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  • Police Officer Hit, Seriously Injured During Accident on I-43 A state trooper responding to an accident on Interstate 43 near Sheboygan County was struck by a car that slid out of control. The accident seriously injured the police officer, who was taken to St. Nicholas Hospital and then St. Vincent’s in Green Bay. The woman who hit the officer and her two child passengers were not injured in the accident.
  • Kenosha, Wis. Man Charged After Drunk Driving Accident A Kenosha, WI man has been charged with two counts of causing injury while driving drunk.
  • Serious Car Accident Alters Life of Milwaukee American Idol Constant Milwaukee was recently the site of an American Idol audition. The show aired days ago, yet many are still talking about one Wisconsin singer and his touching tribute to his fiancé. The singer, Chris Medina, dedicated his performance to his fiancé, Juliana, who was injured in a serious car accident just months shy of their wedding. Though doctors believed her brain injury was too catastrophic to survive she did, and now suffers the effects of the serious head injury she sustained.
  • Avandia Maker to Pay Over $3.4 Billion in Damages Though it may just be the tip of the iceberg for Avandia maker GlaxoSmithKline, they are currently expecting to have to pay $3.4 billion to settle class action lawsuits and other legal charges. Beginning in the summer of 2010 the drug maker has been hit with numerous product liability cases over their diabetes drug, Avandia. The drug has caused serious complications, even death. Attorneys and the drugs users hope that the drug company not only pays for damages but is held accountable for their reckless actions.
  • Winter Weather in Wausau, Wis. Causes Multi-Car Accident Though winter weather is nothing new in Wausau or across Wisconsin a recent storm caused more than 50 accidents and multiple injuries. At least 11 cars rolled over and one multi-car crash on I-39 caused multiple vehicles to slide into roadside ditches. Marathon County reported over 50 car accidents in one day. Only two inches of snow were reported to have fallen in the region.
  • Recalled A.S.R. Hip Replacements Not FDA Approved A loophole in FDA approval procedures has allowed artificial joint makers to put artificial joints, such as the DePuy A.S.R, on the market without FDA approval, trial or independent testing. Though the loophole was intended to allow manufactures to make small changes to a device to improve it, many now worry that it has allowed unapproved, defective joints to be implanted in thousands of patients in Wisconsin and across the nation. Have you been affected by a poorly made hip? You deserve justice. Contact an experienced class action attorney at Hupy and Abraham today. Together we will be heard.
  • Could Metal Hip Implants Have a Negative Neurological Impact? Re-operation and re-replacement of defective hips may not be the only hip replacement issue that implant patients are facing. Quite a few patients are finding that they are become more forgetful and suffering from other neurological issues. Could these symptoms be due to metal on metal hip implants? A recent article, along with a growing number of complaints, may point to a new side effect of certain hip implants- Cobaltism, or an excess of metal cobalt in the bloodstream and tissue.
  • Accident on I-94 Near Racine Injures One A potentially dangerous chemical spill on I-94 near Racine, WI closed the interstate for over four hours and caused at least minor injuries.
  • Recall Of Avandia, Other Prescription Drugs, A Danger In WI Should the FDA be doing more to prevent potentially dangerous drugs from entering the market? Many believe that the answer is yes.
  • Johnson & Johnson Faces Recalls, Citations & Plant Closures Johnson & Johnson is in more trouble over quality control issues. The pharmaceutical giant has faced multiple recalls due to possible dangerous contamination.