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Report: During pandemic, Wisconsin hospital sought $3 million from patients in medical debt litigation

By Jenny Deam, ProPublica This story was originally published by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive ProPublica’s biggest stories as soon as they’re published. WISCONSIN- Last year as COVID-19 laid siege to the nation, many U.S. hospitals dramatically reduced their aggressive tactics to collect medical debt. Some ceased […]

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Man Seriously Injured In Motorcycle Accident

TOWN OF BURLINGTON – A 39-year-old Waterford man was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in the 7700 block of Fish Hatchery Road here Saturday evening, according to the Racine County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies responded to the single-vehicle accident about 7:10 p.m. Saturday. They found the motorcyclist laying on the ground unconscious but breathing. He […]

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Hometown Hero: Tiah Lee

There’s no denying that Tiah Lee’s love for helping others was sparked by healthcare workers. This week’s Racine County Eye Hometown Hero follows in the footsteps of a family who have also worked in the medical field. Tiah Lee is currently working as a nurse at Froedtert South Hospital on the Medical Surgical/Telemetry Floor. Since […]

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Caledonia Man Killed in Wednesday Traffic Accident

CALEDONIA – A 63-year-old Caledonia man was killed in a multi-vehicle accident on Highway 32 and Botting Road here Wednesday. The Caledonia Police Department reported that police and fire rescue units were dispatched about 12:17 p.m. to a crash involving four vehicles. According to a preliminary investigation, a southbound Chevrolet Colorado on Highway 32 crossed […]

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Caledonia Man Seriously Injured in Car-Pedestrian Accident

CALEDONIA – A 54-year-old Caledonia man was seriously injured after being struck twice by vehicles at Six Mile Road near Beechnut Drive here Wednesday. The Caledonia Police Department (CPD) responded to the reported accident about 6:32 p.m. Police investigators learned that the man was walking westbound on the north side of Six Mile Road when […]

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A Wisconsin hospital promised to stop suing most patients during the pandemic. Then it filed 200 lawsuits.

By Bram Sable-SmithWisconsin Watch/WPR Alysa Gummow didn’t know what to think in October when the letters from bankruptcy law firms arrived in the mail. She had filed for bankruptcy in 2017 to restructure nearly $50,000 in debt — mostly stemming from a hip surgery two years earlier. But that was resolved. Why was she getting […]

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‘I just kind of panicked’: Patients confused as hospitals file liens to recoup costs of treating injured uninsured

By Bram Sable-SmithWisconsin Watch/WPR Maneisha Gaston was driving west on Milwaukee’s Brown Street with her 15-year-old son when another driver blew through a stop sign, crashed into the passenger side of her car and fled the scene. “The whole door was crushed like a piece of paper,” Gaston recalled of the October incident. Gaston, 43, […]

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Racine County Sheriff’s Department responds to crashes

Deputies with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department had a busy Thursday evening and Friday morning after they responded to two crashes. One resulted in a man being seriously injured. The other person suffered non-life threatening injuries. Motorcyclist hospitalized after crashing into ditch RAYMOND – A motorcyclist suffered severe injuries in a single-vehicle crash Thursday night […]

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Rick Jackson Jr. Loved Coaching All Sports

My best friend and husband, Richard A. “Rick” Jackson Jr., 73 passed away on Wednesday at our home surrounded by me, our sons, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, 2 dogs Cougar/Blanco, and our grand puppy Link following a courageous battle with 4th Stage Glioblastoma Brain Cancer. Rick graduated from St. Catherine’s High School “Class of 1963”, where he […]