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NC Workers Compensation Rights Reduced By Republican Controlled Legislature

Workers compensation rights have been reduced in North Carolina. After the November 2016 election, the NC Republican controlled legislature met to pass laws to reduce workers compensation rights. The purpose of calling this emergency session was to take advantage of the last two months of lame duck Republican governor Pat McCrory's term in office. The legislature was able to get these laws to take effect prior to risking a veto by the newly elected Democrat governor. 

Pain Medication: New CDC Guidelines

Pain Medication Addiction: CDC Issues New Guidelines

After a car wreck or other accident, people often suffer painful injuries. In an effort to relieve their pain, accident victims will often visit their local hospital or family doctor. These medical providers often prescribe the accident victim opioid pain medication. However, the availability of these pain medications for accident and other pain causes is necessarily changing.

Personal Injury Care: Caring For A CAM Boot

Personal Injury Care: Caring For A CAM Boot

A CAM boot is a removable orthopedic device commonly used to treat sprains and fractures. Persons who are injured in a car wreck, fall, or suffer other personal injuries are often provided CAM boots if they have a broken foot, ankle, or lower leg.

NC HB2 Law: Law Discriminates On More Than Gender Identification

NC HB2 Law Has Consequences Beyond Transgender Bathrooms

The N.C. General Assembly passed a new discrimination law, HB2, on March 23, 2016. The media has focused on the HB2 law's prohibition of transgendered persons from using bathrooms and other sex segregated facilities. The HB2 law requires that transgendered persons use facilities that correspond to their birth gender. The law, however, has wider reaching implications for all North Carolina workers. Namely, the law has now stripped all North Carolina workers from using state courts to protect their rights against any form of employment discrimination.

North Carolina Workers Compensation Laws Are In Danger

North Carolina Workers Compensation Laws are danger because of pressure from large companies to reduce their labor costs. These large companies lobby states to become more business friendly. The companies argue that the state should allow the companies to create their own worker's compensation programs. The loser in these situations is always the worker and the taxpayer. 

NC Cyberbullying Laws

North Carolina bullying laws apply to cyberbullying and to school boards. Bullying of minors has always been a problem. Most adults can recall name calling and playground fist fights when growing up. Before 1999 bullying was generally resolved by the students themselves. In the last fifteen years violence against minors and suicides by minors have increased. As a result the public's view of bullying has changed. 

North Carolina Pit Bull Dog Owner Liability

North Carolina pit bull dog owners are responsible for knowing the aggressive tendencies of this breed of dog. Dog adoption agencies and shelters do not always share this information with potential dog owners. This article offers a cautionary example of deadly results that may result from adopting a shelter dog. 

Statute Limitation Law In North Carolina

Statute Limitation Laws Can Prevent People From Getting Justice.

Milk can go sour, eggs have a shelf life, and meat must be consumed by a date certain. What many people do not know is that justice also can have an expiration date, a statute limitation. A statute limitation is a time limit the law imposes on a case. After the statute limitation expires, the case cannot be tried in the courts. The statute limitation ls original purpose were to encourage injured persons to bring their claims in a timely manner The limitations also protect defendants from having to defend claims when evidence may be difficult to collect. Unfortunately, the law can also have harsh consequences for people seeking justice.

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