Monthly Archives: February 2014

Attorney Byron David to Read to Children for Read Across America Day

Byron DavidAttorney Byron David has been asked to read a book to the students of Bridgewater Academy for the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day.  On the morning of February 28, 2014, David will read a book of the school’s choosing and also speak about being a lawyer.  “Read Across America is a terrific program and I am overjoyed to be a part of it this year,” says David. “Reading is an imperative skill; anything I can do to promote it to our youth is time well spent.”

Read Across America is an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association. One part of the project is National Read Across America Day, an observance in the United States held on the school day closest to March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

Bridgewater Academy Charter School proudly serves students of the Grand Strand area from Kindergarten to 8th Grade. All courses and grade levels at Bridgewater Academy follow rigorous academic standards based on South Carolina State Standards and Horry County Standards.


Attorney Byron P. David Finalist for Best Attorney in the 2014 Horry Independent’s Reader’s Choice Awards

Byron David, Conway

We are proud to announce Attorney Byron P. David has been chosen by The Horry Independent readers as the finalist for Best Attorney.  This is the fourth consecutive year Attorney David has been a winner under the Best Attorney category.

“I am honored and overwhelmed to be a finalist for this award again.  The Reader’s Choice Award is one of my favorites to receive, as the people of Horry County are the judges.” says David.  “It is reassurance that we are doing a great job and people are pleased with our service.”

The annual poll is opened to Horry Independent readers and only allowed one vote per person, making this contest a true representation of their opinions collectively.  Over the years, The Reader’s Choice Awards has become one of the most popular and well-read special editions The Horry Independent has ever published.

Congratulations to Attorney David for being The Horry Independent’s 2014 Reader’s Choice Finalist for Best Attorney!

Byron David of The Kiwanis Club of Conway Presents $25,000 Check to Mayor for New Playground

Byron David, Conway (2)Attorney Byron David of The Kiwanis Club of Conway was featured in The Horry Independent this week for the club’s funding of a new playground.  David presented a $25,000 check to Mayor Alys Lawson, used for funding the existing composite play structure at the Conway Recreation Center Complex.  The playground will remain accessible at completion.  Installation should being in July or August 2014.  The Kiwanians have pledged $25,000 towards the project with annual installments of $5,000 each of the next five years.  Way to go, Kiwanians!


SSA Proposes Changes to Cancer Listings

byron david, conway, scSSA has proposed changes to the current Malignant Neoplastic Diseases Listings of Impairments, sections 13.00, et seq., and 130.00, et seq.  78 Fed. Reg.76508 (December 17, 2013). Comments are due no later than February 18, 2014. Comments should refer to Docket No. SSA-2011-0098 and can be submitted either by Internet, fax, or regular mail. The notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) provides details for submission of comments.

These listings were last revised in 2009. An initial proposed revision is to change the name of this body system from “Malignant Neoplastic Diseases” to “Cancer.” The change would also be made to other places in the introductory text and listings.

Introductory text. As has been occurring with revisions to listings for other body systems, SSA proposes to reorder and expand the introductory text, section 13.00. Proposed changes include:

  • How cancer is evaluated when treated with multimodal antineoplastic therapy under certain listings. Adjudication could be deferred if the treating source plans multimodal therapy but has not yet initiated it.
  • Changes to definition of certain terms including “antineoplastic therapy,” “unresectable,” “persistent,” and “progressive.”
  • How some specific cancers are evaluated, e.g., chronic leukemia, primary breast cancer (including secondary lymphedema), central nervous system cancers, primary peritoneal cancer, recurrent prostate cancer, and malignant melanoma.
  • Evaluation of cancers treated with bone marrow or stem cell transplantation.

Specific cancers. Changes to specific cancers include the following:

  • Small-cell carcinoma. Currently, this is only appears in the lungs cancer listing. Since it can originate in places other than the lungs, a criterion would be added to the listings for the other places. Small-cell carcinomas are of listing-level severity regardless of where they occur in the body.
  • Soft Tissue Cancers of the Head and Neck (Proposed Listing 13.02)
  • Malignant Melanoma (Proposed Listing 13.29)
  • Lymphoma (Proposed Listing 13.05)
  • Breast (Proposed Listing 13.10)
  • Nervous System (Proposed Listing 13.13)
  • Pancreas (Proposed Listing 13.20)
  • Cancers of the Female Genital Tract (Proposed Listing 13.23)
  • Skin (Proposed Listing 13.03)

The NPRM also includes revisions to the listings for evaluating cancer in children, sections 113.00, et seq.