Wisconsin Accident Injury & News Blog

PKSD Newsletter: Bill Allows Medical Malpractice Claims Against Military

A major step forward for military personnel happened when Donald Trump signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NADA) into law on December 20, 2019. PKSD Law reports in its monthly newsletter that the bill, originally titled for its namesake,… Read More

CMS Releases New Nursing Home Special Focus Facility List

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) instituted the Special Focus Facility Program to identify nursing homes with a history of serious quality issues and to implement practices to help improve their quality of resident care. Facilities… Read More

Nursing Home Placed on Federal Watch List After Countless Violations

According to the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, a central Iowa nursing home is now on a federal watch list for a long list of violations that resulted in residents being endangered or injured. Rowley Memorial Masonic Home in Perry is being… Read More

Nurse Assistant Arrested For Sexual Assault; Elder Abuse

A 38-year-old male nurse assistant was arrested this week after a co-worker turned him in for the alleged sexual assault of an elderly patient at the Cypress Ridge Care Center in Monterey, California. Co-worker Witnessed; Reported The Attack Detectives… Read More

Nursing Home Chain Settles For Millions in Whistleblower Claim

On February 19, 2020, the U.S. Attorney’s Office released news that Guardian Elder Care Holdings Inc. agreed to paying more than $15 million in damages. This settlement resolves allegations under the False Claims Act that Guardian knowingly up-charged… Read More

Resident Dies from Fall After Staff Ignored Her for Over Two Hours

The death of a 95-year-old resident at a Washington State nursing home is another reminder of the dangers of neglect. Last November, the resident fell out of bed and staff members ignored her requests for help for two and a half hours. They walked in… Read More

PKSD Lawyers O'Neill and Reyes Sworn into New Mexico Bar Association

Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice Law firm is pleased to announce that associate attorneys Patrick C. O'Neill and Benjamin E. Reyes were sworn into the New Mexico Bar Association yesterday. Both attorneys have been strong advocates for elderly nursing… Read More

Nursing Home Aide Worker Caught Abusing 91-year-old Woman

The Sun News reported an incident involving a nursing home aide worker who was captured on camera grabbing an elderly woman by the neck, shoving her into a wheelchair and then further injuring her when he viciously pounded her head on a counter.  The… Read More

Long-term Care Staffing Vacancies, An Increasing Crisis

Wisconsin is facing a staffing crisis in many of its long-term care facilities (LTCs) and nursing homes. While there are many open vacancies, providers state many positions are not being filled. Part of the problem is that as many of 70 percent of applicants… Read More

Nursing Home Management Company to Pay $740K to Vermont Over Neglect Allegations

Last week, Vermont’s attorney general announced a massive financial settlement with Genesis Healthcare over claims of neglect at three of the long-term care facilities Genesis manages. Under the terms of the settlement, the nursing home management company… Read More

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