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SUV Crashes into Home in Wausau

Posted on Monday, October 25th, 2010 at 2:52 am    

A woman was hospitalized Monday morning after her sport utility vehicle crashed into a duplex in Wausau.

According to officials with the Wausau Police Department, the crash occurred shortly before 7:30 a.m. in the 600 block of North 12th Avenue. Police say the woman lost control of her SUV, drove accross two lawns, and into the front of the home. The woman told her teenage daughter, who was also in the vehicle, that she felt ill while driving, accoridng to Wausa Police Captain Dwayne Dachel.

The SUV crashed through the home's front door and an attached garage. No one was home at the time of the accident.

The woman was trasnported by ambulance to Aspirus Wausau Hospital following the crash. Her teenage daughter sustaind minor injuries, Dachel said.

Darrin Marsh was in his home on Nicolet Street when the crash occurred and described the sound as a "loud boom."

"We hear those kind of noises on Bridge Street, but not here," Marsh said. The SUV also damaged a mailbox and porch swing in the two yards it crossed before hitting the duplex.

If you have been injured as the result of another party's reckless or negligent actions, please contact a Wausau personal injury attorney of Haubsh Habush & Rottier, S.C., by calling 800-242-2874.

Texas Woman Files Lawsuit Over Defective Hip Implant

Posted on Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 2:06 am    

A woman in Texas has filed a personal injury lawsuit against DePuy Orthopedics Inc., and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson Inc., after she was injured by an allegedly defective hip implant.

Estella M. Wahl underwent hip replacement surgery in 2007 and received a DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System. Soon after the surgery Wahl began to experience excruciating pain that hindered her ability to perform basic physical motions over three years until she underwent two revision surgeries in 2010. In August, DePuy announced a worldwide recall of the ASR XL Hip Resurfacing System and the ASR XL Modular Acetabular Cup System. Both devices include a metal-on-metal mechanism which can create debris inside the body.

Wahl's attorney, Wendy R. Fleishman, explained the lawsuit: "Mrs. Wahl's DePuy ASR implant was defective, as alleged in the complaint, it had a design flaw," Fleishman said. "Publicly available data shows that Mrs. Wahl's problems were common among patients who had been implanted with the DePuy ASR. Too many patients implatned with the DePuy ASR have experienced loosening and failures of their implant, requiring revision surgeries."

For more information on the DePuy recall, please contact a Wausau product liablity lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.

Merrill Student Killed in Wausau Car Accident

Posted on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 at 2:18 am    

A Merrill High School junior was killed in a Wausau car accident Monday night in rural Marathon County.

A Marathon County Sheriff's Department incident report says 17 year-old Benjamin Stahoski was speeding when he lost control of his vehicle shortly after 10:00 p.m. Monday. Police say the vehicle left the roadway and slammed into a utility pole on Fifth Lane south of Highway FF.

Stahoski was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident from blunt force trauma to the head, according to the Marathon County Coroner's Office.

A passenger in Stahoski's vehicle, 16 year-old Austin Graap, was transported by helicopter to Aspirus Wausau Hospital for treatment of injuries, police say. Graap was released from the hospital Tuesday and is at home recuperating.

The crash remains under investigation by the Marathon County Sheriff's Office.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim's family and friends during this difficult time.

Fisher-Price Recalls 11 Million Toys

Posted on Thursday, October 7th, 2010 at 3:39 am    

Toy manufacturer Fisher-Price, a unit of Mattel Inc., announced a recall Thursday of nearly 11 million toys in the United States and Canada.

The company voluntarily recalled various toys, some which were sold as far back as 1997. The recalled products include toddler tricycles, inflatable balls, high chairs, and Little People Wheelies. In a statement, Fisher-Price general manager Kevin Curran said the company has already redesigned some of the products to address risks. Curran said Fisher-Price goes beyond federal safety regulations and "takes additional steps to constantly gather and review feedback about how our products are doing in real homes."

The recall notice released by the Consumer Product-Safety Commission refers to a risk of "severe injury, including genital bleeding" with the defective tricycles. The commission said there have been a total of 80 reported incidents of injury.

If your child has been injured by a defective toy, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact a Wausau product liability attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.