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Associate Whitney Powers has been appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the Smith and Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing multidistrict litigation by the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Multidistrict litigation is a procedure that allows the courts to consolidate and handle similar cases more efficiently. Powers’s selection is part of the Continue Reading..Continue Reading "Whitley’s Whitney Powers Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for Hip Resurfacing Multidistrict Litigation
“Backseat driver” takes on a new meaning with the advancement of self-driving vehicles. These vehicles allow commuters to get to their destination without having to pay attention to the road. Instead of dealing with rush hour traffic every morning, the stop and go, and backup for miles of vehicles all heading to their morning destinations, Continue Reading..Continue Reading "North Carolina Self-Driving Vehicle Laws
Marking one of the most disturbing trends of our time, a recent study has shown that nearly one-third of the drugs the Food and Drug Administration approve show safety risks after they are released into the market. It’s not surprising that the multi-year analysis, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, has garnered Continue Reading..Continue Reading "Almost a Third of FDA-Approved Medications Have Safety Risks
Hernia repair surgery is extremely common in the United States, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reporting that over one million such procedures take place nationwide each and every year. For many patients, this course of treatment involves the use of surgical mesh as a means of facilitating lasting healing, though there have Continue Reading..Continue Reading "Physiomesh Hernia Repair Patches are the Subject of Growing Litigation
The US Department of Education has pulled access to federal financial aid dollars from Charlotte School of Law, a for-profit institution in Charlotte, North Carolina. The DOE claims the school has been misleading about its students’ performance on the North Carolina state bar exam and their prospects for finding work after graduation that would help Continue Reading..Continue Reading "Charlotte School of Law Loses DOE Funding
Whitley Law Firm, along with attorney J.R. Whaley, attorney Tom L. Young, and attorney James Crouse, have joined forces to help individuals in North Carolina who have suffered at the hands of Hurricane Matthew by launching the informative website NorthCarolinaFloodClaims.com. In its wake, Hurricane Matthew caused over $1.5 billion in damages to more than 100,000 Continue Reading..Continue Reading "Whitley Law Launches Website Helping North Carolina Recover
Erectile dysfunction medication Viagra and its twin drug Revatio, prescribed for a high-blood-pressure condition known as pulmonary arterial hypertension, have been prescribed to millions of men. However, a higher risk of developing melanoma (the malignant tumor associated with skin cancer) is being linked with these common oral medications. If you or someone you know has Continue Reading..Continue Reading "Viagra and Revatio Legal Cases Now Under Review
Attorney Ben Whitley has been honored with the 2017 Best Lawyer in America Award for Worker’s Compensation. At the Whitley Law Firm, we would like to congratulate him on this prestigious accomplishment. The Worker’s Compensation award is granted by Best Lawyers in America, one of the oldest peer-review publications in the legal space. Since 1983, Continue Reading..Continue Reading "Ben Whitley Receives 2017 Best Lawyer in America Award for Worker’s Compensation
We wanted to take a moment to introduce our most recent—and exceptional—intern. Sarah Dillard is a third-year student at Campbell Law School and this year takes on the role of president of the high-profile Campbell Law Innocence Project (C.L.I.P.), which is responsible for assisting the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence in reviewing innocence claims. Continue Reading..Continue Reading "WLF Internship: Meet Sarah Dillard