CDC Investigates Lung-Related Deaths in Dentists

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.