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Blog Posts in February, 2013

  • Kellogg’s Special K Red Berries Recalled due to Glass Particles

    Product recall attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that Kellogg recently issued a voluntary recall of 36,000 packages of its Special K Red Berries cereal in three sizes, because they may be contaminated with glass. This is the second recall for food contaminated with glass particles this month. Kellogg’s is requesting consumers to check any Special K Red Berries products in 11-ounce, ...
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  • Reumofan Tablets Recalled after Reports of Stroke and Death

    Drug recall attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that Reumofan and Reumofan Plus USA have announced the voluntary recall of Reumofan Plus Tablets because they contain numerous undeclared pharmaceutical ingredients. Among these ingredients include Methocarbamol, Dexamethasone, and Diclofenac. Reumofan Tablets are marketed for use in those with muscle pain, arthritis, bone cancer, and ...
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  • LeeAnn Rimes Sues Dentist for Medical Malpractice

    In the lawsuit, country singer LeeAnn Rimes is arguing that her dentist caused her permanent cosmetic deficiencies from his many mistakes, affecting her ability to perform and causing her to cancel several shows. Medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are highlighting this story because dental negligence is often overlooked in malpractice law, although it can cause significant ...
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  • Six Deaths Blamed on Winter Storm

    Auto accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm warn drivers throughout the Midwest that the expected storm is threatening heavy, wet snow and extremely high winds. Officials are urging motorists to stay off the roads, as forecasts are expecting anywhere between six and twelve inches throughout the Plains. At least 80,000 homes and business are currently without power in Kansas, Oklahoma and ...
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  • Class I DePuy Knee Implant Recall

    Product recall attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that DePuy, a part of Johnson & Johnson, recently issued a Class I recall of its LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve. The device is used in reconstructive knee surgery, and was recalled due to increased risk of fractures. The FDA recently notified healthcare professionals of the recall, which is affecting all devices manufactured between 2008 and July ...
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  • Malpractice Lawsuits from Laser Surgery on the Rise

    Medical malpractice applies to a wide range of healthcare settings, from dental work to dolling out medications. With the widespread popularity of laser surgery, many patients underestimate the potential side effects of the procedure. Like any other medical procedure, however, if doctors deviate from the standard of care, medical malpractice claims can be filed. Laser surgery is available in every ...
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  • Improved Chemotherapy Treatments Could Improve Mesothelioma Survival

    Cancer researchers and experts from around the globe are agreeing that, with better prognostic tools and more tailored chemotherapy plans, treatment of mesothelioma could improve drastically in the next few years. Malignant pleural mesothelioma is notoriously resistant to traditional cancer therapies, such as chemotherapy, radiation and surgical resection. This contributes to the disease’s ...
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  • 1.3 Million Fords, Toyotas and Hondas under Federal Investigation

    Defective product lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight a recent investigation conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) that is focusing on 1.3 million Ford, Toyota and Honda vehicles. The agency has not yet decided whether mass recalls will be initiated. More than 550,000 of the country’s best-selling hybrids, the Toyota Prius, are subject to the ...
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  • Anemia Drug Recalled After Patient Deaths

    Drug recall lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that partner pharmaceutical companies Affymax and Takeda recently decided to recall all lots of Omontys injections, the brand-name for peginesatide, due to reports of serious allergic reactions, which can be life-threatening and even fatal. The injections are intended for anemic patients undergoing dialysis, and about 25,000 Americans have ...
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  • New Regulations for Children’s Products

    The Consumer Safety Product Commission (CSPC) recently announced new regulations for domestic children products manufacturers and importers. Product liability lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm welcome these new standards, which include mandatory additional testing at least once a year. These new regulations are the latest implementations form the 2008 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. ...
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  • Gun Range Exposes Workers to Excessive Lead

    Toxic substance lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report of a gun range that exposed more than 150 workers to lead poisoning. Blood tests showed excessive lead exposure, leading to numerous investigations and a lawsuit. Some are calling the lead exposure in Bellevue, Washington a historical case and the first of its kind. In September 2012, Wade’s Eastside Guns began to remodel, hiring S.D. ...
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  • $1.4 Million Mesothelioma Verdict

    Mesothelioma lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report of a recent mesothelioma lawsuit in Philadelphia. The case was filed against Owens-Illinois, to which the jury assigned 100% liability for the death of an 84-year-old mesothelioma victim. The man’s estate argued that he was exposed to Owen-Illinois’ Kaylo pipe insulation for a number of years while working in the construction industry. ...
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  • Construction Accidents Major Risk to American Workers

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited a New York roofing company for fall hazards at job sites. The agency affirms that construction site falls are the leading cause of death in the industry. The New York company, A.M. Stern, Inc., was fined $160,000 by OSHA for failing to provide adequate falling protection and training to workers. Falls at construction sites are ...
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  • January through March Most Dangerous Time for Fires

    In January 2012, home fire deaths totaled 124. This year, the number of fatalities rose to 148. Burn injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm remind the public that January through March is the most dangerous time of the year for home fires, and fires kill more Americans each year than all natural disasters combined. It may come as a surprise to some that home fires are most prevalent during ...
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  • Best Surgery and Chemotherapy Options for Mesothelioma

    The treatment of mesothelioma is highly personal and unique to each individual patient. Today, there is no set standard for care for the disease, as the therapeutic options remain controversial. Most doctors recommend a multi-modal treatment strategy, which combines traditional options such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Mesothelioma lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight two ...
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  • Update on Fosamax Lawsuits

    With seven trials already concluded, more than 4,000 Fosamax lawsuits are currently pending in state and federal courts. Fosamax lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that, in the latest verdict, Merck & Co was ordered to pay $285,000 to a plaintiff who argued that the manufacturer failed to warn her about the serious health risks associated with the drug. This most recent trial took place ...
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  • Monster Energy Drinks Subject of Class Action Lawsuit

    After five deaths and one heart attack, Monster Beverage Corporation now faces a class-action lawsuit. The suit claims that Monster knowingly marketed, advertised, and sold the drink as a safe beverage despite its toxic mix of ingredients. The lead plaintiff began drinking Monster when he was 16 years old, because the company marketed the beverage at his high school, handing out free cans to the ...
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  • The Need to Improve Mesothelioma Litigation

    Victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses have a right to a fair and just trial against the companies that knowingly exposed them to asbestos. Most victims, however, are subjected to drawn-out proceedings, and are never able to obtain justice before their illnesses overtake them. Mesothelioma lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight the story of one man who fought for ...
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  • Two Head-On Train Crashes Cause for Concern

    The National Transportation Safety Board recently released reports of two head-on train collisions that occurred in 2012. Accident and injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm remind railroad employees and passengers that they are protected under federal and state compensation programs. The first crash occurred on the morning of June 24, 2012 near Goodwell, Oklahoma. Two Union Pacific trains ...
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  • Family Awarded $63 Million in Motrin lawsuit

    Nearly ten years ago, a seven-year-old Massachusetts girl took Children’s Motrin and suffered a severe, life-altering drug reaction. Just recently, a jury awarded the girl and her family $63 million in compensatory damages. The girl suffered from one of Motrin’s rare side effects, a particularly gruesome condition called toxic epidermal necrolysis. The condition caused her to lose 90% of her skin ...
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  • 2012 Landmark Year for Workplace Litigation

    For hundreds of thousands of Americans, 2012 was the year they finally spoke up about the discrimination they were forced to endure in the workplace. Employment discrimination lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight a few of these remarkable achievements, and hope that they will lead to improved workplace practices across the country. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ...
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  • Doctor Awarded $4 Million as Whistleblower

    Qui tam lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that a Florida dermatologist recently agreed to pay more than $26 million for accepting illegal kickbacks. A pathologist who previously worked for the doctor filed the whistleblower case under the qui tam terms of the False Claims Act. In 1997, Dr. Steven Wasserman entered into an arrangement with Tampa Pathology Laboratory (TPL), specifically ...
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  • Chicago Will Pay Over $4 Million for Killing of an Unarmed Man

    Chicago taxpayers are faced with another multi-million dollar lawsuit, this time in relation to the wrongful death of man shot by a police officer in 2011. Police brutality lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm point to this story, which is just one of the many large payouts Chicago taxpayers will be forced to make this year. Just last month, Chicago aldermen voted to pay more than $33 million to ...
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  • Pradaxa Lawsuits Continue to Move Forward

    Pradaxa lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that the pharmaceutical litigation is moving forward in the U.S. District Court of Southern Illinois. To date, more than 170 lawsuits have been filed against Pradaxa manufacturer Boehringer Inhelheim. Pradaxa is a blood-thinning anti-stroke drug which eclipsed over $1 billion in sales in 2011. Many experts are projecting the Pradaxa litigation to ...
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  • HCR ManorCare Again Violate Employee Rights

    More than 300 employees filed a suit against HCR ManorCare recently, alleging the company violated Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) meal break laws. Many employees claim the company actively discouraged workers from reporting incidents of working during meal breaks. HCR ManorCare Inc., headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is a national provider of both short-and- long-term medical care. The company ...
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