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Blog Posts in April, 2012

  • New Research Shows Risks Outweigh the Benefits of SSRI Antidepressants

    Birth defect lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm have warned about the side effect risks associated with SSRI antidepressants since researchers first identified their potential to cause serious harm. Congenital heart defects, clubfoot, and dozens of other severe birth injuries have been linked to SSRI antidepressants. These dangerous drugs are widely used by women of child-bearing age, and many ...
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  • Tax Season Stress May Increase Fatal Car Wrecks

    On tax day, the crash of your bank account might also lead to a crash on the roadways. A recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association is reporting that fatal accidents increase on or around tax day each year. Researcher’s suspect a link between increased stress from limbo-ing through the tax code and carelessness on the roads. Aside from fatalities, major car crashes also ...
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  • State Medical Malpractice Caps: Constitutional?

    State courts around the country are considering the constitutionality of statutory damage caps in medical malpractice cases, sparking heated debates on both sides of the issue. Although the capped amount varies, a majority of states restrict damage awards in health care lawsuits. Proponents of tort reform argue that limiting excessive jury awards lowers medical malpractice insurance rates. ...
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  • House GOP Passes Medical Malpractice Legislation That Seriously Restricts Injured Patients Rights

    Illinois nursing home lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm have serious concerns about a dangerous medical liability bill that recently passed the U.S House of Representatives. House Republicans pushed strongly for the passage of House Resolution 5, claiming that it will reduce overall healthcare spending. However, we believe that this flawed piece of legislation will severely impact the legal ...
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  • New Report Claims DePuy Hip Implant Manufacturer Knowingly Sold Defective Hip Implants

    Internal emails and confidential letters recently obtained by the New York Times reveal disturbing information about serious safety issues relating to the DePuy ASR hip implant. According to the article , the U.S. Food and Drug Administration raised legitimate concerns over the defective product design more than a year before hip manufacturer Johnson & Johnson officially issued a recall. ...
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