Recent Posts About Wrongful Death

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Real Cost of Medical Mistakes in America

    A study recently found that over 250,000 Americans die from medical mistakes every year, making it the third-leading cause of death. Our medical malpractice lawyers have been representing victims of medical errors for 30 years. Here, we shed some light on this hotly debated issue and share what we’ve learned over the last three decades. Why the Hot Debate? Any number of factors can cause medical ...
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  • Pintas & Mullins Secures $4 Million Settlement for Hospital Patient Death

    Our medical malpractice attorneys are proud to announce the settlement of a wrongful death lawsuit against MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, Illinois. Our client, 44-year-old Keesha Caldwell, went to the emergency room on February 28, 2010 complaining of chest pain. Doctors suspected the issue was heart-related due to her low blood pressure. Caldwell was admitted to stay at MetroSouth ...
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  • American Mothers Twice More Likely to Die During Pregnancy Than Canadian Mothers

    A global survey of maternal mortality recently found that women in the U.S. are two times more likely to die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related causes than women in Canada. The medical malpractice attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this survey and the factors driving these alarming statistics. The survey was published by the United Nations and World Bank and led by the World Health ...
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  • New Blood Thinners’ Benefits Doubted

    Eliquis is one of four new anticoagulant, or blood thinning, drugs on U.S. markets. These drugs (Xarelto, Pradaxa, and Savaysa) are marketed as replacements to warfarin. Warfarin has been the first line treatment for blood thinning since the 1960s. Our team of Pradaxa and Xarelto lawyers examines these new anticoagulants and the false claims their manufacturers are making. Pradaxa (dabigatran), ...
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  • Birth Injuries and Medical Malpractice

    Although rare, birth injuries that occur from medical malpractice are among the most devastating and sensitive cases we handle. These claims involve complex legal and medical issues, with laws and statutes vastly differing between states. In the most severe cases, malpractice can occur by failing to prevent a medical issue that causes the death of the infant. Our team of birth injury lawyers ...
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  • Popular Painkillers Increase Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

    The FDA strengthened warnings on over-the-counter and prescriptions painkillers known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This class of painkillers can cause serious, life-threatening cardiovascular events and are available in hundreds of forms, from Advil to Daypro. Our team of dangerous drug lawyers report on this new warning below. The cardiovascular risks of NSAIDs have been ...
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  • The Importance of Trust after Medical Mistakes

    Our team of medical malpractice lawyers has been working with patients injured by negligence for 30 years. We understand the importance of establishing trust with your healthcare team and the devastating consequences of breaking that trust. In this blog, we explore what types of cases merit legal action and how the legal process affects patients and doctors alike. One recent study by researchers ...
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  • Florida Hospital Criticized for High Pediatric Death Rate

    Pediatric heart surgery is a delicate, complex area of medicine that requires a sophisticated and specialized team. Heart surgery in children is done to repair defects and diseases of the heart and its surrounding tissue, but it is extremely difficult and risky. Medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight what constitutes negligence during these types of surgeries and a ...
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  • FDA Issues Warnings on Diabetes Drugs

    The FDA recently announced that six diabetes drugs are causing serious blood problems in patients. The drugs, including Farxiga and Invokana, can cause a disorder known as diabetic ketoacidosis. Our team of diabetes drug lawyers warns the public that medications to treat Type 2 diabetes can cause severe, life-threatening side effects. Diabetic ketoacidosis occurs when the body produces high levels ...
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  • How to Pursue A Psychiatric Malpractice Claim

    In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the medical malpractice attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explore how psychiatric negligence and abuse cases work. This is a unique form of medical malpractice, as patients often see their complaints dismissed or never even reported. We are here to help patients and their families struggling with psychiatric malpractice. Psychiatric treatment ...
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  • Actos Plaintiffs Consider $2.4 Billion Settlement

    Actos’ manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, recently agreed to pay $2.37 billion to resolve the majority of bladder cancer lawsuits. Our team of Actos attorneys is pleased to announce this potential settlement to our Actos bladder cancer clients. Takeda Pharmaceuticals is Asia’s largest drugmaker and will continue to sell Actos in the U.S., Japan and other countries after litigation resolves. ...
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  • Diabetes Drugs Linked to Thousands of Deaths, No Clinical Improvements

    An investigation by a medical group and news journal recently found that none of the 30 most popular type 2 diabetes drugs reduced the number of heart attack, stroke, blindness or amputation; instead, these drugs were linked to thousands of deaths and hospitalizations. Diabetes drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this important report. The Slippery Slope is a joint investigation by ...
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  • No FDA Action after Zyprexa Deaths

    The long-acting form of the popular drug Zyprexa – Zyprexa RelPrevv – recently caused the death of two patients. Despite the clear link between injection of the drug and their deaths, the FDA decided not to change the drug’s label warnings. Zyprexa lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm warn patients of the dangers of this powerful antipsychotic. Zyprexa RelPrevv is the long-acting version of the ...
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  • FDA Warns of Heart, Stroke Risk with Testosterone Products

    The FDA just released a Safety Communication regarding products used to treat low testosterone due to aging. After months of speculation, the government has confirmed the increased risk of stroke, heart attack and other serious side effects with these “low T” drugs. Testosterone therapy lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this new alert and the dangers of T-Therapy. As men age, ...
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  • $3.6 Million Verdict for Actos Bladder Cancer

    A Philadelphia jury recently awarded $2.3 million to a man who developed bladder cancer and had to have his bladder removed from taking the drug Actos. Actos is prescribed to type 2 diabetics and has been subject to massive litigation and billion-dollar verdicts. Actos attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this most recent case. The man, John Kristufek, was diagnosed with bladder cancer in ...
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  • Drug Safety and Clinical Trial Fraud

    We recently reported on how and why drug companies hide the negative studies linked to their drugs and medical devices. It has recently come to light that the FDA, too, has a hand in concealing evidence of fraud in medical studies. Our team of dangerous drug lawyers details this new report and how the practice is harming the public. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for ...
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  • IV Fluids Cause One Death, Many Illnesses

    At least one patient has died after being injected with an IV saline solution and dozens more have been sickened. The IV solution, made by Wallcur LLC, is intended for training purposes only. Dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm warn patients receiving saline injections to keep this alert in mind. Wallcur is a medical training product company based in San Diego. Its medical-grade ...
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  • How Drug Companies Hide Negative Studies

    Anyone who has been injured by a medication or medical device – or knows someone who has – is well aware that these products are not always as safe as they seem. Big Pharma purposefully and consistently keeps the American public in the dark regarding its drugs and medical devices, hiding negative studies that could discredit their products. Dangerous drug lawyers reveal this practice of so-called ...
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  • Antidote Discovered for Blood Thinner Xarelto

    Popular blood-thinning drug Xarelto is prescribed to patients to prevent blood clots and prevent strokes. Most patients do not know that Xarelto may also cause irreversible internal bleeding, often resulting in extended hospitalizations and death. Xarelto lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are currently accepting cases of serious bleeding events from Xarelto use. Xarelto is a billion-dollar drug ...
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  • Pharmacist Charged with Murder in Meningitis Outbreak

    In 2012, the New England Compounding Pharmacy sent vials of contaminated steroid injections to patients throughout the country, killing 64 people and infecting hundreds more. Both the president and pharmacist have been arrested and charged with second degree murder. Drug recall lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain the charges brought against employees of the New England Compounding ...
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