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Blog Posts in July, 2014

  • Drug Companies Prey on Poor, Homeless, For Drug Research

    In American urban centers, where homelessness is abundant and the working class slips into poverty, it is not difficult to find people willing to test experimental drugs in exchange for a little cash. Here in Chicago, ads for pharmaceutical studies can be found on CTA trains and buses; in Philadelphia, they are advertised in local newspapers, and recruiters often visit shelters. Dangerous drug ...
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  • New Evidence Further Discredits Pradaxa

    The controversy over the popular blood-thinning drug Pradaxa is reaching new heights after a slew of negative articles and editorials. The highly-esteemed British Medical Journal (BMJ) recently published reports criticizing the data used to support the safety and efficacy of the drug, along with the suspect behavior of those who were apart of the approval process. Pradaxa attorneys at Pintas & ...
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  • Unnecessary C-Sections Plague American Women

    One in three American mothers deliver their first child through Cesarean section and 90% of those women who then have a second child will deliver through C-section again. It has not always been this way: in the 1970s, only 5% of all births were C-sections. The birth injury attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm would like to take a step back and examine this phenomenon, why it came to be, and how ...
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  • Six Flags Sued After Roller Coaster Accident

    The Six Flags Magic Mountain in Southern California is being sued by two injured visitors after the Ninja roller coaster they were on struck a tree. The ride partially derailed, leaving everyone on the ride stranded until they could evacuate. The two visitors now suing the amusement park were hospitalized for their injuries. Roller coaster accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm urge ...
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  • How Big Data is Helping the FDA Track Drug Complications

    The FDA is tasked with the immense responsibility of tracking adverse events, both major and minor, from over-the-counter and prescription medications. Recognizing the seeming impossibility of spotting serious side effects before they become a national problem, the agency is now looking toward big data for help. Dangerous drug attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this new effort, and how ...
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  • The Problem with Children’s Emergency Care

    American parents expect the treatment their children receive – whether it’s at school, day care or at the hospital – to be the best, most compassionate care. Unfortunately, the majority of doctors working in emergency care units have had only minimal experience, an average of four months, working with children. Medical malpractice attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm further explain this problem ...
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  • Chicago Activists Push for Divvy Helmets

    About one year ago, Chicago introduced its first official bike-sharing program, Divvy, which has been met with much success. Over this past year, according to Mayor Emanuel, 1.6 million Divvy trips took place and 23,000 people signed up for annual memberships. In a city committed to becoming the country’s most bike-friendly, only one issue could stand in our path: Divvy’s actual safety and ...
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  • Study Suggests Actos Could Affect Alzheimer’s Risk

    Actos attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight several recent studies focusing on Alzheimer’s risk and methods of preventing the disease. Nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are significantly more likely to be victims of abuse and neglect, so families need to have all information on-hand to prevent such mistreatment. The first study we would like to ...
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  • Lead Paint Companies Ordered to Pay Over $1 Billion

    Sherwin-Williams, one of the largest and most-recognized paint companies, was recently ordered to pay $1.15 billion to fund a program aimed at addressing the health risks of lead paint exposure in California homes. Sherwin, along with two other major paint companies, was found liable for selling lead paint despite knowledge of its dangers. Lead paint exposure attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm ...
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  • Benicar Linked to Severe Stomach Problems

    Our team of Benicar attorneys warns those taking the high blood pressure drug that it is currently under investigation for causing severe gastrointestinal issues. The FDA is also reviewing Benicar for its cardiovascular risks in diabetic patients. Benicar (olmesartan medoxomil) is prescribed alone or in combination with other drugs to treat hypertension, and is also marketed as Azor, Tribenzor, ...
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  • Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit Ends in $90 Million to Plaintiffs

    Mesothelioma is a rare and extremely fatal form of cancer that can only be caused by exposure to asbestos. Recently, eleven families in New Jersey banded together because of a common threat that bound them: losing a loved one to mesothelioma. These families consequently filed a lawsuit against the asbestos companies that exposed their loved ones, ultimately winning $90 million. Asbestos exposure ...
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  • Major Changes to Chicago Roads to Curb Bike Accidents

    Residents of Chicago’s Northwest Side recently gathered in a community center to discuss the major changes to be made in their neighborhood, the 45th ward, and specifically Gladstone and Portage Parks. Among these changes include protected or buffered bike lanes, fewer parking spaces, improved crosswalks and reduced lanes. Bicycle injury attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail the proposed ...
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  • Januvia Linked To Heart Failure and ER Visits

    Januvia, a popular type 2 diabetes drug, has been linked to many controversial and dangerous side effects in recent years. In the latest newsbreak, experts are taking a closer look into the risk of heart failure in patients taking Januvia. Our team of Januvia lawyers report on recent studies and reports linking the drug to life-threatening heart conditions. An observational study on Januvia was ...
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  • Florida Wrongful Death Compensation Caps Reversed

    Florida’s Supreme Court recently struck down the state law limiting the amount victims of medical malpractice can collect for non-economic damages in cases of wrongful death. The original case was filed by the family of an Air Force pilot who died from complications while giving birth. Wrongful death lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm take a closer look at this case, and what it means for ...
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  • GM Expands Recall, Sets Settlement Terms for Victims

    In the latest General Motors update, the company just issued another massive recall affecting about 8.4 million vehicles. The vast majority of these vehicles are being recalled for the same ignition defects that have already caused fatal crashes and serious injuries throughout the country. GM recall attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm also highlight the recent decisions GM has made on how it ...
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