Richard Martin

Who is Responsible for Oil Platform Injuries?

Working on an oil rig can be a hazardous occupation. Employees are pressured to move fast and produce quickly. They continuously operate heavy and sometimes faulty machinery, and they are often given little training beforehand, relying primarily on on-the-job training. It is not uncommon for oil rig employees to work abnormally long hours, leading to… Read More

Allergan’s Natrelle BIOCELL Textured Surface Implants Recall

In January 2011, the FDA identified a link between Allergan’s Natrelle Biocell textured surface breast implants and “breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma” (“BIA- ALCL”). BIA-ALCL is a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system. BIA-ALCL is not breast cancer, although in most cases, BIA-ALCL is found in the scar tissue… Read More

Injuries Caused by Medical Device Plate and Screw Products

Patients rely on KLS Martin and other medical device makers to thoroughly test their products and ensure they comply with federal safety standards. Sometimes, because of design and manufacturing defects in interpositional screws, plates, and bone screws or due to medical negligence patients have suffered unnecessary injuries. Titanium is considered highly biocompatible, meaning that surgical… Read More

Lamothe Law Firm Files Opioid Lawsuits

Lamothe Law Firm represents towns and parishes with claims against opioid manufacturers and sellers. Here’s why we got involved. The “Opioid Crisis” arose from the misuse, abuse, and over-prescription of opioids which include brand-name prescription medications such as e.g., OxyContin, Opana ER, Vicodin, Subsys, and Duragesic, as well as generics such as e.g., oxycodone, hydrocodone,… Read More

Turn a Vessel Master into an Employee of the Foreign Management Company

LLF attorney Richard Martin recently published “Vessel-Master Questions” in the Louisiana Association for Justice publication, “Louisiana Advocates,” June and July, 2019 editions. This is Part 2 of a 2 part series. Vessel-Master Questions Louisiana maritime trial lawyers often encounter an overseas management company that operates blue-water vessels that visit our local ports. If a negligence… Read More

Vessel – Master Questions

LLF attorney Richard Martin recently published this article in the Louisiana Association for Justice publication, “Louisiana Advocates,” June 2019 edition. This is Part 1 of a 2 part series. Part 2 will focus on service under Louisiana law and how to turn a vessel’s master into an employee of the foreign management company. Can a… Read More

Federal Court Pre-Judgment Interest

Here is another article by Lamothe Law Firm attorney Richard Martin that was recently published in Louisiana Association for Justice’s publication, “Louisiana Advocate.” PRE-JUDGMENT INTEREST IN FEDERAL COURT by Richard M. Martin, Jr. Prejudgment interest “is not a penalty, but compensation for the use of funds wrongfully withheld.”1 By compensating for the loss of use… Read More

Richard Martin’s Latest Article is on Jurisdiction

PERSONAL JURISDICTION OVER A FOREIGN DEFENDANT by Richard M. Martin, Jr. Your new maritime personal injury client, Bob, has presented you with the following unusual set of facts.  Do you tell him there is no jurisdiction?  Or do you file suit in a favorable jurisdiction? Let’s explore the facts first: 1.  Bob is from Mississippi,… Read More

Federal Court Doctrine Article Published

WHAT IS THE FEDERAL COURT FORUM NON CONVENIENS DOCTRINE? Published in the Louisiana Association for Justice, “Louisiana Advocates” by Richard M. Martin, Jr. Lamothe Law Firm, LLC With respect to defining the doctrine of forum non conveniens, the Fifth Circuit has explained: “Although the plaintiff’s choice of forum should not ordinarily be disturbed, the doctrine… Read More

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