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Blog Posts in September, 2014

  • When Bicycles Hit Pedestrians

    A death in New York City’s famed Central Park is once again sparking the debate over bicyclist and pedestrian rights. As commuter biking gains popularity throughout the country, the numbers of accidents is rising as well. Bicycle accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on this recent death and how the issue is impacting us here at home. This most recent crash occurred between a ...
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  • Illinois Rail Safety Week

    Last week, Metra partnered with suburban police departments to enforce Illinois Rail Safety Week, a new initiative aimed at raising awareness and reducing train fatalities. Undoubtedly, the initiative is in response to the lives lost to train accidents, which occurs more often than most would think. In 2013, for example, Illinois ranked third in the country for rail crossing fatalities. Train ...
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  • Lung Cancer Patients Turn to E-Cigarettes

    A study by the American Cancer Society concluded with some interesting findings regarding patients diagnosed with lung cancer and e-cigarette usage. Researchers noted that e-cigarette usage is on the rise, and cancer patients who used e-cigarettes were more dependent on nicotine and less likely to quit smoking completely than those who smoked regular cigarettes. Lung cancer lawyers at Pintas & ...
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  • Soccer Player Sues University for Brain Injuries Caused by Hazing

    A former soccer player for Clemson University is suing her fellow players, coaches, and several members of the administration after suffering severe brain injuries from hazing. The woman sustained permanent trauma as a freshman, during the hazing ritual planned by the players, supported by the coaches, and ignored by the Clemson athletic department. Traumatic brain injury lawyers at Pintas & ...
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  • Asbestos and Its Cancers

    The illness most commonly associated with asbestos is mesothelioma, which is cancer that develops in the thin layer of tissue that lines internal organs like the lungs, stomach or heart. Mesothelioma most commonly affects the lungs and is frequently confused with lung cancer, as the symptoms are very similar. Mesothelioma lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail the cancers and illnesses caused ...
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  • DePuy Recalls Jawbone Medical Device due to Death Risks

    A Johnson & Johnson company, DePuy, recently recalled its Synthes Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Distraction System because of risks most severely affected children and infants. These devices are used during operations to the trachea and other respiratory organs, so infants are most at risk for injury and death if the device fails. Medical device lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight this and ...
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  • How to Handle Insurance Coverage after Auto Accidents

    Our team of auto accident attorneys frequently helps clients who struggle with navigating the complexities of insurance coverage. Oftentimes, those seriously injured in a car accident require immediate hospitalization, emergency surgeries and even extended stays in the hospital. If that person does not have health insurance, trying to pay for the bills and attempting to buy insurance can be a ...
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  • Pregnancy, Anti-Depressants, and an Impossible Choice

    It is a decision that too many women face, and that has no easy answer: to remain on antidepressants during pregnancy despite risks of abnormal development or birth problems, or to stop taking the medication, placing yourself and your child at risk of the dire effects of major depression. SSRI attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm take a fresh look at this issue and the complexities involved. An ...
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  • Hospitals to Release Medical Mistake Data

    Earlier this year the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) stopped publicly releasing mistakes made in hospitals, despite saying it would not do so. After public outcry CMS relented, stating it would again release the information by the end of 2014. Medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm cannot overstate how important it is to have this information available to the ...
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  • Four Children Dead in Southside Fire

    A fatal fire in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood on the far south side has left four children dead and two adults critically injured. The fire erupted on the second floor of a building housing nearly 20 unites, around 3:30 a.m. The four children were asleep on the third floor unit, where there were no working smoke detectors. Fire injury lawyers. at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm take a closer look to ...
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  • Feds Question Chicago Police Shootings

    This investigation comes to light just days after a CPD commander was charged with official misconduct and aggravated battery after he put his gun in a suspect’s mouth and threatened to kill him. Commander Glenn Evans, who was one of Chicago Police Superintendents Garry McCarthy’s most valued officers, oversees the West Side’s Harrison patrol district, and is now charged with two felonies. The ...
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