Wisconsin Accident Injury & News Blog

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… Read More

Daughters of Elderly Woman Charged with Neglect

The daughters of a Geneva woman are being charged with criminal abuse or neglect of an elderly person after their mother passed away in April of 2007. Witnesses say Marry Barry, 84, was found in her bed covered in bed sores, urine, feces and ants. Prosecutors… Read More

Feingold to Introduce Arbitration Act

A recent poll conducted by Lake Research Partners shows Americans widely oppose corporations using mandatory binding arbitration clauses in the fine print of contracts. Cell phone, credit card, employment and nursing home contracts all contain forced… Read More

Minnesota Man Steals from 83-year-old Mother

Larry J. Bekis, 51, pleaded guilty to one count of theft by swindle in Ramsey County District Court. According to the criminal complaint, Bekis swindled his mother out of more than $100,000 and left a nursing home bill of more than $49,000 unpaid. The… Read More

Assisted Living Residents Evicted From Housing

A recent investigation found that a number of residents of assisted living facilities run by Assisted Living Concepts had been forced out of facilities when their money ran out, even though they had been given oral promises that they would be able to… Read More

Bill Would Eliminate Federal Nursing Home Bonus Payments

Source:  Des Moines Register (3 April 2009) Congress is considering legislation that would eliminate taxpayer-funded bonuses to nursing homes. The legislation is an amendment to the budget bill that has been debated by Congress. The amendment was accepted… Read More

Wisconsin Asked to Take Part in Medicare Pay Incentive Test

Medicare will launch a demonstration to determine if cash incentives will improve the quality of care in nursing homes. Nursing homes in Arizona, Mississippi, New York and Wisconsin will be asked to take part. Facilities joining the Nursing Home Value-Based… Read More

Fatal Semi-Truck Accident in California

An out of control semi-truck smashed several cars and killed 2 people before running into an LA bookstore during the afternoon rush hour in La Canada Flintridge, CA. The driver, Marcos Costa, 43, was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular man slaughter… Read More

Doctors, Nurses Disciplined by State Agency

An article by David Wahlberg of the Wisconsin State Journal (04/09) The Violations Involve A Range Of Penalties For Infractions Cited By The State Department of Regulation And Licensing The state Department of Regulation and Licensing has disciplined… Read More

Roundabouts Being Introduced In Wisconsin

I cant get right! Look kids! Big Ben, Parliament! Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold in European Vacation Roundabout intersections arent new to Wisconsin, but to many Wisconsin drivers roundabouts may be a unique experience. Roundabouts are designed to redirect… Read More

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