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May
4

Traffic fatalities increase in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has reported that traffic fatalities were at a five-year high last month. Car accidents resulted in 34 deaths in February, 12 more than last year. WisDOT is concerned that people are not wearing their seatbelts, which puts them at a…

Mar
10

Dangerous jobs that (almost) nobody wants

Even in a time when unemployment in the United States tops nine percent, and food stamp usage is at an all-time high, and prospects for a robust economic recovery are dim, there are jobs that are often difficult for employers to fill. Last…

Mar
6

A DOCTOR'S FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE IS OFTEN FATAL FOR PATIENTS

Last month, we wrote that the estate of a New Jersey man was awarded over $1 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Sadly, the money needed to be paid to the victim’s estate because the medical error that was the focus of the lawsuit resulted…

Feb
6

YASMIN BIRTH-CONTROL LAWSUITS SETTLE FOR $110 MILLION

In the first resolution over cases involving Yasmin birth-control pills, Bayer, Germany’s largest drug manufacturer will pay at least $110 million to settle over 500 product liability lawsuits alleging that the drug caused blood clots and wrongful death. This amounts to approximately $220,000 per case…

Nov
12

Former Leader of Milwaukee School Charged with Mail Fraud

The former executive administrator of a Milwaukee voucher school has been charged with five counts of mail fraud and one count of money laundering. If convicted, the 39-year-old man could face several years in prison for the federal charges even with the expert…

Nov
11

Milwaukee man faces three years in prison for voting illegally

A Milwaukee man has been charged earlier this month with one count of felony election fraud. In the state of Wisconsin, it is illegal for an individual serving a sentence for a felony crime to vote in any election. A felon must have…

Nov
5

Brain scans claim to identify potential criminals before they break the law

Criminal psychology researchers have long linked a mental health condition referred to as antisocial personality disorder to law-breaking behaviors. People diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder typically exhibit a chronic tendency to manipulate or abuse other people without showing what is considered a ‘normal’…

Oct
23

Experimental Treatment Helps Athlete Walk Again

Researchers reported last week that a 25-year-old Portland man who has been paralyzed from the chest down since 2006 took a few steps thanks to a revolutionary experimental treatment. The former Oregon State University baseball player sustained his spinal cord injury in a…

Oct
8

SOME CHICAGO DOCTORS MAY TREAT POOR PATIENTS DIFFERENTLY

A recent study published on the Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research website shows that low-income patients sue health care providers less often than patients of a higher economic status do. A review of litigation rates and malpractice suits among poor patients as compared…

Oct
4

ELECTRICITY AND TRUCKS SHOULD NEVER MIX

A freak accident in Central Illinois shows that truck accidents, especially truck accidents, are seldom as straightforward as they seem. A dump truck was a total loss after it burned in a freak accident. The driver, who jumped from the truck, was not…