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Trapped Inside One Assisted Living Facility: We Don't Know Who is Dead or Alive

 The pandemic has notably caused tens of thousands of deaths in nursing homes across the country. In one assisted living facility in Bronxwood, New York, the death toll started shortly after COVID-19 outbreaks began to be reported in the U.S., around… Read More

PKSD Lawyers Selected to Wisconsin’s Super Lawyers® List for 2020

At PKSD Law, we are extremely proud to announce that our firm’s partners, Jeffrey Pitman, Howard Sicula and Angela Dentice were once again selected for inclusion in the 2020 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® list. Pitman was also selected as one of the Top 50… Read More

Department of Health Services Releases Guidance for Safer Visits to Assisted Living Facilities

Unfortunately, many of the steps we have taken to slow the spread of COVID-19 have caused unintended physical and emotional consequences. For example, nursing homes and assisted living facilities have severely limited visits because the elderly are at… Read More

300 More Residents Died in Wisconsin Nursing Homes Than in Previous Month

Between October 12 and November 8, statistics from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reported that 294 residents in Wisconsin nursing homes had died as a result of COVID-19. In the latest report to the federal government, nearly 300… Read More

How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Number of Nursing Home Deaths Due to Neglect

The spread of COVID-19 since the virus first reached U.S. shores has been astronomical, but nursing homes have remained the hardest hit. However, it is not the virus alone that has led to an unprecedented wave of deaths among long-term care residents. PKSD… Read More

Report Card: Wisconsin and New Mexico Special Focus Facilities

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reports most nursing homes today may have between six or more deficiencies. Keeping this in mind, how many deficiencies may result in a nursing home being classified as a Special Focus Facility (SFF)?… Read More

Wisconsin Nursing Home Workers Among First For COVID-19 Vaccine

One of the first COVID-19 vaccines may soon be available in Wisconsin. When it becomes available, nursing home caregivers and other frontline workers are slated to be among the first to receive it. Officials at the Department of Health Services (DHS)… Read More

What is a Fair Settlement in a Car Accident Claim?

The first offer the insurance company may offer you after being injured may initially sound like a lot of money, especially if you are recovering and unable to work. However, the insurance company is not considering all the expenses you will have to pay… Read More

PKSD Newsletter: Be on the Lookout for Bogus Promises of COVID-19 Cures

Everyone is growing weary with COVID-19, especially amid the increase in new breakouts of the virus around the country. The ongoing pandemic has also led many to fall victim to fake claims and false hopes about supplements and other products promising… Read More

Is Your Loved One Being Neglected Amid Latest COVID-19 Spike in Wisconsin Nursing Homes?

Many people may have concerns about issues, such as neglect, that their loved one’s may face in a nursing home. Facilities that were struggling before the pandemic may find it even harder to maintain staffing levels or adhere to best hiring practices… Read More

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