Blog Posts in 2012

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Gun control, the right to bear arms, and mental illness

Gun Control and Mental Illness Hearing President Obama read the names of the children who were killed in Newtown was heartbreaking. In the background, you could hear the families gasp when their ...
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Bulging or herniated disc cases

Bulging or herniated disc cases Bulging or herniated disc cases are hard fought by insurance defense attorneys. They will rightfully argue that bulging discs can be part of the natural degenerative ...
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Fraud on the elderly

It is that time of the year again, where many people are fooled into giving personal information to others. The most vulnerable part of our population are the elderly. They are just too nice and ...
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Friends Home at Guilford

2014 REVIEW: Once again, the Friends Home at Guilford is a 5 star facility with fantastic staffing levels. As you can see in the below chart their CNA staffing is almost twice the state average. CNAs ...
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Brian Center of Lexington nursing home

Brian Center of Lexington is a large nursing home in Lexington. For this year, it is a three star or average nursing home. This has improved since last year when it had only two stars. If you want to ...
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Guilford Health Care nursing home

Guilford Health Care Center is a nursing home with 110 beds in Greensboro. 2015 REVIEW: Guilford Health Care Center is now a 4 star or “Above Average” nursing home. Just a few years ago, ...
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Golden Living Greensboro

Golden LivingCenter Greensboro Golden Living Greensboro is located at 1201 Carolina Street. Golden Living is a 105 bed facility, which is larger than most nursing homes in North Carolina. The listed ...
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Whitestone Masonic Home Greensboro

REVIEW 2015: Whitestone Masonic Home is back down to a 4 star or above average nursing home. Their staffing is a 4 star also: Whitestone NC Total number of residents 57 87.2 87.4 Total number of ...
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Adams Farm Living nursing home Greensboro

2015 REVIEW: Adams Farm Living and Rehabilitation has fallen from 4 stars back down to a 2 star facility. Their staffing levels are only 2 stars: Adams Farm NC Total number of residents 90 87.2 87.4 ...
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Heartland Living nursing home review

2015 REVIEW: Heartland Living has fallen from a 4 star nursing home all the way to 1 star. 1 star is classified as "Much Below Average". The staffing levels at Heartland Living are 2 stars: ...
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Greenhaven (Britthaven) Nursing Home Greensboro

REVIEW 2015: Greenhaven Health and Rehabilitation has increased from a 1 star to a 2 star facility which is ranked as "Below Average." The staffing levels at Greenhaven nursing home are 2 ...
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Do I need an injury lawyer?

"Do you need a lawyer?" Well, it depends. The easiest answer would be to simply say yes. The law has become very complicated. I have seen many cases screwed up by people trying to do it ...
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What to expect from jury duty

All of the following comments apply to civil court only, as I don't handle any criminal cases. Civil court hears personal injury, contract disputes and other types of dispute cases. In criminal it ...
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You pay for car insurance, do they then work for you?

Do you think that you are in "Good Hands with Allstate", "Nationwide is on your side" or "Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there"? If you have UIM motor vehicle ...
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Pre-existing conditions

Personal injury law is designed to make people whole again. Juries are supposed to take a look at how the plaintiff was doing before the wreck, and then evaluate how they have changed. Most people ...
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Texting and driving dangerous combination

Jail time for texting. This past week should be a wake-up call for all drivers who use their cell phones while driving- you can actually go to jail. Many states now have laws that prohibit texting ...
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Mount Airy personal injury case

A few years ago, a young man went to a bar in Mount Airy NC called B52's. The bar had switched hands over the years, and the newest version was mainly a beer hall that had bands and sold food. ...
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Reidsville Personal Injury Attorney

Around nine years ago, I was assigned a case on the eve of trial by a senior attorney in a prior personal injury firm. The attorney didn't want to try the case because "it was a loser". ...
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Cherryville personal injury attorney

I am from Cherryville and graduated from Cherryville H.S. in 1987. I was just looking online to see what personal injury attorneys practice in Cherryville. Not many. When I Googled, "Cherryville ...
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Greensboro personal injury case

Not all cases are the same, some can involve significant liability issues. This is especially true when it comes to premises liability claims. I had one such premises liability trial in Greensboro. In ...
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Winston-Salem car wreck trial

What are Winston-Salem jurors like, and how does Winston-Salem compare to other counties? Of course, the following only applies to civil court as I don't practice criminal law. With that in mind, ...
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If all nursing homes are understaffed, does that make it ok?

Finally, nursing homes may cynically, and unfortunately, accurately argue that very few nursing homes in North Carolina provide staffing at RUG staff time expectations. Therefore, how could this be ...
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Handling property damage claims

Usually, clients can handle property damage claims from car wrecks on their own, but we will help for free if they run into problems. One of the main problems people face is that the insurance company ...
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Nursing homes pocket the money

Nursing homes will argue that the RUG scores are for Medicare residents only, and that most of their residents are paid by Medicaid. Since the Medicaid reimbursement is a lot lower, the number of ...
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Nursing Home Staffing Studies

The Staff Time and Resource Intensity Verification (STRIVE) study evaluated the relationship between reimbursement and the actual staffing required to provide care per RUG score. [i] This study was ...
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