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  • 2017 Legal Elite

    Congratulations to Anne Culbreath, Chuck Turner, Ben Renfrow, and Sarah Sutusky on being recognized as 2017 Legal Elite

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  • North Carolina Legislation Fixes Part of Wilkes Decision Regarding Presumption of Ongoing Medical

    Following the Supreme Court decision in Wilkes vs. City of Greenville (see below analysis) earlier this month, several attorneys, including Larry Baker, worked with business groups to draft legislation to clarify that there is NO rebuttable presumption of ongoing medical treatment EXCEPT for body parts specifically accepted on a Form 60 or 63 (or from an opinion and award of the commission).

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  • Major Supreme Court Decision Changes Standard for Medical Causation and Indemnity Analysis in NC

    On Friday, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Wilkes vs. City of Greenville, which changes how to view requests for ongoing medical treatment and the standard required to establish indemnity disability. The Supreme Court determined that there is a rebuttable presumption of ongoing medical treatment for ANY injury claimed as a result of an accepted accident, even where it is for anxiety and depression or body parts not enumerated on the Form 60. In Wilkes, Defendants filed a Form 60 accepting injuries to “ribs, neck, legs and entire left side” as result of a moving vehicle accident. Later, Plaintiff sought treatment for ringing in the ears, anxiety, depression and sleep loss. The Court stated that there was a rebuttable presumption that plaintiff’s alleged ongoing medical conditions were causally related to the accepted accident. This rebuttable presumption appears to apply to ANY claim of additional medical treatment for ANY body part.

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  • Chuck Turner to Serve on Civil Docket Management Subcommittee

    Charles F. (Chuck) Turner, Jr. has been asked to serve on the civil docket management subcommittee headed by newly elected South Carolina Supreme Court Justice Buck James.

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  • WJCB Holds tight to No. 11 Largest Firm in SC

    Willson Jones Carter & Baxley is proud to be ranked No. 11 on the SC Lawyers Weekly List of SC 50 Largest Firms.

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  • D. Alan Westerlund, Jr. Joins Charleston Office

    We are pleased to announce that D. Alan Westerlund, Jr. has joined the firm in the Charleston, SC office. Alan practices exclusively in the area of workers’ compensation defense and can be reached at (843)284-0835 or dawesterlund@wjlaw.net.

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  • New Attorney in WJCB Atlanta Office

    Christina D. Paleveda has joined the firm in the Atlanta office.

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  • WJCB Adds New Attorneys in Greenville and Charlotte

    Willson Jones Carter & Baxley, P.A. is pleased to announce that Ashlee B. Poplin has joined the firm in the Charlotte, NC office and Andrew F. Carson has joined the firm in the Greenville, SC office.

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  • WJCB Adds Attorneys in Greenville and Charlotte

    Willson Jones Carter & Baxley, P.A. is pleased to announce that Carolyn A. Atkins and Caroline M. Gieser have joined the firm.

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  • Joshua R. Adams Joins Firm

    Josh Adams has joined the firm in the Charlotte, NC office.

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