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  • FDA Takes a Closer Look at Defibrillators in Wisconsin, Nationwide Though defibrillators can and do save thousands of lives a year, the FDA is concerned that the steady stream of recalls, involving hundreds of thousands of devices, indicates a serious problem. The FDA has conducted 68 recalls since January, 2005. If you believe that a faulty defibrillator caused the injury or death of a loved one there may be something you can do about it.
  • Wisconsin State Patrol will Review Fatal Kenosha County Accident The family of a Kenosha teen who lost her life during an accident with a possible drunk driver may get the justice they seek. The Wisconsin State Patrol and the Kenosha District attorney have agreed to review the case, in which the driver who hit the young girl was not charged for the deadly accident; despite admitting to drinking earlier that evening.
  • Teens in Wisconsin, Nationwide Injured, Killed While Car Surfing You teen is just that; a teen. For too many this means taking undo risks and putting themselves in harm's way for a good time; a laugh. One dangerous trend involving teens and cars is car surfing. Though riding on top of a car is not new news, think Teen Wolf, YouTube and social networking sites have brought this trend to an all time high.
  • Multiple Vehicle Accident in Vernon Hills Injures Three A multiple car accident in Vernon Hill, Illinois closed traffic for some time and sent four people to the hospital. The serious accident occurred when one car slammed into the rear end of another, forcing it to hit a third and then fourth vehicle. Emergency personnel from Lincolnshire Riverwoods, Libertyville, Lake County and Lake Forest were on the scene to help treat the injured and prevent further accidents.
  • Family of Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident Victim Searches for Answers The family of an East Troy man is asking that the public come forward and reveal the cause of a motorcycle accident that left the rider in critical condition. The accident occurred on I-43 near Moorland in New Berlin. A DOT video shows a woman getting out of her vehicle, looking at the man and then getting back in her SUV and driving away. If you have any information please contact police immediately.
  • Booster Seat Safety Improving in Wisconsin, Across Nation Booster seats have, in the past, had a spotty safety record. Safety experts too often found that the seats were hard to use and did not offer the protection they should. However, the car seat industry has been working to improve the safety and efficiency of their booster seats. In this article we will be looking at the top booster seats as rated and reviewed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
  • Erratic Driver Causes Serious, Injurious Accident in Logan Square A multi-vehicle accident in Logan Square injured nine people; seven seriously. The early morning accident is being blamed on a driver who fled the scene of an accident and crashed into a parked car, a taxi and an SUV. Police have charged the driver with failure to report an accident, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, failure to keep in a lane and negligent driving.
  • Illinois Roadside Signs Highlight Dangers of Distracted Driving When driving in Illinois after the New Year you may notice new roadside signs. The Roadside Memorial Act, signed into law earlier this year, allows family members of those killed during an accident with a distracted driver to purchase the memorials and place them near the road for two years. The placards will read, “Reckless Driving Costs Lives” and are meant to honor those killed by distracted drivers.
  • Fall Flood Run A Safe Success Though state officials in Minn. and Wis. were concerned about the Fall Flood Run motorcycle event their fears were ungrounded. Safety officials from both states launched a campaign to make both riders and driver aware of the event and of motorcycles in general. The campaign will hopefully have a lasting effect on motorists who too often are not aware of motorcycles as they drive.
  • Diet Drug Meridia Found to Increase Heart Attack Risk in Minnesota Many are calling for the FDA to take a prescription diet drug off of the market immediately. This comes after a study that found that the drug sibutramine, sold as Meridia, increases the risk of non-fatal heart attacks and strokes in people who have a history of cardiovascular disease. If you or a family member has suffered from a heart attack or stroke while taking Meridia please contact your Wisconsin pharmaceutical class action attorneys at Hupy and Abraham for your free consultation.