Month: April 2019

Carma Henson Selected to National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Attorneys

Attorney Carma Henson of Henson Fuerst Attorneys has recently been invited into the Top 100 Attorneys for 2019. She was chosen by The National Trial Lawyers (NTL) as part of a premier group of Civil Plaintiff Attorneys in North Carolina. About the NTL The National Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only organization. Their selection committee extends …

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Changes to CMS Rating System Lower Scores for Over One-Third of Skilled Nursing Facilities

Recent changes made to the Nursing Home Compare System established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have resulted in lower scores for approximately 36% of skilled nursing facilities. A detailed article on the change—and its effects—is available here. Recent reports show a drop in the Five-Star Quality Rating System for 36% of …

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Boy Scouts of America Identify Alleged Sexual Abusers

An investigation of child sexual abuse allegations inside the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has identified nearly 8,000 possible abusers—and over 12,000 alleged victims. A detailed article on the investigation and its findings is available here. After five years spent examining internal files going back as far as 1944, a professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral …

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Scientists Identify Protein Linked to Traumatic Brain Injury

Researchers examining the brain tissue of deceased National Football League (NFL) players have linked abnormal levels of a specific brain protein to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). A detailed article on their research is available here. CTE is degenerative brain disease is commonly associated with repeated, traumatic blows to the head. They hope their research will …

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New State Legislation Seeks to Address Distracted Driving

A proposed bill in North Carolina to ban handheld cellphone use while driving would bar motorists from holding devices in their hand or against their body while driving. A first offense would cost $100. Repeat offenders would face a $200 fine—as well as additional penalties and/or insurance surcharges. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) …

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