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Hernia Mesh Implants linked to Serious Complications!

Did you know more than 800,000 hernia repairs are performed in the U.S. each year?  There are 50,000+ lawsuits filed in the U.S. related to hernia mesh procedures and the number continues to rise. If you or a loved one was implanted with hernia mesh and experienced serious complications, you may be eligible to file a hernia mesh lawsuit. Hernia mesh is a medical device used to patch or repair hernias. Depending on the surgical technique and type of mesh used, complications and side effects following hernia repair surgery may vary. The most common adverse

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Copeley Johnson & Groninger Reports Trial Win in Wrongful Death Case Against Distracted Driver

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Distracted drivers caused 54,302 crashes, injuries, and wrongful deaths in North Carolina in 2016.  If you travel on the streets or highways, you are at risk for being injured or killed by someone who is more interested in their phone than their driving.   On the morning of May 10, 2016, Russell Rutledge was driving his Chevrolet Silverado from a business meeting in Garner to meet a colleague in Durham. As he drove, Rutledge was using his cell phone to text, email, and make and receive phone calls.  The evidence showed that Rutledge drifted onto

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Scholarships for Children of Injured Workers

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Broken backs, occupational cancer, traumatic brain injuries…it’s no secret that catastrophic workers’ compensation injuries in North Carolina cause devastating physical pain, disability, and even death to affected workers. But what about the children of those injured workers? As the families of injured workers in North Carolina know all too well, a serious work injury, disease, or death impacts the whole family. The devastating financial and emotional toll should not also stifle the dreams of children who, before the catastrophe suddenly changed their life, had planned to attend college or technical school. North Carolina Governor Roy

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New Case – Sexual Assaults at Massage Envy

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On October 29, 2018, Copeley Johnson & Groninger PLLC filed a civil complaint against Massage Envy – both its franchise corporation and a local franchise – on behalf of two separate victims of sexual abuse by a massage therapist at the Massage Envy facility in Wilmington, North Carolina in 2015. The two female victims, who describe “extreme discomfort and fear,” were both assaulted by the same massage therapist during a massage at the Mayfaire Town Center location. The assaults occurred only six days apart, with the second assault occurring after the first victim had repeatedly

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Don’t be afraid to file a Work Injury claim in North Carolina

Many North Carolina workers worry that if they report a work injury, they will be deported, stalked, arrested, harassed, or worse. In theory, North Carolina law protects injured workers – including undocumented workers – from criminal action or retaliation after they file a work injury claim. Such protections are important to reassure workers that they can report a work injury without fear for their own safety and security. Although many employers and insurers play by the rules, from time to time, certain unscrupulous employers and insurers resort to illegal tactics to get back at workers who

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Dog Bites: The Damage Can Be Devastating

A dog bite injury can happen in seconds. You are walking down a street. A dog runs from a neighbor’s yard toward your young child. She is bitten by a dog. Or maybe, you are in a park with your dog. A passerby loses control of his big dog. You are knocked down and your dog is bitten.  You are the victim of a dog bite injury. However the attack happens, a dog bite attack can take its toll. After a dog bite, you will need medical treatment.   The county’s animal control officers will investigate.

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Do I Have a Title IX Claim?

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What is Title IX?  Title IX is the law that applies to sexual misconduct on college campuses and all schools that receive federal funds.  It is a one-sentence law that says any educational program or activity that is receiving federal funds cannot discriminate on the basis of sex. They can’t exclude anyone from participating on the basis of sex, and they can’t deny the benefits of the program on the basis of sex. And to be clear, Title IX protects everyone in the school, whether it’s teachers, students, or employees. Title IX is also the law

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Justice Served for Injured Elderly Worker

Injured Elderly Worker in North Carolina Worker’s Compensation Case After a hard-fought battle by litigators at Copeley, Johnson & Groninger, justice was served for an elderly gentleman who, for years, worked through the tremendous back pain. After a full hearing and extensive testimony, the Industrial Commission ruled in the worker’s favor and awarded him workers’ compensation benefits, including medical benefits and years of accrued disability benefits. Unfortunately, in many workers’ compensation cases, old-fashioned grit and determination do not pay off, because employers and insurance companies point to the employee’s ability to work as evidence that

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CJG Day of Action 2018

We had a great day donating school supplies to the kids at the Boys & Girls Club in Durham!  We enjoy seeing their smiling faces every year. Their mission is “To inspire and enable all young people, particularly those who need us most, to reach their potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. ” To learn more about the Boys & Girls Club and their Impact, click HERE.

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Back to School Safety tips for Kids and Parents

How to Prep your Kids to Head Back To Schol It’s that time of year again. Parents scurry to shop for school supplies, find a high-quality daycare, fill out medical forms, and arrange carpools. When making these important arrangements, don’t forget the ultimate goal…school safety. Nothing is foolproof, but before walking that kiddo to the bus stop, consider the following five ways to reduce the likelihood of your child becoming a victim of predators, or getting involved in a bullying situation this school year: Teach Boundaries   Kids need to know that no one (including classmates,

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