Martin & Jones, PLLC
Call today for a Free consultation.

January 2010 Archives

FDA considers higher standards for approving medical devices

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is developing new guidelines requiring higher and more scentific standards than under the Bush administration. Under the Bush administration, many of the Bush FDA appointees were former pharmaceutical industry or medical device company employees which approved deadly drugs like Vioxx, Avandia and Trayslol and defective heart devices from Medtronic or Guidant.

When is an apology enough?

It was recently reported that renowned actor James Woods resolved a long and bitter medical malpractice lawsuit against a hospital arising out the death of his brother receiving treatment there. An apology by the hospital was a pivotal event in the settlement process during a trial that ironically was in the fourth week. Kent Hospital’s president decided to follow her gut and asked Mr. Woods to dinner to discuss the case - “treating a grieving brother the way she’d want to be treated herself.”

FLSA: In Musch v. Domtar - 7th Circuit Holds Not All Post-Shift Activities Are Compensable.

On November 25, 2009, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ('COA'), in Musch v. Domtar Industries, held that employees' daily post-shift activities of changing clothes and showering due to potential chemical exposure in employer's paper mill was NOT so integral and indispensable to employment that it was subject to overtime compensation under the FLSA.


Contact US Get Help Now

Send us an email or call us today at 800-662-1234 to speak with an attorney about your claim or to arrange a free consultation. It costs nothing to call and there is no obligation. In fact, we are not paid until your case is resolved. Se habla español. If you are unable to travel to one of our offices in Raleigh, Durham and Wilmington, we will meet with you at your location.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Raleigh Office
410 Glenwood Avenue
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27603

Toll Free: 800-662-1234
Phone: 919-821-0005
Raleigh Law Office Map

Wilmington Office
1213 Culbreth Drive
Suite 121
Wilmington, NC 28405

Toll Free: 800-662-1234
Phone: 910-256-4005
Wilmington Law Office Map

Durham Office
302 East Pettigrew Street
Suite 330
Durham, NC 27701

Toll Free: 800-662-1234
Phone: 919-544-3000
Durham Law Office Map