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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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    • Surgery Options for Lung Cancer Patients

      While non-surgical lung cancer treatment options exist, your doctor may recommend a more aggressive approach, depending on the size and location of the tumor, and other health factors. Our lung cancer lawyers explain the surgical procedures your surgeon may consider when developing your treatment plan. 1. Lobectomy This is the removal of the lobe (of the lung) that is affected by cancer. This is a ...
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    • Veterans Exposed to Asbestos: You Have Important Legal Rights

      Every year on November 11, we remember all the sacrifices our veterans have made for us. This year, we’d like to focus on bringing awareness to the potentially-lifelong impacts asbestos exposure has on veterans’ health. Asbestos Exposure is Common While in Service From the 1930s through the 1970s, asbestos products were heavily used in the military. Asbestos was known for its heat resistant and ...
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    • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Explained

      The most common type of lung cancer is non-small cell, making up 80-85% of lung cancer. This cancer is categorized based on the size of the original tumor and where the cancer has spread to. Our Chicago lung cancer lawyers created this infographic that briefly explains each of this cancer’s six main stages: Further Breakdown of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Below, our lung cancer lawyers outline the ...
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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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    Birth Injury

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    • Increasing Maternal Mortality Defies Global Trend

      As advanced as our healthcare is, the care offered to women during childbirth is astonishingly poor. Doctors and nurses constantly monitor babies to ensure their health and safety, but mothers are often less of a concern. Our maternal mortality rates are increasing, and more American women die of pregnancy-related problems than any other developed country. Birth injury and medical malpractice ...
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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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    • Understanding Car Accident Liability

      In the event of a car accident, all involved parties are quick to blame each other for what has just occurred. While there may be instances in which the accident was caused due to more than one person’s misconduct or negligence, the reality is that most accidents have one driver to blame for the situation at hand. It can be incredibly frustrating trying to understand car accident liability, ...
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    • 8 Things You Should Do to Become a Safer Driver

      77% of all car accidents are because of a driver's error. Do your part to make the road safer for you and for everyone around you so that you don't become part of the statistic. Here are eight easy things you can do: Wear your seat belt. Wearing a seat belt cuts the risk of serious injury by 50%. In the event of an accident, your seat belt could prevent you from getting thrown into your windshield ...
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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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    Dangerous Drugs

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    • A Closer Look at the Opioid Crisis

      We are all aware of the opioid crisis gripping the nation, and most of us have unfortunately been affected by it in some way, shape, or form. The entire country is now facing an extreme emergency, as countless people are victims of opioid addiction and overdose each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 90 Americans die ...
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    • Corporations Romanticize Benefits, Downplay Risks of Drugs Marketed to Women

      Some corporations have a history of exploiting women to profit off their use of harmful drugs and medical devices. A recent report by the American Association of Justice looks back at how women have suffered more than men from dangerous drugs and medical devices. Companies saw women as easy targets for products that could “fix” normal things like irritability, depression, menopause, and ...
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    • Black-Box Warning Added to Hepatitis C Medication

      Hepatitis C (HCV) is a slow-progressing liver infection that can develop through exposure to the blood of an infected person. 150 million people around the world live with chronic HCV. 3.2 million of them live in the U.S. There is currently no vaccine for HCV. Harvoni is an antiviral drug that prevents HCV from growing and spreading throughout the body. Unlike traditional forms of HCV medication, ...
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    Dangerous Medical Devices

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    • Corporations Romanticize Benefits, Downplay Risks of Drugs Marketed to Women

      Some corporations have a history of exploiting women to profit off their use of harmful drugs and medical devices. A recent report by the American Association of Justice looks back at how women have suffered more than men from dangerous drugs and medical devices. Companies saw women as easy targets for products that could “fix” normal things like irritability, depression, menopause, and ...
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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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    Defective Medical Devices

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    • Pacemaker Users Beware: Increased Risk of Cybersecurity Issues

      Hundreds of thousands of lives depend on St. Jude’s pacemakers. Yet concerns over battery problems and cybersecurity issues have been topics of news stories, lawsuits, and patient outcry. Our St. Jude pacemaker lawyers are currently representing clients seriously hurt by these defibrillators. Many of our clients were affected by the St. Jude recalls in the fall of 2016, and we know many other ...
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    • Corporations Romanticize Benefits, Downplay Risks of Drugs Marketed to Women

      Some corporations have a history of exploiting women to profit off their use of harmful drugs and medical devices. A recent report by the American Association of Justice looks back at how women have suffered more than men from dangerous drugs and medical devices. Companies saw women as easy targets for products that could “fix” normal things like irritability, depression, menopause, and ...
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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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    Dog Bites

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    • How to Be a Responsible Dog Owner in 5 Steps

      Dogs are called man's best friend for a reason, but they can cause serious injuries when they act aggressively. Check out some surprising numbers on our Dog Bite Stats infographic: Dogs are much more likely to attack children, which can cause lifelong physical and emotional scars. If you have both a child and a dog at home, keep reading to learn how to keep you, your family, and your pet, safe. ...
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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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    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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    • 4 Reasons to Hire Pintas & Mullins Law Firm

      Over the past 30 years, we’ve had the pleasure of speaking to potential clients from every state and background. Every client, every injury, every family is unique. Yet, there are some concerns we hear more often than others. In this blog, we respond to four of the most common topics people worry about when they consider hiring a personal injury attorney : They think hiring a lawyer won’t be worth ...
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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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    Legal News and Updates

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    • Pacemaker Users Beware: Increased Risk of Cybersecurity Issues

      Hundreds of thousands of lives depend on St. Jude’s pacemakers. Yet concerns over battery problems and cybersecurity issues have been topics of news stories, lawsuits, and patient outcry. Our St. Jude pacemaker lawyers are currently representing clients seriously hurt by these defibrillators. Many of our clients were affected by the St. Jude recalls in the fall of 2016, and we know many other ...
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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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    Lung Cancer

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    • Surgery Options for Lung Cancer Patients

      While non-surgical lung cancer treatment options exist, your doctor may recommend a more aggressive approach, depending on the size and location of the tumor, and other health factors. Our lung cancer lawyers explain the surgical procedures your surgeon may consider when developing your treatment plan. 1. Lobectomy This is the removal of the lobe (of the lung) that is affected by cancer. This is a ...
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    • Veterans Exposed to Asbestos: You Have Important Legal Rights

      Every year on November 11, we remember all the sacrifices our veterans have made for us. This year, we’d like to focus on bringing awareness to the potentially-lifelong impacts asbestos exposure has on veterans’ health. Asbestos Exposure is Common While in Service From the 1930s through the 1970s, asbestos products were heavily used in the military. Asbestos was known for its heat resistant and ...
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    • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Explained

      The most common type of lung cancer is non-small cell, making up 80-85% of lung cancer. This cancer is categorized based on the size of the original tumor and where the cancer has spread to. Our Chicago lung cancer lawyers created this infographic that briefly explains each of this cancer’s six main stages: Further Breakdown of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Below, our lung cancer lawyers outline the ...
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    Medical Malpractice

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    • How to Deal with the Stress of a Past Medical Malpractice

      Preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., right after heart disease and cancer, according to recent data. Physical suffering may be seen after a medical error, but emotional scars like fear and loss of trust in doctors or hospitals may also exist. Here are 5 ways to deal with the stress of a past medical error: Get support -family and friends can listen and offer ...
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    • Increasing Maternal Mortality Defies Global Trend

      As advanced as our healthcare is, the care offered to women during childbirth is astonishingly poor. Doctors and nurses constantly monitor babies to ensure their health and safety, but mothers are often less of a concern. Our maternal mortality rates are increasing, and more American women die of pregnancy-related problems than any other developed country. Birth injury and 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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    Mesothelioma

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    • Veterans Exposed to Asbestos: You Have Important Legal Rights

      Every year on November 11, we remember all the sacrifices our veterans have made for us. This year, we’d like to focus on bringing awareness to the potentially-lifelong impacts asbestos exposure has on veterans’ health. Asbestos Exposure is Common While in Service From the 1930s through the 1970s, asbestos products were heavily used in the military. Asbestos was known for its heat resistant and ...
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    • Popular Food Brand Sued for Asbestos Death

      A California jury found Hillshire Brands guilty of exposing a family to asbestos for years without giving them proper protection. Mark Lopez lived in Betteravia, California from 1954 to the mid-1960’s. There, he was regularly exposed to asbestos from the housing that Betteravia Farms provided for factory workers and their families. Although it knew asbestos was in the housing units, it never ...
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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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    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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    • What's the Difference Between Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect?

      Nursing homes have had a poor reputation for years. Before regulations were enacted by state and federal governments, nursing homes were allowed to prioritize profit over the well-being of the individuals trusted to their care. While nursing home abuse and neglect are still present in nursing homes, they have become much less prevalent. Those who have family members in such facilities should take ...
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    • What Is Elopement in a Nursing Home?

      Elopement is the unsupervised wandering of a nursing home resident, often off the grounds of the facility. When residents do wander off the grounds, this can be a sign of negligence on the part of the nursing home staff. If a staff member failed to supervise residents properly and categorize them by their likelihood of eloping, a resident is more likely to elope. The danger of elopement comes from ...
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    • Is There a Statute of Limitations for Nursing Home Lawsuits?

      Elder abuse used to be more prevalent in nursing homes before the federal government and state governments began passing regulations on how these organizations should treat their residents. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), elder abuse is any abuse or neglect of a person age 60 and older by a caregiver or other person in a relationship involving an expectation ...
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    Personal Injury

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    • 4 Reasons to Hire Pintas & Mullins Law Firm

      Over the past 30 years, we’ve had the pleasure of speaking to potential clients from every state and background. Every client, every injury, every family is unique. Yet, there are some concerns we hear more often than others. In this blog, we respond to four of the most common topics people worry about when they consider hiring a personal injury attorney : They think hiring a lawyer won’t be worth ...
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    • How to Improve Mental Health in the Workplace

      The World Health Organization (WHO) observes World Mental Health Day every year on October 10 th . This year’s theme is “mental health in the workplace.” A recent Forbes article explains why mental health in the workplace is important and gives employers tips on how to promote it in the workplace. Our personal injury lawyers share these tips with you below: 1. Create a healthy environment ...
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    • Thanksgiving Warning: Deep Fried Turkeys Lead to Burn Injuries

      Deep frying a turkey on Thanksgiving has become a popular trend, leading to delicious yet potentially dangerous results. Deep fried turkeys carry a greater fire risk than their traditional baked counterparts, and additional safety steps should be taken to ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday. Every Thanksgiving results in reports of house fires caused by deep frying turkeys. When oil is used to ...
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    Police Brutality

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    • Know Your Rights: A Discussion on Police Misconduct and Brutality

      Police officers are supposed to protect a person’s rights when enforcing the law, yet police brutality, which violates a person’s constitutional rights, is a big problem. Wrongful shootings, tasings, and beatings are, disturbingly, common forms of police brutality. Police officers have the right to protect themselves from threats of harm, but they cannot do so unreasonably. They have to be ...
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    Product Liability

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    • Drivers Beware—Your Car May Be Affected by an Airbag Recall

      People who bought cars from more than 24 automakers first filed lawsuits over defective airbags in 2014. These lawsuits claimed that airbags made by Takata Corporation exploded, releasing dangerous chemicals, burning passengers, and causing at least a dozen deaths in the U.S. Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy in June, with debts of over $10 billion, mostly because of the millions of airbags being ...
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    • Despite $417 Million Jury Verdict, Johnson & Johnson Denies Connection Between Talc and Ovarian Cancer

      In the most recent case of ovarian cancer to go to trial, a jury ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay a woman $417 million in her lawsuit claiming baby powder caused her ovarian cancer. However, J&J’s attorney said that the correlation between a woman using talc for feminine hygiene and an ovarian cancer diagnosis is weak. Previous talc powder case outcomes from across the country have awarded ...
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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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    Toxic Exposure

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    • Can You Guess Which Toxic Metal Affects Your Child’s IQ?

      An estimated 2.5% of children ages one to five suffer from lead exposure in the U.S. The Flint Water Crisis is making it worse. What Happened in Flint, Michigan? The Flint Water Crisis began in April 2014, when the source of the residents’ drinking water was changed from water treated by the Detroit Water and Sewage Department to the Flint River. At the time, the Flint River didn’t have advanced ...
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    • How to Improve Mental Health in the Workplace

      The World Health Organization (WHO) observes World Mental Health Day every year on October 10 th . This year’s theme is “mental health in the workplace.” A recent Forbes article explains why mental health in the workplace is important and gives employers tips on how to promote it in the workplace. Our personal injury lawyers share these tips with you below: 1. Create a healthy environment ...
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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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    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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    • Despite $417 Million Jury Verdict, Johnson & Johnson Denies Connection Between Talc and Ovarian Cancer

      In the most recent case of ovarian cancer to go to trial, a jury ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay a woman $417 million in her lawsuit claiming baby powder caused her ovarian cancer. However, J&J’s attorney said that the correlation between a woman using talc for feminine hygiene and an ovarian cancer diagnosis is weak. Previous talc powder case outcomes from across the country have awarded ...
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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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    • How to Improve Mental Health in the Workplace

      The World Health Organization (WHO) observes World Mental Health Day every year on October 10 th . This year’s theme is “mental health in the workplace.” A recent Forbes article explains why mental health in the workplace is important and gives employers tips on how to promote it in the workplace. Our personal injury lawyers share these tips with you below: 1. Create a healthy environment ...
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    • Whistleblower Exposes Hospital for Overbooking Surgeries

      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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    Workers Compensation

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    • Top 10 Reported Workers' Compensation Injuries

      Nobody plans to get injured at work, but accidents happen. Our workers' compensation lawyers share the top ten most reported workers' compensation injuries, and how to handle the claims process, below. 10. Violence Arguments between workers and customers can lead to serious physical injuries. The best way to avoid this is by staying calm and choosing to walk away from disputes. 9. Repetitive ...
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    • How to Improve Mental Health in the Workplace

      The World Health Organization (WHO) observes World Mental Health Day every year on October 10 th . This year’s theme is “mental health in the workplace.” A recent Forbes article explains why mental health in the workplace is important and gives employers tips on how to promote it in the workplace. Our personal injury lawyers share these tips with you below: 1. Create a healthy environment ...
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    • How Trump's Presidency Will Change Worker Safety

      Efforts to improve workplace safety may become a thing of the past under the new administration. Rule on Reporting Workplace Injuries Delayed Whenever there’s a change in office, no matter the political party, it takes some time to readjust to the change in policies and priorities. Within the past few months, the Trump administration has made it clear that the government will not enact or enforce ...
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    Wrongful Death

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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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    • What Everybody Ought to Know About Lung Cancer

      Lung cancer is the second most common form of cancer in both men and women, according to the American Cancer Society. It's estimated that 158,080 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer in 2016 alone . Many things influence the likelihood of a person developing lung cancer. During Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we would like to challenge the common misconceptions. Our lung cancer lawyers have ...
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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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