COVID-19 Long Haul Symptoms May Include Memory Loss and ‘Brain Fog,’ Study Finds

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With the amount of pandemic-related information released every day, it can be challenging to gauge the accuracy of everything you see. This is especially apparent regarding the supposed mental, psychological, and general cognitive after-effects of the respiratory virus. Regrettably, a good fraction of what you hear about COVID long-haul symptoms is true. A recent study […]

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Henson Fuerst Attorneys Voted Raleigh’s Best in The News & Observer Across Multiple Categories

We at Henson Fuerst are proud to announce that our practice was voted Best Law Firm and Best Law Firm – Personal Injury in the News & Observer’s Raleigh’s Best List 2021. This is a testament to our dedication to serving our clients and their families, ensuring that their rights are protected by the legal […]

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COLA to Increase by 5.9% In 2022

The cost of living adjustment has been announced as 5.9% for 2022 — the highest percentage increase since 1982. For many people collecting SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance), this is the highest increase in benefits they’ve seen yet. This is due to the drastic economic inflation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as […]

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Charlotte Nursing Home Cited by State When “50-100” Live Maggots Found in Resident’s Wound

University Place Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Charlotte was recently cited by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services after a resident with dementia was discovered by staff to have an open wound filled with live maggots. Infected Wound Recorded by Staff and Sent To Grandson Resident Bernice Mayes’s condition was so […]

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Workers’ Compensation Difficult to Attain for COVID Sufferers

When someone is injured or harmed while on the job, they are presumed to be entitled to workers’ compensation. When they are infected with an illness at work, however, it gets much more complicated. Most notably, workers’ compensation claims filed due to contraction of the coronavirus are often flat-out denied nationwide. People in North Carolina […]

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Your Guide to Motorcycle Insurance in North Carolina

Whether you are a seasoned motorcyclist or a newcomer, an accident can happen to anyone and be catastrophic. Having the right insurance and knowing the details of your policy is critical to protecting yourself and others out on the road. The proper insurance coverage for a motorcycle is not only a necessity, but the law.  […]

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Carma Henson Quoted in Washington Post on COVID-Era Nursing Home Neglect

In May of 2020, North Carolina enacted a temporary law that grants healthcare providers immunity from malpractice and negligence lawsuits due to the strain of the coronavirus pandemic and its unpredictable impact on staffing and services. Since then, what’s known as the Emergency and Disaster Treatment Protection Act, has been leveraged by companies, most notably […]

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COVID-19 Long-Haulers Eligible For Disability Protections and Other Accommodations

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While most COVID-19 patient’s symptoms subside within a couple of weeks, others experience long-term effects from the disease such as respiratory problems, brain fog, chronic pain, and fatigue. As a result, President Joe Biden stated on the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act that those suffering from lingering effects of the disease will […]

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Social Security COLA Estimated to See Sharp Spike in 2022

Today’s retirees and Social Security beneficiaries will be pleased to hear that they can expect an estimated 5.3% increase in their payments come 2022 — particularly those who just started receiving Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). However, those who have been collecting for some time will know that this is […]

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How To Apply For Supplemental Security Income For A Child

A parent will go to any length to ensure that their child’s needs are met and addressed. This is especially true for parents caring for a child who has a physical or mental disability, as their demands are often greater. Lower-income families caring for a disabled child can apply for and receive Supplemental Security Income […]

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H.B. 492 Offers Hope for First Responders Suffering from PTSD

Workers’ compensation insurance, commonly referred to as workers’ comp, provides coverage for injured and vulnerable workers in a variety of different industries. However, the types of injuries that qualify for benefits span far beyond just physical. In fact, in North Carolina, employees can receive benefits for various mental and psychological ailments as well. Recently, post-traumatic […]

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Bike Safety Guide: How to Choose The Right Helmet For You and Your Family

As the weather gets warmer and the days become longer, many families have begun pulling out their bicycles for the season. Whether you’re out exploring on a bike trail or just cruising through town, a helmet should always be worn whenever you ride your bike. Head injuries resulting from bike accidents can be severe which […]

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Will I Risk Losing My Disability Benefits If I Go Back To School?

Many disability benefit recipients may want to return to school and become employable in another field of work to raise their monthly income. If you have been approved for Social Security disability payments, you will receive them as long as you are disabled or until you reach the age of 65. However, if a new […]

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Fatal Wrong-Way Car Accidents Are On The Rise in NC. Who’s Responsible and What Can Be Done?

There are few scenarios more frightening than driving down a highway at 70 mph and suddenly discovering a car or truck is speeding straight toward you, in the wrong direction, in your path. Unfortunately, wrong-way driving accidents that result in death are on the rise in North Carolina. North Carolina Sees A Spike In Deadly […]

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How to File A Wrongful Death Claim in North Carolina

The death of a loved one is one of the most difficult things that can happen in life, especially if it is unexpected and caused by the negligent actions of another. Although a loved one’s life can never be replaced, the often-devastating financial consequences caused by the passing of a family member and provider can […]

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What To Do If You're Paid Under The Table And Get Hurt At Work

From construction workers to farm or restaurant workers, more people in the workforce get paid cash under the table than you may think. That said, there are a few challenges when getting paid off the books. When it comes to workplace injuries, working under the table can be a bit complicated. These positions tend to […]

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How Much Back Pay Can You Receive For Social Security Disability In NC?

Only 30% of North Carolina claimants are approved for SSD or SSI in the initial application process. Although you may be struggling with finances following an injury or onset of a disability, the Social Security Administration (SSA) can take months or years to approve your claim. Back pay (or back payments) refers to Social Security […]

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Senate Bill 20 Proposes Ban On Cellphone Use While Driving In North Carolina

As cellphone and portable electronic device use has become more a part of everyday life, the hazards posed by distracted driving have become prevalent than ever. To address this, North Carolina legislators are now proposing a bill that stops all hand-held cellphone use among drivers. What You Need to Know About Hands Free NC Senate […]

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Statewide Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program “Watch For Me NC” Seeks New Community Partners

The statewide “Watch for Me NC” program aims to reduce pedestrian and bicycle injuries and deaths through community engagement and partnerships with local law enforcement. The program, which started as a pilot program in Wake, Durham, and Orange counties in 2012, invites communities across North Carolina to become partner communities. We all share the responsibility […]

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Green House Nursing Home Residents Are One-Fifth As Likely To Contract COVID-19 Than Those Who Live In Traditional Care Facilities

Although COVID-19 has ravaged many long-term care facilities, small group homes are seeing success in minimizing the effects of the virus. Across the country, residents in traditional facilities, as well as eldercare advocates, are beginning to wonder if the Green House model’s time has finally come. What Is a Non-Traditional Nursing Home? Green House homes […]

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