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Addressing Teenage Drinking for National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

For teens, going away to college is often the first opportunity they have to live away from home. For parents, this can be a stressful time—as they hope they have instilled proper decision-making skills in their children. With this in mind, Henson Fuerst examines issues of alcohol consumption among teens—and nowhere are the risks more …

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Traumatic Brain Injury: Recovery & Resources

Spinal Cord Injuries and Traumatic Brain Injuries can carry devastating, lifelong consequences. In recognition of September as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, we hope to illustrate the seriousness of these injuries—and how they often require specialized medical care and a lifetime of rehabilitation. When attorney Thomas Henson of Henson Fuerst recently visited Community Matters—a …

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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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