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Blog Posts in April, 2015

  • CTA Blamed for O’Hare Blue Line Crash

    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently concluded its investigation of the March 2013 train derailment at O’Hare Airport. The federal agency cited the train operator for falling asleep at the switch as well as the CTA for its oversight. Our train accident lawyers are currently accepting clients who suffered serious injuries on CTA, Metra, and national train lines. The blue line ...
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  • Actos Plaintiffs Consider $2.4 Billion Settlement

    Actos’ manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, recently agreed to pay $2.37 billion to resolve the majority of bladder cancer lawsuits. Our team of Actos attorneys is pleased to announce this potential settlement to our Actos bladder cancer clients. Takeda Pharmaceuticals is Asia’s largest drugmaker and will continue to sell Actos in the U.S., Japan and other countries after litigation resolves. ...
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  • SSD and SSDI Benefits for Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma Patients

    Hundreds of thousands of Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer and mesothelioma every year, which can make it impossible to earn a living. For this reason, the Social Security Administration offers disability benefits to patients with severe illnesses and injuries. Society security lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm help clients through the process of applying for SSI or SSDI. The list of ...
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  • Rise in Bicycle vs. Car Hit-and-Runs

    A recent study by University of California at Berkeley found that hit-and-run fatalities are more likely to occur in the West and Midwest. As warm weather approaches, our team of bicycle accident attorneys examines why hit-and-runs are on the rise and what can be done to stop it. The reason hit-and-runs are more common in Western and Midwestern states is multi-faceted; cities in these states are ...
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  • Chicago Hospital Owner Guilty of Schemes to Harm Patients

    Three executives of the now-defunct Sacred Heart Hospital have been found guilty of a massive fraud scheme that led to serious patient harm and deaths. The executives were convicted of bribing doctors to send Medicare and Medicaid patients to the substandard, filthy hospital. In July 2013 our medical malpractice attorneys posted on this blog that the West hospital abruptly closed following an FBI ...
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  • 10 Oil Worker Deaths Attributed to Hydrocarbon Chemicals

    Government agencies recently acknowledged a pattern among oil worker fatalities, which were previously ruled natural deaths by heart failure. The stunning similarities among these deaths are forcing industry insiders to consider the role of hydrocarbon chemicals in these fatalities. At least ten oil-field workers have suddenly died on top of or near storage tanks in the past few years, with six ...
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  • How Rauner’s Plans for Reform will Harm Injured Illinoisians

    In Governor Rauner’s State of the State Address in February 2015, he made direct remarks about his plans to reform the personal injury legal system in Illinois. Among his remarks, he proposed prohibiting trial lawyers from contributing to judge’s campaigns. Injury attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain how this proposal would critically jeopardize the rights of injured citizens. Not once ...
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  • States Ban Guardrails after Deaths, Injuries

    When Trinity Industries agreed to pay $175 million for fraudulently selling a dangerous guardrail, few anticipated the far-reaching affects it would have on traffic safety nationwide. More than 30 states have banned installation of Trinity’s defective guardrails and some have file legal actions. Our team of auto accident attorneys explains the types of injuries these guardrails are causing. This ...
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  • Virus Hits Two Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships

    More than 200 passengers aboard two Royal Caribbean cruise ships have been infected with norovirus, causing the ships to dock for medical care. Cruise ship injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain how personal injury cases are argued against cruise lines. Both ships have docked in the U.S., one in San Diego and the other in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after massive outbreaks of norovirus. ...
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  • Diabetes Drugs Linked to Thousands of Deaths, No Clinical Improvements

    An investigation by a medical group and news journal recently found that none of the 30 most popular type 2 diabetes drugs reduced the number of heart attack, stroke, blindness or amputation; instead, these drugs were linked to thousands of deaths and hospitalizations. Diabetes drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this important report. The Slippery Slope is a joint investigation by ...
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  • Megabus Crash from Chicago Injures Many

    Nearly 20 people were injured when a Megabus going from Chicago to Atlanta crashed in the early morning hours. The bus, one semi-truck and two cars were involved in the crash on I-65 south of Indianapolis. Megabus lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on this crash and urge all victims to contact an injury attorney. The Megabus crashed around 5:30 a.m. on Interstate 65, near Endingurgh, ...
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  • Yarway Creates $325 Million Asbestos Trust

    Yarway Corp., a manufacturing company and unit of Tyco, recently filed for bankruptcy due to overwhelming asbestos liability. A judge approved its plan to pay $325 to a trust that will compensate thousands of current and future asbestos injury claims. Asbestos exposure attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain what an asbestos trust is and how victims can apply for compensation. After two ...
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  • Pacemaker, Pain Pump Companies Face Lawsuits

    Two medical device companies are facing multi-million dollar lawsuits over claims filed by injured patients. One company is defending itself against allegations that it implanted pacemakers unnecessarily; the other is accused of injuring patients by selling pain pumps for off-label uses. Medical device lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail these two cases. In addition to the injury lawsuits, ...
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  • Diabetes Drug Makers Face Penalties for Weight-Loss Ads

    Diabetes drug companies are facing potential federal penalties for advertising these drugs as weight-loss aids. Five drugs specifically are named in the complaint: Victoza, Invokana, Jardiance, Farxiga, and Bydureon. Dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm warn patients of the dangers of diabetes drugs. A consumer watchdog group, Public Citizen, filed the complaint to the FDA, urging ...
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  • House Bill Proposes Malpractice Suit Guidelines

    A bill was recently introduced in Congress that proposes to create a safe legal harbor against malpractice suits for physicians. Medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm express skepticism that any type of regulation could truly provide physicians a “safe harbor” from the consequences of negligent practice. The bill – HR 1406 The Saving lives, Saving Costs Act – would allow ...
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  • Mesothelioma Patient Awarded $1.6 Million for Second Hand Asbestos Exposure

    A man diagnosed with mesothelioma recently won $1.6 million in a lawsuit against a talcum powder supplier. The man was exposed to asbestos through contaminated talc brought home on his father’s work clothing. Mesothelioma attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain the very real dangers of this type of second hand asbestos exposure. The plaintiff in this case, Steven Kaenzig, was regularly ...
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