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  • 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.
  • Hip Replacement Recalls Affect Wisconsin Though recall news involving any drug or device can be upsetting, when the recall involves a hip joint the prospect is downright frightening.
  • Drunk Driving Accident Ends in Jail Time for Wisconsin Man A man accused of drunk driving and injuring two has been sentenced in Sauk County Circuit Court. The drunken driver, of Prairie du Sac, pled no contest to charges stemming from an accident that injured another driver and a passenger. The driver has been sentenced to four months in jail and has been ordered to pay $1700 in fines and fees.
  • Drug Use Alarmingly High in Wisconsin Car Crashes Though it is no surprise that driving while under the influence of drugs is dangerous, the NHTSA has recently released a report showing that one-third of all drug tests on drivers killed in a motor vehicle accident came back positive for drugs. This number is alarming and the affects of drugs and driving are felt in Wisconsin and across the nation. Wisconsin is one of only 17 states that has a law that addresses dug use in drivers.
  • Wisconsin Teens Face Multiple Charges After Accident With “Deer” Several Wisconsin teens received minor injuries when the SUV one boy was driving swerved and flipped. The boys moved the SUV and told police that the accident occurred when the driver attempted to miss hitting a deer. However, police quickly realized that the teens were not telling the truth. Charges against the driver and his passengers range from driving too fast for conditions to obstruction of justice.
  • In Wisconsin and Nationwide Auto Accidents Leading Cause of Child Deat According to a recent report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, auto crashes are the leading cause of death among children ages 3 to 14. This is a startling fact, but one that as Milwaukee accident attorneys we know to be true. Please read on to learn more about the statistics involved in the study and to learn more about preventing childhood injury and death through proper car seat and booster seat use.
  • Thanksgiving DUI Checkpoints in Milwaukee County and across Wisconsin Many consider Thanksgiving weekend the beginning of the holiday season. As such, we tend to begin the celebration with a toast or two. However, police departments across Milwaukee County and across Wisconsin are out in force in an attempt to deter drivers from drinking and driving. DUI task forces will be out starting today, November 24th and will continue through the long weekend.
  • Wisconsin Affected by Massive Infusion Pump Recalls The FDA has recently announced a rash of recalls over medical devices. The latest, a serious class 1 recall, involves the Sigma Spectrum Infusion Pump. This pump, and others like it, have been responsible for over 700 deaths and innumerable injuries over the past five years. If you have lost a loved one after an infusion pump failure you are not alone. Contact your Milwaukee, Wis. class action attorney at Hupy and Abraham today. Together we will be heard
  • 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.