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2 Ways North Carolina Sexual Abuse Victims Can Hold Their Attackers Accountable

by Keith Adkins | August 14th, 2014

Sexual abuse is a very real problem in North Carolina. In fact, statistics show that in 2011 there were 5,105 cases of North Carolina sexual abuse investigated by state agencies. The case of a former Gaston County wrestling coach who was recently convicted of inappropriate sexual contact with his athletes has brought the spotlight to the [...]

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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Victims Still Fighting for Compensation

by Keith Adkins | August 7th, 2014

The men and women who serve in the United States military sacrifice everything for our country, yet our own government is responsible for poisoning thousands of service members and their families by allowing pollution to occur on military bases across the country. One of the most serious and documented cases of toxic exposure caused by [...]

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Study Finds Number of Hospital Errors Are Increasing

by Keith Adkins | July 31st, 2014

It’s no secret or surprise that mistakes are made in hospitals and doctor’s offices everyday, but one study is showing these errors may be occurring at a rate that is much higher than previously believed. In fact, researchers showed as many as 400,000 hospital errors may occur in the United States each year. The study—which [...]

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How a Statute of Limitations Can Effect Your Medical Malpractice Claim

by Keith Adkins | July 24th, 2014

When a person is harmed while under a physician’s care, they may be entitled to seek compensation. It’s important for these victims to remember that there may be a statute of limitations on the time frame in which such claims must be made though. A statute of limitations is simply a law that restricts the [...]

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2 Ways Sports-Related Brain Injury Numbers Are Being Reduced

by Keith Adkins | July 17th, 2014

More information is available than ever before about the dangers of a sports-related brain injury. Despite this fact, high school athletes continue to suffer devastating blows to the head—especially when playing football. In fact, experts estimate as many as 75,000 emergency room visits per year are directly associated with football-related head injuries. These numbers leave [...]

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Organizations Working To Reduce North Carolina Bicycle Accidents

by Keith Adkins | July 10th, 2014

The warm weather of summer combined with schools being out of session for vacation means more bicycles are on the road in North Carolina. Unfortunately, this higher volume of cyclists also means a potential increase in the number of North Carolina bicycle accidents that are recorded. In fact, the North Carolina Department of Transportation reports [...]

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4 Ways to Prevent a North Carolina Car Accident While Traveling

by Keith Adkins | July 3rd, 2014

With the celebration of our nation’s independence looming and a hurricane preparing to hit the coast, many North Carolinians are planning to travel for vacation this weekend. In fact, estimates say that more than 1 million people from our state will hit the road, which according to WRAL News is the highest number of 4th [...]

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HensonFuerst Hosts Bike Night To Spread The Message of Motorcycle Safety

by Keith Adkins | June 26th, 2014

Riding motorcycles is a hobby that has a passionate and dedicated following. Most riders will tell you though that the camaraderie bikers share with one another comes second only to motorcycle safety. To help spread this message, the attorneys with HensonFuerst Injury Lawyers recently held a bike night at the Harley-Davidson dealership in Rocky Mount, [...]

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Experts Create New Guidelines To Protect Patients From Drug Injuries

by Keith Adkins | June 19th, 2014

The medications that are available to Americans today can be beneficial in the treatment of numerous conditions. Sometimes these drugs can cause patients serious harm though, and one of the most common adverse effects that is seen is a drug induced liver injury. The liver can easily be damaged by medications because the organ is [...]

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Camp LeJeune Toxic Water Lawsuit Continues Through The Courts

by Keith Adkins | June 12th, 2014

When a community’s water source is fouled, the results can be devastating. Just look at the situation many of the U.S. Marines and their families who have been stationed at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune have faced. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted an investigation of toxic exposure due to contaminated water at the [...]

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