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North Carolina State Employees Demand Participation In Workers' Comp Study

December 20, 2012 When workers are injured on the job, medical bills and other expenses can quickly get out of hand. This is where Raleigh Workers’ Compensation benefits come into play. Employers are required to carry insurance that will pay these benefits in the event a worker is hurt on the job. With budgetary cuts occurring within …

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"My Mother's Head Is So Hard…": First-Hand Lessons From a Fall

Over the past three years, I have written several blogs about preventing falls in the home. (The most recent blog was posted on September 20, 2012, to honor National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. To read that blog, click here: National Falls Prevention Awareness Day). After years of researching information for Health & Safety blogs, I …

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HensonFuerst Attorney Speaks with Wake Forest Residents About Toxic Wells

On Friday, December 7, HensonFuerst attorney Anne Duvoisin  met with Wake Forest residents to discuss possible actions now that some local well water has been found to be contaminated with toxic chemicals. On November 7, 2012, we wrote about the frightening and infuriating news of water contamination in the Wake Forest neighborhood of Stony Hill. …

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Pfizer Agrees To Pay $42.9 Million To Settle Illegal Marketing Claims

December 13, 2012 The North Carolina Attorney General’s office announced yesterday that drug manufacturing giant, Pfizer, has agreed to a settlement with 33 states in regards to claims the company practiced illegal marketing strategies. According to WFMY 2 News, the company will pay $42.9 million to settle the claims. Roy Cooper, Attorney General for North …

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Durham Hospital Fire Kills Patients And Injures Three Staff Members

November 29, 2012 A hospital fire earlier this month in Durham, North Carolina, was responsible for claiming the life of one patient and injuring three employees of the facility. The Huffington Post stated the incident happened at around 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday, November 6, at the Durham Regional Hospital’s Select Specialty Facility. A Department of Health …

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Inflatable Bounce Houses Cause Surprising Number of Injuries

Get this:  Everyday, 30 children in the United States are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries sustained in accidents that happen in those happy, jumpy inflatable bounce houses. According to an article published in the journal Pediatrics, and reported on news.MSN.com, the number of bounce-house injuries have been increasing over the past few years. …

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Settlement Reached In Deadly North Carolina Parasailing Accident Case

November 15, 2012 The 45-year-old captain of a boat that was leading a parasailing expedition three years ago off the coast of Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina—which led to two deaths—pleaded guilty to two counts of violating the Seaman’s Manslaughter Act yesterday in court. WRAL News reports the accident happened on August 28, 2009, when …

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  On December 4, 2012, there will be a public hearing on a new land condemnation project in Watauga and Ashe Counties.  The topic will be the proposed U.S. 221 widening project, from U.S. 421 in Deep Gap to U.S. 221 Business/N.C. 88 in Jefferson. This road widening project will affect the properties, businesses, and …

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$6 Million Settlement Reached In North Carolina Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

November 8, 2012 A settlement has been reached in the North Carolina Medical Malpractice lawsuit that was filed on behalf of a Lumber Bridge woman who died as the result of a botched surgical procedure. The Fayetteville Observer reports that in 2005, the 56-year-old victim was admitted to a Fayetteville, North Carolina, hospital to undergo surgery to …

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