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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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