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Americans Discover Potentially Defective Airbags Are Putting Their Safety at Risk

by Keith Adkins | October 23rd, 2014

Vehicle Safety Features: The Pros and Cons Technological advancements in the field of motor vehicle safety and design have reduced the total number of injuries and fatalities that occur as a result of collisions; however, sometimes it’s these advanced safety features that put motorists at the greatest risk of harm. Defective Airbags In the case [...]

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Getting Help for a North Carolina Contaminated Water Dispute

by Keith Adkins | October 16th, 2014

Clean water is one of the essential elements of life. Without it, nothing can grow or survive. So pollution of our water sources is of great concern, especially in our state where there are several North Carolina contaminated water disputes currently being heard in our court system. Dan River Coal Ash Spill Duke Energy has [...]

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Lawsuit Claims Highway Guardrails Can Be Deadly

by hef | October 14th, 2014

  Highway guardrails are installed to keep people safe in the event of an accident. Now, federal officials are claiming that some guardrails malfunction, turning the metal rails into giant spears that can pierce through a car and seriously injure or even kill the people inside. The problem, it seems, comes from a manufacturing change [...]

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How to Recognize a Traumatic Brain Injury

by Keith Adkins | October 9th, 2014

It can happen in an instant and can change your life forever. A blow to the head from a fall, a hit during an athletic event, an accident with a motor vehicle, or even an injury on the battlefield can leave you with a traumatic brain injury that can cause an array of debilitating brain [...]

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How Technology Is Preventing Some North Carolina Medical Malpractice Cases

by Keith Adkins | October 2nd, 2014

Each day, doctors and medical staff perform surgery on patients. In rare cases though, mistakes are made during these procedures that can lead to a patient being seriously harmed. One of the most common mistakes reported is when a surgeon leaves a tool or item inside the body of a patient. Estimates from the National [...]

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Assistance Available for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims

by Keith Adkins | September 25th, 2014

The further technology advances in the field of traumatic brain injury (TBI) testing, the more we realize how prevalent these injuries are. New reports from the National Football League stated as much as 28 percent of their former players who suffer repeat TBIs will develop a debilitating brain disorder. Furthermore, an increasing number of soldiers [...]

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Upcoming Summit Will Focus on Reducing North Carolina Bicycle Accidents

by Keith Adkins | September 18th, 2014

North Carolina officials are concerned over the state’s increasing number of collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles. The North Carolina Department of Transportation states 23 individuals lost their lives as a result of North Carolina bicycle accidents in 2012—the last year data was collected. That’s a 4.5 percent increase from the previous year’s total. To [...]

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Could a Doctor’s Choice of Treatment Lead to a North Carolina Medical Malpractice Claim?

by Keith Adkins | September 11th, 2014

One of the leading causes for North Carolina medical malpractice claims is hospital-acquired infection (HAI). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that on any given day, 1 in 25 hospitals will treat a patient who developed an infection while receiving care at that same facility. Furthermore, 75,000 of those patients will die while [...]

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How to Avoid a North Carolina Bicycle Accident as School Starts

by Keith Adkins | September 4th, 2014

Fall is in the air, and in North Carolina that means many students are returning to school. A growing number of these students are choosing bicycles as a means of transportation, but it’s important for cyclists to keep several safety tips in mind to avoid being involved in a North Carolina bicycle accident. Wearing a [...]

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How Common Is North Carolina Nursing Home Abuse? What Can You Do To Prevent It?

by Keith Adkins | August 28th, 2014

Nursing home abuse and neglect in North Carolina comes in many forms. In fact, there were approximately 20,000 complaints of elderly and disabled patients in the state suffering harm while under a physician’s care during 2011. Those claims ranged from medication errors to assaults on patients. Two recent cases bring into perspective just how common [...]

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