Blog Posts in February, 2016

  • California Develops Rules for Self-Driving Cars

    Last month, we reported that self-driving cars will be on national highways within five years, and are already on roads in San Francisco. Our auto accident attorneys recently learned that the California Department of Motor Vehicles may issue regulations on this new technology next year. Home of Silicon Valley, its no surprise that California is spearheading the movement to bring self-driving cars ...
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  • A Look Back at National Cancer Prevention Month

    February is National Cancer Prevention Month, during which Americans are tasked with taking charge of their health and educating themselves on lifestyle factors that help reduce the risk of cancer. Our lung cancer and mesothelioma lawyers highlight the top prevention news we learned this month. Benefits and Harms of Cancer Prevention There are dozens of “official guidelines and recommendations” ...
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  • Malpractice Claims against Nurses

    For many years now, nurse practitioners have been fighting to change laws so they can run practices and write prescriptions without assistance from doctors. Currently, 21 states allow nurses full prescribing privileges. As doctor shortages intensify across the country, more states are considering law changes. The medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm have represented many ...
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  • Abilify Gambling Lawsuits

    Abilify, a powerful antipsychotic medication, is the top-selling drug in the United States, earning more in sales than all other major anti-depressants combined. The drug is intended to treat depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and Tourettes by changing patients’ behavior. Sadly, studies have linked Abilify to reward-seeking behaviors like gambling and compulsive spending, causing the ...
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  • Chicago Pays $34 Million for Problematic Police Officers

    With 12,000 officers on the Chicago Police force, problematic behavior among some individuals is to be expected. What is more surprising is that a very small fraction - 124 officers - account of a third of all misconduct lawsuits settlements since 2009. The police misconduct lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm shed light on this problem, which the city has known of and failed to address for ...
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  • Air Bag Injury Lawsuits, Explained

    If you are concerned, but ultimately overwhelmed and confused by the air bag safety crisis, you are not alone. Here, our defective air bag lawyers attempt to demystify some of the most important information, including confidential documents unsealed in court and the victims at the center of these lawsuits. To date, Takata has recalled 28 million vehicles for defective airbags, making history as ...
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  • New Types of Cancer Centers Find Success

    A new, alternative cancer center model is gaining popularity and attracting established doctors and researchers throughout the country. The hybrid approach combines local access to clinical trials and more multi-disciplinary care than traditional settings. Our team of lung cancer lawyers explores this new model and describes five of the most successful centers to date. These new cancer centers are ...
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  • Explaining Standard of Care

    Medical malpractice lawsuits depend on whether or not the doctor or medical team acted within the standard of care in treating the injured patient. Our malpractice lawyers explain what exactly this term means, and what makes for a successful injury claim. To have a viable medical malpractice case, the patient must prove four things : The doctor owed the patient a duty of care The doctor violated ...
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  • Erectile Dysfunction Drugs May Increase Melanoma Risk

    Two years ago, a study was published linking Viagra to a heightened risk of melanoma, the most fatal form of skin cancer. We wrote about the study previously, here , but our team of Viagra lawyers wants to update our readers on recent expert opinions and Viagra lawsuit news. In the 2014 study , researchers had more than 200,000 men fill out a health and lifestyle questionnaire every two years, for ...
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  • Woman Wins $10 Million in TVM Lawsuit

    As lawsuits against manufacturers of transvaginal mesh (TVM) products go to trial, our team of TVM lawyers are happy to announce victories on behalf of severely injured women. In one of the latest verdicts, a woman in Delaware was awarded $100 million by a jury, though the judge later reduced the award to $10 million. The original award to Deborah Barba was the largest ever in a trial involving ...
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  • World Cancer Day 2016

    Our lung cancer and mesothelioma lawyers announce our support and engagement in World Cancer Day 2016. This day is an opportunity to raise awareness about known carcinogens, lifestyle factors, cancer research and new treatments. For more information on this effort, visit World Cancer Day'€™s website, here . Yesterday, President Obama signed a directive kicking off the National Cancer Moonshot , ...
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  • Greyhound Bus Crash Victim Wins $27 Million

    Our bus accident attorneys reported on a deadly Greyhound bus accident in Pennsylvania in October 2013. Last week, a jury awarded one of the victims $27 million in damages. Learn more about this verdict and other cases against Greyhound below. The Greyhound bus was carrying passengers from New York to Ohio the night of the accident, which occurred on I-80 in Pennsylvania. According to court ...
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