Month: December 2012

North Carolina Reporting System for Nursing Home Medication Errors Eliminated

December 27, 2012 For the last nine years, nursing home patients in North Carolina have depended on a government-funded reporting system, known as the Medication Error Quality Initiative (MEQI), which reports nursing home medication errors to the general public. The reporting system, which is meant to hold nursing homes accountable for their actions, also has …

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North Carolina State Employees Demand Participation In Workers' Comp Study

December 20, 2012 When workers are injured on the job, medical bills and other expenses can quickly get out of hand. This is where Raleigh Workers’ Compensation benefits come into play. Employers are required to carry insurance that will pay these benefits in the event a worker is hurt on the job. With budgetary cuts occurring within …

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"My Mother's Head Is So Hard…": First-Hand Lessons From a Fall

Over the past three years, I have written several blogs about preventing falls in the home. (The most recent blog was posted on September 20, 2012, to honor National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. To read that blog, click here: National Falls Prevention Awareness Day). After years of researching information for Health & Safety blogs, I …

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HensonFuerst Attorney Speaks with Wake Forest Residents About Toxic Wells

On Friday, December 7, HensonFuerst attorney Anne Duvoisin  met with Wake Forest residents to discuss possible actions now that some local well water has been found to be contaminated with toxic chemicals. On November 7, 2012, we wrote about the frightening and infuriating news of water contamination in the Wake Forest neighborhood of Stony Hill. …

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Pfizer Agrees To Pay $42.9 Million To Settle Illegal Marketing Claims

December 13, 2012 The North Carolina Attorney General’s office announced yesterday that drug manufacturing giant, Pfizer, has agreed to a settlement with 33 states in regards to claims the company practiced illegal marketing strategies. According to WFMY 2 News, the company will pay $42.9 million to settle the claims. Roy Cooper, Attorney General for North …

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