Wisconsin Accident Injury & News Blog

Caretaker at New Mexico Nursing Home Faces Criminal Charge for Dragging a Dementia Patient

A caretaker at The Montecito Santa Fe was captured on video yanking an 89-year-old patient from where she was seated and dragging her through the facility’s lounge area.  Other staff members who witnessed the caretaker’s violent behavior reported it… Read More

Staff Arrested for Running a Dementia Fight Club in Assisted Living Facility

Earlier this month, three female employees of the Danby House, an assisted living facility in North Carolina, were arrested and accused of starting their own fight club using the facility’s dementia patients. The patients were forced to punch each other… Read More

PKSD Newsletter: Why Teaching Children About Gun Safety is a Good Idea

When so many Americans have guns (about one third), gun safety is a huge priority for everyone, including parents with children. We cannot be with our children every minute of the day, so it is important to talk to them about gun safety, whether they… Read More

How Can Families Protect Loved Ones When Nursing Home Neglect Injuries Are Underreported?

Approximately 6,600 cases of nursing home neglect or abuse were not reported in 2016, according to a watchdog report prepared by auditors with the Health and Human Services Inspector General’s Office. This represents about 18 percent of the 37,600 instances… Read More

What Is the Difference Between a Personal Injury Claim and a Lawsuit?

There is a lot of confusion about what the difference is between a personal injury claim and a lawsuit. While both may be used to pursue compensation for injuries sustained in an accident, personal injury claims and personal injury lawsuits have important… Read More

Pursuing an Uninsured Motorist Claim in Wisconsin

Wisconsin state law requires all motor vehicle operators to carry liability insurance. However, if you are hit by a driver who is either uninsured, underinsured, or worse still, you are the victim in a hit-and-run accident, you may be able to turn to… Read More

Why Understaffing is a Major Problem in Nursing Homes

The statistics related to understaffing in nursing homes are startling. According to Nursing Home Abuse Guide, forty-six percent of nurses have excessive workloads in nursing homes. More than 90 percent of all nursing homes in the country are understaffed.… Read More

Deadly, Drug-resistant Germs Spreading in Nursing Homes

Candida auris, a deadly fungus, is one of many drug-resistant germs spreading in nursing homes around the country. Since this highly contagious germ first arrived in the United States four years ago, it has infected as many as 796 patients, with approximately… Read More

Risk Factors for Dehydration and Malnutrition in Nursing Homes

Malnutrition and dehydration are serious threats in nursing home facilities that can result in infections, muscle weakness and confusion. Below, we discuss the dangerous side effects of dehydration and malnutrition and what signs to look out for. If… Read More

PKSD Newsletter: Smart Toys and Your Child’s Safety

Advances in technology have forever changed children’s toys. Many toys are equipped with microphones, microcontrollers, memory and the ability to connect to the Internet. This is why monitoring your child’s use of these kinds of toys is especially important. In… Read More

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