Wisconsin Accident Injury & News Blog

Settlement for Bextra and Celebrex Victims

Pfizer Inc. has agreed in principle to an $894 million settlement for heart attacks, strokes, and other damages caused by its painkillers Bextra and Celebrex According to Pfizer, the settlement will cover approximately 92 percent of the 7,000 personal… Read More

Teen Driver Safety Week

This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week and this years theme is Ride Like a Friend.  A major focus will be on teens to make better decisions such as not riding with inexperienced drivers, refraining from distracting behavior and always wearing a… Read More

First Full Week In October Is Resident Rights Week

The first full week in October marks Residents' Rights Week.  During this time we should honor all residents living in all long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, sub acute units, assisted living, board and care, and retirement communities.… Read More

Buckle Up for the Budget

Click it or ticket!  This time Wisconsin law makers may mean it. The state of Wisconsin could be given up to $20 million by the federal government for changing its seat belt law by July 1st allowing officers to stop vehicles when they suspect drivers… Read More

FDA Wants Epilepsy-Drug Warnings

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will seek to include strong warnings about suicidal behavior on the labels of 11 epilepsy drugs, according to documents posted on the agency’s Web site. The FDA will ask companies to update labels for the drugs,… Read More

"Angel of Death" in Nursing Home Just Over the Border

A Chicago suburban newspaper ran a story on a series of mysterious deaths at a McHenry County nursing home that may not be mysterious at all.  An Illinois state investigatory report claims that a nurse at Woodstock Residence in Woodstock, IL may have… Read More

Census Reports Senior Citizen Population To Double By 2050

By: Bradley Vasoli, The Bulletin (Philadelphia) A U.S. Census Bureau report yesterday said the number of citizens age 65 and older will more than double their current number from 38.7 million to 88.5 million in 2050. American residents who are 85 and… Read More

Fire Sprinklers in Nursing Homes

On August 13th, regulators issued a rule requiring fire sprinkler systems for the 2,466 nursing home facilities that dont have them fully installed.  The new rule would grant nursing homes five years to install the systems.   Prior to this rule, nursing… Read More

What Kind of Insurance Coverage Should I Have?

We hear this question a lot.  It depends upon your financial situation. In order to properly protect your assets, you should have liability coverage greater than the Wisconsin statutory minimum of $25,000.00. You may want to purchase medical payments… Read More

Elderly Man Suing County After His Ear Was Injured by Ridgewood Employee

An Article by Janine Anderson as it appeared in The Journal Times on May 23, 2008 MOUNT PLEASANT ? A man who required 19 stitches to close a wound allegedly caused when an aide at Ridgewood Care Center pulled on his ear has sued the county, seeking $50,000… Read More

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