Blog Posts in June, 2014

  • Injured Couple Sues Harley-Davidson After Crash

    A husband and wife in Eastern Texas recently filed a lawsuit against Harley-Davidson motorcycle manufacturer after a crash that resulted in several broken bones, fractured skulls and severe brain injuries. Motorcycle accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm summarize this case and urge others injured in motorcycle crashes to consider legal action. The crash occurred on Texas Highway 271, ...
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  • Acne Medications Triggering Serious, Even Fatal Reactions

    Some of the most popular over-the-counter acne ointments are causing dangerous side effects in unsuspecting consumers across the country. The FDA recently issued a Consumer Update warning that these products (containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid) can cause serious and life-threatening allergic reactions or severe irritation. Product liability lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm urge ...
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  • Auto Industry Breaks Recall Record

    Not even halfway into 2014 and automakers just set the U.S. record for most recalls in a single year. The recall that broke the camel’s back was for defective air bags in Honda, Nissan, Ford, BMW, Mazda, and Chrysler vehicles. Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain this recall and who it may affect in more detail. The defective air bags were manufactured by Japan’s Takata ...
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  • Actos Manufacturer Guilty of Destroying Evidence

    Actos attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm recently reported that the jury in the first bellwether lawsuit decided to award plaintiffs injured by the diabetes drug Actos $9 billion . In addition to this immense award, the judge in the case also found that Takeda Pharmaceuticals (which marketed Actos along with Eli Lilly) was guilty of intentionally destroying evidence. Throughout the trial, ...
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  • Lead Smelter Lawsuits Ends in $38 Million for Injured Plaintiffs

    A landmark lawsuit recently concluded in Missouri, focusing on an engineering and construction company, Fluor Corp., and 16 plaintiffs who were gravely injured by the company’s lead smelter emissions. Originally, the verdict amounted to $358 million, however an appeals court cut the award to $38 million. Toxic exposure attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight this case and what it could ...
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  • Four Drowning Deaths in Chicago Last Weekend – And How to Help Prevent Them

    The weekend of June 13th, 2014, four Chicago children died from drowning, ages three to nine years old. In Chicago and most of the Midwest, there are only a handful of summer months and – rightfully so – families do their best to make the best of warm weather. Unfortunately, this makes children vulnerable to drowning and pool accidents, which can be deadly. Pool drowning lawyers at Pintas & ...
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  • Supreme Court Confirms $70 Million to Smokers

    Lung cancer lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that the U.S. Supreme Court recently refused – for the eighth time in seven years – to hear appeals from cigarette manufacturers and lung cancer patients’ lawsuits. Their refusal lets the $70 million smokers have won thus far stand. These cases relied on a recent Florida ruling that allowed individual smokers (or their family members if they ...
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  • Vision Zero and the Quest for Eliminating Traffic Deaths

    Legislation was recently passed in New York City that has audacious aims: to completely eliminate traffic-related deaths and serious injuries over the next ten years. In initiative, drafted by Mayor de Blasio, is called Vision Zero. Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm take a closer look at Vision Zero and how New York City is hoping to achieve it. Last year, nearly 300 people were ...
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  • Honeywell Auto Unit to Pay $11 Million for Asbestos Exposure

    Mesothelioma attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on a major mesothelioma case against Honeywell International, which recently ended in a $10.9 million award for the plaintiffs. A jury in California awarded the millions to the family of a man who died from mesothelioma, which was caused by products made by Honeywell’s automotive unit. The victim, James Phillips, was an automobile ...
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