Blog Posts in 2013

  • Hospitals, Police Ready for New Year

    As we prepare to ring in the New Year tonight, nurses, police and emergency responders are also preparing. Homes, bars and restaurants are filled with superfluous decorations, leftover Christmas trees, lights and candles, and of course, flowing vats of alcohol. Add this to a packed-house of partygoers, and there are sure to be a few mishaps. The injury attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm would ...
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  • Robotic Surgery Injuries Vastly Underreported

    Problems with robotic surgery systems emerge constantly, nearly every day it seems, with Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci robots leading the pack. Several news outlets recently exposed that the actual rates of injury from these robots are far higher than reported. Da Vinci robot attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm encourage all patients injured by the robotic systems to come forward. Intuitive’s ...
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  • Uterine Growth Removal Procedure under Scrutiny for Cancer Risk

    Three U.S. teaching hospitals are now examining the safety of a popular surgery to remove uterine growths after reports that the procedure could spread cancer in high rates. Two esteemed hospitals in Boston, along with the Cleveland Clinic, plan to better inform patients of this risk. Medical negligence attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm remind women undergoing these types of procedures that ...
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  • How to Avoid a Holiday Accident

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that, between November and December of 2012 there were at least 12,000 emergency room visits from holiday decorating (not including auto accidents). This time of year can be risky for an array of reasons: many people traveling, unpredictable weather conditions, and fire risks being just a few. Accident and injury attorneys at Pintas & Mullins ...
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  • Gardisil Vaccines Recalled for Broken Glass

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a media statement informing hospitals and patients that at least one lot of the Gardasil HPV vaccine has been recalled due to glass contamination. Gardasil’s manufacturer, Merck, voluntarily recalled over 743,000 shipments, which went out between August 20 and October 9, 2013. Gardasil attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are ...
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  • First Four Stryker Suits Settle – Finally!

    Just a few weeks after DePuy confirmed a $2.5 billion mass settlement of its version of metal-on-metal hips, the ASR, Stryker began settling several cases in similar litigation proceedings. As of December 18, 2013, Stryker Corp. has settled with four individual plaintiffs, leaving hundreds of suits pending. Our metal-on-metal hip implant lawyers are excited to report on the beginning of the end ...
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  • Paxil Re-Branded as Menopause Drug

    Oral tablets of paroxetine has been on American markets since 1993 to treat an array of mental disorders, such as anxiety and OCD, and is now being re-branded to treat hot flashes in menopausal women. The problem with this re-branding is that paroxetine is just the generic name for the hotly contested antidepressant Paxil, which has been subject to mass litigation. Our Paxil attorneys remind women ...
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  • Snow Removal Workers need Protection during High Danger Season

    The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds workers involved in snow and ice removal that their employers are required to provide proper protective measures during the winter season. Our workplace injury attorneys are seeing a spike in workers’ claims as the winter months ensue, spurred by dangerous conditions. We would like to outline all the protections you as a snow ...
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  • Family of Man Killed by Tractor-Trailed Wins $281 Million

    A jury in Southern Texas recently awarded the family of a trucking accident victim $281 million after he was struck and killed by a broken shaft from a tractor-trailer. The truck driver and his employer, Heckmann Water Resources, an oil patch supplier, were sued for the wrongful death. Our team of trucking accident attorneys highlights this story to bring the dangers of tractor-trailers to the ...
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  • Medicare Ranks Best and Worst Hospitals for Hip/Knee Surgeries

    The federal healthcare agency recently identified 97 of the best, and 95 of the worst, hospitals in the United States to receive knee or hip replacement surgeries. Yesterday, we reported on the overwhelming death rates from medical errors in hospitals and the need to improve transparency and quality. Our knee and hip replacement attorneys are happy to see the government taking steps in the right ...
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  • Fatal Asiana Flight Investigation Continues, Reveals Pilot Error

    National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigations into the fatal plane crash that recently took place in San Francisco are starting to reveal how and why it happened. An Asiana Airlines pilot trainee told federal officials that, in his nervousness upon landing, he mistakenly disabled a speed-control system. Airplane accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm remind our readers that ...
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  • One of Six American Deaths Caused by Preventable Hospital Error

    Health experts estimate that an alarming number of patients in the U.S. – about 440,000 per year, to be exact – die from medical errors in the hospital. That amounts to about one-sixth of all deaths nationally, and the third leading cause of death overall. Our team of medical malpractice attorneys examines how this could be so in a country so touted for medical advancement. According to a recent ...
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  • Epilepsy Drug Onfi Linked to Severe Skin Reactions

    The FDA recently issued a Drug Safety Communication warning patients and physicians of the rare but extremely serious health risks associated with Onfi, an anti-seizure medication. There have been numerous reports of Onfi patients being diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and its more severe form, toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), at least one of which resulted in death. Stevens-Johnson ...
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  • Car Accidents and Social Media

    The auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm recently became aware of a case out of the Bronx, NY, wherein a 19-year-old girl took to social media after hitting a woman with her car. The woman, a 55-year-old grandmother, eventually died from head trauma, and the teen’s Twitter account, which she posted on repeatedly after the accident, will undoubtedly be used against her in court. We ...
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  • Fosamax Jaw Injury Lawsuits Settle for $28 Million

    Litigation concerning jaw injuries from osteoporosis drug Fosamax have finally settled, with plaintiffs receiving a total of $27.7 million. This settlement resolves the drawn-out multidistrict litigation (MDL) over bone death, or osteonecrosis, in Fosamax patients’ jaws. Our Fosamax attorneys point out that this settlement does not resolve claims concerning femur fractures caused by the same drug. ...
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