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Blog Posts in March, 2014

  • Changes to Come to California Malpractice Laws

    In 1975, the California government established a maximum money amount injured patients could receive for noneconomic damages in malpractice lawsuits. Nearly four decades later, the $250,000 cap has yet to adjust to keep up with inflation. Medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explore how and why California advocates are now pushing to raise the cap. Consumer Watchdog, a ...
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  • Chicago Taxi Drivers File Lawsuit over Wages

    Wage, hour and overtime lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on a recent class action lawsuit filed by a group of Chicago cab drivers. The group is filing suit against four of the city’s main taxi companies: Yellow Cab, Chicago Carriage Cab, Flash Cab, and Dispatch Taxi Affiliation. The drivers claim that the companies misclassify them as independent contractors, which exempts them from ...
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  • Weight-loss Drug Alli Recalled over Defects

    One of the country’s most popular weight-loss drugs, Alli, is being recalled because of wide-spread tampering. The drug’s manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), confirms at least a dozen consumer complaints from seven states. Drug recall lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are here to help anyone who was injured by a dangerous or defective medication. GSK recently released a statement on the ...
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  • Experimental Drug Could Benefit Many Mesothelioma Patients

    A new pharmaceutical manufactured by Novartis, ceritinib, is showing promising results in patients with a rare form of lung cancer. The drug targets a specific gene mutation that is present in about half of mesothelioma patients. Lung cancer lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on this new drug and what it could mean for mesothelioma cancer care. Ceritinib (previously known as LDK378) ...
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  • Wal-Mart Recalls Dolls Due to Burn Risk

    Burn injury attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm warn consumers that ‘Cuddle Care’ Dolls, sold in Wal-Marts throughout the U.S. were recently recalled. The My Sweet Love/My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Baby Dolls can overheat, creating serious burn hazards. To date there have been at least twelve reports of child injury. The defective dolls are battery-powered, and come with a medical kit including a ...
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  • Women More Likely Than Ever to Suffer from Asbestos Exposure

    In the past, mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases have been predominately diagnosed in men. This is because asbestos exposure occurs most frequently in the workplace, in industries like shipbuilding, automotive repair, and construction. Now, experts are predicting that women will be suffering a larger proportion of asbestos-related illnesses. Mesothelioma attorneys at Pintas & Mullins ...
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  • Experts Concerned About Human Growth Hormone Health Risks

    Testosterone therapy lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm warn aging adults about another similar product hitting markets hard – human growth hormones, or HGH. Analysts predict these drugs will rise significantly in sales in the next few years, introducing a slew of serious health problems to American patients. HGH drugs are biochemical agents that stimulate cell growth and division in the body, ...
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  • New Poison, Liquid Nicotine, Unregulated by Feds

    The recent surge in the popularity of e-cigarettes is creating regulatory and exposure issues throughout the country. Since these products are so new, no one is yet sure how they will affect the health and safety of those who consume them. What is known, however, is the harmful and even fatal effects of one e-cigarette ingredient, liquid nicotine. Our team of toxic exposure attorneys takes a ...
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  • Blue Line Derails, Dozens Injured

    Train accident injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on the recent train derailment on Chicago’s Blue Line, which injured over 30 passengers, including the conductor. Fortunately, none of the injuries are critical, and no bystanders at O’Hare were seriously injured. The derailment occurred just before 3 a.m. at the O’Hare International Airport station. The train reportedly jumped the ...
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  • Medical Device Recall Rates Double

    Over the past decade, recalls of defective and dangerous medical devices have nearly doubled in the United States. There has also been a substantial increase in defects that could cause very serious injury or death, rather than minor faults. Medical device recall lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm examine how and why the recall rates are increasing. In 2003, just over 600 medical devices were ...
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  • Doctors Concerned over Generic Drug Safety

    It may be surprising, but 40% of all prescription and over-the-counter drugs in the U.S. are manufactured in India. Recently, after years of recalls, shut downs and federal investigations, doctors have begun voicing concerns over the quality of these products. Our team of dangerous drug lawyers takes a closer look at these Indian manufacturers and what is at risk. The FDA recently banned three ...
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  • Birth Injury from Toxic Exposure, A Silent Pandemic

    The average American, including expectant mothers, is exposed to hundreds of toxins every day, through food, water, air and household items. Researchers have recently made a concerted effort to identify which toxins are causing developmental defects in children, and their results are troubling. Birth injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm dive deeper into this research and what can be done to ...
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  • Seattle News Helicopter Crashes, Two Killed

    Aviation accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that a news helicopter recently crashed in downtown Seattle near the city’s famed Space Needle. The crash occurred around 7:40 a.m., killing two people on the scene and sending at least one other to the hospital. There were three people inside the helicopter, which is used by local TV networks KOMO and KING5. The crash sent large ...
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  • Investigations Find Pipeline Explosions Preventable

    In the wake of a natural gas explosion in New York City that killed seven people and injured dozens of others, federal investigators have determined that far too many fatal fires and explosions like this could have been prevented. Natural gas explosions are often the result of corroded pipelines that have gone uninspected for too long. Accident and injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm ...
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  • Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Reveal Close Ties Between Doctors and Device Makers

    Plaintiffs involved in the massive litigation against makers of transvaginal mesh products are now looking into the relationship between doctors and manufacturers like Johnson & Johnson. There are tens of thousands of lawsuits pending against Johnson & Johnson over its mesh products, which caused serious, often devastating injuries in women. Our team of transvaginal mesh lawyers takes a closer ...
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  • Three Dead in SXSW Hit-and-Run

    The South by Southwest (SXSW) festival recently concluded in Austin, Texas, and three people will never come home. The man responsible for their deaths, 21-year-old Rashad Owens, is charged with capital murder and aggravated assault after her intentionally ran his car into a crowd of festival-goers. Overall, 25 people were injured, and six remain in the hospital. Auto accident attorneys at Pintas ...
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  • Dangerous Drivers out of Luck This St. Patrick’s Weekend

    Along with New Year’s Eve, March 17th is popular as one of the most alcohol-celebrated days of the year. Americans of all nationalities love St. Patrick’s Day because it give us an excuse to ring in spring with a green beer and friends. Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight a few ways for you to safely enjoy the holiday weekend without needing a lawyer come Monday. In ...
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  • Florida Supreme Court Strikes Down Medical Malpractice Damage Caps

    Good news this Friday, the Florida Supreme Court just became the latest state to strike down damage caps for pain and suffering in medical malpractice lawsuits. The court ruled the limits unconstitutional and only shielded doctors and hospitals from liability, at the expense of injured patients. Our team of medical malpractice attorneys digs into this case and others like it throughout the ...
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  • Topamax Birth Injury Plaintiff Awarded $3 Million

    Topamax lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm announce that a jury in Pennsylvania recently awarded $3 million to the family of a child born with a cleft lip after doctors prescribed Topamax to her mother. This is the third such case to go to trial, all of which have concluded in favor of the plaitniff. Topamax (topiramate) is an anti-epileptic drug intended to treat seizures and chronic migraines. ...
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  • Dangerous Doctors, Patient Deaths Reveal Failing Texas Healthcare System

    Dr. Christopher Duntsch arrived in Texas in 2010 to start a neurosurgery practice. By 2013, he had killed two patients from malpractice, paralyzed four others, and had his medical license revoked. Our team of medical malpractice lawyers examines this horrifying story and the problems within the Texas legislature that allowed it to happen. Throughout the three years he was practicing in Texas, ...
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  • Uncovering the Truth about Bamboo Bonfire Lung Disease

    Histoplasmosis is a rare form of lung disease most often diagnosed in workers employed in excavation and building construction – or anyone working out in the natural environment. The lung disease is also known as Bamboo Bonfire, and it is often resistant to antibiotics and accompanied by vague symptoms. Lung cancer lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm take a closer look at who could be exposed and ...
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  • New Cholesterol Drugs Linked to Brain Disorders

    The FDA recently announced that it was aware that patients taking new, experimental drugs to treat high cholesterol were suffering adverse cognitive events. The new drugs, developed by Sanofi and Regeneron, are known as PCSK9 inhibitors. Cholesterol drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain the potential side effects among these and other cholesterol-lowering drugs. Both Pfizer and Amgen ...
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  • FDA Approves Testosterone Injection Despite Heart Attack Concerns

    Testosterone therapy lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm confirm that the FDA recently gave the nod to a new injectable T-Therapy drug by Endo Pharmaceuticals. The federal agency approved this new drug in the midst of medical concern about the actual safety and efficacy of T-Therapy. Several recently published studies have linked these drugs to significantly increased risks of heart attack, ...
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  • Woman Injured by Pepper Spray Files Police Misconduct Lawsuit

    A woman in California recently filed a lawsuit against local police who negligently used pepper spray against her, causing traumatic brain injury and significant eye damage. Our team of police misconduct lawyers examines the details of this case and the injury claims this woman is making. The incident occurred in Beaumont, California, in February 2012 after officers responded to a 911 domestic ...
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  • Family Sues Chevron over Benzene Exposure

    The surviving children of a man employed by Chevron USA recently filed a lawsuit against the energy company for exposing him to benzene and other cancer-causing chemicals, which ultimately led to his premature death. His family claims Chevron knew of the dangers of chemical exposure but failed to inform workers of the potential health risks. Benzene exposure attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm ...
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