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Carma Henson Selected to National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Attorneys

Attorney Carma Henson of Henson Fuerst Attorneys has recently been invited into the Top 100 Attorneys for 2019. She was chosen by The National Trial Lawyers (NTL) as part of a premier group of Civil Plaintiff Attorneys in North Carolina. About the NTL The National Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only organization. Their selection committee extends …

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Changes to CMS Rating System Lower Scores for Over One-Third of Skilled Nursing Facilities

Recent changes made to the Nursing Home Compare System established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have resulted in lower scores for approximately 36% of skilled nursing facilities. A detailed article on the change—and its effects—is available here. Recent reports show a drop in the Five-Star Quality Rating System for 36% of …

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Boy Scouts of America Identify Alleged Sexual Abusers

An investigation of child sexual abuse allegations inside the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has identified nearly 8,000 possible abusers—and over 12,000 alleged victims. A detailed article on the investigation and its findings is available here. After five years spent examining internal files going back as far as 1944, a professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral …

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Scientists Identify Protein Linked to Traumatic Brain Injury

Researchers examining the brain tissue of deceased National Football League (NFL) players have linked abnormal levels of a specific brain protein to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). A detailed article on their research is available here. CTE is degenerative brain disease is commonly associated with repeated, traumatic blows to the head. They hope their research will …

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New State Legislation Seeks to Address Distracted Driving

A proposed bill in North Carolina to ban handheld cellphone use while driving would bar motorists from holding devices in their hand or against their body while driving. A first offense would cost $100. Repeat offenders would face a $200 fine—as well as additional penalties and/or insurance surcharges. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) …

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Brain Injury Awareness Month: Concussion Injuries in Children — Part II

The Brain Injury Association of America recognizes March as Brain Injury Awareness Month. For this, Henson Fuerst presents a two-part series on how parents can care for concussion injuries in children. Today, we focus on recovery tools—and helping children return to normal activities. Click here for part one of the series where we identify common …

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Thomas Henson Selected to Serve Another Term on Brain Injury Advisory Council

Attorney Thomas Henson of Henson Fuerst has recently been selected to serve another term on the North Carolina Brain Injury Advisory Council (BIAC). The honor comes in recognition of his work with clients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. About BIAC The purpose of the North Carolina Brain Injury Advisory Council (BIAC) is to review …

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Federal Government Cuts Nursing Home Fines for Health Violations

Changes made to the way Washington punishes nursing home violations has resulted in lowered fines levied against facilities which have injured or endangered residents. An article detailing the changes—and the effects they have had—is available here. Changes in Assessment Compared to 2016, the average fine assessed against a nursing home found in violation of health …

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Brain Injury Awareness Month: Concussion Injuries in Children — Part I

The Brain Injury Association of America recognizes March as Brain Injury Awareness Month. For this, Henson Fuerst presents a two-part series on how parents can care for concussion injuries in children. In this portion, we identify common symptoms—and how parents can care for their children. Click here for part two of the series where we …

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