Wisconsin Accident Injury & News Blog

Wisconsin Pistachio Nut Recall

The Georgia Nut Company has recalled bulk wholesale and retail products containing shelled pistachio nuts because they may be tainted with Salmonella. The recall effects two Milwaukee-area stores, Not Just Nuts in Wauwatosa and Georgia Nuts Chocolate… Read More

Scamming the Elderly

The Wisconsin State Journal recently published an article unveiling a scam designed to target the elderly at this time of year. Apparently, scam artists are using Spring Break as a means to Scam-a-Grandma. Scam artists pose as grandchildren in need of… Read More

Car Accident Victim Awarded $275,000 Verdict

Attorney Rich Kalkhoff won a $275,000 verdict on behalf of a Wauwatosa man who was injured in a Milwaukee County auto accident in July of 2005. Joe Cerniglia, 39, stopped at the traffic light at N. 68th Street and W. Bluemound Road in Wauwatosa. While… Read More

Motorcycle Accidents

The recent death of 58-year-old Leroy Hood from Waukesha marked one of the first Wisconsin motorcycle deaths of 2009. His motorcycle accident and subsequent death is a sobering reminder of how careful motorcycle riders must be while enjoying their hobby. Past… Read More

Improving Nursing Home Care

An article written by Geriatric experts at the University of Rochester Medical Center addresses concerns in the quality of long-term care currently being provided. The article, entitled Nursing Home Physician Specialists: A Response to the Workforce Crisis… Read More

Lawsuit Alleges Johnson & Johnson Marketed Risperdal Off-Label

Three former salespeople say Johnson & Johnsons Janssen Pharmaceutica unit encouraged sales representatives to promote its anti-psychotic Risperdal for uses not approved by the FDA. PKSD is a Milwaukee personal injury law firm handling drug injury cases… Read More

Broken Bones in Elderly Women

A University of Washington-Seattle study published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery found that elderly women who suffer a broken upper arm are five times more likely than normal to break a hip within a year after the arm fracture. There is evidence… Read More

Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against State Mental Health Institute

An article by Kevin Murphy for the Northwestern (03/09) MADISON A 15-year-old-girl choked to death in 2006 on food she wasn't supposed to be given while a patient at the Winnebago Mental Health Institution, according to a wrongful death lawsuit brought… Read More

Traumatic Brain Injury Month

March is Brain Injury Month. Approximately 1.4 million people will suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) this year, resulting in 50,000 deaths. The four most common causes of a traumatic brain injury are falls, motor vehicle-traffic crashes, instances… Read More

Chemical Restraints Used in California Nursing Home

Nursing home residents at Lake Isabella nursing home in Bakersfield, California, are being over-prescribed drugs that may have life-threatening side effects for the elderly. The anti-psychotic drugs Zyprexa, Resperidol, and Seroquel were being given… Read More

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