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Contaminated Water Prompts Safety Warnings From North Carolina Officials

by Keith Adkins | April 23rd, 2015

Duke Energy remains under public scrutiny after tests showed that private wells of hundreds of landowners with property near the site of a massive coal ash spill were contaminated with toxic heavy metals. Reports indicate the contaminated water sources contained unsafe levels of iron, lead, magnesium, arsenic, and vanadium. Following last year’s spill, legislators passed [...]

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Bill Proposes Funding for Research of Toxic Exposure in Soldiers

by Keith Adkins | April 16th, 2015

Being in the military is a dangerous job, but one of the greatest risks can be unseen—service members are sometimes exposed to highly toxic chemicals during their time in the military. Cases of toxic exposure date back for decades. Soldiers who served during the Vietnam War were sometimes covered in the deadly defoliant Agent Orange. [...]

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The Importance of Determining the Value of your Property in a Case of Eminent Domain

by Keith Adkins | April 9th, 2015

In recent weeks, we’ve discussed how the state of North Carolina has the right to condemn private property through eminent domain laws if the land is being used to benefit the community; however, the North Carolina land condemnation lawyers with HensonFuerst explain the state is required to fairly compensate landowners for said property. The problem [...]

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Does Riding Bicycles Pose a Greater Threat of Brain Injury to Today’s Youth Than Playing Football?

by Keith Adkins | April 2nd, 2015

Brain Injury Risks: Cycling vs. Football In a recent interview on the National Football League’s television network, Dr. Joseph Maroon made the statement, “It’s much more dangerous riding a bicycle or a skateboard than playing youth football,” when making a comparison between the risk of suffering a traumatic brain injury during either activity. But is [...]

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Mammogram Quality Problems at Raleigh, NC, Medical Practice

by hef | April 1st, 2015

Did you have a mammogram at Richard D. Adelman, M.D., Family Medicine practice in Raleigh, NC? HensonFuerst Attorneys is investigating possible problems with the quality of mammograms performed at this site. On March 24, 2015, the FDA issued a Safety Alert for patients who had a mammogram at that facility any time after August 24, [...]

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How Doctors and Hospitals Are Protecting Themselves From North Carolina Medical Malpractice Claims

by Keith Adkins | March 19th, 2015

One of the most common reasons North Carolina medical malpractice lawsuits are filed stems from surgeon or their medical teams leaving foreign objects in patients’ bodies following a procedure. Such errors occur in 1 out of every 5,500 surgeries that take place and can lead to pain, inflammation, infection, and possibly death. Experts have found [...]

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Safety Violations to Blame for North Carolina Truck Accident?

by Keith Adkins | March 13th, 2015

North Carolina’s trucking industry is heavily regulated to help ensure the safety of both truck drivers and others who are commuting. Unfortunately, many trucking companies fail to adhere to these rules, which can too often lead to a serious North Carolina truck accident occurring. The recent collision between a tractor-trailer and an Amtrak train outside [...]

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Another Pelvic Mesh Settlement Announced

by hef | March 11th, 2015

Another settlement in a transvaginal mesh case. This one involved Ethicon, and was settled 4 days into trial. The terms of the settlement were not released. Given that the manufacturer has resolved other cases similarly, we hope that this will lead to a formal framework for settlement of all of these case in the future. [...]

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Officials Hope New NC Bike Walk Website Will Reduce North Carolina Bicycle Accident Rates

by Keith Adkins | March 5th, 2015

Since data shows North Carolina has the ninth highest bicyclist and pedestrian fatality rate in the nation, officials have been working to reduce the number of accidents involving cyclists and walkers by raising safety awareness. Now, the North Carolina Department of Transportation has launched a new website dedicated to reaching this goal. The Walk Bike [...]

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