North Carolina Civil Litigation Blog

New Information Surfaces in Bard's IVC Filter Scandal

More troubling information related to the dangers of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters has begun to surface. According to a recent report by NBC Nightly News, faulty IVC filters made by medical device ...
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Super Lawyers® Rising Star℠ List Names Attorney Ben Whitley for 2016

Raleigh Personal Injury Attorney Benjamin H. Whitley of Whitley Law Firm has been named as a 2016 Super Lawyers® Rising Star℠ . This marks his fourth consecutive year of being selected to this ...
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Ben Whitley Secures $1.135M for Construction Worker

Attorney Ben Whitley has helped an injured client reach a $1.135 million settlement for injuries sustained in a scaffolding accident. The plaintiff, a construction worker, was injured in 2014 ...
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Common Types of Industrial Accidents

Industrial jobs such as manufacturing and construction carry huge risks and can expose workers to a variety of different on-the-job hazards. Due to the use of various types of heavy machinery and ...
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Whitley Law Firm Publishes Living Safer Magazine

While Whitley Law Firm has become known for its outstanding personal injury advocacy, not as many are aware of our firm’s extensive community involvement. We make an effort to give back to our ...
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Major Safety Concerns Surround Essure Sterilization Device

Since Bayer’s sterilization device – also known as a permanent form of birth control – Essure showed up on the medical scene in 2002, it has been surrounded in controversy. Bayer has ...
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New Bill Proposes Teenage Truck Drivers

Certain members of Congress are currently reviewing and working on a bill that proposes a major change in commercial truck driver regulations. Currently, for a trucker to cross from one state to ...
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Dangers of Fatigued Truck Drivers

Driving while exhausted has been likened to driving while intoxicated. Some studies suggest it is actually even more debilitating to drive on no sleep than it is to get behind the wheel after a couple ...
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VW Scandal Devaluates Millions of Vehicles

Much of the auto industry is shaking their heads and wagging their fingers at Volkswagen (VW) for a scandal that is still ongoing. The Germany-based giant has recently admitted to using “defeat ...
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Complications Associated with IVC Filters

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are small, cage-like devices that are fitted in the vena cava to prevent blood clots from reaching the lungs and causing a pulmonary embolism. While these devices were ...
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National Vaccine Injury Compensation Fund

While vaccines are intended to further the health and well-being of children and adults – and for the most part do – there have been instances when these same vaccines cause serious health ...
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Preventing Underride Accidents in North Carolina

While the overall size of semi-trucks can certainly heighten the seriousness of roadway accidents, this is not the only thing that poses a threat to motorists. A relatively small piece of steel called ...
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2013: Serious Boating Accident on Mountain Island Lake

According to local news reports, a serious boating accident occurred in 2013 on Mountain Island Lake. The driver of the boat was severely injured after the boat crashed and landed in the woods just ...
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FDA Announces Recall of Zimmer Persona Knee Implant

Zimmer Persona knee implants require a device called a Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial plate in order to function properly. Unfortunately, it is this very device that has been the target of a recent ...
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Diabetic Drug Invokana Could Cause Kidney Damage

One of the most popular, fastest-growing diabetic treatments involves the use of a “miracle drug” known as Invokana. Like all other SGLT2 inhibitors, Invokana targets the kidneys to spur ...
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Takata Airbag Recall Becomes Biggest Vehicle Recall In History

A great deal of controversy is brewing around the largest vehicle recall in history. Defective air bag inflators manufactured by Takata have been linked to hundreds of serious injuries and at least ...
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FBI to Investigate Claims of Dangerous Power Morcellators

In many hysterectomy procedures, doctors and hospital staff use a tool known as a power morcellator. Used to grind up tissue to be removed through tiny incisions, it is meant to create a safe and ...
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Amicus Brief by Ann Ochsner Highlighted by the NC Advocates for Justice

Recently, Attorney Ann Ochsner wrote an amicus brief that was featured by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. This brief discussed the issue of multiple tortfeasors who were insured by separate ...
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Uncounted North Carolina Worker Deaths

If you’re a worker or an employer in the state of North Carolina, you may have heard that on-the-job deaths were at an impressive low in 2013, totaling 23. At a first glance, the number seems ...
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FDA Requires Testosterone Manufacturers to Update Warning Labels

Testosterone is FDA-approved only for men who have low testosterone levels because of specific medical issues. These products, however, are being used to relieve symptoms that are caused by nothing ...
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Does Using Zofran Cause Birth Defects?

One study indicates that morning sickness afflicts nearly 80% of pregnant women in the United States. Debilitating nausea and frequent vomiting has left many women desperate for relief, something most ...
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Whitley Law Now Taking Unpaid Overtime Cases

One of our founders, Attorney Robert E. Whitley, Jr, has been practicing law for over two decades. In that time, he has served the workforce of Raleigh and the surrounding communities as a certified ...
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Urban Ministries Charity - "Click" Drive

At Whitley Law Firm, we are constantly looking for ways to give back to the community and to help those who are in need. This holiday season, we made it our personal mission to assist local ...
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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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