April 29, 2016

Proceed With Caution: The Hidden Dangers of Acid Reducing Medications

Posted By: Ward Black Law

Disabled elderly woman visiting a dotcor for an x-rayWhile the term “proton pump inhibitors” may not ring a bell, chances are, you know someone using them. Doctors recommend and prescribe this line of drugs to everyone from babies to senior citizens for the treatment of acid-related disorders such as heartburn, reflux, stomach ulcers, and GERD. Some are available over the counter (Prilosec OTC, Prevacid 24HR, Zegerid OTC) and others require a prescription (Nexium, Dexilant, Vimovo). For many patients, the benefits outweigh the risks. Others have suffered grave consequences after taking these drugs without realizing their potential link to chronic kidney disease, as well as other side effects. Whether you know someone who was harmed by PPIs, are currently taking them yourself, or simply wondering what the headlines are all about, consider these five alarming truths about some of America’s best-selling drugs.


April 25, 2016

Attorney Spotlight: Gerard Davidson Receives Habitat for Humanity Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted By: Ward Black Law

linkWard Black Law is pleased to announce that attorney Gerard Davidson was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from Habitat for Humanity’s Greensboro Affiliate in February 2016. This award recognizes years of dedication and service to Habitat for Humanity and the city of Greensboro. In addition to honoring him with the award, the organization’s Board has decided it should officially bear his name. Future recipients will be honored with the “Gerard Davidson Lifetime Achievement Award.” The legal team at Ward Black Law is proud of his accomplishments — both as part of our firm and a member of the Greensboro community.


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April 11, 2016

Talcum Powder Lawsuits: 5 Pressing Questions

Posted By: Ward Black Law

A bathroom staple for many women — talcum powder — has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. Talc is an ingredient commonly found in baby powder and other personal care products designed to protect the skin. While it may be effective for preventing moisture and rashes, it seems prolonged use of talc-based powder could have much harsher consequences. Numerous studies have confirmed this link. In fact, many women have chosen to pursue lawsuits against big name manufacturers like Johnson & Johnson, stating their ovarian cancer was a direct result of dangerous products that don’t include adequate warning labels.


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