A Wisconsin tort reform law passed two years ago made state inspection reports of nursing homes and other health care facilities inadmissible as evidence in civil and criminal cases. Proponents of the law say it lets providers discuss problems more openly, but critics argue it puts the elderly and vulnerable at risk. This woman, whose family asked that she not be identified, was a resident at a Sauk City nursing home.

Data: Nursing home inspections

Federal inspection records of Wisconsin nursing homes, September 2009 through November 2012, focusing on only those deficiencies deemed to put residents in “immediate jeopardy.” Data were compiled by ProPublica.

Graphics: Changes in Dairyland

May 26, 2010

Back to the story: “Wisconsin dairy farms are growing — along with their Hispanic work forces,” by Jacob Kushner, Part 5 of the Center’s Dairyland Diversity project

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