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Teens Face Nursing Home Abuse Charges

Posted on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 at 10:12 am    

ALBERT LEA, Wis. – Six teens are facing a range of criminal charges after being accused of abusing disabled and elderly residents at an Albert Lea Minnesota nursing home.

An 18-year-old and 19-year old are being charged as adults.  The four other former employees are considered juveniles.

The Department of Health released a report in August detailing the abuse of 15 residents.  A investigation by police revealed multiple incidents of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse of residents in the teens care.

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If you suspect your loved on has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact the Wausau nursing home abuse lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800.248.0171 today.

Waste Removal in Iraq has Some Soldiers Worried

Posted on Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 at 6:12 am    

In the U.S. Balad Air Force Base in Iraq, for four years waste was removed in potentially unhealthy, hazardous ways. A burn pit burned continually, and soldier simply threw their waste into it, whatever that waste was. In fact some soldiers believe that human body parts were thrown into the burn pit as well. As a result, potentially toxic fumes were constantly being emitted, fumes that soldiers were exposed to.

Many soldiers have had symptoms that have led them to believe that the burn pit was injurious to their health. Some had constant cough, chest irritation, and phlegm. Some developed spots. Others found that their fitness worsened. Many U.S. bases in Iraq, and all bases in Afghanistan, still have burn pits instead of the safer incinerators.

The company that operated the burn in Balad Air Force Base is being sued.

If you have or someone you know has been suffered because of negligence or unsafe conditions, contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® Call them at 715-387-4242 or 800-248-0171. If you prefer, send them a message from their website.

Man Escapes Serious Injury in Furnace Explosion

Posted on Thursday, December 4th, 2008 at 3:12 am    

An Illinois car repair garage owner is in one piece after an explosion of his furnace in his garage.

The man used a furnace powered by used oil from customers’ cars for heat in his garage. The man, one day, was adding oil to the tank when he noticed that he had spilled some on the side of the tank. When he reached down to wipe it off of the side of the furnace, the entire thing blew up. Firefighters soon arrived and found the man in one piece although somewhat worse for the wear. 

The man thinks that when he touched the side of the furnace, he transferred static electricity to the metal furnace. This caused the spark to ignite the oil in the reservoir causing the entire thing to explode.  The man is fortunate only to have suffered some burns to his hands.

If you have been burned or injured due to a faulty furnace, contact the Wausau products liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-248-0171 to discuss your case and to determine your legal options.

Fairbanks, Alaska Man Dies in Snowmobile Accident

Posted on Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 at 8:11 am    

A Fairbanks, Alaska man died in a snowmobile accident when his snowmobile rolled off of a road.

The driver, a 20 year old who had been out with friends, was found unconscious and bleeding on the side of the trail. He suffered a head injury in the accident and was not wearing a helmet. In addition, state troopers say that the driver and his friends had been drinking alcohol prior to their drive. Alcohol seems to have played a role in the accident.

The snowmobile hit a snow berm and went airborne. It then crashed through a traffic sign. The driver was injured on the landing.

Taxi Driver Assaulted

Posted on Friday, November 7th, 2008 at 2:11 am    

A Seattle-area taxi driver was assaulted by a drunken man this week. Authorities are looking into it as a possible hate crime. 

The passenger of the cab repeatedly punched the driver in the back of the head while complaining that the driver was an immigrant from a North African Muslim country. The punching continued until police were called and arrived on the scene. The drunken man was booked into a Seattle jail. 

A little over a year ago, a different cab driver suffered from a concussion after his passenger assaulted him for being an “Iraqi terrorist.” It turns out, the driver was not only not Iraqi but also was not even Muslim. This man was sentenced to 9 months in jail and community service.

If you have been the victim of a hate crime, contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-248-0171 to discuss your case and to determine your legal options.

Mock DUI Accident Shows Soldiers the Dangers of Drunk Driving

Posted on Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 at 1:10 am    

A Colorado military base held  mock DUI accident designed to “scare” the troops located on the base into not drinking and driving. The exercise was designed to show everyone that drunk driving can kill.

The mock accident involved a car travelling at a high rate of speed with a drunk driver who then hits a different car filled with three troops. To stage the accident, the base brought in firefighters, police officers, the jaws of life, a flight for life helicopter, and an ambulance. The scene was complete with fake blood, screams, and even the “death” of one of the troops.

In addition to the “death,” the drunk driver of the other vehicle was given a sobriety test. The entire exercise was part of Red Ribbon Week, a national program designed to increase awareness of drunk driving and an attempt to put an end to the practice.

If you have been the victim in an accident involving a real drunk driver, contact the Wausau drunk driving accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-248-0171 to discuss your case and to determine your legal options.

Bear Causes Car Accident

Posted on Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 at 2:10 am    

Two people were injured in Wisconsin when their car rolled multiple times. The passenger in the car was taken to the hospital where she is in critical condition.

The car was travelling along Highway 51 in the Township of Birch when the driver, a 64 year old man from Illinois, noticed a bear in the road. to avoid the bear, the driver swerved. He hit the median and the car rolled multiple times. When the car rolled, the passenger was thrown from the car.

The driver was treated at the hospital and held overnight. He was released the next morning.

If you have been injured in a car accident, contact the Wausau car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-248-0171 to discuss your situation.

Wisconsin Band Suspended for Hazing

Posted on Monday, October 6th, 2008 at 7:10 am    

The University of Wisconsin’s band has been suspended from football games following allegations of sexual misconduct, alcohol abuse, and hazing. It is not yet known what exactly the band did but this is not the first time it has been made public knowledge that the band is up to something.

Due to the allegations, an investigation is being conducted. The band will not perform at any football games until the investigation has been completed. So far they have missed a trip to Ohio State. 

The school has not yet defined that misconduct was the cause of the band director banning the band. The school also would not say if the misconduct occurred during the school’s trip to Michigan.

If you have been a victim of hazing, contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-248-0171 to discuss your case.

Australian Prosecutor Calls for Manslaughter Charges

Posted on Monday, September 29th, 2008 at 1:09 am    

An Australian prosecutor is recommending that a man tied to the death of a 42 year old be charged with manslaughter. The woman was found dead and naked from an overdose of a “date rape” drug in the man’s cabin during a South Pacific cruise. The prosecutor is also recommending that two other men who were sharing the cabin be charged with perverting the course of justice.

The mother of three died aboard the P&O cruiseliner Pacific Sky in 2002. Her death was later tied to her ingestion of a cocktail of alcohol and the illicit date rape drug “fantasy.” During an investigation, eight men of interest were identified. Four them them shared the cabin where the woman died.

Ultimately, charges will be filed by the police. The police typically go along with what the prosecutors recommend.

Family Files Lawsuit Against Crocs

Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 at 2:09 am    

The family of a boy injured at Atlanta’s major airport has filed a lawsuit against Crocs for the injuries caused by the escalator when the boy’s foot became trapped in the escalator.

The suit is seeking $2 million in damages for the injuries and permanent damage done to the boy’s foot. It also alleges that Crocs has been aware of the dangers to children since 2005. In the past, Crocs has blamed the injuries on faulty escalators and a lack of safety. No comment from the company on this lawsuit yet.

The injury was suffered in July when the boy was using an escalator in the airport. He is one of numerous children that have been injured by escalators while wearing Crocs.

If you have been injured due to a defective product or faulty escalator, contact the Wausau defective product attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-248-0171 to discuss your case and to determine your legal options.

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