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March 2013 Archives

Wisconsin car crash results in injuries to both drivers

In Mukwa, Wis., two drivers were rushed to the hospital after their cars collided on Wisconsin Highway 54. The Waupaca County Sheriff's Department reports that a 51-year-old woman was exiting a private driveway and attempting to cross the highway when she lost control of her SUV. The accident occurred when a 66-year-old man traveling eastbound on the highway swerved to attempt to avoid colliding with the SUV. However, his vehicle ultimately collided with the driver's side of the SUV, which ejected the woman from her vehicle.

Todd and Troy Merryfield, Clients of Attorney John Peterson, Reach Settlement With Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay

Todd and Troy Merryfield, clients of attorney John Peterson, recently reached a settlement in their civil lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay. The settlement was discussed in this Post Crescent article.

Attorney Debra DeLeers Chairing American Heart Association Go Red for Women Event

Attorney Debra A. DeLeers is chairing the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Event, which will take place on May 1, 2013 at the Oneida Country Club. The Go Red for Women event is celebrating its 10th year of raising women's awareness about the risks of heart disease.

"More is better" mindset may result in unnecessary testing

With more than 135 tests and procedures that are possibly overused by doctors, the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation has launched a "Choosing Wisely" initiative designed to cut down on unnecessary or ineffective interventions. Unnecessary testing can lead to medical malpractice cases and can result in negative outcomes for Wisconsin patients.The initiative began by identifying 45 tests, procedures and other interventions that may be unnecessary or even dangerous and are routinely used by doctors. One reason doctors may order these tests is pressure from patients and groups who mistakenly believe that if a doctor denies a procedure, he or she is providing substandard care.

Two-car accident sends two people to the hospital

On Feb. 28, a two-vehicle accident in Whitefish Bay resulted in two adults being transported to a local hospital with injuries. The auto accident took place during the afternoon near the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Birch Avenue. According to a Whitefish Bay police sergeant, the incident occurred when a vehicle traveling north on Santa Monica did not yield to a vehicle traveling southbound in the oncoming lane as it was turning onto Birch. This caused the vehicle that was traveling southbound to hit a tree on a residential property. Both drivers sustained injuries that required treatment at a local hospital, but the injuries were reported to be life-threatening.

Inclement weather leads to one fatality and 26-vehicle crash

On Feb. 19, ice, snow and gusting winds led to poor driving conditions and scores of accidents, including a 26-vehicle crash, in Winnebago County. Most of the auto accidents involved only minor injuries, but one of them resulted in a fatality. In that early morning crash on State 26 in Nekimi, a box truck driver headed north lost control and struck a sedan traveling south. The sedan driver died at the scene, and the truck driver reported no injuries.The local sheriff's lieutenant cited snow blowing off the nearby lake as the most likely cause for the 26-car pileup, which occurred on U.S. 41 north at the Lake Butte des Morts bridge. Three individuals involved in the accident were taken by rescue workers to the hospital. None of them suffered life-threatening injuries.

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