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  • Airplane Accidents

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    • Two Killed in UPS Plane Crash in Alabama

      Airplane accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that two people were killed on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 when a large UPS cargo plane crashed and burst into flames during its approach to an airport in Birmingham, Alabama. The two killed were the pilot and co-pilot. Birmingham Mayor William Bell confirmed that the two killed in the fiery crash were the pilot and co-pilot, and that ...
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    • Plane Crashes into Connecticut Neighborhood Killing at Least Two

      Plane accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on a recent crash occurring in a working-class neighborhood in Connecticut. A small plane, headed for Tweed New Haven Airport, crashed into two small homes, killing at least two and leaving a third missing. It is believed the plane was carrying two passengers in addition to the pilot, however officials are still trying to verify whether ...
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    • Texting While Flying Linked to Helicopter Crash

      In 2011, an emergency medical helicopter crashed near Mosby Airport in Missouri, killing four. It was recently revealed that the pilot was sending and receiving multiple text messages at the time of the crash. Although the consequences of texting while driving are well known , this is the first time the distraction has been implicated in a fatal aviation crash. The LifeNet helicopter was carrying ...
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    Asbestos

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    • Honoring Our Veterans This Memorial Day

      Memorial Day is a special day on which we honor the men and women who put their lives on the line for our country. They have paid the ultimate price so that we could keep our freedom. Being away from their families is not the only hardship veterans face. Veterans who have served on active duty may have been exposed to air contaminated with asbestos, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans ...
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    • How Much Asbestos Exposure is Dangerous?

      There are six types of asbestos minerals, which are resistant to heat, fire, and many chemicals. Governments and scientists believed asbestos was safe, and used it in massive amounts of everyday products. Unfortunately, we now know that asbestos causes cancer and other serious diseases. Among the most severe include lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis, and head and neck cancers. Given the ...
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    • Top 5 Cancer Developments of 2016

      We constantly update our blog to highlight new breakthroughs and developments in cancer treatment that would be useful for our clients. This week, our cancer lawyers looked at this year's news and picked out the five advances we thought were the most important. 1. Immunotherapy Emerges as Breakthrough Treatment For lung and bladder cancer patients particularly, immunotherapy promises a new and ...
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    Bicycle Accidents

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    • Biking Safety is a Must

      Biking season is here again! Before you start pedaling, read this blog our experienced bicycle accident lawyers put together about insurance and safety measures. Bicyclists are covered by many types of insurance, from renters or homeowners to auto insurance. Even if you don’t have insurance, but someone you live with does, their plan could cover claims for injuries or damages from a bicycle ...
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    • Five Most Dangerous Cities for Bicyclists

      Bicycle riding promotes physical activity and environmental sustainability, but at the same time, it also poses many threats to riders throughout the United States. Large vehicles and unsustainable infrastructures cause thousands of bicycles accidents every year. Our bicycle accident lawyers challenge cyclists riding for sport, play, or transportation to understand their potential dangers. Certain ...
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    • Bikers in Illinois Now Have Same Rights as Drivers

      Governor Rauner just signed a new law reinforcing bicyclist rights in Illinois. "Dennis’s Law" grants bikers the same right-of-way privilege as cars, legally recognizing bicycles as vehicles. The law is named after a 68-year-old Illinois man who died after colliding with a car in 2015. The car didn't yield to Dennis Jurs, who had the right-of-way because he did not have a stop sign while going ...
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    Boat Accident

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    • Illinois Lawmakers Consider Stricter Penalties for Boating DUI

      Water accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on several bills in Illinois Congress that would significantly increase penalties for people who operate boats while intoxicated. The series of measures would, among other provisions, require those convicted of a boating DUI to have their driver’s license suspended as well. That bill is sponsored by a state senator representing ...
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    • Illinois Governor Signs Bill Cracking Down on Drinking and Boating

      Boating accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm announce that Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently signed a bill securing the requirements for those involved in boating accidents resulting in serious injury and death. The new law requires anyone involved in such an accident to consent to chemical testing of blood, breath or urine in order to determine blood alcohol or drug content. Anyone ...
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    • Safety Checkpoints Abound this Fourth of July Weekend on Land and Water

      Auto and boat accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm remind the public that the Fourth of July weekend, though an exciting and fun time to celebrate, is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year. In Illinois alone there will be more than 100 roadside safety checks along with over 500 saturation patrols on public lakes, rivers and roads. On the Fourth last year, in 2012, Conservation ...
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    Bus Accidents

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    • 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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    • 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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    • What the New Infrastructure Bill Means for You

      Earlier this month, Congress approved a $305 billion act to fund the country’s roads, bridges, and rail lines. It is the largest transportation bill in more than a decade and will last five years. The auto and train accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this bill and how it will affect public safety. The Fixing America'€™s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act will reauthorize federal ...
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    Car Accidents

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    • Top 6 Causes of Auto Accidents in the U.S.

      Accidental injuries are the fourth most common causes of death in the United States. In 2014, more than 35,000 U.S. deaths were caused by auto accidents. Car , truck , motorcycle , and bus crashes still kill tens of thousands of Americans each year. Six factors, listed below, cause most of these deadly accidents. All statistics were gathered from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ...
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    • Bikers in Illinois Now Have Same Rights as Drivers

      Governor Rauner just signed a new law reinforcing bicyclist rights in Illinois. "Dennis’s Law" grants bikers the same right-of-way privilege as cars, legally recognizing bicycles as vehicles. The law is named after a 68-year-old Illinois man who died after colliding with a car in 2015. The car didn't yield to Dennis Jurs, who had the right-of-way because he did not have a stop sign while going ...
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    • Bicycle Safety in Chicago

      It’s officially bicycling season in Chicago. While Mayor Rahm Emanuel takes action to make Chicago the most bike-friendly city in the country, our team of bike crash lawyers offer advice on navigating city streets safely. As always, we are available to speak to accident victims free of charge, seven days a week. According to our friends at Advocates Law in Washington, last year cycling accounted ...
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    Dangerous Drugs

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    • The Truth about Testosterone Therapy

      The number of men with testosterone prescriptions is on the rise. This raises concerns that men are trying to fight the natural aging process by using the hormone to feel younger and raise their libidos. The FDA recently announced a warning about using testosterone-increasing products for the wrong reasons. Doing so is associated with countless health risks to major body organs such as the heart, ...
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    • What to Do if Your Medication Causes Serious Side Effects

      Bad and often scary reactions from prescription drugs are more common than you think. Serious side effects can happen when someone takes the wrong medication, is prescribed an inappropriate dosage, has an allergic reaction, or experiences an exaggerated side effect. If you’ve suffered a serious side effect from a prescription, you may have legal options, but most importantly, take the following ...
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    • Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuits Update

      October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as the month comes to a close, our Taxotere lawyers want to shed light on a certain type of chemotherapy available to breast cancer patients. Taxotere is used to treat breast, stomach, lung, prostate, and head/neck cancers. Most people starting chemotherapy expect to lose their hair temporarily. It’s a common and well-known side effect. Women who took ...
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    Dangerous Medical Devices

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    • Hernia Mesh Maker Accused of Negligence

      Fixing a Hernia A hernia occurs when tissue or intestines break through a weak area in the body. Depending on how serious the hernia is, patients may choose to either monitor their pain or undergo surgery. A popular option, due to its ability to lower the rate of hernia recurrence, is a minimally invasive surgery using surgical mesh to alleviate the hernia. Three types of mesh may be used in the ...
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    • Hernia Mesh Recalled for Flaws & Injuries

      Hundreds of men and women implanted with the mesh file complaints. Last year, a product used to repair hernias was removed from American market . Patients implanted with Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Physiomesh were suffering higher-than-normal failure rates, infections, and hernia recurrence, because the mesh was defective. Yesterday, a man filed a lawsuit against another type of hernia mesh, the ...
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    • New Warnings for Essure

      Just a few weeks ago, in November 2016, the FDA updated Essure’s warnings after more than a year of reviewing the birth control implant. The new black box warnings – the FDA’s most severe type of warning – comes with a patient checklist, which doctors should review with women before implanting Essure. Access the FDA's full evaluation here . Our Essure attorneys are currently working on these ...
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    Defective Medical Devices

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    • Hernia Mesh Maker Accused of Negligence

      Fixing a Hernia A hernia occurs when tissue or intestines break through a weak area in the body. Depending on how serious the hernia is, patients may choose to either monitor their pain or undergo surgery. A popular option, due to its ability to lower the rate of hernia recurrence, is a minimally invasive surgery using surgical mesh to alleviate the hernia. Three types of mesh may be used in the ...
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    • Hernia Mesh Recalled for Flaws & Injuries

      Hundreds of men and women implanted with the mesh file complaints. Last year, a product used to repair hernias was removed from American market . Patients implanted with Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Physiomesh were suffering higher-than-normal failure rates, infections, and hernia recurrence, because the mesh was defective. Yesterday, a man filed a lawsuit against another type of hernia mesh, the ...
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    • New Warnings for Essure

      Just a few weeks ago, in November 2016, the FDA updated Essure’s warnings after more than a year of reviewing the birth control implant. The new black box warnings – the FDA’s most severe type of warning – comes with a patient checklist, which doctors should review with women before implanting Essure. Access the FDA's full evaluation here . Our Essure attorneys are currently working on these ...
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    Dog Bites

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    • Legal Options for Dog Bite Victims

      Dogs are widely considered to be “man’s best friend,” and anyone who's owned a dog knows how much love and joy they bring. Unfortunately, not every dog behaves as expected and there are times when dogs may bite, causing serious physical and emotional harm. When a dog bite occurs, it is important for the victim to understand their legal options. Before anything else, victims should think about who ...
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    • Police Dog Bites Raise Questions about K-9 Training

      Dog bite lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight recent incidents in Orange County, California that are raising concern about the adequacy of the region’s K-9 training programs. Similar incidents in the Northwest involve K-9 unit dogs biting innocent bystanders, causing serious injuries and expensive lawsuits. The California incidents come largely from the Anaheim Police Department’s (APD) ...
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    • Neighbor Rescues Toddler Being Mauled by Dogs

      Dog bite lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm applaud the efforts of a Chicago man who saved a three-year-old from a vicious dog attack. Both the man and the toddler survived the mauling with non-life-threatening injuries. The man, 48-year-old Willie Riley of the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago, was cooking dinner and watching television when he heard a girl, panicked, bang on his back door. ...
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    Drowning accidents

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    • Every Pool Owner Should Know This about Insurance

      When looking to beat the summer heat, fewer things feel better than jumping into a refreshing pool. If you’re a parent with a pool, then you’ve earned your title of “Coolest Parent on the Block” fair and square, but you may not realize how your responsibility increased because of it. What are the Premises Liability Rules? When people enter your property, you have the responsibility of making sure ...
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    • Summer Means More ER Visits for Children

      As spring moves into summer, children and teens head outside to bike, play sports and be active. By June each year, pediatric doctors typically treat double the patients as they do in the winter months. Accident and injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight the most dangerous activities and how to prevent brain injuries, broken bones, and other serious injuries. Injuries start ...
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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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    Firm News

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    • Congress to Vote to Eliminate Right to File Lawsuits

      New legislation seeks to ban lawsuits against hospitals and nursing homes Next week, the House of Representatives will vote on a bill, H.R. 1215 , that endangers the rights of everyone who gets their health insurance through Medicare or Medicaid, or Veteran’s Affairs. That means nearly every veteran, disabled person, elderly person, and impoverished person, including children, in the country. This ...
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    • Walk to End Alzheimer's

      We were honored to sponsor the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's at Montrose Harbor. Thank you to the volunteers, donors, staff and participants who came out to support this important cause. Together, we raised more than $900,000 toward advancing Alzheimer's care and research. For more information on the Walk and our elder care law practice, follow the links here and here .
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    • Attorney Bill Pintas Gets a Taste of the Las Vegas "Death Ray"

      Our very own Chicago personal injury attorney, Bill Pintas, experienced the hotter side of Las Vegas (quite literally) while staying at the Vdara Hotel in Las Vegas. Attorney Pintas was actually looking to cool down at the hotel pool when he experienced this heated phenomenon. As he laid back in a chair he was suddenly confronted with uncomfortable temperatures that singed his hair and melted the ...
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    Legal News and Updates

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    • Congress to Vote to Eliminate Right to File Lawsuits

      New legislation seeks to ban lawsuits against hospitals and nursing homes Next week, the House of Representatives will vote on a bill, H.R. 1215 , that endangers the rights of everyone who gets their health insurance through Medicare or Medicaid, or Veteran’s Affairs. That means nearly every veteran, disabled person, elderly person, and impoverished person, including children, in the country. This ...
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    • Hernia Mesh Recalled for Flaws & Injuries

      Hundreds of men and women implanted with the mesh file complaints. Last year, a product used to repair hernias was removed from American market . Patients implanted with Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Physiomesh were suffering higher-than-normal failure rates, infections, and hernia recurrence, because the mesh was defective. Yesterday, a man filed a lawsuit against another type of hernia mesh, the ...
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    • Top 5 Cancer Developments of 2016

      We constantly update our blog to highlight new breakthroughs and developments in cancer treatment that would be useful for our clients. This week, our cancer lawyers looked at this year's news and picked out the five advances we thought were the most important. 1. Immunotherapy Emerges as Breakthrough Treatment For lung and bladder cancer patients particularly, immunotherapy promises a new and ...
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    Lung Cancer

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    • 3 Secrets of Figuring Out the Cost of Cancer Care

      There’s no doubt that navigating your way through a diagnosis like lung cancer or mesothelioma is scary. Equally frightening is figuring out how you will pay for the treatment. Our lung cancer and mesothelioma attorneys made a list of three things to remember when dealing with your treatment expenses. 1. Talk to a financial counselor Some hospitals offer the services of financial counselors to ...
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    • New Hope for Patients with Relapsed Mesothelioma

      Every year, cancer doctors and researchers from around the country meet to discuss the latest in cancer care and treatment. This year, speakers presented a new hope for patients with relapsed mesothelioma: immunotherapy. The study focused on patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), which affects the lining of the lungs. Patients involved in the study had relapsing MPM. Read more about ...
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    • Honoring Our Veterans This Memorial Day

      Memorial Day is a special day on which we honor the men and women who put their lives on the line for our country. They have paid the ultimate price so that we could keep our freedom. Being away from their families is not the only hardship veterans face. Veterans who have served on active duty may have been exposed to air contaminated with asbestos, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans ...
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    Medical Malpractice

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    • How to Know If You Were a Victim of a Medical Malpractice

      A bad experience or small complication during medical treatment doesn’t always mean you’ve suffered from medical malpractice. That’s why our team of medical malpractice attorneys further investigate all potential cases to determine whether you have a case. Ask yourself these five questions to help figure out if you have a medical malpractice case: 1. Was there a delay in my diagnosis? It’s no ...
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    • Medical Malpractice "Never Events"

      What is a “Never Event”? The Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality named 29 different mistakes as “never events”, which were grouped into 7 categories: Surgical Errors: The wrong surgery is performed on a patient, the wrong body part or the wrong patient is operated on, or if a medical device is left inside of patient’s body. Medical Device or Product: The misuse of a medical device or drug, ...
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    • Illinois Passes Gabby’s Law to Help Patients with Sepsis

      Sepsis is a medical emergency caused by an infection. If sepsis isn’t diagnosed and treated immediately, it can lead to organ failure and death. Our nursing home and medical malpractice lawyers see far too many people succumb to sepsis in hospitals and nursing homes. We’re happy to report that Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner just signed a new law – Gabby’s Law – that will help hospitals diagnose ...
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    Mesothelioma

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    • 3 Secrets of Figuring Out the Cost of Cancer Care

      There’s no doubt that navigating your way through a diagnosis like lung cancer or mesothelioma is scary. Equally frightening is figuring out how you will pay for the treatment. Our lung cancer and mesothelioma attorneys made a list of three things to remember when dealing with your treatment expenses. 1. Talk to a financial counselor Some hospitals offer the services of financial counselors to ...
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    • New Hope for Patients with Relapsed Mesothelioma

      Every year, cancer doctors and researchers from around the country meet to discuss the latest in cancer care and treatment. This year, speakers presented a new hope for patients with relapsed mesothelioma: immunotherapy. The study focused on patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), which affects the lining of the lungs. Patients involved in the study had relapsing MPM. Read more about ...
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    • The Four Types of Mesothelioma

      Mesothelioma is a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is resistant to heat, fire, and other chemicals. There are four types of mesothelioma: lung, abdomen, heart, and testicular. Lung: Pleural Mesothelioma The most common type of mesothelioma, accounting for nearly 75% of all mesothelioma diagnoses. Pleural mesothelioma develops in the ...
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    Motorcycle Accidents

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    • Top 6 Causes of Auto Accidents in the U.S.

      Accidental injuries are the fourth most common causes of death in the United States. In 2014, more than 35,000 U.S. deaths were caused by auto accidents. Car , truck , motorcycle , and bus crashes still kill tens of thousands of Americans each year. Six factors, listed below, cause most of these deadly accidents. All statistics were gathered from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ...
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    • Tire Safety and Victims of Tire Defects

      The auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm represent victims of vehicle crashes of all types. Amid the recent news involving massive vehicle recalls, not enough attention is paid to tire safety. Tires are among the most important aspects of a vehicle’s safety; if any type of defect or failure occurs, it could result in disastrous consequences for everyone on the road. Most new ...
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    • Accidents with Unlicensed and Uninsured Drivers

      In a perfect world, everyone who drives would be fully insured and properly licensed. In the United States, this is not always the case, and accidents commonly occur with drivers without insurance, without a valid license, or both. Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain how to go about filing an injury claim in this type of crash. Although the laws vary from state to state, ...
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    Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

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    • How-to: Identifying Bed Sores

      Elderly nursing home residents who have a hard time moving around are at risk of developing bed sores. Studies show that residents can sometimes develop bed sores within a year of staying at a nursing home. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that more than 1 in 10 nursing home residents suffer from bed sores. The bad news is that bed sores often form because of abuse or neglect of the ...
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    • Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Nursing Home

      When a loved one is no longer able to live on their own, entrusting their care to someone else is a difficult, but often necessary, decision. Can you trust a nursing home with their well-being? How can you be sure that they’ll be properly cared for? Researching facilities is one of the most important steps to take before choosing a nursing home. To help you make this decision, here are several key ...
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    • Nursing Home Residents' Rights Restored - U.S. Bans Forced Arbitration

      Nursing home residents now have the right to take legal action against abusive and negligent facilities. This is a huge win for residents and their families, who, until now, were forced into a private justice system called arbitration. The federal agency that controls Medicare and Medicaid announced the new rule yesterday. The rule states that nursing homes that accept Medicare and Medicaid ...
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    Product Liability

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    • New Warnings for Essure

      Just a few weeks ago, in November 2016, the FDA updated Essure’s warnings after more than a year of reviewing the birth control implant. The new black box warnings – the FDA’s most severe type of warning – comes with a patient checklist, which doctors should review with women before implanting Essure. Access the FDA's full evaluation here . Our Essure attorneys are currently working on these ...
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    • The Johnson & Johnson Verdict: What You Need to Know

      Johnson & Johnson (J&J) maintains that their baby powder is perfectly safe, even though they just lost the third consecutive trial regarding ovarian cancer. If you’re concerned about the recent J&J lawsuits, you’re not alone. Three juries have awarded multimillion-dollar verdicts based on direct, scientific links between J&J's baby powder and Shower-to-Shower products and ovarian cancer. J&J ...
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    • Ovarian Cancer Plaintiff Wins $55 Million against Johnson & Johnson

      A woman in Missouri won $55 million in the second ovarian cancer trial against baby powder manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. Baby powder is made from talcum powder, and is linked to ovarian cancer when used genitally. Our talcum powder attorneys are representing women diagnosed with ovarian cancer nationwide. This is the second talc cancer lawsuit to go to trial this year, and the second ...
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    Toxic Exposure

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    • Top 5 Cancer Developments of 2016

      We constantly update our blog to highlight new breakthroughs and developments in cancer treatment that would be useful for our clients. This week, our cancer lawyers looked at this year's news and picked out the five advances we thought were the most important. 1. Immunotherapy Emerges as Breakthrough Treatment For lung and bladder cancer patients particularly, immunotherapy promises a new and ...
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    • Honoring Veteran's Day

      Each year on this day, American citizens take time to honor the men and women who serve our country. If you know a veteran, past or present, do what you can today to thank them. It can be big or small, for a relative or a stranger. Veterans face many challenges after returning to civilian life. Sadly although they're more physically active than the general population, a new report found that ...
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    • The Johnson & Johnson Verdict: What You Need to Know

      Johnson & Johnson (J&J) maintains that their baby powder is perfectly safe, even though they just lost the third consecutive trial regarding ovarian cancer. If you’re concerned about the recent J&J lawsuits, you’re not alone. Three juries have awarded multimillion-dollar verdicts based on direct, scientific links between J&J's baby powder and Shower-to-Shower products and ovarian cancer. J&J ...
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    Train Accidents

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    • Top 6 Causes of Auto Accidents in the U.S.

      Accidental injuries are the fourth most common causes of death in the United States. In 2014, more than 35,000 U.S. deaths were caused by auto accidents. Car , truck , motorcycle , and bus crashes still kill tens of thousands of Americans each year. Six factors, listed below, cause most of these deadly accidents. All statistics were gathered from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ...
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    • Chicago-Bound Amtrak Train Derails

      An Amtrak train travelling to Chicago derailed this month, injuring at least 32 people. The train accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain the safety issues contributing to Amtrak injuries and our railway injury practice. The recent derailment occurred in rural Kansas on Amtraks route from Los Angeles to Chicago. Five of the trains cars derailed just after midnight. Early news ...
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    • What the New Infrastructure Bill Means for You

      Earlier this month, Congress approved a $305 billion act to fund the country’s roads, bridges, and rail lines. It is the largest transportation bill in more than a decade and will last five years. The auto and train accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this bill and how it will affect public safety. The Fixing America'€™s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act will reauthorize federal ...
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    Truck Accidents

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    • Top 6 Causes of Auto Accidents in the U.S.

      Accidental injuries are the fourth most common causes of death in the United States. In 2014, more than 35,000 U.S. deaths were caused by auto accidents. Car , truck , motorcycle , and bus crashes still kill tens of thousands of Americans each year. Six factors, listed below, cause most of these deadly accidents. All statistics were gathered from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ...
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    • What the New Infrastructure Bill Means for You

      Earlier this month, Congress approved a $305 billion act to fund the country’s roads, bridges, and rail lines. It is the largest transportation bill in more than a decade and will last five years. The auto and train accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this bill and how it will affect public safety. The Fixing America'€™s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act will reauthorize federal ...
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    • Fiat Chrysler Admits to Underreporting Death and Injury Claims

      Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm consistently report on the latest legal updates, recalls, and auto industry news. In a record fine, Fiat Chrysler recently agreed to a $105 million settlement for mishandling nearly two dozen recalls involving suspension systems in millions of vehicles. Now, federal regulators say the company significantly underreported the number of injury and ...
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    Uncategorized

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    • The Dangers of Small Planes and Helicopters

      In August 2015, two small planes collided near a San Diego airport, killing all four people on board. Deaths and serious injuries from small-aircraft crashes are growing, despite constant advances in aircraft technology. Our team of airplane accident attorneys represents clients injured in all types of aviation accidents, and offer free case reviews to anyone with questions about this area of law. ...
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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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    • Dog Attack Victim Wins $36 Million

      An eight-year-old girl who was critically injured in a dog attack was recently awarded $36 million by a jury in Georgia. The girl was attacked by several dogs, causing one of her arms to be amputated. Dog bite injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this case and dog attack liability. The jury in this case initially awarded the girl and her family $72 million in her injury lawsuit, ...
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    Verdicts & Settlements

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    • The Johnson & Johnson Verdict: What You Need to Know

      Johnson & Johnson (J&J) maintains that their baby powder is perfectly safe, even though they just lost the third consecutive trial regarding ovarian cancer. If you’re concerned about the recent J&J lawsuits, you’re not alone. Three juries have awarded multimillion-dollar verdicts based on direct, scientific links between J&J's baby powder and Shower-to-Shower products and ovarian cancer. J&J ...
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    Waterpark Accidents

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    • Illinois Lawmakers Consider Stricter Penalties for Boating DUI

      Water accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on several bills in Illinois Congress that would significantly increase penalties for people who operate boats while intoxicated. The series of measures would, among other provisions, require those convicted of a boating DUI to have their driver’s license suspended as well. That bill is sponsored by a state senator representing ...
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    • Girl Contracts ‘Brain-Eating’ infection from Water Park

      Water park injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on a recent, extremely troubling story out of Arkansas, involving a 12-year-old girl who contracted a deadly ‘brain-eating’ amoeba while she was at a water park in Little Rock. The girl is currently in a medically-induced coma and, if she survives, will be the third person ever to do so. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...
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    • Boy Remains in Coma after Cruise Ship Near-Drowning

      Pool drowning lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that the four-year-old boy that recently suffered a near-drowning aboard a Disney Fantasy cruise ship remains in a coma. This incident, along with a second drowning in March 2013, is prompting concerns over the company’s no-lifeguard policy. The four-year-old was with his family on a week-long Caribbean Disney cruise at the time of the ...
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    Whistleblower / Qui Tam Lawsuits

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      Surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital have been accused of keeping patients sedated unnecessarily while they operated on other patients. A former anesthesiologist at the hospital came forward with information that at least five doctors put patients’ lives in danger by double-booking their surgeries. The doctors defrauded the government by billing Medicare for time they spent in operating ...
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    • Boeing Whistleblowers Cause $23 Million Settlement

      Chicago-based aerospace company Boeing recently settled a labor law violations lawsuit in the amount of $23 million. The lawsuit was filed after four present and former Boeing employees acted as whistleblowers, exposing false labor submissions regarding contract maintenance workers. Whistleblower lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this lawsuit and how other employees who suffer labor ...
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      The World Health Organization recently labeled Roundup weedkiller a probable human carcinogen. Monsanto’s popular product is linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in farm workers and other agricultural professionals. Our cancer lawyers are now accepting clients who wish to take action against Monsanto. Dozens of lawsuits filed against the company accuse it of knowing that Roundup could cause cancer and ...
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    • Motorola, Plastics Company Sued for Toxic Exposure in the Workplace

      Motorola employees recently filed suit for their exposure to toxic substances in manufacturing facilities, resulting in birth defects to their children and other conditions. Another suit was filed by a man employed in the plastics industry after he was diagnosed with leukemia. Toxic exposure lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail these two cases and others like it we are currently handling. ...
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