Wisconsin Accident Injury & News Blog

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

Half Kids Who Died in Crashes Had Teen Drivers

Two thirds of young passengers also weren’t wearing seat belts, study says An AP article as it appeared on MSNBC.com on March 4, 2008. CHICAGO – Car crashes are the leading cause of death for tweens and teens, and a new study outlines some of the most… Read More

National Rating System for Nursing Homes to Go Online in December

By Stephen Baetge Spectrum Staff Writer A new, five-star system which helps consumers searching for a nursing home is scheduled to go online at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Nursing Home Compare Web site by the end of 2008. The… Read More

Local Law Firm Issues Friendly Challenge in Support of Gifts for Kids

WATERTOWN, WI The law firm of Pitman, Kalkhoff & Sicula S.C. is issuing a friendly challenge to all Watertown businesses to meet or beat their cash donation to the 10th Annual Gifts for Kids Christmas event on December 6, 2007, at Turner Hall. Pitman,… Read More

Sexual Assault Victim Awarded $1.2 Million

An article by Ed Treleven as it appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 7, 2003: The Jury Awarded The Teen The Money For Pain And Suffering And Punitive Damages. A Dane County jury last week awarded $1.2 million to the teenage victim of a… Read More

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