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Who Is Entitled to North Carolina Workers' Compensation Benefits?

Accidents can occur on the job at the most inconvenient of times. Luckily, most employees in our state can collect North Carolina workers’ compensation when they’re injured; however, some workers aren’t entitled to such benefits. One such type of employee who cannot collect benefits is an independent contractor. Some may wonder what constitutes being labeled …

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Verdict: $26.7 million for Transvaginal Surgical Mesh Plaintiffs

Last week, a Miami federal court ordered Boston Scientific Corp to pay four women a total of more than $26 million, a judgment for selling faulty transvaginal surgical mesh. Boston Scientific is one of six medical device companies facing lawsuits over this defective product. Surgical mesh is a common medical product used to repair conditions …

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Report Shows Sports-Related Brain Injury to Blame for NC High School Athlete's Death

With more and more research surfacing showing the devastating results sports-related brain injuries can have, teams, coaches, and sports officials are beginning to take a closer look at how they can better protect individuals on the field of play. Unfortunately, it came too late for one athlete who died as a result of complications with …

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North Carolina Bicycle Accident Statistics Show State Ranks 8th in the Nation for Cyclist Fatalities

The weather is beginning to cool down and the leaves are changing color. This combination can make for a spectacular bike ride along North Carolina’s roadways. Cyclists be warned though—a leisurely ride in our state can quickly become a deadly affair. One new study shows North Carolina bicycle accident rates have led to the state …

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Defective Hip Implant $1.43 Billion Settlement

The hip replacement manufacturer Stryker announced a deal to settle thousands of lawsuits from injured patients. The company will pay at least $1.43 billion, but Stryker believes the ultimate dollar figure will be significantly higher, given the extreme health problems caused by the defective implants. Stryker has had to recall two hip replacement devices–the Rejuvenate …

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What North Carolinians Are Doing to Prevent Distracted Driving Car Accidents

Distracted Driving in North Carolina It can happen in the blink of an eye. You look away from the road for a split second while driving and you crash. Accidents like this are all too common in North Carolina. In fact, estimates from the state’s Department of Transportation show approximately one-quarter of all North Carolina …

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