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October 2013 Archives

Alarming healthcare facts

Wisconsin residents who seek medical attention could end worse off than they started. Individuals may be concerned to hear about how rampant waste is in the medical industry, how many people die as a result of medical malpractice and how frequently those mistakes are made. One of the reasons for the incredible cost of seeing a doctor or undergoing a medical procedure may be due to how much money is misused. According to a 2011 Institute of Medicine study, $765 billion is wasted on things like unnecessary treatments and fraud.

Attorney Risseeuw Chairs Big Brothers Big Sisters Casino Night

Attorney Amy Risseeuw is on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the chair of their 2nd Annual Viva Las Vegas Shining Bright for Youth Casino Night fundraiser. The fundraiser will take place an Friday, November 8, 2013, from 7:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m. at Waverly Beach in Menasha.

Dressing for Court

As I walked through the lobby of the courthouse a few weeks ago, I saw many people wearing jeans and sneakers, shorts and flip-flops and ill-fitting athletic gear. Dressing in everyday, casual attire to a hearing or trial shows a lack of respect for the court. Judges and Court Commissioners have the power to make decisions that could have a significant impact on your future. Making the right impression can be crucial to your case. Here are a few tips to review before choosing your courtroom attire:

Letting patient wander and die in hospital medical malpractice?

Appleton, Wisconsin residents may have been among those following the story of a 57-year-old woman who checked into a San Francisco hospital for a bladder infection and then vanished. The woman's body was found after 18 days in a little-used stairwell at the hospital, which left her family and friends angrily wondering if negligence tantamount to medical malpractice was to blame in her death.

Former Infosys Employees Allege Discrimination Against U.S. Workers, Join Class Action Lawsuit

The attorney-author and co-counsel filed a federal class action lawsuit against Infosys Limited Inc. ("Infosys"), filed on behalf of a proposed class of job applicants denied employment by Infosys. That original lawsuit alleged Infosys' hiring policies and conduct discriminate against workers of American or non-South Asian national origin, in violation of Title VII law.

Attorney Avi Berk Makes Donation to Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame

Peterson, Berk & Cross attorney, Avi Berk, was pleased to make a donation to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame yesterday. In 1967 Attorney Berk attended the infamous Ice Bowl game as a band member, and took some bunting home with him as a souvenir. To see coverage of Attorney Berk's donation, you can visit the Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. Facebook fan page.

ASA disagrees with proposed change to VA guidelines

Veterans in Wisconsin might be interested to hear that the American Society of Anesthesiologists is against a proposed changed to the Veterans Health Administration guidelines. They are calling the new draft ill-conceived and state that it would jeopardize patient safety.

Overuse of cardiac stents implicated in deaths nationwide

A disturbing trend in cardiac medicine affects many people nationwide, including those in Wisconsin. Inserting stents into stable patients has become common, yet stents, while undoubtedly lifesaving in the case of heart attacks, may, in fact, be harmful to many patients. Bloomberg News reports that cardiac stents were associated with 773 deaths in 2012, a number that is 71 percent higher than it was in 2008.

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