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Blog Posts in May, 2015

  • Pricing Cancer Drugs Based on Performance

    Managed care and health insurance companies are trying to set cancer drugs pricing based on how well they work for patients. These so-called pay-for-performance deals with pharmaceutical companies would greatly benefit patients and families struggling with the rising cost of cancer medications. Our team of lung cancer lawyers recently reported on the dangers of rising drug costs, particularly ...
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  • $4 Million Chicago Semi-Truck Lawsuit Ends in Contempt

    In 2007, a semi-truck on an Indiana highway struck and killed a 28-year-old Chicago woman. A jury awarded her family $4.25 million for her wrongful death, with her uncle acting as the guardian of her estate. Now, the uncle is heading to prison for lying about the woman’s rightful heirs. Trucking accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this unique case. The man in charge of the ...
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  • Hysterectomy and Uterine Surgery Cancer Lawsuit Update

    Thousands of women who underwent fibroid removal surgery or hysterectomies are suffering from late-stage cancer from a device used in their surgeries. Now, device manufacturers are facing liability as these women and their families file suit. Our team of uterine and ovarian cancer lawyers is constantly updating our clients as soon as new information becomes available. The device at issue is called ...
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  • FDA Issues Warnings on Diabetes Drugs

    The FDA recently announced that six diabetes drugs are causing serious blood problems in patients. The drugs, including Farxiga and Invokana, can cause a disorder known as diabetic ketoacidosis. Our team of diabetes drug lawyers warns the public that medications to treat Type 2 diabetes can cause severe, life-threatening side effects. Diabetic ketoacidosis occurs when the body produces high levels ...
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  • First Injury Lawsuits Filed against Amtrak

    The first lawsuits have been filed against Amtrak after the deadly crash in Philadelphia in May 2015. The entire Amtrak train derailed in that accident, killing at least eight passengers and injuring more than 200 others. Train accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain the legal process of filing injury claims against train operators like Amtrak. The train was reportedly traveling at ...
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  • Testosterone Therapy Lawsuit Update

    Thousands of men have filed lawsuits against makers of testosterone treatments for injuries ranging from stroke to heart attack. Our team of t-therapy lawyers is constantly working to provide our clients the latest updates on these claims. Seven manufacturers have been named in t-therapy litigation, which was recently centralized in the Northern District of Illinois. The first case is expected to ...
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  • C-Sections and Malpractice during Childbirth

    It’s no secret that medical costs in the United States are among the highest in the world, yet our healthcare system is far from the highest quality. Lesser known is the crisis in childbirth: that our maternal mortality rate is actually steadily increasing. Medical malpractice attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explore this quiet crisis and why it is particularly affecting southern states. A ...
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  • Cuban Lung Cancer Vaccine Coming to the U.S.

    An agreement between the Cuban Immunology Center and a New York cancer institute was recently finalized, bringing a new lung cancer vaccine to American patients. The vaccine, Cimavax, is expected to gain approval in six to eight months, with clinical trials set to begin in 2016. Our team of lung cancer lawyers is currently investigating lung cancer claims for patients of all types, even former ...
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  • Heart Surgery Device Recalled for Deaths, Injuries

    The TigerPaw System has been recalled after reports of heart tissue tears and severe bleeding. More than 4,000 devices, commonly used during open heart surgery, were recalled after dozens of injuries and one death. Medical device lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this recall below. The device is manufactured by Maquet Medical Systems and is most commonly used to obstruct the left atrial ...
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  • Medical Helicopter Accident Claims

    In late April 2015, a medical helicopter picked up an injured hiker from the Barton Creek Greenbelt in Austin, Texas. A nurse descended onto the ground from the helicopter to secure the hiker, and the two were being hoisted back up into the aircraft when the carrier began to spin. Moments later, the nurse fell to her death. Medical helicopters are among the most lucrative aspects of health care in ...
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  • Obesity Drugs Approved Despite Dangerous Side Effects

    For more than a decade, the FDA refused to approve pharmaceutical obesity treatments based on a long history of ineffective, unsafe “weight-loss” drugs. Within the last three years the FDA has approved five obesity drugs onto market, due in large part to the $50 million Big Pharma lobby. Dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight the severe dangers of these new diet drugs. ...
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  • Cancer from Asbestos-Containing Talcum Powder

    Talcum powder has recently been linked to ovarian and uterine cancer in women who used the product in the genital area over long periods of time. This has resulted in massive news coverage and multi-million dollar lawsuits against companies like Johnson & Johnson. Lesser known, however, is the potential for talcum powder containing asbestos to cause asbestos-related disease, such as mesothelioma ...
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  • Rauner Proposes Workers’ Compensation Reform

    Illinois ranks seventh in the nation for workers’ compensation system costs. Newly-elected Governor Bruce Rauner recently announced sweeping changes to the state workers’ compensation laws, as part of his pro-business agenda. Our team of workers’ compensation lawyers explains the serious consequences of these proposals. Major business groups have a strident ally in Bruce Rauner, who has spent his ...
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  • How to Pursue A Psychiatric Malpractice Claim

    In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the medical malpractice attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explore how psychiatric negligence and abuse cases work. This is a unique form of medical malpractice, as patients often see their complaints dismissed or never even reported. We are here to help patients and their families struggling with psychiatric malpractice. Psychiatric treatment ...
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