North Carolina Civil Litigation Blog

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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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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