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Bill Strips Protections Against Contaminated Water

by Keith Adkins | July 23rd, 2015

In the United States, we often burn coal to produce electricity, which produces ash as waste. The ash contains highly toxic substances and compounds that can lead to contaminated water in our water sources. North Carolina and it’s surrounding areas have seen these risks firsthand on several occasions. In 2008, millions of pounds of coal [...]

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Doctors’ Group Adopts Youth Concussion Policy

by hef | July 19th, 2015

In response to increasing concerns about concussion in youth sports, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced policies designed to improve diagnosis, treatment, and health outcomes. Specifically, the AMA now recommends that young athletes with a suspected concussion should be removed immediately from the game and be permitted to return only with a doctor’s written approval. [...]

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North Carolina Foodborne Illness Lawyers Discuss Lexington Salmonella Outbreak

by Keith Adkins | July 16th, 2015

Food needs to be thoroughly cooked and safely stored to prevent contamination. One of the most common foodborne illnesses reported today is salmonella—a bacteria that can cause symptoms such as: Fever Vomiting Diarrhea Abdominal cramping Renal Failure Death The bacteria is responsible for an outbreak that affected hundreds of patrons of a North Carolina barbecue [...]

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Summer is the Most Dangerous Season

by hef | July 16th, 2015

It’s SUMMERTIME! The most fun, most laid-back, happiest time of the year. Oh, and the most dangerous, too. Just about everything that makes summer fun also makes it prime for personal injuries, more than any other season. Here’s why: According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), most traffic accident and fatalities occur in [...]

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Fireworks Accidents Blast Fingers of Pro Football Players

by hef | July 13th, 2015

Despite their ready availability, all fireworks are potentially dangerous–even sparklers. Over the 4th of July weekend, pro football players were seriously injured in firework accidents. Former NCSU star C.J. Wilson, now cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, lost two fingers; and New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had his right index finger amputated, and [...]

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North Carolina Fourth of July Traffic Safety Enforcement Efforts Deemed a Success

by Keith Adkins | July 9th, 2015

Holidays like the Fourth of July tend to see a higher number of drunk drivers than normal. Luckily, law enforcement was on hand across the state to take drunk drivers off the road. The North Carolina car accident lawyers at HensonFuerst explain that the effort was a success. During the holiday weekend, the North Carolina [...]

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New Rules Require Mopeds to Be Registered and Insured

by Keith Adkins | July 2nd, 2015

Riding a motorcycle or moped offers a rider little protection in the event of an accident. That’s why having insurance is so important. Motorcyclists have always been required to carry such coverage. For many years though, those on less powerful bikes like mopeds didn’t need to have insurance. The North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyers at [...]

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North Carolina Lawmakers Consider Eliminating High School Driver Education

by Keith Adkins | June 25th, 2015

Teens are at an especially high risk of motor vehicle collisions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says drivers between ages 16-19 are three times more likely to be involved in an accident than drivers more than 20 years old. Despite these statistics, the North Carolina car accident lawyers at HensonFuerst explain the state [...]

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This Dangerous Summer Heat

by hef | June 24th, 2015

Summer 2015 has only just begun, and it is already a risky season for North Carolina residents and visitors. Why? In a word: HEAT. At RDU airport in Raleigh, NC, temperatures have been over 90 degrees since June 11—that’s two weeks straight. And we have set a record with 11 consecutive days with high temperatures at [...]

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Certain Signs and Symptoms of TBIs May Be Linked to Damaged White Matter

by Keith Adkins | June 18th, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than 2.5 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) each year. While these injuries can cause cognitive and physical impairments, they can also cause changes in mood and personality that can be just as harmful to victims’ personal and professional lives. Two of the most [...]

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