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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Why You Shouldn’t Post About Your Case on Social Media

    Nearly 70% of U.S. adults use social media to connect with friends and family, express opinions, and share stories. But the benefits of staying connected could end up costing people the success of a personal injury case. The simplest way to diminish the value of a case could be by posting on social media. Below, our personal injury lawyers share some reasons why: 1. Defense attorneys are skilled ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can You Sue Your Employer If You Get Hurt at Work?

    In the state of Illinois, most workers are covered by workers’ compensation insurance, which they can use in the event they get hurt on the job. Workers’ comp provides compensation for medical costs and lost income. However, because most employees are covered by workers’ comp, Illinois law prevents them from suing their employers for a work injury, meaning they can’t be compensated for things such ...
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