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3 Pieces of Equipment That Can Prevent a Bicycle Accident or Injury

by Keith Adkins | April 17th, 2014

Cycling can be an excellent way to get from one place to another while enjoying the outdoors and staying fit; however, the activity comes with certain inherent risks of riders being involved in motor vehicle accidents. It’s up to both cyclists and motorists alike to work with one another to help prevent these accidents, which [...]

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$9 Billion Actos Verdict

by hef | April 14th, 2014

In June 2011, the FDA revealed that use of the diabetes medication Actos for more than one year was linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer. This risk pertains not just to Actos, but any medication that contains pioglitazone, such as Actos, Actoplus Met, Actoplus Met XR, and Duetact. In early April 2014, a [...]

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2 Things to Do if You’re Affected by the GM Ignition Switch Recall

by Keith Adkins | April 10th, 2014

Picture yourself casually driving down the road, when your vehicle suddenly shuts off. You lose control of the steering and try to apply the brakes, but nothing happens. Your car then veers and crashes. No airbags deploy though, because the vehicle wasn’t running when the accident occurred. This is a scenario hundreds of drivers have [...]

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Dietary Supplements and the Risk of Drug Injury

by Keith Adkins | April 3rd, 2014

April 3, 2014 Prescription and over-the-counter medications in the United States must undergo a rigorous approval process before they can be brought to market; however, dietary supplements fall into neither of those categories under the law, allowing many adulterated products to be sold to consumers. Too often, these products lead to users suffering a serious [...]

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2014 Tour De Cure Kickoff Ride and Party

by Keith Adkins | March 27th, 2014

March 27, 2014 Diabetes is a disease that affects roughly 10 percent of the population in the United States today. Finding a cure to the disease is a cause that is near and dear to the hearts of the North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers with HensonFuerst, which is why the firm has banded together to [...]

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Risks of Hospital-Acquired Infections

by hef | March 27th, 2014

We trust that when we go to the hospital, we’ll get cured and sent home good as new… or at least not sicker than when we went in. According to a new study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, each year nearly 650,000 hospital patients get a serious infection during their stay [...]

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iPad Helps Diagnose Concussions

by hef | March 25th, 2014

If you think that iPads are just entertainment devices, you should read about St. Edward High School in Ohio athletic trainer Jason Cruickshank. He uses an iPad to help diagnose his student athlete concussions. Using the tablet with the C3 Logix concussion app, the coach has a baseline measure of all his athletes’ cognitive function, balance, [...]

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NC State Regulators and Duke Energy Worki Together to Reduce Pollution Penalties

by Keith Adkins | March 20th, 2014

March 20, 2014 Last month, a pipe beneath a coal ash retention pond owned by Duke Energy burst, causing an estimated 39,000 tons of coal ash combined with 27 million gallons of contaminated water into the Dan River. The pollution puts citizens in Virginia and North Carolina at risk of potential Toxic Exposure from dangerous [...]

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North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers Giving Back to The Community

by Keith Adkins | March 13th, 2014

March 13, 2014 The North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers with HensonFuerst have been extremely busy lately, working to raise awareness about several causes that are close to our hearts. This past Saturday, one of the firm’s attorneys, Thomas Henson, participated in the 2014 Ride For The Rock, which was hosted by the Brain Injury Association [...]

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Video Series Shows Struggles That Follow a Car Accident Injury

by Keith Adkins | March 6th, 2014

March 6, 2014 Unless you or a close loved one have been injured in a serious car accident, you likely have little idea of the daily struggles victims of such accidents face. It’s more than just dealing with medical bills and insurance. There is often stress and tension amongst family members, which is only compounded [...]

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