Oxner + Permar welcome Paul A. Daniels

Oxner + Permar PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Paul A. Daniels has joined the firm’s Personal Injury Department. Paul is a veteran lawyer with more than 18 years experience. He began his career as an insurance defense lawyer where he litigated hundreds of cases, provided insurance coverage opinions to clients and successfully handled a large number of appeals to North Carolina appellate courts and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

In 2010, Paul left the world of insurance defense and has been representing injured people since. At Oxner Permar + Richardson PLLC he will continue to represent good people who have been injured by the negligence of others in automobile collisions, tractor-trailer accidents and slips and falls. He also handles other premises liability cases such as dog bites and defective property conditions. Paul’s experience representing insurance companies for many years gives him a unique insight, and allows him to provide the highest quality representation to his clients. Paul is admitted to practice in all North Carolina state and federal courts, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, and is admitted to practice law in Virginia, where he is an associate member of the Virginia Bar.

Paul and his wonderful wife, Melody, have been married for 28 years. They have two lovely daughters and two small dogs, Buttercup and Tootsie. In his non-working time, Paul enjoys spending time with his family, working in his yard, playing basketball, reading and traveling.

34 mile northern beltway around Forsyth County has been funded.

After many years of planning and waiting, the 34 mile northern beltway around Forsyth County has been funded by the legislature. The property over which the beltway will run is subject to the “Map Act” which has prohibited property owners from developing their property to accommodate future highway construction by the State of North Carolina. The North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled in an unanimous opinion that Map Act constitutes a government taking of private property for which property owners must be fairly compensated. Are you one of the many Forsyth County residence affected by the Map Act, or whose property is being taken by the state for construction of the northern beltway? Click this link to see http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/wsnb/

To read the Court of Appeals’ decision click the link: http://www.inversecondemnation.com/files/kirby-v-ncdot—map-act-ct-of-appeals.pdf<

Family Law Welcomes Kelly A. Walker

Kelly grew up in Huntersville, North Carolina. She graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. Kelly earned her Juris Doctorate from Elon University School of Law. As a law student, Kelly was a Dean’s Fellow, President of the Family Law Society, a Guardian ad Litem volunteer, and competed as a member of the Moot Court Board. Throughout her time at Elon, Kelly served as the student clerk for the Criminal Subcommittee of the North Carolina Pattern Jury Instructions Committee, working alongside a Dean at the law school and numerous Superior Court Judges. During her third year, Kelly was a student member of the Guilford American Inn of Court.

Kelly joined Oxner + Permar in 2015 and practices Family Law. She continues to advocate for children through the Guardian ad Litem program. Kelly is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Young Lawyers’ Section of the Greensboro Bar Association, and the Family Law Section of the Greensboro Bar Association. Kelly also serves on the Alumni Council for Elon School of Law and is a member of North Carolina Advocates for Justice.

Oxner + Permar, is thrilled to have Kelly representing clients in all aspects of Family Law.

IVC filters failures and Bard’s cover up: Part 2

We already know that IVC Filters are dangerous. We also already know that the manufacturers knew of the dangers but did nothing to protect the public. But did medical giant CR Bard, in order to obtain approval for their product, go so far as to forge a doctor’s signature on an application to the FDA?

Shockingly, that’s exactly what the second part of an NBC Nightly News investigation into IVC Filters revealed. Watch the video at the bottom of this page to see the signatures for yourself.

In 2002, Bard’s initial application for approval of the Recovery Filter was denied by the FDA. As part of its second attempt, Bard hired Kay Fuller, a senior regulatory affairs specialist, to assist with the application. Fuller brought her concerns to Bard officials and requested additional information after a clinical trial highlighted the product’s potential dangers. But instead of remedying the problems or giving Fuller the data she requested Fuller says Bard officials threatened to fire her if she didn’t stop asking questions.

Fuller refused to sign off on the application and left the project. Yet somehow her signature appeared on a critical FDA filing.

“That signature’s not mine,” Fuller told NBC, adding that she had no knowledge that her signature was included until recently. The FDA declined to comment on NBC’s report and Bard officials refused to be interviewed.

The NBC story also put a human face on the deeply tragic consequences of Bard’s greed. Gloria Adams, 55, was implanted with a Recovery Filter after suffering a brain aneurism. A week into her recovery a piece of the filter punctured her heart, killing her.

About 250,000 filters are implanted every year and many are never removed. If you or a loved one have been injured by an IVC Filter, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us to find out more.

This article is part two of Oxner Permar + Richardson’s series on Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters.

IVC Filters failures and Bard’s cover up: Part 1

As many as 250,000 Americans are implanted with IVC Filters every year, making it one of the most popular medical devices in the country. These small, spider-like nets are implanted into a patient’s blood stream as a filter to prevent dangerous blood clots from traveling to the heart and lungs.

However, these devices come at a deadly cost. A recent NBC News investigation revealed that as many as 27 deaths have been associated with the Recovery Filter, manufactured by medical giant CR Bard. We’ve posted the NBC News video at the bottom of this page for your convenience.

Worse, after learning of the damage its product was causing, Bard never took steps to make the product safer or remove it from the market. Instead the executives at Bard turned to Hill and Knowton, the masterminds behind big tobacco’s media strategy. Together, the two companies formulated a plan to downplay the risks of the Recovery Filter and mislead the public in order to protect share prices. Bard also commissioned a confidential study that revealed the serious risk of filter fracture, migration within the blood stream and death but, again, did nothing to remedy the problem.

Bard’s scheme of misinformation was so successful not even doctors were aware of how deadly IVC Filters could be. This put patients like Dodi Froehlich, a 45-year-old mother of two, perilously close to death. In 2004, she was implanted with Bard’s Recovery Filter following a car accident. Several months after it was implanted, she was rushed to a hospital after her heart stopped beating. Doctors had no choice but to perform emergency surgery to remove a metal shard which had broken off from the filter and migrated to her heart.

Now, there are thousands of patients implanted with IVC Filters walking around every day. Many have already been injured. If you or a loved one suffered injury because of a defective IVC Filter, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Us to Learn More!

This article is part one of Oxner Permar + Richardson’s series on Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters.