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Blog Posts in March, 2015

  • Iowa Supreme Court Opens Liability for Generic Drug Injuries

    The Iowa Supreme Court recently ruled that a patient injured by a generic drug could successfully sue the drug maker, Pliva Pharmaceuticals, under state law. This is a landmark decision that may have ripple effects across the country. Dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm tackle this issue below. Generic vs. Brand Name Drugs First, a little background on generic versus brand name ...
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  • MDVIP Hit with $8.5 Million Malpractice Verdict

    The country’s largest concierge medicine firm, MDVIP, was recently hit with an $8.5 million jury verdict in a medical malpractice case. This verdict is the first against any concierge management firm, a relatively new phenomenon in healthcare. Medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain this case and how similar firms could be found liable for negligence. There are several ...
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  • Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuits

    The birth injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm have written extensively on the risks of birth defects in children born to mothers who took certain drugs . It has recently come to light that Zofran, a drug marketed to pregnant women to treat nausea, may also be causing birth injuries. Zofran was approved by the FDA to treat nausea in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or surgery. In ...
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  • 3 Workers Killed in Raleigh Scaffolding Collapse

    A scaffolding accident in the Charter Square building in Raleigh, North Carolina recently killed three construction workers and serious injured one other. Work accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm have decades of experience handling these types of cases, and are here to help injured workers receive maximum damages. The accident in Raleigh occurred when workers were dismantling part of a ...
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  • Mesothelioma Patient Awarded $4 Million

    A former worker of Chicago Pneumatic, a tool manufacturing plant, recently won $4 million in a lawsuit over his mesothelioma. The plaintiff, Nicholas Dominick, developed mesothelioma and lung cancer from being exposed to asbestos at Chicago Pneumatic. Mesothelioma lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this case and the circumstances that led to the plaintiff’s cancer diagnosis. Dominick was ...
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  • No FDA Action after Zyprexa Deaths

    The long-acting form of the popular drug Zyprexa – Zyprexa RelPrevv – recently caused the death of two patients. Despite the clear link between injection of the drug and their deaths, the FDA decided not to change the drug’s label warnings. Zyprexa lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm warn patients of the dangers of this powerful antipsychotic. Zyprexa RelPrevv is the long-acting version of the ...
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  • Car Seat Company to Pay $10 Million for Recall

    In February 2014, Graco Children’s Products recalled millions of defective car seats. It was the largest child seat recall in U.S. history, prompting a federal investigation. As a result of that investigation, Graco has agreed to pay $10 million in fines and efforts to improve safety. Product recall lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on the results of this investigation and the consequent ...
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  • $10 Million to Children’s Motrin Injury Victim

    A young girl and her family recently won a $10 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson for the severe injuries caused by Children’s Motrin. The girl developed Stevens – Johnson syndrome (SJS), a rare but fatal skin reaction, to the medication, when she was just three years old. SJS lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm applaud the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for upholding this verdict. According ...
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  • Listeria Deaths Traced to Ice Cream

    A Listeria outbreak that has led to three deaths is being traced to ice creams produced at the Blue Bell Creamery in Texas. The deaths occurred at a hospital in Wichita, Kansas, where contaminated Blue Bell Creamery ice cream was served to patients. Food injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this outbreak. The FDA released a Safety Alert on March 13, 2015, detailing all the ...
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  • Chicago-Area Train Derailments Prompt Concern

    Two trains recently derailed in the Chicagoland area within one week of each other causing concern among commuters and residents alike. The team of train accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on these two derailments and the potential legal recourse for those injured in train incidents. The first derailment occurred on March 5, 2015, near the suburb of Galena. The freight train was ...
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  • Veterans without Legal Protection Forced into Financial Frauds, Schemes

    American military service members face a multitude of hurdles when they return home from duty: PTSD, acclimation back to daily life, familial issues, and finding adequate work, to name just a few. Lesser known are the financial struggles, often ending in illegal repossessions and seizures of assets. The injury attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail how our laws and court systems are failing ...
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  • Mesh Injury Victim Wins $5.7 Million Jury Award

    A woman injured by Johnson & Johnson’s pelvic mesh product was just awarded $5.7 million by a California jury. Mesh lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm applaud the jury for its decision and explain how this case could impact others like it throughout the country. The plaintiff in this case, Coleen Perry, sued the Johnson & Johnson unit that makes mesh products, Ethicon, over the debilitating pain ...
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  • Texas Patients Injured by Contaminated Drugs

    Much ink has been spilled about the dangerous of compounding pharmacies and the patients injured by their drugs. Adding to this ink, a recent report was published that exposed how inadequate drug safety truly is in the United States; at the same time, at least 17 Texas patients have suffered illnesses from contaminated drugs from compounding pharmacies. Dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins ...
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  • Ford Issues Recall, Investigated over Fiesta Defects

    In November 2014, Ford recalled more than 200,000 cars, vans and trucks to fix defects including gas leaks, stalling, and air bag sensors. A few months earlier, the federal government launched an investigation into door problems in Ford Fiesta models. Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail these government actions and the defects that caused them. The National Highway Traffic ...
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  • Helmet Add-Ons Fail to Prevent Concussions

    As contentious as the recent NFL head injury lawsuit may be, it can be credited for bringing the immense dangers of contact football to public attention. Football associations across the country, from professional to peewee, have gone to great lengths to study and ultimately prevent brain trauma and other head injuries. Traumatic brain injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm take a look at ...
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  • FDA Warns of Heart, Stroke Risk with Testosterone Products

    The FDA just released a Safety Communication regarding products used to treat low testosterone due to aging. After months of speculation, the government has confirmed the increased risk of stroke, heart attack and other serious side effects with these “low T” drugs. Testosterone therapy lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this new alert and the dangers of T-Therapy. As men age, ...
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  • Ford Sued for Overseas Asbestos Exposure

    A man diagnosed with mesothelioma recently filed a lawsuit against Ford Motor Co., for use of asbestos in their auto parts. The man, Raymond Finerty, worked as a mechanic in Ireland though he is now a United States citizen. Mesothelioma lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this case below. Ford attempted to have Finerty’s lawsuit thrown out because his exposure occurred overseas, however, ...
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  • Most Patients Overestimate Benefits, Underestimate Harms of Medical Care

    A new study – the first of its kind – reviewed the medical literature on patient’s expectations of the benefits and harms of medical treatments, with surprising results. Medical malpractice lawyers discuss this study and how it reflects patient safety in the United States. The study , Patients’ Expectations of the Benefits and Harms of Treatments, Screening, and Tests was published in one of the ...
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  • UnitedHealth Tightens Rules on Hysterectomies

    The country’s largest health insurer, UnitedHealth Group, recently announced that it was tightening the rules around hysterectomies and the use of power morcellators. Doctors will not have to gain specific authorization to perform surgeries with morcellators, which are now linked to uterine cancer. Our team of uterine cancer lawyers details these new rules. Starting in April 2015, doctors in ...
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