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What is Business Interruption Insurance?

April 7, 2020   |  
Business interruption insurance is a type of insurance that reimburses the policyholder for lost income and helps pay for expenses when a business is affected by a particular “peril.” Business interruption insurance is also sometimes referred to as “business income coverage” or “contingent business interruption insurance.” Business interruption insurance is...
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AFFF Foam Cancer

April 6, 2020   |  
Chemical-based firefighting foam is a highly effective fire suppressant that has been sold for many years, primarily for extinguishing jet fuel and petroleum fires. However, firefighting foam may cause certain AFFF foam cancers in firefighters who were regularly exposed to the foam – most notably kidney, testicular and pancreatic cancers....
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Is Zantac safe?

April 3, 2020   |  
Many are wondering “Is Zantac safe?” Here’s what we know and don’t know about the rapidly unfolding situation concerning the potential that Zantac causes cancer. Is Zantac Safe? What You Need to Know About Potential Cancer Risk The FDA recently ordered Zantac and generic ranitidine manufacturers to stop selling these...
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Zantac Causes Cancer: True or False?

April 3, 2020   |  
Does Zantac cause cancer? Alarming new evidence from the FDA and independent labs suggests that it might. Here’s what we know so far about whether Zantac causes cancer: Zantac and Cancer: Is There a Link? In late 2019, two independent labs separately confirmed that they had detected elevated levels of...
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Zantac Cancer Risk: What You Need to Know

April 2, 2020   |  
In April 2020 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered Zantac and generic ranitidine manufacturers to stop selling the popular heartburn medication due to potential Zantac cancer risks. According to the FDA and independent labs, Zantac and other ranitidine-containing medications may be contaminated with NDMA, a chemical known to cause...
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Zantac Alternatives: “What Are My Options?”

April 2, 2020   |  
In the wake of the FDA’s urgent warning that Zantac may cause cancer, many heartburn sufferers are wondering about Zantac alternatives. WARNING: The FDA has ordered manufacturers to stop selling Zantac and generic ranitidine due to potential cancer associated with possible NDMA contamination. If you take prescription Zantac, talk with...
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Who is Covered Under the New Paid Sick Leave Law?

April 2, 2020   |  
PLEASE BE AWARE: Riddle & Brantley does not practice employment law and is providing this free information solely in order to help North Carolinians in need. We cannot offer legal advice or representation in employment-related matters except for Social Security disability and workers’ compensation cases.  We care about you so...
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Does Zantac Cause Cancer?

April 1, 2020   |  
Since late 2019, the FDA, independent labs, patients and doctors have struggled with the question: “Does Zantac cause cancer?”  While FDA investigation and independent research is ongoing, the popular heartburn medication Zantac may be contaminated with NDMA, a chemical that is known to cause cancer. To be clear, the NDMA...
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FDA Zantac Warning: Potential Cancer Risk

April 1, 2020   |  
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an urgent order asking companies to stop selling all forms of the popular heartburn medication Zantac based on contamination by the potentially cancer-causing chemical NDMA. IMPORTANT: If you take Zantac or its generic equivalent, ranitidine, the FDA has issued an urgent warning...
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Firefighting Foam Cancer: What You Need to Know

April 1, 2020   |  
For firefighters, airport workers, and military personnel, AFFF — otherwise known as “firefighting foam” — is a highly effective fire suppressant. However, firefighting foam cancer potentially caused by PFAS chemicals in AFFF raises serious questions about the suppressant’s safety and risks to those exposed.  What is firefighting foam? Firefighting foam,...
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