Personal Injury

Next Group at Risk: People with Autism

We are proud advocates for nursing home residents, who often live at the mercy of abusive or neglectful staff. Now, there are rumblings in the media that people with autism may become victims of institutionalized abuse, as well. And two of the most illustrative articles have been published in The New York Times (NYT). In …

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Winners of the 2011 HensonFuerst "My PSA Contest!" Announced

You watched the entries… you voted… and now HensonFuerst Attorneys are proud to announce the winners of this year’s Bicycle Safety PSA Contest. Each year, we challenge students from eastern North Carolina students to use their imaginations and create a 30-second video about the importance of bicycle safety. In previous years, we limited the contest …

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Three Common Mistakes Made by Teen Drivers

Compared with middle-aged driver, teen drivers are 10 times more likely to be involved in a car wreck. There have been lots of theories why, but now we know the actual reasons. Researchers analyzed  information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 795 serious crashes involving drivers who where 15 to 18 years old. …

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Be On Guard for Medication-Related Injuries

Yesterday’s online edition of The New York Times reported on the frightening rise of medication-related injuries. Between 2004 and 2008, the number of people treated in hospitals for medication errors rocketed up by 50%, from 1.2 million to 1.9 million individuals. People were hospitalized because of worrisome side effects after taking the medication as prescribed, …

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Five Steps To Eliminating Traffic Deaths

Want to totally eliminate motor vehicle fatalities in North Carolina?  Dr. Herb Garrison, head of the East Carolina Injury Prevention Program, knows how…and he has outlined his methods in the latest issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal. The article, written with coauthor Jennifer Smith, is titled: Is Fatality-Free Travel on North Carolina’s Streets and …

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New Recommendations for Keeping Kids Safe in Cars

Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new recommendations about the best ways to keep children safe in vehicles. The kids may not like the changes, but the goal is fewer injuries in the event of a crash. The policy statement was published in an online article of the medical journal Pediatrics. For maximum safety, …

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