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North Carolina Bicycle Accident Numbers Prompt Safety Concerns Across the State

by Keith Adkins | December 18th, 2014

North Carolina Bicycle Accident Risks Riding a bike in the Tar Heel State can be extremely dangerous. A recent study on North Carolina bicycle accident numbers shows the state is ranked eighth deadliest in the nation for cyclists. In the triangle alone, Raleigh saw more than 98 collisions between bikes and cars, while Chapel Hill [...]

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A Look at North Carolina Land Condemnation Laws

by Keith Adkins | December 11th, 2014

You’ve bought some land and use the property as your residence or place of business. Then one day, you receive a letter saying the government is going to purchase your land regardless of whether or not you want to sell. You ask yourself, “Is this legal?” The North Carolina land condemnation attorneys with HensonFuerst explain [...]

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Who Is Entitled to North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

by Keith Adkins | December 4th, 2014

Accidents can occur on the job at the most inconvenient of times. Luckily, most employees in our state can collect North Carolina workers’ compensation when they’re injured; however, some workers aren’t entitled to such benefits. One such type of employee who cannot collect benefits is an independent contractor. Some may wonder what constitutes being labeled [...]

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How Concussions “Affect Your Soul”

by hef | December 2nd, 2014

You may know Ben Utecht from his time with the Indianapolis Colts, especially during the 2006 season when his team won the Super Bowl. What you probably don’t know is that Utecht is an accomplished musician and dedicated family man. He is also suffering permanent effects of brain injury, thanks to a lifetime of hard [...]

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Football’s New Concussion Protocol

by hef | December 2nd, 2014

Future athletes will look back and wonder at how a sport could devastate so many lives. With changes in policy, new technology, personal stories, and a little luck, tomorrow’s young football players may never have to experience a brain-damaging hit to the head. For decades, concussions were considered a minor injury—you got “dinged,” had your [...]

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Tips to Help Avoid North Carolina Auto Accidents This Thanksgiving

by Keith Adkins | November 20th, 2014

In just one week, Thanksgiving will be here. And for many, that means traveling to visit loved ones. Unfortunately, this can also be one of the deadliest times of the year to travel on North Carolina’s highways. So, why are North Carolina auto accident rates so high around Thanksgiving? Most experts agree it’s a combination [...]

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Verdict: $26.7 million for Transvaginal Surgical Mesh Plaintiffs

by hef | November 17th, 2014

Last week, a Miami federal court ordered Boston Scientific Corp to pay four women a total of more than $26 million, a judgment for selling faulty transvaginal surgical mesh. Boston Scientific is one of six medical device companies facing lawsuits over this defective product. Surgical mesh is a common medical product used to repair conditions [...]

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Report Shows Sports-Related Brain Injury to Blame for NC High School Athlete’s Death

by Keith Adkins | November 13th, 2014

With more and more research surfacing showing the devastating results sports-related brain injuries can have, teams, coaches, and sports officials are beginning to take a closer look at how they can better protect individuals on the field of play. Unfortunately, it came too late for one athlete who died as a result of complications with [...]

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Defective Hip Implant $1.43 Billion Settlement

by hef | November 4th, 2014

The hip replacement manufacturer Stryker announced a deal to settle thousands of lawsuits from injured patients. The company will pay at least $1.43 billion, but Stryker believes the ultimate dollar figure will be significantly higher, given the extreme health problems caused by the defective implants. Stryker has had to recall two hip replacement devices–the Rejuvenate [...]

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