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Blog Posts in June, 2011

  • New Clinical Research Data Supports Crestor Diabetes Lawsuits

    Pharmaceutical product liability lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are warning of new clinical research confirming an increased diabetes risk for users of Crestor and similar cholesterol lowering drugs. The findings show that the higher the Crestor dose, the greater the risk of developing diabetes. Crestor has also been linked to other dangerous side effects, including tissue damage and kidney ...
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  • Federal Drug Regulators Warn Yaz Birth Control Users of Serious Blood Clot Risk

    Federal investigators are currently reviewing the safety of Yaz birth control pills. Two recent British Medical Journal Reports found that women taking Yaz are 2 or 3 times more likely to develop serious blood clots. Yaz attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are currently representing many clients harmed by birth control pill Yaz. Our attorneys know that that all birth control pills can cause ...
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  • New Research Confirms Increased Fosamax Femur Fracture Risk

    Defective drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm recently learned of a new report confirming a link between Fosamax and serious thigh bone femur fractures. Patients who suffer harmful Fosamax side effects have legal rights and may be eligible for compensation. Fosamax manufacturer Merck & Company already faces over a thousand lawsuits filed by Fosamax victims suffering femur and other bone ...
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  • Government Regulators Worldwide Express Concern Over Link between Actos Diabetes Drug and Bladder Cancer

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with government agencies in several European countries, are warning about the increased risk for bladder cancer for patients using Actos to treat type 2 diabetes. Drug regulators worldwide are taking steps to protect the health and safety of Actos users and prevent further harm. Unfortunately, in many cases, it may be too late. Our drug recall lawyers ...
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  • Illinois Appellate Court Decision Helps Medical Malpractice Victims Harmed by MRSA Infections

    A recent Illinois Appellate Court decision significantly advances the rights of medical malpractice victims harmed by hospital-acquired infections. Medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas and Mullins Law Firm are encouraged by the court’s ruling on behalf of our client, which makes it easier for injured patients and their loved ones to take legal action against negligent health providers. Chicago ...
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  • Military Veterans Suffering From Mesothelioma and Other Aggressive Diseases Caused by Asbestos Exposure

    Veterans from every branch of the U.S. military were exposed to toxic asbestos-containing products during their years of service, resulting in hundreds of thousands of asbestos-related illnesses. New diagnoses continue every day. Sadly, 3,000 people will be diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2011, and approximately 1,000 of them will be veterans. Navy veterans are particularly at risk for an ...
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  • Supreme Court Decision Leaves Injured Generic Drug Victims with No Legal Remedy

    The U.S. Supreme Court just delivered a crushing blow to consumers harmed by generic drugs. Mass tort attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are disappointed in the Court’s ruling, which strips innocent victims of their legal right to sue generic drug-makers. Consumers may still sue brand name drug makers for failing to warn them of possible side effects, but generic manufacturers are essentially ...
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  • Riders Beware: Recent Spike in Bicycle Crashes Resulting in Serious Personal Injuries

    As summer temperatures heat up, more bicyclists are hitting the nation’s roadways. Unfortunately, this is leading to an increased number of dangerous accidents involving bicycles and cars. Recently, a Chicago bicyclist was rushed to the hospital in serious condition after riding past a stop sign and colliding with a truck at an intersection on the city’s north side. Chicago car accident lawyers at ...
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  • Baxter Healthcare Loses First Contaminated Heparin Case Trial

    Illinois drug recall attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are pleased to announce a positive legal development for all contaminated Heparin victims. On June 9, 2011, a Cook County Circuit Court jury awarded $625,000 to the estate of Steven Johansen, a Chicago area man who died after receiving tainted doses of Heparin blood thinner. This case is significant because it is the first in a series of ...
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  • FDA Approves New Hip Replacement System, Demands More DePuy Defective Hip Research

    Illinois medical device lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm have long questioned the safety of metal- on- metal hip implants. Our clients have suffered debilitating consequences from defective hip replacement systems and continue to experience serious hip implant complications. We are cautious about the first ceramic metal-on-metal total hip replacement system approved by the FDA on June 13, ...
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  • Couple Blames Asbestos Lung Cancer on the Negligence of More Than 90 Companies

    A West Virginia man and his wife are suing 91 manufacturers, distributors, and asbestos-product suppliers in an asbestos lung cancer case that highlights the dangers of asbestos exposure. Our mesothelioma lawyers understand that mesothelioma litigation is one of the most effective ways of holding negligent companies responsible for knowingly exposing workers to asbestos. The latest lawsuit brought ...
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  • Another Drug Recalled due to Strange Odor That Poses Potential Health Risk

    Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, already in legal trouble for illegally marketing its antipsychotic drug Risperdal, is now recalling 16,000 bottles of Risperdal and 24,000 bottles of its generic equivalent. The latest drug recall comes after two consumers noticed a strange, musty odor emanating from the products. Our drug recall attorneys are familiar with the possible side effects ...
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  • Slim XTreme Dietary Supplement Recalled Due to Increased Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

    Personal injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are warning consumers about Slim Xtreme Herbal Slimming Capsules, recently pulled from the market because they contain the dangerous ingredient sibutramine. Globe All Wellness is voluntarily recalling all lots of the weight loss supplements amid growing safety concerns and pressure from government agencies. The slimming capsules are falsely ...
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  • More New York Firefighters Taking Disability Retirements in the Wake of 9/11 Asbestos Exposure

    A new study reveals that New York firefighters exposed to dangerous levels of asbestos on September 11, 2001 are starting to show signs of terminal asbestos-related illnesses. The online American Journal of Industrial Medicine report found a surprising increase in the number of New York firefighters taking accidental disability retirements in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Seven years ...
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  • Illinois Court Holds Employer Accountable for Housewife’s Secondhand Asbestos Exposure

    The health risks associated with exposure to toxic asbestos fibers are widespread. Every year 3,000 Americans die from mesothelioma, an incurable cancer that attacks the protective lining surrounding the heart, lung, and stomach. Thousands of others who come into contact with asbestos eventually develop lung cancer or asbestosis. Illinois Mesothelioma lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm have long ...
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  • Abbott Labs Will Likely Settle Depakote Lawsuit after Illegally Marketing the Anti-Seizure Drug

    Drug recall lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm have evidence from court documents that the company accused of illegally marketing the dangerous anti-seizure drug Depakote is actively engaged in settlement talks with the government. A federal probe recently revealed that the Illinois-based company Abbott Laboratories violated the law by promoting Depakote for unapproved uses. The company failed ...
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  • Illinois Company Fined $1.2 Million for Failing to Protect Workers from Dangerous Asbestos

    Illinois asbestos exposure attorneys have helped to ensure compensation for thousands of victims of asbestos-related illnesses, yet negligent companies continue to commit serious asbestos violations. Now a Cicero company is being forced to pay more than $1 million in fines for failing to protect its workers from asbestos exposure. This is another disturbing example of a local company that refused ...
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  • New Avandia Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Illinois Seeks Damages for Illegal Marketing

    A new Illinois class action lawsuit filed against the makers of the controversial diabetes drug Avandia joins more than a thousand Avandia cases pending in courts throughout the country. Like nearly all of the personal injury lawsuits facing GlaxoSmithKline, the latest Avandia complaint alleges improper marketing. More than 43 Illinois Avandia users claim that GlaxoSmithKline failed to warn them ...
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  • Federal Health Act Victimizes Innocent Patients Harmed by Medical Malpractice

    Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm said today that federal legislation involving non-economic damage caps violates the legal rights of patients who have been injured by medical negligence. The HEALTH Act of 2011, or H.R.5, further victimizes those who have been injured by inadequate medical care by limiting the amount of recovery that they can seek. On May 12, 2011, ...
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  • Federal Regulators Halt Manufacturing at Two Wisconsin Drug Companies Blamed for Serious Injuries and Deaths

    Federal officials are taking legal action against a drug manufacturer and distributor that exposed consumers to potentially life-threatening bacteria. Triad Group Inc. and H &P Industries of Hartland, Wisconsin, are accused of violating federal safety standards by distributing contaminated medical products. The companies are owned and operated by the same entity and have a history of regulatory ...
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  • Summer Construction Season Creates High Risk for Auto Accidents

    Increased highway and road construction work this summer is creating dangerous conditions for drivers. Our car accident attorneys are seeing a rise in construction zone cases involving improperly marked roads or negligently maintained highways. With the government pouring billions of dollars into roadway construction projects nationwide, drivers are being forced to deal with hazardous road ...
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  • High School Football Star Loses His Life to Mesothelioma Disease

    The recent mesothelioma death of 18-year-old Pasadena High School student Austin Lacy proves that this aggressive cancer is affecting people of all ages. Although mesothelioma is typically found in adults over the age of 50, a growing number of young people are being diagnosed. Sadly, people who are diagnosed with asbestos-related mesothelioma have a life expectancy of less than two years. There ...
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  • Medicaid Refuses to Pay for Serious Medical Mistakes Caused by Negligent Doctors

    It is an unfortunate reality in our nation’s healthcare system that preventable medical errors kill hundreds of thousands of Americans every year. Our Illinois medical malpractice attorneys have seen far too many innocent patients suffer the devastating consequences of medical mistakes caused by negligent hospital employees. Now federal officials are stepping in to try and reduce the most serious ...
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