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Monthly Archives: June 2014

New Research Concludes Diesel Exhaust Exposures cause’s Cancer in Workers including at Risk Occupations such as Railroad Workers, Miners, Truck Drivers and Industrial Workers regularly Exposed to Diesel Exhaust.

Diesel engine exhaust has now been definitively linked to causing cancer in humans. A panel of experts working for the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded in June 2012 that diesel exhausts is a potential cause of lung cancer. Diesel exhaust has also been linked to pancreatic and bladder cancer. After a week-long meeting of international experts, the International Agency for…

Mona Lisa and Lee Wallace Care About Education

Mona Lisa Wallace, partner of Wallace & Graham, said the site was ideal for the central office because it was “supported by the city and the county.” “We care about education in Rowan County,” she said, adding that as a graduate of North Rowan High School, she’s a product of the county school system. To read more, please click here.

Social Security Disability Checklist

Prior application(s) if you have ever applied; All medical records documenting your conditions; Written statement from your doctor(s) that you are disabled; List of all medications and each dosage; List of all jobs you have held the past 15 years Social Security number of spouse and your dependents, if any; If not a US citizen, a valid birth certificate and passport; Social Security benefits…

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: Signs to Look Out For

Nursing homes are supposed to be comfortable, quiet places where elderly loved ones can affordably receive around-the-clock care and attention.  Sadly, too often negligent hiring practices or other issues create a situation where loved ones are ignored or abused. Nursing home neglect is a situation where the nursing home fails to meet its obligation to care for a patient, for example…

Auto Accident Check List

Before getting in an accident, make sure you have proper insurance. Check to see if anyone is injured.  But remember that car accidents can cause injuries that only surface later. Exchange information with other drivers. Get witnesses’ names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Take pictures — not just the vehicles, but anything that you feel is relevant to the…

Ammonia Spill at Smithfield Plant in Tar Heel

On Tuesday June 17, 2014, there was a large ammonia spill at the Smithfield plant in Tar Heel, Bladen County.  The leak forced more than 2,000 workers to leave the slaughterhouse and some have reported injuries. Ammonia is a dangerous and poisonous substance that can come in gas or liquid form.  It is a danger at processing plants and can also come…

Avoid Mistakes when Applying for Social Security Disability

Each month, thousands of North Carolinians become disabled from working and apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security income (SSI) benefits. Unfortunately, many of those applying for benefits do so without the assistance of an attorney to help them avoid mistakes. The Social Security Disability Insurance program is funded by working people like you who pay Social Security…