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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.

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.

Filing Medical Bills: In NC A Necessary Step Following A Personal Injury Accident

Personal injury lawyers are often asked by clients if they need to file medical bills with an insurance company. These procedure questions can be a result of an automobile wreck on other accident. In particular, a person who goes to a doctor or chiropractor after a wreck may want to know if he Medical Billsshould file medical bills with a health insurance company. The answer to that question is the health insurance should be filed. 

NC Personal Injury Punitive Damages Endangered By Tort Reform

NC Personal Injury Punitive Damages Under Attack

NC Personal injury punitive damages are under attack by a vast array of business lobbying groups including the American Tort Reform Association, the Cato Institute, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. These organizations lobby state and federal law makers for the restriction and/or elimination of NC personal injury punitive damages. Backed by the money that big business generates, these lobbyists can have huge influence in elections. Partly in response to these pressures, in 2011 North Carolina amended its personal injury punitive damage statutes to further restrict the types of cases which would qualify for these types of injuries.

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