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July 2014 Archives

Wisconsin law limits medical-related wrongful death claims

Wisconsin law has some limitations on who can file a wrongful death claim in a medical malpractice case. The law requires that families who lose an adult loved one to what might be medical malpractice can only bring a lawsuit if the person who passed away as a result of the alleged wrongful death leaves behind a spouse or minor children.

Police investigate car accident that involves toy gun

Wisconsin residents know that there are many causes of car accidents, and distracted driving is one of them. Most people would never think of a distraction coming from another car, wherein a young boy is holding a gun. However, that situation did occur when an 11-year-old Wisconsin boy pointed a pellet gun out of the window of the car he was riding in.

Man hit and killed by semi in Wisconsin

A man had parked his vehicle on Wisconsin 29, sitting on the side of the roadway right around 8:40 a.m. He was sitting near the westbound lanes of the highway. His vehicle was struck, and he was killed when a semi that was coming down the road in the right-hand lane smashed into his parked vehicle.

Diagnosis of a Herniated Disc

Diagnosis of a herniated disc is made after an injured worker presents with neck or low back and arm or leg pain symptoms.  Insurance companies routinely deny that a herniated disc is work-related.  Diagnosis is an important step in proving that a herniated disc is work-related.

Contracts may waive some workers' compensation protection

Under workers' compensation laws in Wisconsin, both workers and employers are protected in a number of situations. In cases where a worker is injured on a job that involves multiple hiring and contracting companies, agreements signed by entities involved can have an impact on how workers' compensation claims are paid.

What Causes a Herniated Disc?

What causes a herniated disc is a question worker's compensation clients have when facing surgery or light duty work restrictions.  Intervertebral discs are jelly doughnut-like shock absorbers between the vertebrae bones that form our spinal column.  A bulging disc occurs when the nucleus pulposus (jelly) in the center of the disc pushes out of its normal space and into the annulus fibrosus (dough). The nucleus presses against the annulus causing the disc to bulge outward. Sometimes the nucleus pushes completely through the annulus and squeezes out of the disc, a herniation.

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