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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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  • Emergency Helicopters Need Safety Oversight

    Flight accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on emergency helicopter safety concerns and the for-profit companies at the forefront. Air ambulances have been subject to criticism recently for their lack of oversight on medical care, with grave consequences for patients being transported. The air ambulance industry has seen rapid growth while insiders try to correct the myriad of ...
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  • $5 Million Verdict against Philip Morris Upheld for Lifelong Smoker

    In July 2014, a Florida jury awarded the widow of a lifelong smoker $5.5 million for his smoking-related illness. The defendant in this case, Philip Morris USA, attempted to appeal the verdict, though the Florida appeals court upheld the July opinion. Lung cancer lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this case, and how other former smokers or their families could file similar lawsuits. The ...
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  • Navy Veteran Asbestos Exposure

    Veterans who served in the Navy have the highest rates of mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer out of all veterans of the Armed Forces. Those who served between 1930 and 1990 particularly were likely exposed at some point during their service. Mesothelioma lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explore this troubling phenomenon, and outline resources available for asbestos victims. Asbestos was ...
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  • Lung Cancer Victim Wins Million-Dollar Tobacco Lawsuit

    The widow of a long-time smoker recently won a $4 million jury verdict in California, after she sued Lorillard Tobacco Company for his death. Her husband died in 1998, from lung cancer, after smoking Newports for several decades. Lung cancer lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are happy to report on this verdict, as we help our own lung cancer clients gain justice. The plaintiff in this ...
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  • Acne Medications Triggering Serious, Even Fatal Reactions

    Some of the most popular over-the-counter acne ointments are causing dangerous side effects in unsuspecting consumers across the country. The FDA recently issued a Consumer Update warning that these products (containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid) can cause serious and life-threatening allergic reactions or severe irritation. Product liability lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm urge ...
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  • Supreme Court Confirms $70 Million to Smokers

    Lung cancer lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that the U.S. Supreme Court recently refused – for the eighth time in seven years – to hear appeals from cigarette manufacturers and lung cancer patients’ lawsuits. Their refusal lets the $70 million smokers have won thus far stand. These cases relied on a recent Florida ruling that allowed individual smokers (or their family members if they ...
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  • Dozens Charged for $260 Million in Medicare Fraud

    Whistleblower lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm announce that 90 people have been charged for generating over $260 million worth of false Medicare billings. The fraud was discovered by a federal task force, and among those charged are at least 16 doctors. Our whistleblower attorneys explain this case and detail what you can do to stop Medicare fraud. The Medicare Fraud Strike Force is a joint ...
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  • Postal Worker Attacked by Loose Dog

    An Oregon postal worker recently filed a lawsuit against the owner of an abnormally dangerous dog after the canine attacked her, causing serious facial injuries. More than 5,000 postal workers are attacked by dogs every year in the United States, posing a significant risk to hard-working employees. Dog bite attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm recommend a few ways dog owners can help prevent ...
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  • Johnson & Johnson Accused of Destroying Documents in TVM Trial

    The initial trials over Johnson & Johnson’s transvaginal mesh (TVM) products are well underway in West Virginia, where the majority of cases are consolidated. Lawyers for the women injured by TVM are now arguing that J&J intentionally destroyed many internal documents that are critical to their lawsuits. Transvaginal mesh lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm take a closer look at these accusations ...
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  • Chicago Taxi Drivers File Lawsuit over Wages

    Wage, hour and overtime lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on a recent class action lawsuit filed by a group of Chicago cab drivers. The group is filing suit against four of the city’s main taxi companies: Yellow Cab, Chicago Carriage Cab, Flash Cab, and Dispatch Taxi Affiliation. The drivers claim that the companies misclassify them as independent contractors, which exempts them from ...
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  • Testosterone Treatments Linked to Stroke and Heart Attack

    Testosterone therapy is often recommended for men with prostate cancer and marketed to those of a certain age who feel they need a T boost. The popular medication, however, has been linked to a range of serious health effects, including high rates of kidney problems, stroke, heart attack, and even death. Dangerous drug attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm warn men currently undergoing or ...
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  • FDA Announces Priorities Plan for 2013-2014

    Drug and medical device lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on the FDA’s recent release of its regulatory agenda via the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). It is the Center’s responsibility to ensure U.S. food and cosmetics are safe and adequately labeled. FDA and CFSAN duties are extremely broad and complex, which is why they release regulatory agendas every year. For ...
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  • Judge Rules Fosamax Plaintiffs Not Required to Verify Injuries

    Fosamax lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm confirm that a federal judge recently refused to require hundreds of Fosamax victims to substantiate their injuries. Merck, the drug’s manufacturer, previously requested that about 600 plaintiffs submit expert reports linking Fosamax to their injuries. Merck asked the judge to approve a ‘Lone Pine’ order for these cases, which requires plaintiffs to ...
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  • Pfizer’s Wyeth Pharmaceuticals to Pay over $490 Million for Unapproved Rapamune Marketing

    Dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, which was recently acquired by Pfizer, recently agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Justice $490.9 million to resolve liability from the illegal marketing of Rapamune for unapproved uses. Rapamune is a kidney transplant drug approved by the FDA in 1999 only for the use in kidney patients, however, Wyeth was ...
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  • Family of Man Killed by Police Taser Awarded $1 Million

    Police brutality lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm announce that a federal jury recently found that a police officer in San Jose was guilty of using unreasonable force on a man by repeatedly tasering him, resulting in his death. The family brought a lawsuit against the police department, ultimately winning $1 million. The 47-year-old man, Steve Salinas, died in 2007 at the Vagabond Motel in San ...
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  • Tennessee, Michigan to Crack Down on DUI Convictions

    Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm affirm that law enforcement agencies in Michigan and Tennessee are gearing up for a drunken driving crackdown. Recent national changes to DUI cases will mean more convictions in these states and across the nation every year. Police across Michigan, from more than 150 in 26 counties, recently started putting extra officers on patrol as part of ...
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  • Two Die, Many Injured in San Francisco Plane Crash

    Airplane Accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm affirm that two passengers on board an Asian Airlines jet have died after the plane crashed while landing in San Francisco on Saturday, July 6, 2013. The pilot was guiding a Boeing 777 for the first time, and crashed after failing to abort a landing when he came in too slowly. The plane was traveling from Seoul, South Korea, and was carrying ...
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  • Harsher Sentences Allowed for Criminals Targeting Seniors

    Elder abuse and neglect lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight a recent ruling in Michigan that allows judges to impose tougher sentences on criminals who embezzle money from seniors and the mentally ill. Governor Rick Snyder signed the Vulnerable Adult Embezzlement Statute on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. In Michigan, criminals who exploit seniors and the mentally disabled out of money, stocks ...
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  • Mirena IUD Lawsuits Consolidated into Multi-District Litigation

    Mirena lawsuit attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report a new development in the litigation involving injured Mirena IUD users. A federal judicial panel recently ordered all Mirena IUD cases to be consolidated into a multi-district litigation (MDL) in the Southern District of New York. This consolidation will allow those injured by the Mirena IUD to more efficiently receive compensation for ...
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  • New Biosensor to Detect Mesothelioma

    Mesothelioma lawyers announce that researchers at NYU recently developed a biosensor and method to detect pleural mesothelioma. A protein referred to as HAPLN1 is significantly over-expressed in mesothelioma patients, and scientists recently discovered new ways to detect this protein in the blood serum of high-risk patients. Mesothelioma, more than almost any other type of cancer, is resistant to ...
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  • Spine Surgeon to Pay $12 Million for Malpractice

    Dr. Alfred O. Bonati, owner of the Bonati Institute in Hudson, Florida, has been subject to numerous lawsuits throughout the last decade. Most recently, the doctor was ordered to pay $12 million to a man who was paralyzed by a series of unnecessary surgeries. The lawsuit was filed by Gloria and William Clark, who were initially charged $175,000 for Bonati’s services. The husband is now 71 and ...
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  • Chicago to Pay $4.5 Million for Police Misconduct

    A settlement was recently approved by the city to resolve the case concerning Rekia Boyd, who was shot and killed by a Chicago officer in 2012. Police brutality lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that this is the sixth case to settle this year concerning Chicago police misconduct. In March 2012, an off-duty Chicago detective stopped in Lawndale near Douglas Park around 1 A.M. to ...
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