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Purdue Pharma Lawsuit: Opioid Manufacturers Face Legal Action

June 20, 2019   |  
In 2017, 1,953 people died of opioid overdoses in North Carolina alone. Sobering numbers like this may help us understand the scope of the opioid epidemic — and why legal action such as the recent Purdue Pharma lawsuit is being brought against opioid manufacturers. The misuse and addiction to prescription...
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Riddle & Brantley Attorney Scott A. Scurfield Admitted to Supreme Court of the United States Bar

June 19, 2019   |  
[caption id="attachment_1020536" align="alignleft" width="350"] Scott Scurfield leads the Social Security Disability team at Riddle & Brantley in Raleigh, North Carolina[/caption] Riddle & Brantley attorney Scott A. Scurfield has joined an elite association of lawyers — on Monday, June 17, he was formally admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar. Admission...
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FDA Expands Losartan Recall Over Possible Cancer Risk

June 18, 2019   |  
Drug manufacturer Teva Pharmaceutical and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) have expanded a voluntary recall of losartan potassium tablets, a common medication used to treat high blood pressure, based on contamination by potentially cancer-causing impurity called NMBA. N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid (NMBA) is believed to increase the risk of cancer to patients...
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Breakfast Cereals Contain Roundup Weed Killer Ingredient Glyphosate

June 17, 2019   |  
Several cereals continue to test positive for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup pesticide that is alleged to cause non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The study is the latest headache for Raleigh-linked Monsanto, which manufactures Roundup. Roundup is currently the subject of thousands of lawsuits, and a California jury recently awarded $2 billion...
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Can I File an Opioid Lawsuit?

More than 700,000 people died from a drug overdose between 1999 and 2017 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of these deaths can be attributed to the abuse of opioids — powerful painkillers that are often highly addictive. Opioids include prescription...
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Do I Need a Car Accident Police Report in North Carolina?

June 12, 2019   |  
Riddle & Brantley’s North Carolina car accident attorneys are often asked about car accident police reports. “Do I need a car accident police report if I’ve been injured?” The short answer is yes. Calling the police and obtaining a police report are two extremely important steps to take if you’ve...
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Heartbeat Bills & Abortion Bans: A Review of 2019 Abortion Laws

June 4, 2019   |  
This past Wednesday, Louisiana became the 9th state to recently pass a law restricting abortions. Louisiana’s abortion bill bans abortions after a heartbeat is detected. Under Louisiana’s new legislation, often referred to as a “heartbeat ban” or “heartbeat bill,” abortions are outlawed once a fetal heartbeat is detected. For some...
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Who is the Best Car Accident Lawyer for Your Case? It Depends.

June 3, 2019   |  
People often Google: "best car accident lawyer in Raleigh" "best car accident attorney in Greensboro" You get the idea. Auto accidents and truck accidents happen. If you have a car accident you may need the help of a car accident lawyer who handles personal injury claims. This would be especially...
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Roundup Ingredient Glyphosate Allegedly Linked to Liver Disease

June 3, 2019   |  
More legal problems may be looming for Roundup pesticide manufacturer Monsanto. Roundup, the popular pesticide used on approximately 80 percent of American croplands, has long been alleged to cause non-Hodgkins lymphoma and other types of cancer. But does Roundup weed killer also cause liver disease? A new study suggests that...
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Disability and Child Support: What You Need to Know

May 23, 2019   |  
“How does disability affect child support payments?” This is a common question often asked of family and divorce lawyers and social security disability lawyers. The easiest answer is, it depends. If you are paying child support and you become disabled, you will still have to pay child support mandated by...
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