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Workers’ Compensation Insurance Firm Sued Over Arrest of Injured Employee

In the case of Seguro-Suarez v. Key Risk Ins. Co. (17-697), a North Carolina man has brought suit against his employer’s insurance company for actions in a Workers’ Compensation (WC) claim that resulted in his arrest. In their decision, the North Carolina Court of Appeals rejected the company’s motion to dismiss and allowed the suit …

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Traumatic Brain Injury: NC Law Serves To Protect Student Athletes

September is National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. Advocates and medical professionals hope to raise awareness of the serious and often life-changing effects of Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injuries—many of which require lifetime care and rehabilitation. As discussed in an earlier blog, our own Thomas Henson visited the Community Matters program on The CW22 …

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Traumatic Brain Injury: What it Is, Symptoms, and Common Misconceptions

September is National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. Such injuries can have devastating consequences—often requiring a lifetime of medical care and costly rehabilitation. Very often, the types of events which cause Spinal Cord Injuries may also result in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). With this in mind, attorney Thomas Henson of Henson Fuerst recently appeared with …

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Henson Fuerst Secures Punitive Damages Against Raleigh Nursing Home

On August 2, 2018, clients of Henson & Fuerst, P.A. and families of nursing home residents across North Carolina scored a victory in the fight to promote greater safety for nursing home residents. In VanDevender v. Blue Ridge of Raleigh, LLC, the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a North Carolina nursing …

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Social Security Disability: Avoid These Common Mistakes

The process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits is tough. Sometimes, your own actions can make the application process more difficult. The Social Security Administration will look for any reason to reject your claim—making an already difficult process even harder. Here are the most important things to avoid when you pursue your Social Security …

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Essure Permanent Birth Control System Discontinued by Bayer

According to a recent article, Bayer has discontinued its controversial Essure product—an implanted system for permanent birth control. After December 31, 2018; the device will no longer be available in the U.S. Approved by the FDA in 2002, Essure is a permanently implanted contraceptive that forms a barrier to prevent sperm from reaching the patient’s …

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Drive Safely This Summer Season

Distracted driving continues to be a major issue throughout the United States, taking thousands of lives every year. Whether you are adjusting the radio, sending a text, or putting directions into your GPS; taking your eyes off the road for even just one second can yield devastating results. Each year, 3,450 people die in accidents …

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New Reporting Methods: Most Nursing Homes Understaffed

A recent review of staffing information collected and analyzed by Kaiser Health News indicates that most nursing homes actually have fewer nurses and caretakers on staff than they report to federal authorities. While the numbers submitted suggest adequate personnel on-site, these facilities are often severely short-staffed for their existing caseload. A detailed article is available …

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IIHS & Virginia Tech Rank Bicycle Helmets for Protection

In a recent study, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)—in collaboration with engineers from Virginia Tech—have studied the level of protection offered by 30 popular brands and models of bicycle helmets. They have assigned these helmets a safety rating, ranking them from five stars (Best Available) to two stars (Adequate). You can read the …

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