North Carolina Invokana lawyers Auger and Auger have begun accepting cases for victims of type 2 diabetes medications including Invokana and similar medications Infokamet, Farxiga, Xigduo XR, and Jardiance. Just two months ago, the FDA released a warning to consumers that taking Invokana may lead to ketoacidosis, a condition that can cause serious complications including coma or death. Invokana and its potential risks and side effects are currently being investigated.
In May, the Food and Drug Administration issued … Read more
Sometimes even just a little difference in speed can make all the difference in the world between safe driving and having an accident. That is what some in the Morgantown City Council believe. They met to discuss the possibility of lowering the speed at what many consider a dangerous intersection in Monongalia County.
The request is for a lower speed limit at the intersection of Route 119 and Route 73 by 5 or 10 mph. The current speed limit is … Read more
In effort to reduce the number of North Carolina car accidents that involve newly licensed teenage drivers, a new law recently went into effect which requires that a driving log with evidence of at least 60 hours of driving be presented by teens between the ages of 16 and 18 when applying for their provisional license.
The new provision requires that all teens who obtain their limited learner’s permit on or after October 1, 2011, maintain a logbook detailing at … Read more
North Carolina Highway Patrol has found that 16 year old Taylor Clark was texting when she caused a head-on collision, killing 17 year old passenger, Seth Beaver. Clark has been charged with misdemeanor death by a motor vehicle, failing to yield, and texting while driving.
It has been illegal for drivers in North Carolina under the age of 18 to use a cell phone while driving since 2006, and for any driver to text while driving since December 1, 2009, … Read more
North Carolina State Senator Bob Rucho of Mecklenburg County recently introduced Senate Bill 33 which seeks to limit the amount of money that can be awarded for pain and suffering to victims of medical malpractice to a mere $250,000, and make emergency medical providers, such as the emergency department in a hospital, immune from liability unless found guilty of “gross negligence, wanton conduct, or intentional wrongdoing.” Under the present law, the medical malpractice victim must show that the medical provider … Read more
In its 2010 session, the North Carolina Senate will decide whether to put an end to the archaic doctrine of contributory negligence and adopt a form of comparative negligence. Presently, North Carolina is one of only 5 states that follows contributory negligence, meaning if an injured party is partially responsible for his injury, even if only 1%, he is prevented from recovering any damages from the party primarily at fault.
The proposed new law, HB 813, modeled after the … Read more