Month: August 2014

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

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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Contaminated Water Isn't the Only Concern After a Coal Ash Spill

Electricity is essential to our everyday lives in the United States. Without it, we can’t cook food, wash our clothes, have light to see, or have air conditioning in our homes. What many people may not realize though, is that getting power comes with human and environmental costs. Large portions of the plants that supply …

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2 Ways North Carolina Sexual Abuse Victims Can Hold Their Attackers Accountable

Sexual abuse is a very real problem in North Carolina. In fact, statistics show that in 2011 there were 5,105 cases of North Carolina sexual abuse investigated by state agencies. The case of a former Gaston County wrestling coach who was recently convicted of inappropriate sexual contact with his athletes has brought the spotlight to the …

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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Victims Still Fighting for Compensation

The men and women who serve in the United States military sacrifice everything for our country, yet our own government is responsible for poisoning thousands of service members and their families by allowing pollution to occur on military bases across the country. One of the most serious and documented cases of toxic exposure caused by …

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