Mark Whithead

C. Mark Whitehead III, M.D., J.D.

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Mark Whitehead has been practicing in the field of mass torts and class actions since 2001. He has been involved in numerous environmental cases involving class claims for property damage and medical monitoring. Mark also represented the Boilermakers’ Union Local 1814 in New Orleans, LA. He served on the plaintiff’s committee for consolidated Vioxx mass tort litigation in New Jersey and has served on the science committee of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in the PPA multi-district litigation, as well as serving similar roles in the Bextra/Celebrex, Vioxx, PPA, Fen-Phen, and Avandia MDLs. Mark is currently serving as a member of the science, bellwether trial, and expert witness committees in the Xarelto MDL. Mark has authored and co-authored publications in fields as diverse as aviation, neurosurgery, vascular surgery and cardiology and was the recipient of the American Venous Forum Research Award. He has also served as acting coroner for Vermilion Parish and was on the Eunice, Louisiana Regional Airport Commission.

Admissions in Florida

All State Courts

United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Florida

Admissions in Louisiana

All State Courts

United State District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Affiliations

American Association for Justice

Louisiana Association for Justice

Florida Justice Association

Louisiana Bar Association

Florida Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

Louisiana State Medical Society

Vermilion Parish Medical Society (past treasurer and vice president)


B.S. – University of Georgia, 1991

M.D. – Tulane University, 1995

J.D. – Tulane University, 2000


Whitehead, C.M. III: “Be Careful When Activating the Gascolator Drain in the Cockpit,”Mooney Aircraft Pilots Association Monthly Magazine, Volume 24, No. 8, 40, August Whitehead, C.M. III: “Why Carrying a Portable Comm[unications] and Nav[igation] Radio is a Good Idea – Regardless of the Airplane You Fly,” Mooney Aircraft Pilots Association Monthly Magazine, Volume 24, No. 1, 38-39, January 2001. Dinh, D., Clark, S., Whitehead, C.M. III, Amedee, R., Bhattacharjee, M.: “Intracanalicular Meningioma,” Southern Medical Journal, Volume 93, No. 6, 618-621, June 2000. Moulder, P.V., Fox, L.A., Patton, R.E., Whitehead, C.M. III, Rank, W.R., Harrison, L.H., and Webb, W.R.: “Pulmonary Artery Flow Pattern as an Indicator of Pulmonary Embolism,” Moulder, P.V., Silber, H.A., Gottliebson, W.A., Rank, W.R., Mahan, T.R., Whitehead, C.M. III, Lohmann, D.H., Harrison, L.H., and Webb, W.R.: “Continuous Hemodynamic Monitoring for Myocardial Ischemia and Controlling Factors,” Presented at International Surgical Week, 1997, (Submitted to World J. of Surgery). Moulder, P.V., Whitehead, C.M. III, Patton, R.E., Silber, H.A., Gottliebson, W.A., Harrison, L.H., Webb, W.R.: “Cardiac Monitor of Resistive Phenomena,” Faseb J. 10: A347, 1996. Rodriguez, A.R., Whitehead, C.M. III, McLaughlin, R. L., Umphrey, S.E., Welch, H.J., O’Donnell, T.F.: “Duplex-derived Valve Closure Times Fail to Correlate with Flow Velocities and Flow Volumes in Patients with Chronic Venous Insufficiency,” The Journal of Vascular Surgery, Volume 23 Number 4 606-610.April 1996. Moulder, P.V., Whitehead, C.M. III, Patton, R.S., Silber, H.A., Gottliebson, W.A., Rank, W.R., Harrison, L.H., and Webb, W.R.: “Left Ventricular Pressure-Derivative Loop as a Monitor of Vascular Resistive Phenomena,” (Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Anesthesia). Moulder, P. V., Rank, W., Silber, H., Kutchera, R., Gottliebson, W., Thurber, J., Whitehead, C.M. III, Webb, W.R., Harrison, L.H., Daicoff, G., Long, E.: “Left Ventricular Pressure-Derivative Loop: Hemodynamic Monitor,” (Submitted to Annals of Thoracic Surgery).