The Ricci Law Firm Blog

    Link Between Roundup Weed Killer and Cancer

    Technology has created a vast range of products that make our lives easier, from the food that we eat to the materials we use to build roads, houses and vehicles. For the most part, these products are harmless, and some even enhance health and wellness. There are cases, however, where a product does a great deal of harm. Unfortunately, it […]

    The History and Meaning Behind our Labor Day Holiday

    For many Americans, the first Monday in September marks the unofficial end of summer. People associate Labor Day with picnics, a break from school or work and even automotive and mattress sales. In reality, however, Labor Day is a meaningful holiday, and an opportunity to pay tribute to the workers who quietly support our country’s strength and prosperity. Early Recognition […]

    IVC Filters and the Hidden Health Risks

    I’m Brian Ricci, a product liability attorney. Sometimes people have a cardiovascular condition that causes them to create blood clots. These blood clots can travel to the lung, heart, or brain and cause damage, even death. While there are treatments for the various issues that cause clots, not everyone is a candidate for them. Some people don’t tolerate the use […]

    Fatal Crash Involving Squad Car

    Not Driving While Distracted Can Save Lives On Saturday, August 26th, Lachandra McCorkle passed away after a wreck with a police squad car. WBTV says that speed does not appear to be a factor; however, the investigation is ongoing. In the other car was Wraith Muhammad, who was off-duty at the time. While the investigation is still ongoing, and we […]

    What are NC Industrial Commission Forms 18 and 19?

    When an employee gets injured on the job, the employer and employee are required by law to submit forms to the North Carolina Industrial Commission. This is done to support the workers’ compensation claim of the employee, limit liability, and avoid sanctions for not properly informing the state of the incident. Both parties fill out an injury report and submit […]

    Diabetes Drug Invokana Linked to Amputations

    Living with Type 2 diabetes can be a challenge, and many people struggle to find the right balance of medication, dietary changes and insulin supplementation. Prescription drugs are a good fit for some patients, and can make a world of difference in their quality of life. In some cases, however, prescription drugs can have devastating side effects, and can actually […]

    Knee Replacement Surgery and Workers’ Compensation

    I’m Brian Ricci, a workers’ compensation attorney serving all of North Carolina. Sustaining a work-related injury to the knee can be a painful, stressful and overall distressing event. Not only does a worker have to manage the immediate pain and discomfort associated with the injury, there are often lasting repercussions that follow. Fortunately, it is possible to gain compensation from […]

    The Dangers of Pradaxa Use

    When the anticoagulant drug Pradaxa was first released in 2010, many people in the medical community were thrilled. According to studies, there was promise that the blood thinner Pradaxa would be a better fit for patients who needed blood thinners than Warfarin. Blood thinners are used for a variety of reasons, but most commonly, they are used for patients who […]