Oct 08, 2015

Is Cancer a Compensable Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By |October 8th, 2015|Cancer, occupational disease, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Sometimes prospective clients ask whether they developed cancer as a result of their job. Most claims arise from accidents and obviously cancer is a slowly developing process. However, cancer can be an occupational-related disease for which medical and disability benefits may be awarded under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. A doctor must give his [...]

Mar 21, 2013

Diesel Fumes and Lung Cancer

By |March 21st, 2013|Cancer, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lung cancer is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. It’s greater than breast and colon cancer in women and greater than prostate, colon, pancreatic and liver cancer in men. If diagnosed early there is a 70-80% survival rate for 5 years, and a low-dose CT scan of the [...]

Aug 02, 2012

Should Genetic Medical Information Be Given to Workers’ Compensation Insurance Companies?

By |August 2nd, 2012|Cancer, Legislation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Federal law provides that employers with 15 or more employees cannot discriminate against employees because of genetic information.Under a 2009 Federal law called GINA (the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act), employers with 15 or more employees cannot discriminate against employees because of genetic information. That information may include a past or present medical history (for example: [...]

Feb 09, 2012

Cancer Concern Over Newest TSA Airport Body Scanners

By |February 9th, 2012|Cancer, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today we have a guest post from my colleague Tom Domer of Wisconsin. According to a growing number of scientists and doctors the newest TSA airport body scanners, known as Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) scanners, may pose a cancer threat.* The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) insists the scanners are safe, and cites independent studies saying [...]

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