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Blog Posts in 2010

  • Thanksgiving Warning: Deep Fried Turkeys Lead to Burn Injuries

    Deep frying a turkey on Thanksgiving has become a popular trend, leading to delicious yet potentially dangerous results. Deep fried turkeys carry a greater fire risk than their traditional baked counterparts, and additional safety steps should be taken to ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday. Every Thanksgiving results in reports of house fires caused by deep frying turkeys. When oil is used to ...
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  • Attorney Bill Pintas Gets a Taste of the Las Vegas "Death Ray"

    Our very own Chicago personal injury attorney, Bill Pintas, experienced the hotter side of Las Vegas (quite literally) while staying at the Vdara Hotel in Las Vegas. Attorney Pintas was actually looking to cool down at the hotel pool when he experienced this heated phenomenon. As he laid back in a chair he was suddenly confronted with uncomfortable temperatures that singed his hair and melted the ...
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  • Healthcare Professionals Warned that ASR, a Hip Replacement Device, has High Early Rate of Failure

    The New York Times recently reported that DePuy Orthopaedics, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, has warned doctors that an artificial hip implant known as the ASR has a high early failure rate in some patients. The warning comes after more than two years of reports of implant failures in patients after only a few years post-surgery. Typically, artificial hips are projected to last 15 years. As a result ...
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  • Long Term Healthcare Hospitals: Lack of Scrutiny over Poor Standards of Care?

    The New York Times recently published an article on the lack of scrutiny long-term healthcare hospitals face over their standards of care. According to the report, Medicare has never closely examined the care provided in these facilities, which are largely run by for-profit companies and have no doctors on staff. Many are "hospitals within hospitals"€, as the company that runs them contracts ...
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