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Takata Doubles Recall of Defective Airbags

by Keith Adkins | May 21st, 2015

Over the past several months, an estimated 17 million vehicles were recalled after it was discovered they were equipped with defective airbags manufactured by Japan-based company, Takata Corp. Earlier this week, the company stated they were doubling the number of vehicles recalled due to the faulty parts to approximately 34 million cars, trucks, and SUVs. [...]

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Distracted Driving Problem Worse than Suspected

by hef | May 20th, 2015

In North Carolina, it is illegal to text while driving…and yet, 60% of us admit to doing it. (And you know that more people do it who won’t admit to it.) But now, a new survey from AT&T–the company that brought us the “It Can Wait” campaign five years ago–shows that the problem extends beyond [...]

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34 Million Vehicles to Be Recalled for Faulty Airbags

by hef | May 19th, 2015

According to an article in today’s New York Times, approximately 34 million vehicles in the United States will be recalled due to defective airbags. This is set to be the largest recall in history–bigger, even, than the 31 million bottles of possibly tainted Tylenol capsules recalled in the 1980s. While the precise care models to [...]

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Safety Tips for Fireworks Season

by hef | May 18th, 2015

Memorial Day weekend is coming up, marking the unofficial start of summer. And fireworks will be part of many backyard celebrations. We would like to remind you that all fireworks, including small firecrackers and sparklers, carry a serious risk of burn injury. Rocket-type fireworks cause more than 15,000 fires in the United States each year, [...]

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Poor Ratings for NC Nursing Homes

by hef | May 14th, 2015

According to the Five-Star Quality Rating System for nursing homes, many North Carolina facilities aren’t doing so well. The News & Observer reports that North Carolina ranks among the the 11 states with the lowest scores. Of the 416 nursing homes in North Carolina, 41 percent have a low quality score of 1 or 2 on [...]

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North Carolina Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Talk Safety As Bike Season Begins

by Keith Adkins | May 14th, 2015

Motorcycle season is in full swing in North Carolina. And as more motorcycles make their way onto the road, our North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyers at HensonFuerst would like to remind citizens of an increased risk of crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that there were 4,270 North Carolina motorcycle accidents in 2012. [...]

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North Carolina Defective Product Lawyers Discuss Damage Caps

by Keith Adkins | May 7th, 2015

When a person is injured by a defective, they may seek compensation for their injuries. However, the North Carolina defective product lawyers at HensonFuerst would like to remind injury victims that the amount in damages you may receive can be limited. The case of a Raleigh, North Carolina, police officer who is suing Starbucks over [...]

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Ice Creams Recalled Due to Risk of Foodborne Illness

by Keith Adkins | April 30th, 2015

But before you dig into the ice cream in your freezer, you should take a look at the label on the carton first. Large quantities of ice cream from several different makers are being recalled due to the risk of foodborne illness. The Washington Post explains that one of the nation’s largest ice cream distributors, [...]

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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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