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The Dangers of Drunk Driving

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 4,102 people were killed in drunk driving accidents in North Carolina between 2003 and 2012. People aged 21-34 are ...
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Medical Malpractice Third Leading Cause of Death?

Medical Malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the US?!? The CDC totals the leading causes of death every year, and here is the link for last year : As you can see, heart disease is number ...
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Failure to diagnose, more common than you think

Rush to judgment- means jumping to conclusions without properly weighing all possibilities first. This rush to judgment is becoming a major problem with doctor and hospital malpractice. Hospitals have ...
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Is Coumadin safe?

Is Coumadin safe for the elderly? Coumadin is a very dangerous drug if labs aren't taken to make sure that your blood isn't getting too "thin". Coumadin is a popular blood thinner ...
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Attorney Roane's Landfill Death Case Goes Back to Court

On March 14, The Shelby Star published an article on one of Attorney James Roane's cases regarding a lawsuit that was filed against Cleveland County. The article begins by explaining how in 2010, ...
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What is an adult care home?

What is an adult care home? An adult care home is what we used to call a rest home. It is a place for the elderly to just get some help with basic needs. Sometimes the elderly really want to stay as ...
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Alston Brook Lexington

Alston Brook nursing home in Lexington North Carolina is a 100 bed nursing facility. It is a mixed facility. Sixty-four of these beds are skilled nursing beds in the "Granny's Place" ...
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How often should a patient be turned to prevent sores?

How often should nursing home residents be turned to prevent sores? Every two hours!!!??? Right? Maybe not. Turning every two hours is the current standard of care in North Carolina. However, a new ...
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Westchester Manor at Providence Place

Westchester Manor at Providence Place in High Point was once a five star nursing home, but just dropped all the way down to two stars or "below average" per Medicare.gov. As always, you ...
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What do I do if I have been in a car wreck?

What do you do if you have been in a car wreck or auto accident? I will skip the obvious things like call the police and seek medical treatment if you need it. From a legal perspective there are few ...
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide poisoning can be undetectable and irreversible and can cause death before you are even aware of what is happening. I am working on a carbon monoxide death case that involves a faulty ...
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High Point Personal Injury

In High Point, there are many personal injury attorneys, but not all of them have experience handling larger injury cases. Most attorneys in High Point, are "general practitioners". This ...
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Shelby personal injury attorney

Shelby personal injury law practice has been interesting so far. While I have handled a few standard car wreck and other personal injury cases in the Shelby area, for the last few years I have been ...
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Blumenthal Jewish Home

2015 REVIEW: Blumenthal Nursing & Rehabilitation has fallen to a 2 star "below average" nursing home. The most significant and obvious problem is their low staffing numbers. BLUMENTHAL ...
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Dram Shop and adults

N.C.G.S. § 18B-305. Other prohibited sales ( Adults unlike Section 120 minors ) (a) Sale to Intoxicated Person. -- It shall be unlawful for a permittee or his employee or for an ABC store ...
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Dram Shop and minors

N.C.G.S. § 18B-120-129 the permittee or the local ABC board: (1 year SoL, only minors, and max recovery is $500,000) (BUT Parents can sue over a child's death case) (Also, there is an ...
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Social Host Liability

Social Host Liability and Common Law "Dram Shop" negligence - a person who serves alcohol to an "obviously intoxicated" person when it is reasonable to expect that person will soon ...
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Nursing home abuse neglect attorneys in North Carolina

One of the few things that can make nursing homes in North Carolina change and provide better care is the threat of litigation by nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys. It seems that we are one of ...
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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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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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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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