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Suing the Nursing Home for Improper Use of Equipment

According to the most recent statistics from the National Center for Victims of Crime, gross neglect accounted for over 15% of the more than 14,000 complaints filed with nursing home regulators. If your loved one has been injured in a nursing home due to the nursing staff's negligence or improper use of equipment, you are entitled to pursue compensation for their injuries.

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What Does “Strict Liability” Mean in a Dog Bite Case?

Unlike some states, Wisconsin doesn’t give a dog and its owner a free ride when it comes to the dog’s first biting incident. Other states implement what is known as the “first bite” or “one bite” rule, basically forgiving the dog and its owner for the first offense. Not so in Wisconsin. “Strict liability” is the rule in the Badger State.

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Can I Sue a Hotel If I Have Been Hurt on Their Property?

Slip and falls are the leading cause of accidents in hotels, public buildings, and restaurants. In Wisconsin, when you're injured in an accident on a hotel's premises or another person's property, you are well within your rights to hold the property owner responsible and seek fair compensation for your injuries.

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Paul Benson

When Is The Nursing Home Required To Call 911?

Moving a loved one into a nursing home is a difficult decision for most families. You wonder if the facility’s staff will take good care of them. What if your loved one falls and injures themselves? What if another resident or a staff member harms them?

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Wisconsin Dog Bite Law

An analysis of homeowner insurance data carried out in 2019 by the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.)found that the average cost paid out for a dog bite claim was $44,760 and rising annually. In 2019 alone, the number of dog bite claims rose almost three percent on an annual basis to 17,802.

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Paul Benson

Can I Sue a Business If I Was Hurt on Their Property?

According to the National Flooring Safety Institute (NFSI), slip and fall accidents are responsible for about one million emergency room visits annually. Getting injured during your visit to the local grocery store or supermarket can be a painful experience.

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What Training Is Required for Nursing Home Staff?

In 2019, there were 21,236 residents in Wisconsin nursing facilities. As the population ages, that number will continue to grow, as will the number of concerns families have about the safety, security, and care of loved ones living in those facilities.

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Paul Benson

Should I Sue My Friend or Neighbor for a Dog Bite?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4.5 million Americans suffer dog bites every year, or 1 in every 73 persons. Of those bitten, at least 800,000 require medical care. If you or your loved one suffers a bite by a neighbor or friend’s dog, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries.

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