Personal Injury

Ghost Workers' Compensation Insurance Harm Injured Workers

Good general contractors demand proof of Workers’ Compensation insurance before hiring subcontractors. This type of insurance–commonly known as Workers’ Comp–protects workers if they are injured on the job by paying for their medical bills and other costs. But today, the News & Observer published a story that sheds light on a scam that puts workers …

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Recall of Stryker Hip Replacements

Another hip replacement recall.  Stryker Corp. has recalled two hip replacement devices: the Rejuvenate, and the ABG II modular-neck stems. The devices are being recalled because of risks of corrosion and “fretting,” or corrosion made worse by abrasive wear. The company says that the corrosion “may result in adverse local tissue reactions manifesting in pain …

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Video Gaming Doesn't Make You Better at Talking While Driving

In North Carolina, it is illegal for anyone to text while driving, and for people under age 18 to use a cell phone while driving. Some experts believe that talking on a cell phone while driving should be illegal for everyone, including people who use hands-free devices. That’s because talking alone–the act of participating in …

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