October 17, 2016

The Flu Vaccine: Rare but Serious Side Effects

Posted By: Ward Black Law

When cooler weather sets in and the leaves change from green to red, orange, and gold, thousands of us flock to our medical providers to get the annual flu vaccine.

While the vaccine is largely effective in preventing or minimizing cases of the flu virus, and while most individuals don’t experience any negative effects as a result of getting the shot, it’s important to educate yourself about the rare but serious side effects the vaccine can cause.

Categories: Blog, Vaccine Injury

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July 5, 2016

Meet Our Team: Vaccine Injury Attorney Nancy Meyers

Posted By: Ward Black Law

0050_DSC_5533_5x7cRepresenting people who have suffered vaccine injuries is more than a job for Nancy Meyers. She views her work as a calling, utilizing special training and a unique skill set to make a lasting impact on people’s lives. Nancy’s background in medicine provides the perspective needed to support families suffering through unanticipated health issues. With years of experience, she has secured millions of dollars in compensation for victims of vaccine injury.

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December 28, 2015

The Gift of Justice: Six Questions about Vaccine Injuries

Posted By: Ward Black Law

From shoulder injuries to prolonged neurological issues, people suffer from vaccine injuries year after year. While only a small portion of the population is affected, these incidents can be devastating. After all, vaccines are designed to give us a healthier future, not to change our lives for the worse. If you or a loved one have experienced an injury or disease after a vaccine injection, you most likely want to seek justice for your medical expenses, pain, and lost wages. This justice is within reach. Thanks to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, you don’t have to sue anyone to receive compensation for your injury — not your health care provider, your workplace, the vaccine manufacturer, or even the pharmacist or nurse who administered your shot.

June 16, 2015

Flu Vaccine Injury Client Receives Six-Figure Award

Posted By: Ward Black Law

Ward Black Law is pleased to announce that compensation has been awarded to a North Carolina vaccine injury client. After receiving a flu vaccine, the client developed Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, also known as ADEM. This devastating neurological disease has caused her to endure numerous health issues and lasting disabilities. She will receive a lump sum of $237,500 for these damages from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

March 27, 2015

Raleigh Family Practice Patients at Risk for Breast Cancer

Posted By: Ward Black Law


For Immediate Release

March 27, 2015

Ward Black Law
208 West Wendover Ave.
Greensboro, NC 27401

Contact: Janet Ward Black, Managing Attorney
Phone: (336) 333-2244


GREENSBORO, NC – The FDA released a mammogram alert March 24, 2015, for patients of Richard D. Adelman, M.D. in Raleigh, N.C. The alert was issued for any patient who received mammography services at Adelman’s practice since August 24, 2012.

The FDA issued this warning in response to an American College of Radiology review that spanned from August 25, 2012 to August 25, 2014 and discovered shortcomings in the quality of mammograms patients were receiving.

The baseline standards set in place by the FDA were not met by Dr. Adelman’s family practice, which resulted in the loss of his accreditation on November 5, 2014. On November 18, 2014 the practice was instructed to notify patients who visited during this period that the quality of their mammograms were not in line with FDA standards. Dr. Adelman’s practice cannot provide mammography services until the accreditation is reinstated.

Next Steps

While all patients were alerted about possible problems with the quality of their mammograms, it should not be assumed that all mammograms were inaccurate.

If you or someone you know has had a mammogram at this facility since August 24, 2012, here are the recommendations from the FDA:

  • If you (or the concerned patient) have not had a mammogram at an MQSA-certified facility since then, follow these guidelines:
    • Request your mammogram and copies of your medical reports from Richard D. Adelman, M.D, Family Medicine practice. Have your mammogram reviewed at an MQSA-certified facility to determine whether you need a repeat mammogram or additional medical attention. A database of MQSA-certified facilities in your area is available online or by calling the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at 1-800-422-6237.
    • If you need a repeat mammogram and your health insurance will not pay for it, you can call the NCI information service at 1-800-422-6237 for a listing of MQSA-certified facilities near you that provide free or low-cost mammograms.
  • If you have questions please contact the MQSA Hotline at 1-800-838-7715.
  • If you have had a more recent mammogram at an MQSA-certified facility since August 25, 2012, you should follow the recommendations from that facility.

How Ward Black Law Can Help

The knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyers at Ward Black Law in Greensboro, N.C., have years of experience representing clients and victims of medical errors. If you received mammography services at Richard D. Adelman, M.D, Family Medicine and have since been diagnosed with breast cancer, Ward Black Law is happy to help you understand your options.

Contact the personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Ward Black Law today for a confidential consultation at 336-333-2244, or call toll-free at 1-877-256-1214. You can also reach Ward Black Law by email or online inquiry.

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August 16, 2014

The Dangers of DTaP – What You Need To Know

Posted By: Ward Black Law

Have you been injured by the commonly administered DTaP or Tdap vaccine? Perhaps a loved one had severe side effects after receiving the shot, and as a result suffered prolonged pain or illness. If you are wondering what assistance might be available, you’ve come to the right place. The DTaP vaccine lawyers at Ward Black Law have everything you need to know about your rights to a lawsuit, as well as compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages. Read on to learn more about the dangers of the DTaP vaccine:

August 12, 2014

Misdiagnosed? 4 Things to Know About Medical Negligence

Posted By: Ward Black Law

Misdiagnosis - Ward Black LawWhen you experience alarming medical symptoms, you trust your doctor to quickly and correctly assess the cause. If your primary healthcare provider is unable to diagnose the issue, he or she should consult a specialist for further testing. Sometimes, along the way, doctors provide the wrong diagnosis, or fail to diagnose the issue altogether. Have you or a loved one been misdiagnosed, leading to delayed treatment for cancer or another serious illness? Many of today’s medical malpractice and medical negligence lawsuits arise from misdiagnosis. The experienced attorneys at Ward Black Law in Greensboro, N.C., are equipped to handle such cases, providing justice for individuals and families who have suffered the devastating consequences of inadequate medical treatment.

If you believe you have been a victim of misdiagnosis, here are four important things to know.

June 2, 2014

What You Don’t Know About Testosterone Therapy May Kill You

Posted By: Ward Black Law

When you receive a prescription to improve your lifestyle, such as testosterone gel, you hope for results and expect to maintain good overall health. But far too often, men determined to have “Low T” suffer from dangerous side effects after using testosterone gel or cream. These side effects, including heart attack and stroke, can be life threatening. If you or a loved one has suffered a heart attack by testosterone therapy without proper warning, you are not alone. Read on to discover more about this growing issue.

May 8, 2014

8.1 Million Dollar Judgment Entered for Guillain-Barré Syndrome Client

Posted By: Ward Black Law

Ward Black Law is pleased to announce that on Friday, April 18, the US Court of Federal Claims entered a judgment in favor of a local vaccine injury client. After suffering from the devastating effects of the flu vaccine, he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) and will now receive lifetime compensation totaling more than 8.1 million dollars.

The Case

A healthy 45-year-old, our client was a happily married man with a one-year-old son. On October 4, 2010 he visited his family doctor for a routine checkup and received the influenza vaccine, more commonly known as the flu shot. In the days following his vaccination, our client suffered from generalized numbness and weakness. On October 12, 2010, he woke up paralyzed from the waist down and in incredible pain. After being transported by ambulance to the emergency room at Wesley Long Hospital, he was diagnosed with GBS and subsequently intubated as the paralysis had reached his diaphragm, causing him to suffocate. Our client remained on the edge of death for three weeks, including 10 days in a coma. This life-threatening case of GBS was rare and exceptional, and already in its most severe and permanent form. Over the next 10 months, our client was treated at four different medical facilities in North Carolina, where he was kept alive via respirators, feeding tubes, medication and most significantly, the determination to see his son grow into a man. Despite this aggressive medical care, our client continued to suffer from profound and devastating neurological deficits. He is now living at home with his family but is dependent upon 24-hour attendant care.

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