Personal Injury

Treatment Center Kills Man with Lethal Drug Overdose

The Raleigh News & Observer reports that a man being treated in a state-run drug treatment center in Butner, NC, after staff members gave him a lethal dose of methadone. The story took a frightening turn when we learned that there was no reason for the man to have been prescribed methadone in the first …

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FDA Warning about Zocor

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that taking the popular cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin may–in some cases and in some people–cause muscle damage. While this sounds relatively harmless, the damage sometimes progresses to a severe form called rhabdomyolysis. With this disease (often called “Rhabdo” for short), the damaged muscles release proteins into the …

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Auto Safety Agency in the Hot Seat

It was only a matter of time before Toyota’s troubles spilled over. Problems that big always do. The next to feel the pain is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the nation’s auto safety agency. In light of Toyota’s recall of more than 8 million vehicles for a variety of problems related to the …

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Toyota to Pay for Loaner Cars (and More)

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced today that owners of recalled Toyota vehicles will be offered several services to reduce the “inconvenience” of having to get their cars fixed. Among the benefits: Pickup and return of recalled vehicle Providing rental car while the car is being fixed Quick scheduling of repairs for accelerator and …

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Speaking Honor for Lawyer Fighting Nursing Home Abuse

Raleigh, North Carolina personal injury lawyer Carma Henson, of HensonFuerst Law offices, spoke at the 14th Annual Elder Law Symposium on Friday, February 26, 2010. This prestigious symposium was hosted by the North Carolina Bar Association. The title of the speech was “Nursing Home Patient Rights,” an issue that Carma pursues with passion every day. Her …

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More Cars Added to Toyota's Recall…When Will the Nightmare End?

Here we go again. On February 8, Toyota announced a voluntary recall of about 158,000 more cars in the United States, confined to three models:  2010 Toyota Prius,  2010 Lexus HS 250h, and 2010 Toyota Camry. Hybrid ABS The two hybrid models (Prius and  Lexus) are being recalled to update software in the anti-lock brake …

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