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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Can a Car Accident Cause PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder isn’t talked about often enough in the context of car accidents. Studies show that over 22% of those involved in a car accident will suffer from PTSD. PTSD is just as real and serious as physical injuries to crash victims. Below you’ll find information about PTSD, how it relates to car accidents, […]

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Injured in a Grocery Store Slip and Fall? Here's What to Do.

All supermarkets and grocery stores are required to keep their properties reasonably safe for customers. Yet each day, hundreds of people are injured in slip and fall accidents at supermarkets. Injured shoppers can seek full compensation, thanks to premises liability laws. If you are injured from a slip and fall accident in a grocery store, […]

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What Happens to SSD Benefits When You Reach the Age of Retirement?

Individuals who currently receive SSDI benefits want to ensure that they are not left without an income once they hit their full retirement age. If you’re wondering what will happen to your Social Security disability benefits once you reach full retirement age, the following information will help. What is the Full Retirement Age? Full retirement […]

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Steps to Take After a Rental Car Accident

The last thing you need on vacation is a car accident, especially in a rental car. Getting into an accident is stressful enough, even if damages are minor and there are no injuries. But when you’re in an accident while driving a rental car, that stress is only heightened when worrying about the consequences and costs for repair. […]

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Partner Carma Henson Published Author in American Association for Justice’s Trial Magazine

Henson Fuerst is pleased to share that Henson Fuerst Partner Carma Henson has been published in the American Association for Justice’s Trial Magazine, an award-winning publication for attorneys, law professors, judges, and other members of the legal community. Trial magazine covers practice tips across the spectrum of civil law practice areas, including the latest legal […]

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Upcoming Elections for NC State Judges Prove Critical

With Election Day right around the corner, the attorneys at Henson Fuerst find themselves fielding many questions about candidates who are running for the NC Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. For those that are not heavily involved in the legal system, it’s understandable that you may find yourself wondering which individuals you should consider voting […]

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Attorney Carma Henson Elected as Parliamentarian of AAJ’s Nursing Home Litigation Group

Henson Fuerst is proud to share that Attorney Partner Carma Henson has been elected as the 2020-2021 Parliamentarian of the American Association of Justice (AAJ)’s Nursing Home Litigation Group. Founded in 1987, the AAJ’s Nursing Home Litigation Group aims to educate its members through high-quality continuing legal education seminars. This Group has successfully assisted trial […]

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Despite Stay-At-Home Orders, Motor Vehicle Fatalities Continue to Rise in NC

Despite a decrease in miles driven by Americans due to stay-at-home orders,

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Partner David Henson Selected as President of NC Advocates for Justice

Henson Fuerst is proud to share that Partner David Henson has been chosen as the 46th president of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ). The NCAJ is a non-profit, non-partisan association that has remained dedicated to empowering a strong community of trial lawyers to protect people, prevent injustice, and promote fairness for more than […]

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Disability: More Than Back Pain and Depression

When people think of applying for Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, often times it is based on having back/spinal problems or mental health impairments such as depression and anxiety.  These are the most common impairments serving as the basis of a disability claim. However, even though the topic on […]

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Partner Carma Henson Published Author in NC Lawyers Weekly

Henson Fuerst is proud to share that Henson Fuerst Partner Carma Henson has written an article that has been published in North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, a leading newspaper for North Carolina lawyers, judges, and legal professionals. North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, which began publication in 1988, covers legal news, daily court opinions, verdicts and settlements, and […]

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Johnson & Johnson to Discontinue its Talc Baby Powder Across North America

Amid a multitude of legal challenges, Johnson & Johnson will no longer be selling its talc Baby Powder in the United States or Canada. The corporate giant attributes its decision to a large decrease in demand for the product due to what it calls “misinformation” about its safety. With more than 19,000 lawsuits filed, consumers […]

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Social Security Disability Trust Fund to Continue Paying Benefits

During the COVID-19 pandemic when good news is hard to come by, some hope was just received following the release of the 2020 Social Security Trustees Report. As many are aware, the economic sustainability of the Social Security Trust Fund has long been in question.  Millions of recipients of Social Security disability benefits have wondered how […]

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Return to Work: Does It Terminate My Disability Claim?

The process for applying for Social Security disability benefits is long and tedious.  Many individuals cannot afford to go years without income while waiting for a decision on their claim.  Many people try to return to work in an attempt to financially care for their family.  After returning to work, they assume their disability claim […]

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FTC Issues Warning: Don’t Sign Stimulus Checks Over to Long-Term Care Facilities

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a warning for patients of nursing homes and assisted living facilities: Do not give your stimulus check to a long-term care facility. The FTC’s warning comes as multiple people are reporting that their nursing home, assisted living, or other long-term care facilities are telling their residents that under […]

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Safer Gardening Alternatives to Roundup® Weed Killer

When gardening, you do your best to ensure that your flowers or crops grow healthy and strong. You take care of them, water them regularly, and do whatever it takes to keep them thriving. Unfortunately, some products used to care for plants and to control weeds contain harmful chemicals that can cause serious side effects. […]

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Carma Henson Presents to NCAJ on a Lawyer's Responsibility during COVID-19

Henson Fuerst partner Carma Henson presented to the North Carolina Advocates for Justice today on “Discovery: Lawyer’s Responsibility during COVID-19 with Carma Henson”.  Discovery is the legal process by which attorneys obtain evidence from opposing parties and witnesses through interrogatories (written questions), requests for production of documents, requests for admissions and depositions (sworn testimony).  Her […]

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New COVID-19 Reporting Guidelines for Nursing Homes Announced

The Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced new rules for long-term care facilities in response to the coronavirus pandemic. These measures are to be implemented as a means to improve transparency by requiring such facilities to disclose cases of coronavirus to both patients’ families as well as public health officials. However, it […]

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CFPB Provides Credit Reporting Guidance During COVID-19 Pandemic

When it comes to qualifying for a loan for the purchase of a home or car, having a good credit score is very important. Your credit score is based on many things, such as paying your bills, loans, and credit cards on time. But with the spread of COVID-19, many Americans have been left without […]

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