Personal Injury

Support for New Bill to Streamline Medicare Reimbursements

Imagine that you have been in a car wreck and are unable to work because of your injuries… or that you have ongoing hospital bills due to medical malpractice. You’ve done everything right. You took your case to court and won a settlement for your losses. How long do you think it might take to …

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Summer Safety Tip #5: Swimming Pool Drain Covers

Now that summer time is here and families are heading out to their local pools, there’s another aspect of pool safety that you need to know about. You have probably heard news stories about  children who have been caught on drains at the bottom of pools. Drains with old-fashioned, missing, broken, or faulty covers can …

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Are You Ready for Phone-Free Driving?

According to the News & Observer Road Worrier, the U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would reward states with millions of dollars in grants if they outlaw all phoning and texting while driving. The bill is called H.R. 3994: Distracted Driving Prevention Act of 2009. (You can read the bill itself here: Distracted Driving …

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FDA Finds New Outlet for Consumer Drug Information

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the website Drugs.com (www.drugs.com) have teamed to broaden the reach of FDA’s consumer health information. A new partnership forged by the two entities provides consumers with a joint resource on Drugs.com’s site that features FDA Consumer Update articles, videos, and slideshows. It will also bring FDA health information …

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FDA Reminder: Grill Safely to Prevent Foodborne Illness

Summer officially starts next week, but grilling season has already been going strong in North Carolina for weeks. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a reminder to practice basic food safety to help prevent foodborne illness. These may sound obvious, but you would be surprised how many people let safety lapse when …

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RECALL: McDonald's Shrek Glasses

According to WRAL, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the voluntary recall of its 16-ounce promotional glasses because the painted design contains cadmium, a toxin that can cause cancer, bone softening, and kidney problems. The glasses are being sold to advertise the theatrical release of “Shrek Forever After.”  About 12 million glasses have been …

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Inherent Unfairness of "Contributory Negligence"

If you are ever in a car wreck, there are three things we all expect to happen: That law enforcement and emergency services will arrive on the scene quickly; That you will receive the medical care you need to recover as fully as possible; and That the justice system will treat you fairly when it …

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