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Blog Posts in November, 2014

  • Largest U.S. Hospital Chain Stops Power Morcellator Use

    The biggest for-profit hospital operator in the country, HCA Holdings, recently announced that power morcellators will no longer be used to remove uterine fibroids in its hospitals. Uterine cancer lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain why this announcement was made and how it will impact patients. Power morcellators have just recently come under public scrutiny – most Americans had no idea ...
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  • Injuries from Medical Mistakes and the Need for Reform

    Hundreds of thousands of patients in United States hospitals die from medical mistakes every year . There are no indications that injuries or deaths from malpractice are declining, either. Medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm illuminate recent studies from the country’s top medical experts who are trying to enact fundamental change to protect patients. Researchers at Johns ...
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  • FDA Warns of Uterine Cancer Risk for Hysterectomy, Myomectomy

    Women who undergo hysterectomies or myomectomies using a specific medical device called a power morcellator are at significant risk of developing uterine cancer. The FDA and several news outlets are releasing safety updates to women who are thinking of having these surgeries. Uterine cancer lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are currently investigating cases involving power morcellator devices. ...
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  • Change to Come for Generic Drug Laws

    Today, eight in ten prescriptions are for generic drugs rather than brand names. Just thirty years ago, that number was three in ten. Generic drugs have been the topic of much debate lately, as courts and agencies throughout the country try to decide whether they should be able to update their own drug labels apart from the labels of their brand-name counterparts. Dangerous drug lawyers look ...
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  • Adult Males and City Cyclists Most Likely to Suffer Fatal Accidents

    A report released last month regarding cyclist safety has prompted significant outcry in the media and among public advocates. The report, published by the Governors Highway Safety Association, noted that the number of bicyclists killed on the road is steadily increasing, with adult males and urban settings seeing the most deaths. Bike injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm delve further into ...
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  • Fires Erupted in Chicago Area

    There have been three serious fires in the Chicago area in as many days, causing heavy damage, displacing families, and injuring several victims. Fire injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm would like to take this opportunity to outline some basic tips for keeping your family safe and warm during the winter season, and remind those injured in fires that compensation may be available. The most ...
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  • Nutek Baby Wipes Recalled

    Several brands of baby wipes made by Nutek Disposables are being recalled due to bacterial infections. The recalled brands include: Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred’s, Kidgets, Member’s Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and Well Beginnings. The team of product recall lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm warn parents to check the labels of their baby wipes immediately. The recall was ...
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  • Navy Veteran Asbestos Exposure

    Veterans who served in the Navy have the highest rates of mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer out of all veterans of the Armed Forces. Those who served between 1930 and 1990 particularly were likely exposed at some point during their service. Mesothelioma lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explore this troubling phenomenon, and outline resources available for asbestos victims. Asbestos was ...
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  • Stryker Agrees to $1 Billion Settlement With Hip Patients

    In an effort to avoid thousands of trials over its defective hip implants, Stryker recently agreed to pay at least $1.43 billion to patients implanted with the metal-on-metal devices. This agreement was the result of an unusual “bellwether mediation” meetings, which involved negotiations between plaintiffs and Stryker. Metal on metal hip implant lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this ...
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  • Guardrail Company Responsible for Deaths Ordered to Pay $175 Million

    Trinity Highway Products will have to pay about $175 million for selling dangerous guardrails that are linked to dozens of deaths and injuries. The ET-Plus guardrail systems were the focus of a whistleblower lawsuit, where a former employee accused Trinity of fraud for selling these rails to the US government. Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm remind the public that any injuries ...
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  • California Voters to Decide on Long-Awaited Medical Malpractice Bill

    In today’s election, voters in California will be asked to approve or deny a proposition that will affect every person and family in the state. Anyone – rich or poor, male or female, young or old – can be the victim of medical mistakes, and hundreds of thousands of Americans die every year from medical negligence. It is time for Californians to pass this measure, to protect their rights and ...
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