June 27, 2018

Monsanto Faces First Trial Over Allegations Roundup Ingredient Caused Cancer

Posted By: Kelsey Hecker

Thousands of people nationwide are accusing Mansanto of failing to “exercise reasonable care to warn of the dangerous risks associated with use and exposure” to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup.   If you know someone with lymphoma who used Roundup weed killer for a long time, you may want to be aware of these proceedings.  Please call us if you have questions.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/monsanto-faces-its-first-trial-over-allegations-roundup-ingredient-caused-cancer-glyphosate/


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June 19, 2018

Janet Ward Black Receives 2018 Ebbie Award from NCAJ

Posted By: Kelsey Hecker

Greensboro, North Carolina attorney Janet Ward Black has been selected by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) as a recipient of the 2018 Ebbie Award.  This award was named after Ebbie Bailey, the First Lady emeritus of NCAJ, who helped founding member Allen Bailey establish the North Carolina Advocates for Justice more than 50 years ago.  The Ebbie Award was created in 2003 in Ms. Bailey’s honor to “recognize service and inspired commitment to NCAJ and its mission.” Black helped establish the Ebbie Award during her tenure as NCAJ President.  The NCAJ is a 3000-lawyer organization dedicated to protecting people’s rights.

Black has now been chosen as a recipient of this year’s Ebbie Award for her service on the Executive Committee as Past President Appointed by the President and for her work inside and outside the courtroom.  She is being honored as a “selfless public servant and fierce advocate for justice for those who have been injured by the wrongdoing of others.”  Black was presented with the 2018 Ebbie Award on June 18, 2018 during the Board of Governors meeting at the NCAJ Annual Convention in Wilmington, NC. 

“It is an incredible honor to come full circle and be selected as a recipient of the Ebbie Award,” says Janet Ward Black.  “I consider it a privilege to continue to serve the NCAJ alongside my peers.”

Black is the principal owner of Ward Black Law located in Greensboro. The firm represents people in personal injury, workers’ compensation, veterans’ disability, family law and defective products litigation.  With 38 lawyers and staff, Ward Black Law is one of the largest woman-owned firms in North Carolina. To learn more, visit www.wardblacklaw.com.


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June 19, 2018

CDC Investigates Lung-Related Deaths in Dentists

Posted By: Kelsey Hecker

Recently, dental professionals have been reported as being diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and/or silicosis.  A study presented by the Centers for Disease Control showed a higher percentage of dental professionals being diagnosed with IPF than what would be expected in the public at large.  A link between your profession and IPF could mean that you are eligible for compensation under workers’ compensation in North Carolina.  Ward Black Law can help determine if you may have a valid workers’ compensation claim and assist you in pursuing benefits under the workers’ compensation system.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/virginia/articles/2018-04-15/virginia-dentist-tips-off-cdc-to-dentists-with-rare-disease


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June 14, 2018

TRANSITION TO NEW MEDICARE NUMBERS & CARDS

Posted By: Kelsey Hecker


The law requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. A new unique Medicare number will replace the current Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on the new Medicare cards. They’re taking this step to protect people with Medicare from fraudulent use of SSNs, which can lead to identity theft andillegal use of Medicare benefits.

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