The New York Times recently wrote a good piece about a lawsuit currently taking place in Wisconsin. The elderly nursing home resident died by asphyxiation. He was found with his neck caught between his mattress or bed frame and the bedrail.
The federal government and the State of Wisconsin have both warned of the danger of bedrails at nursing homes and the elderly.
The article has an interesting quote:
“Rails decrease your risk of falling by 10 to 15 percent, but they increase the risk of injury by about 20 percent because they change the geometry of the fall,” he explained in an interview. Confused or demented patients who try to climb over the rails, instead of falling from a lower level and landing on their knees or legs, are apt to fall farther and strike their heads.
If your or someone you know has suffered an injury at a nursing home be sure to research and interview the attorneys you intend to hire. Feel free to contact me for any help you may need.
It’s official. September is Juror Appreciation Month in Wisconsin. In every case I litigate before a jury I start out thanking them and end thanking them. Being on a jury is a civic responsibility (I think it would be kind of fun too but maybe that is just me). Even though it is our duty as citizens I’m always very thankful for jurors who take their job seriously. I can honestly say that it was a pleasure to “work” with every one of my juries.
If you currently or have been a juror in any County in Wisconsin remember that there are a lot of attorneys out here that are very thankful for your service. If you haven’t been selected for service yet don’t worry I’m sure your time will come. Once it does, enjoy it. It’s our civil justice system in action.
Jon Groth is a Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorney handling cases throughout Wisconsin and most recently in Beloit, Sheboygan, Wauwatosa and Slinger.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Wisconsin has 10 confirmed cases of salmonella poisoning. The cause is likely tomatoes.
With the long weekend coming up and our love of hamburgers be careful what you eat.
Remember cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes and those sold with the vine attached are not part of the recall.