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  • Roundup Weedkiller Linked to Lymphoma

    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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  • Rauner Proposes Workers’ Compensation Reform

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

    Government agencies recently acknowledged a pattern among oil worker fatalities, which were previously ruled natural deaths by heart failure. The stunning similarities among these deaths are forcing industry insiders to consider the role of hydrocarbon chemicals in these fatalities. At least ten oil-field workers have suddenly died on top of or near storage tanks in the past few years, with six ...
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  • How Rauner’s Plans for Reform will Harm Injured Illinoisians

    In Governor Rauner’s State of the State Address in February 2015, he made direct remarks about his plans to reform the personal injury legal system in Illinois. Among his remarks, he proposed prohibiting trial lawyers from contributing to judge’s campaigns. Injury attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain how this proposal would critically jeopardize the rights of injured citizens. Not once ...
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  • 3 Workers Killed in Raleigh Scaffolding Collapse

    A scaffolding accident in the Charter Square building in Raleigh, North Carolina recently killed three construction workers and serious injured one other. Work accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm have decades of experience handling these types of cases, and are here to help injured workers receive maximum damages. The accident in Raleigh occurred when workers were dismantling part of a ...
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  • Factory Worker’s Arm Severed in Accident

    A 40-year-old factory employee lost his arm yesterday morning in a work accident. The factory is located in Bridgeport on Chicago’s South Side. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. Work accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are currently accepting similar injury cases. Although details of the accident were not available, we have dealt with many similar cases of ...
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  • Minor League Baseball Players Sue MLB for Wage Violations

    Wage, hour and overtime lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on the recent lawsuit against Major League Baseball (MLB) over long-standing wage violations. The suit now includes former players from 17 different minor league teams, and specifically cites violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The former players are claiming that they and their peers are powerless against the ...
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  • Worker Nearly Killed by Chainsaw Kickback

    A tree service worker in Pennsylvania is alive to tell a horrifying tale. The 21-year-old was just released from the hospital after his own chainsaw tore into his shoulder and neck, missing vital arteries by mere centimeters. Workers’ compensation attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are happy to report that he will make a full recovery, and are here to help anyone injured in a similar accident. ...
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  • Uncovering the Truth about Bamboo Bonfire Lung Disease

    Histoplasmosis is a rare form of lung disease most often diagnosed in workers employed in excavation and building construction – or anyone working out in the natural environment. The lung disease is also known as Bamboo Bonfire, and it is often resistant to antibiotics and accompanied by vague symptoms. Lung cancer lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm take a closer look at who could be exposed and ...
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  • New Year, New Laws

    January 1st ushers in a new set of rules for every type of person: a revised diet plan, changed relationship patterns, and, whether you realize it or not, many new and revised laws. Our team of injury attorneys would like to highlight a few of the most significant and far-reaching laws so residents may be better informed of their rights and regulations. Collectively, the National Conference of ...
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  • Snow Removal Workers need Protection during High Danger Season

    The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds workers involved in snow and ice removal that their employers are required to provide proper protective measures during the winter season. Our workplace injury attorneys are seeing a spike in workers’ claims as the winter months ensue, spurred by dangerous conditions. We would like to outline all the protections you as a snow ...
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  • Government Jobs with Highest Injury and Illness Rates

    Unfortunately, those employed by state and federal governments face higher risks of illness and injury than those in the private sector. New data collected from the U.S. Labor Department helps decode which professions are most at risk and why. Work injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm summarize this information so employees can be more aware of the dangers they face. First, the statistics: ...
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  • Data Shows over 5,000 Ohio Workers Suffer Amputations

    Statistics recently taken from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation reveal that, since 2005, at least 5,045 employees have suffered injuries requiring amputations while on the job. Amputations are among the most serious and damaging workplace injuries, as they often leave employees permanently unable to perform manual labor. Workplace accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm remind ...
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  • Chicago Newsman Sued for Back Wages

    Wage, hour and overtime lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that Bill Kurtis, Chicago veteran broadcaster and owner of Tallgrass Beef Company, was recently hit with a lawsuit by the former CEO of Tallgrass. The man sued both Kurtis and his beef company for alleged failure to pay back wages. The plaintiff, James Whitney, was CEO and CFO of Tallgrass from December 2008 to 2011, when he was ...
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  • California School Launches Investigation into Teachers’ Cancer Diagnoses

    Toxic substance lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that officials at Malibu High School in California recently opened an investigation into the alarming prevalence of cancer and other severe health issues among its staff. Teachers are voicing their concerns that the health problems are being caused by toxins on campus. Three teachers at Malibu High School have been diagnosed with thyroid ...
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  • Adams Thermal Systems to Pay over $1.3 Million after Employee Death

    Worker’s compensation lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that Adams Thermal Systems recently agreed to pay over $1.33 million to resolve criminal penalties and fines after a worker died at the company’s South Dakota plant. After the worker’s death, in November 2011, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched an investigation into Adams Thermal. The federal ...
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  • Department of Labor Cracks Down on Shale Gas Industry

    Wage, hour and overtime lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that the federal Department of Labor has recently increased scrutiny on employment issues in the shale gas industry. The agency has conducted enforcement initiatives on wage and hour laws in the oil and gas fracking occupations. Those in the industry affirm that the odds of being subject to a Department of Labor (DOL) audit are ...
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  • Low-Wage Workers Routinely Cheated, Study Confirms

    Wage, hour and overtime lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight a recent report based on a survey of more than 4,000 low-wage workers, revealing that these employees are often denied overtime wages and paid less than the minimum wage, among other federal labor law violations. The study, titled Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers , a full copy of which can be found here , is the most ...
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  • NYC Building Explosion Injures at Least Twelve

    Accident and injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report of a recent explosion in a five-story building in New York City which injured at least twelve people. Part of the building, located in Lower Manhattan’s Chinatown district, collapsed after the explosion. The mixed-use structure, located at 17 Pike Street, contained businesses on the first floor and residence on the upper floors. About ...
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  • Senate Committee Passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act

    Employment discrimination lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on a bill recently approved by a Senate committee that would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Notably, three Republicans – Mark Kirk of Illinois, Orrin Hatch of Utah, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska – voted for the bill, which ultimately passed 15 to 7. It may surprise some to know ...
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  • Illinois Man Dies after Being Caught in Workplace Machine

    Work injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report of a recent accident in Frankfort, Illinois that took the life of a local man. The 55-year-old worker, Thomas Calvert, died after becoming caught in a machine at Pactiv Corp. The Frankfort Fire Protection District responded to an emergency call to Pactiv at around 3 p.m. because the man had become trapped in a machine. By the time emergency ...
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  • Tyson Foods Pays Workers $4 Million for Ammonia Exposure

    Toxic substance lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that meat processing giant Tyson recently reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department for exposing Midwestern workers to dangerous levels of ammonia. The federal government’s complaint was filed, along with details of the settlement, on Thursday, May 2, 2013. According to the complaint, Tyson knowingly violated several ...
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  • Southern Explosions Spur Worker’s Lawsuits

    Workplace injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm affirm that experts recently reported that ammonium nitrate was the actual cause of the fire and explosions that killed 14 people and injured 200 more at the West Fertilizer plant in Texas. Another explosion, which took place on the Mobile River in Alabama, is now the subject of two lawsuits filed against the companies involved. Ammonium ...
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  • Family of Worker Killed in Factory Explosion Receives $2.7 Million

    Work accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that a jury in New Jersey recently awarded the family of a killed worker and several other injured employees more than $2.7 million. The explosion took place in 2008 at a metal casting plant. The man was 61-year-old Mario Gomez, a husband and father of five from Jersey City. He was instantly killed when a pressurized tank exploded in early ...
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