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New State Legislation Seeks to Address Distracted Driving

A proposed bill in North Carolina to ban handheld cellphone use while driving would bar motorists from holding devices in their hand or against their body while driving. A first offense would cost $100. Repeat offenders would face a $200 fine—as well as additional penalties and/or insurance surcharges. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) …

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Brain Injury Awareness Month: Concussion Injuries in Children — Part II

The Brain Injury Association of America recognizes March as Brain Injury Awareness Month. For this, Henson Fuerst presents a two-part series on how parents can care for concussion injuries in children. Today, we focus on recovery tools—and helping children return to normal activities. Click here for part one of the series where we identify common …

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Thomas Henson Selected to Serve Another Term on Brain Injury Advisory Council

Attorney Thomas Henson of Henson Fuerst has recently been selected to serve another term on the North Carolina Brain Injury Advisory Council (BIAC). The honor comes in recognition of his work with clients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. About BIAC The purpose of the North Carolina Brain Injury Advisory Council (BIAC) is to review …

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Federal Government Cuts Nursing Home Fines for Health Violations

Changes made to the way Washington punishes nursing home violations has resulted in lowered fines levied against facilities which have injured or endangered residents. An article detailing the changes—and the effects they have had—is available here. Changes in Assessment Compared to 2016, the average fine assessed against a nursing home found in violation of health …

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Brain Injury Awareness Month: Concussion Injuries in Children — Part I

The Brain Injury Association of America recognizes March as Brain Injury Awareness Month. For this, Henson Fuerst presents a two-part series on how parents can care for concussion injuries in children. In this portion, we identify common symptoms—and how parents can care for their children. Click here for part two of the series where we …

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