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Thomas Henson Reappointed to Board for Brain Injury Association of NC

In recognition of his work with victims of traumatic brain injury, attorney Thomas Henson of Henson Fuerst has recently been reappointed to serve another term on the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina (BIANC). About BIANC Started in 1982 by family members of those who have suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries, …

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Service Members Suffer Hearing Loss After Military-Issue 3M Earplugs Found Defective

Between 2003 and 2015, the United States military supplied a version of the Combat Arms Earplugs (CAEv.2) from 3M to service members in Iraq and Afghanistan as standard-issue hearing protection. Allegations suggest manufacturer 3M—as well as its predecessor, Aearo Technologies, Inc.—failed to instruct wearers on the proper application and use of the product. About the …

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Workplace Injuries: More Than Just Slip and Falls

For most Americans, the mention of a workplace injury conjures images of a construction accident, slips, falls from great heights, or other dramatic—and traumatic—injuries. In today’s information-based society, however, injuries and repetitive-motion disorders connected to office work are becoming increasingly common. The story of one reporter’s issues is found here. At Cornell University; the Human …

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NC Nursing Home Under State and Federal Investigation

A nursing home in North Raleigh, North Carolina—once the subject of both state and federal investigations—now finds itself under additional scrutiny following allegations of elder abuse and patient neglect. A detailed article on the allegations—which includes disturbing video footage—is available here. Universal Healthcare—located on Clarks Fork Drive in North Raleigh—faced allegations of abuse and neglect …

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One Killed, Two Injured Following Local Dog Attack

Officials in Robeson County, North Carolina have seized three dogs after a fatal attack which took place in December. An article detailing the continuing investigation is available here. According to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Department, the attack—which killed a 73-year-old grandmother and injured her two grandchildren—took place on Olivet Church Road in the Marietta Community. …

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Johnson & Johnson Aware of Asbestos Risk in Talcum Powder for Decades

According to a recent report, Reuters has found executives at Johnson & Johnson (J&J) have long known the talcum used in the company’s baby powder products contained asbestos—and failed to tell federal regulators for decades. A detailed article on the findings is available here. The Findings After examining documents, trial depositions, and testimony; Reuters determined …

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Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rates to Go Down in 2019 in North Carolina

Recently, the North Carolina Insurance Commissioner approved an overall rate decrease for Workers’ Compensation (WC) insurance in North Carolina. A detailed article on the reasoning behind the rate decrease appears here. The New Effective Rates Effective in early 2019, the rate for WC insurance in North Carolina will decrease by 17.2%—as insurers see fewer claims …

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