Bob Bollinger wins “OIC” Death case at Court of Appeals

Bob Bollinger recently won a case involving the death of a client who died from complications of “OIC” or opioid-induced constipation.   Bob’s client, Mr. Fisher, died in August 2013 after suffering a bowel blockage.  The blockage...

This common scenario could ruin your workplace injury claim

Unfortunately, it is all too common: A construction worker reports to the job on time, just like any other day, and gets seriously injured. While operating a saw, the worker’s arm gets tangled in the machine and he suffers catastrophic injuries requiring...

Cauda Equina Syndrome–A Back Injury to be Avoided!

I have handled many cases over the years involving injuries to the lower spine or back.  Fortunately, very few of my clients with lumbar back injuries have developed cauda equina syndrome. What is the cauda equina?   This is a Latin term...

Reducing Medical Costs in Workers’ Compensation Cases

Here is an interesting column by Karen Garloch of the Charlotte Observer about reducing medical treatment costs in general, but especially in back pain cases.  One of the most common things we see in the workers’ comp world is a back injury, especially...

Representing Oneself in NC Workers’ Compensation cases

An injured worker is entitled to represent himself in court or in a workers’ comp claim in North Carolina.  Is it a good idea?  I don’t think so.  A workers’ compensation case can be quite complex, with complicated legal and medical...