Blog Posts in 2011

  • $2.5 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict Brings to Light Risks of Routine Procedures

    In light of a recent jury verdict, Illinois medical malpractice attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are warning of the risks of seemingly routine medical procedures. Last week Amy Garcia, a resident of Southfield, Michigan, was awarded $2.5 million dollars against St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, after she endured a severe injury stemming from a routine surgery. As reported in ...
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  • Drug Injury Lawyers Warn of the Dangers of Overmedicating Vulnerable Patients

    A new report by the Wall Street Journal details a troubling epidemic that is putting millions of prescription drug patients at risk. Research shows a significant increase in the number of Americans taking powerful antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs, despite the fact that some of these patients have no psychiatric diagnosis. Drug injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are concerned with ...
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  • FDA Says Risk of Dangerous Avastin Breast Cancer Drug Side Effects Outweighs Benefits

    Defective drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are warning of the dangerous side effects that breast cancer patients may experience if they are using Avastin to control their tumors. The FDA recently revoked its provisional approval of the drug for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer amid concerns that it causes serious health complications such as hemorrhaging, high blood pressure and ...
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  • New Consumer Product Safety Database Faces Legal Challenge

    A recent lawsuit challenging the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s new product safety database, www.saferproducts.gov , could have serious implications for the online consumer reporting site and other comparable federal tools. According to the Washington Post , the lawsuit was filed in October 2011 by an unnamed company seeking to block a posting that its product allegedly harmed a child. Our ...
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  • State Health Officials Fail to Investigate Reports of Neglect and Abuse by Illinois Hospital Patients

    A shocking new report by the Chicago Tribune details the state’s failure to protect Illinois hospital patients from harm. A vast majority of complaints involving serious abuse and neglect are being ignored, and the court system is the only outlet for many of these medical malpractice victims to be heard. Our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers are well-versed in federal law, which requires that ...
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  • Drug Recall Lawyers Warn of Dangerous Contact Lens Side Effects

    Drug recall attorneys at the Pintas and Mullins Law Firm are warning of serious eye problems reported by consumers using Avaira Toric contact lenses. Complaints range from blurred vision to torn corneas, and federal health officials are threatening to step in with a nationwide public alert. The contact lenses are manufactured by CooperVision and sold widely by major retailers including Wal-Mart, ...
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  • Illinois Drug Litigation Attorneys Caution Yaz and Yasmin Drug Users about New FDA Warning

    Illinois personal injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm have previously warned of the dangers associated with Yaz, Yasmin, and other newer birth control pills containing the synthetic hormone drospirenone. Earlier this year, two European studies found that the risk of developing blood clots for women using these birth control pills is up to two or three times higher compared to users of ...
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  • Significant Mesothelioma Settlement Approved for Asbestos Victims in Libby, Montana

    More than a thousand people suffering from asbestos exposure in Libby, Montana, will soon receive the compensation they deserve in order to help them pay for a lifetime of medical care. As the Los Angeles Times is reporting, a state civil court judge in Montana approved a $43 million asbestos settlement for those who became sick or died due to asbestos exposure from local asbestos-ridden mine. The ...
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  • Medical Privacy Breach Exposes Confidential Information of 20,000 Emergency Room Patients

    Illinois medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are warning of a major privacy breach that recently occurred at a prestigious California hospital, compromising the confidential data of more than 20,000 emergency room patients. Private information regarding patients’ names, discharge dates, and diagnosis codes was exposed for more than a year on a public site. Improperly exposing ...
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  • $29 Million Verdict Upheld in Illinois Brain Injury Case

    Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm understand that the birth of a child should be a joyous occasion for the child’s family, and it is critical that all available measures are taken to protect infants and their mothers before and after the delivery process. Unfortunately, in some cases, the negligence of doctors, nurses, and other hospital employees leads to serious ...
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  • New Illinois Medical Malpractice Website Set to Launch

    Illinois medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm applaud the efforts of state lawmakers, who recently passed legislation granting patients access to a computerized database containing detailed information on Illinois doctors and their disciplinary histories. We believe that the law promotes fairness and responsibility, allowing patients to make informed decisions about their ...
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  • Three Illinois Non-profit Hospitals Lose Tax-Exempt Status, More Rejections Expected

    According to Crain’s Chicago Business , three prominent Illinois non-profit hospitals recently lost their tax-exempt status and may now be forced to pay millions of dollars in tax revenues. Our Illinois medical malpractice attorneys are concerned that this decision could further compromise the overall quality of patient care, which is already threatened by cash-strapped hospitals operating at ...
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  • Report Finds Fatal Bus Accidents are Dangerously Underreported

    A USA Today report found that a large number of bus accidents involving fatalities are not being reported to government officials, creating a false impression that buses are safe. The size of buses and the lack of protective equipment such as seatbelts make them particularly dangerous for travelers, and the likelihood of deadly injuries is high. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...
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  • New Research Shows a Significant Number of Illinois Pedestrians are Involved in Accidents Resulting in Serious Bodily Harm or Death

    Recently the Chicago Tribune reported that an exceptionally high number of vehicle-pedestrian crashes occurred while the pedestrian was in the crosswalk. This study was one of the most detailed crash analyses ever conducted in our area, and it revealed that Illinois pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to serious accidents that could result in serious injuries or death. Researchers found that over ...
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  • Nickelodean Actress and Singer Suffers Broken Bones in Illinois Bus Accident

    Our Illinois bus accident attorneys know that serious collisions can happen to anyone traveling on our state’s roadways, even one of the highest paid child stars on television. As the Chicago Sun-Times reports, iCarly actress Miranda Cosgrove was traveling on her tour bus along 1-70 near Vandalia, Illinois, when the bus slammed into an overturned truck. Miranda suffered a broken ankle and her bus ...
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