Brain Injury Victims Likely To Be Re-Hospitalized

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Research shows that patients in Wisconsin with traumatic brain injuries may be more likely to be re-hospitalized than people with other kinds of injuries. According to the study conducted by the Brain Injury Association of America, 20 percent of individuals with traumatic brain injuries are re-hospitalized for both elective and non-elective reasons. The study looked […]

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Oregon Woman Dies After Hospital Administers Wrong Medication

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Residents of Wisconsin may have heard about a mistake at an Oregon hospital that resulted in the death of a 65-year-old woman. She was given a paralyzing agent instead of the anti-seizure medicine she was supposed to take, and the switch-up caused her to suffer from brain damage and cardiac arrest. A representative from the […]

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Statistical Facts Regarding Uninsured Motorists

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

In regards to the number of uninsured motorists in 2012, the state of Wisconsin ranked 25 in the country with 11.7 of its motorists being uninsured, according to a report by the Insurance Information Institute. The state of Massachusetts carried the fewest amount of uninsured motorists, and Oklahoma carried the highest amount at 26 percent. […]

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Wisconsin Man Seriously Injured By Drunk Driver

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

The Marathon County Sheriff’s Department reported that a drunk driver struck and seriously injured a 39-year-old man on Nov. 7. The accident happened on Highway K around 6 p.m. According to authorities, the victim, who is a Wausau resident, was directing traffic around a prior accident involving a car and a hay trailer when a […]

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Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Brain injuries can be particularly devastating for families. If brain function is limited due to damage, then quality of life can fall drastically. There are two basic types of traumatic brain injury: closed and penetrating. With penetrating injuries, a foreign object enters the brain. One example would be a bullet going through the skull and […]

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Facts On Traumatic Brain Injuries In Wisconsin

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

A traumatic brain injury may result from a variety of causes. The aftermath of brain trauma may include permanent disability or a prolonged coma. The medical expenses, therapy, rehabilitation and long-term care needed to care for a person with brain damage can be considerable. These traumas are a major cause of death and disability in […]

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How Many Injuries Occur From Drunk Driving Accidents?

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Alcohol-related crash injuries in Wisconsin have steadily declined since 1979, but deaths due to drunk-driving accidents have remained relatively stable since 1982, according to statistics. The state saw an all-time high in drunk driving fatalities and injuries in 1979. As laws became stricter and enforcement increased, the overall numbers dropped, but they are still problematic […]

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Surgical Sponges Harm Patients When Surgeons Leave Them Inside

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Though surgical tools like sponges are useful and help the surgeon perform operations, they are not supposed to be left in the patient’s body. When surgeons sew up patients with a sponge still inside, the patient can sustain internal injuries. They will likely need more surgery to remove the sponge, and they might die from […]

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Distracted Drivers Often Harm Children In School Zones

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Distracted driving has become an epidemic in the United States. Unable or unwilling to focus their attention on the road, too many people choose to use their cellphone or other electronic devices while driving. Others believe, despite all evidence to the contrary, that eating or putting on makeup behind the wheel are safe and won’t […]

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Are Wisconsin Drivers Required To Have Insurance In Case Of Crash?

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Drivers in many states are legally required to have car insurance. Wisconsin is among those states. The law says that motorists must carry auto insurance, except in limited cases where another form of security like a surety bond or personal funds can be substituted. According to the state Commissioner of Insurance, for policies issued or […]

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