatalities, previously recorded as occurring in an unknown housing setting, have now been correctly adjusted as deaths that occurred in long-term… Read More

How Nursing Homes With Five-Star Ratings May Be Hiding Dangerous Problems

No single event has brought as much attention to the substandard quality of care in U.S. nursing homes as the pandemic. Now it seems that even the highly influential star system used for ranking the quality of care provided by a nursing home is being… Read More

PKSD Newsletter: Systemic Failure Leads to Record COVID-19 Deaths in Nursing Homes

When the pandemic hit last year, many were concerned about the welfare of frail and elderly residents being cared for in U.S. nursing homes. However, few had any idea just how quickly and deadly the virus would devastate the already crumbling long-term… Read More

Brain Injury Awareness Month – Because Knowledge Helps

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is raising public awareness of brain injuries throughout the month of March. Millions of people across the country sustain these life-changing injuries each year. BIAA is giving them a chance to tell their… Read More

America's Broken Nursing Homes: Does Anyone Care Enough to Fix Them?

The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 took an unprecedented toll on nursing homes across the United States. More than 170,000 long-term care residents and their caregivers died after becoming infected with the virus. In addition to the massive loss of life,… Read More

CMS Guidelines for Nursing Home Visitation Amid COVID-19

As COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out, nursing home efforts continue to reduce the spread of infection. However, the ongoing separation from family and friends has severely impacted the mental health conditions of many residents living in long-term… Read More

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