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Are Military Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Allowed? Yes, Under New Law

December 20, 2019   |  
Military medical malpractice lawsuits can be expected following passage of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. Under provisions of the new law, military service men and women will finally be allowed to hold the government accountable for injuries and illnesses suffered as a result of negligent medical care provided by...
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Minimum Age for Tobacco & E-Cigarette Purchases to Be Raised to 21

December 16, 2019   |  
Congress appears ready to permanently ban the sale of tobacco and e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21. The new regulations are expected to be included in the budget for the federal government for 2020, currently being negotiated among lawmakers in Washington. Raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco...
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Does the Judge Matter in Social Security Disability Cases?

December 16, 2019   |  
We’ll just get to the point: Yes, when applying for Social Security disability benefits, the judge matters. An administrative law judge (known as an “ALJ”) is empowered to rule on whether or not an individual qualifies for disability, in the event that individual is initially denied benefits and decides to...
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No Means No: North Carolina Updates Sexual Assault Law

December 12, 2019   |  
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper recently signed legislation that reforms North Carolina’s sexual assault laws, extends the statute of limitations for civil suits against perpetrators of child abuse, and includes other safety protection measures for children. The new legislation will allow North Carolina prosecutors to charge and possibly convict people...
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Penalties Strengthened for NC “Move Over” Law

December 12, 2019   |  
North Carolina drivers will face tougher penalties for violating the North Carolina “move over” law. The so-called Move Over law protects North Carolina State Troopers as well as other law enforcement officers and emergency and utility workers stopped along the side of highways. The law requires motorists to slow down...
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Send Senior Dogs Home for the Holidays!

December 11, 2019   |  
Because Otis said so… This holiday season, Riddle & Brantley is proud to support SPCA Wake in their efforts to help senior dogs (7 years of age and older) homes for the holidays. Right now, Riddle & Brantley will donate $1 for every “like” and “share” on this Facebook post...
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Distracted Driving a Threat During Holiday Travel Season

November 25, 2019   |  
More than 55 million Americans will hit the road this holiday season, according to a forecast by AAA. As highway traffic heats up, drivers must be increasingly wary of a growing threat: distracted driving. In 2017, distracted driving was blamed for nearly 25,000 injuries and 152 deaths in North Carolina...
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Vitamin E Acetate Linked to Vaping-Related Lung Injury and Deaths

November 8, 2019   |  
Is vitamin E acetate responsible for the recent epidemic of e-cigarette and vaping product associated lung injury (EVALI)? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports it has reached a “breakthrough” in its investigation into the cause of a string of recent illnesses and deaths associated with e-cigarette use....
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Does Vaping Cause Cancer?

November 8, 2019   |  
Heads up, vapers… Recent research suggests that e-cigarettes can potentially cause cancer, among other serious health problems. For more information on the cancer risk potentially associated with JUUL and other e-cigarettes, please visit our JUUL and e-cigarette health risks and lawsuits FAQ page. Potentially Cancer-Causing Chemicals in JUULs and other...
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Are JUUL Pods Contaminated? Lawsuit Makes Explosive Claim

November 3, 2019   |  
JUUL faces yet more legal scrutiny after a former executive alleged in a new lawsuit that at least one million JUUL menthol flavor pods were contaminated and the company “refused to recall those contaminated pods or even issue a product health and safety warning.” Alleged JUUL Contamination Filed in US...
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