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Murphy-Brown to live up to the Company's 2006 agreement

A major pork producer must live up to an agreement it signed 11 …  more ]

U.S. Justice Department Investigates Health Insurance provider’s payments looking for potential Medicare Fraud

U.S. Justice Department Investigates health insurance providers United Healthcare, Health Net Inc., Aetna Inc., Cigna Corp’s Bravo Health and Humana Inc. after allegations of Medicare Fraud …  more ]

A Breaking News Update from Denver: Public Justice Righting Wrongs

Dear Public Justice Supporters,

I'm in Denver today to observe and participate in a hearing of the Consumer Financial Protection …  more ]


On April 6, 2015, the United States Supreme Court denied reviewed of a petition filed by CashCall, Inc. asking it to review a decision by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals denying …  more ]

Injured Workers Suffer As 'Reforms' Limit Workers' Compensation Benefits

Dennis Whedbee's crew was rushing to prepare an oil well for pumping on the Sweet Grass Woman lease site, a speck of dusty plains rich with crude in Mandaree, N.D.

It was getting late …  more ]

Age Matters When Applying for Social Security Disability

One of the most common questions we get from clients who are thinking about applying for Social Security Disability is: does my age affect my Disability …  more ]

The Importance Of Selecting An Available Arbitration Forum

The Eleventh Circuit affirmed a Florida district court’s denial of Cashcall’s motion to compel arbitration, as the forum selected in the parties’ loan agreement was not …  more ]

Cancer Immunotherapy: Body heal theyself

It isn’t often one can say that something exciting and positive is happening in cancer treatment but there is good news with immunotherapy. The science and treatments are changing rapidly. …  more ]

Wallace & Graham Links Lung Cancer to Radiation Exposure

Wallace & Graham successfully obtained compensation for a worker who developed lung …  more ]

List of Recalled Vehicles

Vehicle Recall

In June, about 900,000 vehicles from nine automakers containing the faulty airbags were recalled in two states, Florida and Hawaii, and two territories, Puerto Rico and the …  more ]

N.C. Industrial Commission

In The News 

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Defective Airbags Recalled

Multiple Manufactures Recall Automobiles

The air bag canisters are believed to explode during crashes under certain conditions, sending shrapnel toward motorists. …  more ]

Landmark Decision

Workers' Compensation Judge Links Lung Cancer to Diesel Exhaust Exposure


The Wall Street Journal recently …  more ]

The Tragedy Known as Black Lung Disease Makes a Strong Comeback

Coal miners develop black lung disease, or coal workers' pneumoconiosis, through prolonged exposure to the coal dust in a mine's atmosphere. It's …  more ]

Disproportionately Impact African-Americans, Hispanics and American Indians

NC-DENR issued a swine waste management general permit 

A new study suggests that nearly half of workers who care for animals in large industrial hog farming …  more ]

Truth and Fiction in Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration’s Disability benefits system is fraught with unclear requirements and a long and confusing application process.  This is unfortunate as so many truly …  more ]

Seven lawsuits filed against Murphy-Brown

Seven lawsuits filed against Murphy-Brown LLC in U.S. District Court Thursday allege the Smithfield Foods Inc. subsidiary failed to take steps to reduce nuisance and injury caused by its farms in …  more ]

Breast cancer advocate dies after battle with illness

Peter Devereaux, former Marine and Golden Gloves boxer, was a tireless advocate for breast cancer awareness. The 52-year-old succumbed to the disease Thursday. more ]

Elder Fraud and Scams

Friends, as a consumer lawyer I am frequently shocked by the stories I hear about how far some people will go to cheat others out of money.  Some of the worst …  more ]

Alabama High Court Again Says Brand-Name Drug Makers Liable In Generic Injury Case

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Wallace & Graham Files Seven Lawsuits

On Thursday, August 21, 2014 Wallace and Graham filed 7 lawsuits in federal court in N.C.  The lawsuits that were filed are as follows:

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The chemicals we willingly put in our mouth everyday may be causing more harm than good.

New research of consumer products has revealed that the cancer causing agent, more ]

Cancer and Diseases can be Related to Exposure to Solvents

“Millions of workers are exposed to solvents on a daily basis. Health more ]

What To Do If You Are Injured At Work

Many workers feel worried and overwhelmed when they suffer an injury on the job.  They do not want to lose their jobs.  They are hurting due to their injury or disease. They are …  more ]

New Research Concludes Diesel Exhaust Exposures cause’s Cancer in Workers

Diesel engine exhaust has now been definitively linked to causing cancer in humans. A panel of experts working for the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded in June 2012 that more ]

Social Security Disability Checklist

Make sure you have these 8 items. 

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Avoid Mistakes when Applying for SSD

Each month, thousands of North Carolinians become disabled from working and apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security income (SSI) benefits. Unfortunately, many of those …  more ]

Time Limits for Personal Injury Claims and Other Claims

North Carolina laws set very important deadlines for filing your personal injury lawsuit. These deadlines are known in Court as the “more ]

Ammonia Spill at Smithfield Plant in Tar Heel

On Tuesday June 17, 2014, there was a large ammonia …  more ]

Mrs. Wallace Receives Prestigious Award

The N.C. Justice Center has honored attorney Mona Lisa Wallace with the …  more ]

$2.4 Million Settlement of Brain Injury Case

Wallace & Graham recently obtained a settlement of $2.4 million in a traumatic brain injury case personally handled by more ]

Most common SSD claims

As we continue through our working lives and as we age, there are many kinds of infirmities and medical conditions that can lead to serious disability.  Some of the common medical conditions …  more ]

The Importance of Medical Evidence of Disability

Medical evidence is typically required when applying and making a claim for Social Security Disability Benefits.  This evidence can include medical records, …  more ]

An In-Depth Look at the Hazards of Asbestos

The inhalation of asbestos fiber has been associated with chronic lung diseases including asbestosis, as well as various types of cancer including more ]

NC Sexual Abuse Injury Attorney

Stories about childhood sexual abuse have been gaining more and more attention over the past several years.   These cases usually involve a violation of trust, from someone in a position …  more ]

History of Asbestos Claims in North Carolina

The law firm of Wallace & Graham has decades of combined experience in helping North Carolina employees who have been injured by occupational exposure to asbestos with their more ]

More About Asbestos

Asbestos is the name given to a group of fibrous minerals that have tremendous resistance to heat. Because of these properties, asbestos has been mined for use in a wide range of manufactured …  more ]

Settlement of Motor Vehicle Defect Case

A young pregnant mother went to a friend’s house to pick up a video tape. Upon arriving at the house she put her van in park, left the engine running and exited the vehicle. While in the …  more ]

Auto Insurance Myths

Myth #1: If I have insurance I do not have anything to worry about if I cause an automobile accident

TRUTH: When you cause an automobile accident your insurance company is only obligated …  more ]

Slip And Fall Cases Are Tough But We Continue To Fight For Our Clients

Wallace & Graham reached a favorable settlement for a 76-year-old woman who slipped and fell on an icy walkway at a popular restaurant food chain.

Our client was traveling from …  more ]

Perseverance Paid Off In The Search For Insurance

Wallace & Graham represented a young man who was hit head on by another young man driving a rented moving truck.

After being told there was no available insurance from the at-fault …  more ]

Magazine Subscription Overbilling

We are investigating magazines that over-subscribe customers, double-bill for the same subscription, or employ other dishonest practices with customers.  Some magazines will send you a renewal …  more ]

Wallace & Graham Obtains Important Decision in Asbestos Litigation

The North Carolina Court of Appeals issued an important opinion addressing workers' compensation asbestos issues in Childress v. Fluor Daniel, Inc. and Kemper Insurance Co., more ]

North Carolina MRSA Attorneys

Nearly 80% of antibiotics in the U.S. are sold for use in animal feeds.  Despite the established connection between antibiotic overuse and creation of drug-resistant bacteria, large animal …  more ]