Blog Posts in May, 2014

  • Car and Truck Crashes Cost Americans $870 Billion Every Year

    Car and truck accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on the whopping crash cost statistics recently released by the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The federal agency analyzed the economic damages of car and truck crashes in 2010, when nearly 33,000 people were killed and 4 million injured. About 24 million vehicles were damaged in crashes in 2010, and, as stated, ...
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  • Pradaxa Lawsuits Settle for $650 Million

    Our team of dangerous drug lawyers confirm that patients seriously injured by the blood-thinning drug Pradaxa recently got a dose of good news: Pradaxa manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim just agreed to end most of the injury cases in a $650 million settlement. The popular blood thinner is associated with at least 500 patient deaths. Boehringer was scheduled to defend itself in the first Pradaxa ...
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  • Trouble at VA Hospitals Nationwide

    Federal authorities are conducting a nationwide review of all VA facilities, though the Hines VA Hospital in Chicago is being singled-out after a whistleblower exposed fraudulent activity resulting in harm to patients. Medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm dig deeper into this story and how patients have been affected. The whistleblower was a social worker at Hines and alleged ...
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  • Dozens Charged for $260 Million in Medicare Fraud

    Whistleblower lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm announce that 90 people have been charged for generating over $260 million worth of false Medicare billings. The fraud was discovered by a federal task force, and among those charged are at least 16 doctors. Our whistleblower attorneys explain this case and detail what you can do to stop Medicare fraud. The Medicare Fraud Strike Force is a joint ...
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  • Criminal Charges Filed in Fatal Train Crash

    Three rail company employees were recently charged with criminal negligence after a catastrophic train derailment in July 2013. The oil train was traveling through Quebec, Canada at the time of the crash, which killed 47 people. Train accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm take a closer look at this case and the charges filed. The three men charged were employees of the now-bankrupt ...
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  • Urgent Recall for Patients on Blood Thinners

    Our team of product recall lawyers announce that a Class I recall was recently initiated for Alere PT/INR Professional Test Strips, which are used to monitor anticoagulant drugs status at home. Patients taking oral anticoagulant drugs like warfarim, Coumadin, Pradaxa or heparin, should check their brand of PT/INR test strips immediately. Three patients have died due to the defective strips. The ...
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  • Motorcycle Fatality Rates Decline Nationwide

    May is motorcycle safety awareness month, and the motorcycle accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm would like to highlight some of the gains we have made in safety and awareness. According to a new report, motorcycle fatalities declined in 2013 by about 7%, most notably in states with universal helmet laws. Some experts believe, however, that this decline is due to unsuitable weather ...
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  • New Study Confirms 440,000 Deaths from Medical Negligence Every Year

    For many years, the federal government estimated 98,000 Americans were killed each year by preventable medical errors. New studies are finding what many experts know to be true – the number is actually exorbitantly higher. In fact, around 440,000 Americans are killed annually by physician, hospital or nurse errors. Medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm dive deeper into these ...
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  • Jury Sides with Woman Claiming Baby Powder Caused Ovarian Cancer

    In a lawsuit brought by a woman in South Dakota, the jury recently ruled that Johnson & Johnson should be held liable for selling a product – talcum powder – that caused her to develop ovarian cancer. The jury decided that the company should have warned women of this risk. Talc powder attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm take a closer look at this case and others like it. Throughout trial, ...
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  • Gas Boom Causing Traffic Deaths

    The oil and gas boom is causing indirect problems in areas around refineries and shipping ports – a surge in traffic fatalities in states where roads are congested by large trucks and drilling equipment. The industry acknowledges the issue, and claim it is taking steps to improve roadway safety. Experts are less optimistic. Truck accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm dig deeper into this ...
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  • Baby Gates Sending Thousands of Children to Emergency Rooms

    Child injury attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on a troubling statistic about ever-popular baby gates. New studies show that nearly 2,000 children are treated in emergency rooms in the United States every year due to these gates. The new study was conducted by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, which focused its data on children under six-years-old who were injured from gate-related ...
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  • Major TVM Lawsuit Updates

    Transvaginal mesh attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm have several updates to report on concerning the massive litigation against manufacturers. Most recently, American Medical Systems agreed to pay $830 million to resolve tens of thousands of lawsuits filed by women injured by the transvaginal mesh implants. Just a few days earlier, a woman in Texas was awarded $1.2 million for the injuries ...
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