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What Are the Leading Causes of Pedestrian Crashes?

The number of pedestrian crashes are on the rise across the nation. Two years into the pandemic, and fatalities are nearly the highest in decades. Learn more about the leading causes of pedestrian crashes, including why these numbers have surged in the last two years. At PKSD, we are committed…

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Nearly All High-Touch Surfaces in LTC Test for Fecal Contamination

A study released on Thursday revealed that over 90 percent of high-touch areas in long-term care facilities are contaminated. These areas, including handrails, equipment controls and other common surfaces, showed evidence of fecal matter and other infectious disease sources. PKSD shares more about these disturbing findings and how researchers conducted…

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Country Villa Assisted Living Facility Sued After COVID-19 Outbreak

In May 2020, Country Villa Assisted Living Facility in Pulaski, Wisconsin had an outbreak of COVID-19. During that outbreak, 10 of the residents who contracted the disease later died. Now, three of the families who lost their loved ones during this outbreak, including a husband and wife couple, are suing…

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CMS Issues Clarification of its Most Recent Visitation Guidelines

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided multiple updates and instructions to nursing homes throughout the pandemic. These updates have included requirements to help improve infection control, along with ongoing changes to visitation guidelines. PKSD shares highlights from the latest CMS update. This newest information clarifies key…

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Are Granny Cams Legal to Use in Nursing Homes?

The pandemic has put negligent nursing homes and caregivers into the limelight, and with good reason. Families, wondering how to ensure the safety of loved ones in long-term care, may look to technology for help. Surveillance cameras or other types of recording gear can help them to keep a closer…

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Who May Be Responsible for Damages in a Rideshare Collision?

If you were injured as a passenger in an Uber or Lyft, you may wonder who pays for damages in a rideshare collision. Car accident cases involving rideshare drivers can be quite complex. After a serious collision, you may have costly medical bills and other related-damages. In these types of…

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Iowa Nursing Home Accountable in Resident’s Death

Timely Mission, a nursing home in Iowa, has been held accountable for the tragic death of a resident in its care. This resident, an elderly woman, suffered multiple and repeated injuries from a staff nurse responsible for her care. The nursing home knew this nurse had a prior history of…

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Lane Change Crashes and Who May Be at Fault

When drivers travel on freeways, the risk of being involved in a high-speed collision increases. Understanding right-of-way laws for merging and changing lanes is one thing you can do to help you avoid an accident. Learn who has the right of way in Wisconsin and who may be liable when…

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Who Pays for Damages From a Rental Car Accident?

Car accidents are always stressful and complicated. When you are involved in a rental car accident, there are even more concerns to handle. Could you be held liable for the damages? What if the crash was not your fault? At PKSD, we understand your concerns, and we are here to…

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Tips on Safer Driving in Bad Winter Weather

Wisconsin and many other areas across the country experience bitterly cold winters. If you live in one of these places, you know just how dangerous the roads can be this time of year. Taking a few minutes to prepare before you get into your car can help you to stay…

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