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Mar 11, 2019

Cannabidiol: The New Aspirin for Workers’ Comp Patients?

By |March 11th, 2019|doctor, drug and pharmaceutical-law, Health, Health Care, Herbs, Workers' Compensation|Comments Off on Cannabidiol: The New Aspirin for Workers’ Comp Patients?

Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson at the Jernigan Law Firm. Cannabidiol: The New Aspirin? Recently a doctor suggested to one of my clients that cannabidiol (CBD) might provide a pain management option for his neck pain. It’s a first (for me) to see CBD oil in a client’s medical records as a potential [...]

Feb 16, 2017

Opioid Task Force, Recent Studies, and CDC Opioid Recommendations

By |February 16th, 2017|CDC, centers for disease control and prevention, chronic pain, Health, opioid, task force, Uncategorized, work comp, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

The North Carolina Industrial Commission recently joined many other states (i.e. Massachusetts) in tackling the issue of opioids in the workers'’ compensation cases by creating a Workers’ Compensation Opioid Task Force. The goal of the task force is to “study and recommend solutions for the problems arising from the intersection of the opioid epidemic [...]

May 05, 2014

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Set for April 26

By |May 5th, 2014|FDA, Health, prescription drugs, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Emily Wray Stander, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.Mark your calendars! As part of spring cleaning duties, I know people are sorting through the stuff in their homes, donating what they can, and figuring out how to recycle or dispose of what can’t be donated. As a mom of a [...]

Aug 29, 2013

Paper or Plastic: A Reusable Workplace Hazard From The Grocery Store

By |August 29th, 2013|Health, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author , from Jon Gelman, LLC - Attorney at Law.Most people have been driven by guilt or cost into thinking about using a reusable shopping bag from the grocery store. A recent report indicates that sometimes the bags, because they are not sanitized by regular cleaning, become killer bacteria farms [...]

Jan 24, 2013

PTSD and Police Officers at the Newtown Massacre

By |January 24th, 2013|First Responders, Health, Mental Injuries, PTSD, Uncategorized, workers' compensation, Workplace Injury|0 Comments

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder that can occur after a person has seen or experienced a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury or death. In civil war battles a soldier may be sitting next to his best friend when a cannonball takes off his friend’s head. The horror [...]

Dec 27, 2012

Are You Suffering From Symptoms Of Chronic Stress? Take the Stress Test!

By |December 27th, 2012|Health, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Kit Case from Causey Law Firm.Signs of Chronic Stress: Cognitive symptoms •          Memory problems •          Inability to concentrate •          Poor judgment •          Pessimistic approach or thoughts •          Anxious or racing thoughts •          Constant worrying Emotional symptoms •          Moodiness •          Irritability or short temper •          Agitation, inability to relax •          [...]

Nov 29, 2012

Cancer Risk, Workplace Carcinogens and a Government Report

By |November 29th, 2012|Government, Health, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Rod Rehm from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.Our law firm recently completed successful litigation involving eight families against various chemical companies. A member of each family got cancer from working at a local plant where industrial solutions were used to make rubber products. Stating the obvious, cancer is universally bad, [...]