North Carolina Civil Litigation Blog

FDA Expands Its Power Morcellator Warnings

Last April, the FDA issued a warning against the use of power morcellators, claiming that in the case of undetected uterine cancer the device inadvertently spread malignant cells through the uterus ...
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Paralyzed Iron Worker Settles for $4 Million from General Contractor

At Whitley Law Firm, we recently represented a client who suffered paralysis from falling at a work site while doing a demolition project. The 41-year-old plaintiff (who will remain unnamed due to a ...
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Does Viagra Use Increase Risk of Melanoma?

JAMA Internal Medicine recently released a study that indicates that men who currently use or have previously used Viagra have a greater risk of developing melanoma than men who have not used the ...
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Stryker Hip Implants Claims

What options do you have when something that you need to function on a regular basis is causing you personal injury, pain, and suffering? If you had a Stryker Rejuvenate or Stryker ABG II Modular-Neck ...
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Serious Injuries Lead to a GM Ignition Recall

After a series of accidents occurred involving individuals driving General Motor made cars, the company issued a recall of over 1.6 million vehicles. The first recall took place in February 2014 and ...
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DePuy Pinnacle Cases Head to Trial

At Whitley Law Firm, we take on cases for clients who have usuffered monetary loss, physical injury and suffering as the result of a hip implant failure. If you have a DePuy Pinnacle case, do not ...
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Whitley Law Firm Accepting Sudden Unintended Acceleration Cases

The Whitley Law Firm is currently investigating cases involving sudden unintended acceleration (SUA), which refers to a sudden, unexpected, and unintended acceleration of a vehicle – it can be a ...
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Whitley Law Firm is Investigating Claims Involving Insulin Pumps

Many patients suffering from type 1 and type 2 diabetes have turned to insulin pumps to increase their chances of a complication-free life. Diabetic patients yearn to achieve good diabetes management, ...
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Whitley Law Firm Now Accepting Power Morcellator Cases

If you have been diagnosed with cancer after undergoing fibroid removal by means of a laparoscopic power morcellation procedure, we urge you to contact a North Carolina defective product attorney. ...
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What Is an Intentional Tort Case?

In a standard personal injury claim, you are dealing with a negligence case, a case where someone accidentally but carelessly inflicted injuries. As you could probably guess, an intentional tort is ...
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Seat Belt Usage at a High in North Carolina

An annual report has shown that seat belt usage in North Carolina is at an all-time high. Announced in August, 90.6% of all drivers and passengers in the state are reportedly wearing seat belts while ...
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North Carolina Named Dangerous for Pedestrians

North Carolina is one of the worst states to be a pedestrian. With an average of 2.02 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people, the country ranks the sixth most dangerous in the United States based on ...
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Surveillance Footage in Personal Injury Claims

With cameras in public and private places, it is likely that the incident leading to your personal injury claim was caught on camera. For lawsuits where high amounts of money are on the line, this ...
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Medicare & Personal Injury Claims

If you have been injured and have filed a personal injury claim while also receiving Medicare, you are required by law to repay Medicare for payments made for treatment of the injury out of your ...
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Can I Sue a City for My Injuries?

Negligence Lawsuits Against Governments It is possible to sue a municipality for an accident in some cases. In all such cases, you can expect a very difficult process. Let's say that a police ...
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Whitley Law Firm Wins Appeal Against Negligent Officer

In a case involving a car accident caused by a police officer during a pursuit, Attorney Ann Ochsner of Whitley Law Firm argued successfully for the Court of Appeals to overturn the summary judgment ...
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Whitley Law Firm Accepting Benicar Lawsuit Cases

If you or a loved one have been prescribed Benicar and experienced sprue-like enteropathy, you may be eligible to file a claim. You need to schedule a free consultation with the personal injury ...
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Types of Nursing Home Abuse, and What You Can Do About It

Many times, the very facilities that are entrusted with the care of loved ones break this trust, violating the rights and safety of nursing home residents. According to a study brought before the ...
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What To Do When the Other Driver's Insurance Calls You

Most drivers know that after they have been in a car crash, they need to phone their insurance company. That means after you have called your insurer and lawyer, you can reasonably expect a call from ...
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Bat Company Protected from Paying Award in Baseball Lawsuit

A man from Oklahoma was seriously injury by a line drive during a 2006 high school baseball game. After the game, the man sued the manufacturer of the bat that was used to hit the ball. However, in a ...
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Water Park Safety for the Summer

If you live in North Carolina, the summers can get hot and muggy. Sometimes the best way to cool off or allow your kids a refreshing afternoon is to visit a local water park. Water parks can be a ...
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Graco Recalls Nearly 2 Million Car Seats - Is One of Them Yours?

Graco recently recalled 2 million infant car seats due to faulty harness buckles that made the seats difficult to open. According to Graco, they wanted to recall the seats because they would never ...
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Subaru Recalls 660,000 Vehicles for Possible Brake Failure

Subaru recently recalled 660,328 of its 2005-2014 vehicles because of brake failure issues. The company reports that salt that is thrown on the roads during ice storms can cause leaks and make the ...
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Pedestrian Accident in North Carolina

A five-year-old girl was recently struck and killed by a vehicle on Spring Avenue on Wednesday near her home outside of Spring Lake. The child allegedly ran in front of a car out on the street and the ...
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N.C. Issues Change for Time Limits in Personal Injury Lawsuits

In mid-June, the General Assembly received final approval to clarify a law that regards the statute of limitations for filing personal injury lawsuits in North Carolina. The bill may be able to help ...
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