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Blog Posts in July, 2011

  • New Report Shows Hospitals are More Deadly than Airplanes

    Alarming new research reported in Reuters shows taking a trip to the hospital is deadlier than flying on an airplane. Millions of people die every year from preventable medical mistakes and hospital-acquired infections, making hospitals far riskier than airplanes. The World Health Organization recently found that a hospital patient has a 1 in 10 chance of suffering a medical error, and a 1 in 300 ...
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  • Contaminated Oklahoma Well Water Causing Serious Thyroid Complications

    Water contamination lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are warning of serious thyroid dangers associated with a toxic substance found in at least 18 drinking water wells in Duncan, Oklahoma. We have already heard from a number of injured victims experiencing thyroid problems as a result of drinking contaminated water, and we remain committed to pursuing environmental accident litigation on ...
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  • Illinois Teen Drowns While Swimming at Michigan Summer Camp

    A tragic drowning accident at Lake of the Woods Campground in Decatur took the life of a young Illinois boy on July 20, 2011. Several other drowning deaths have occurred in recent weeks at pools and water parks throughout the area, even with lifeguards and park employees present. It is clear to our Illinois accident attorneys that these facilities are failing to provide a safe environment for our ...
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  • New Diabetes Drug May Lead to Bladder and Breast Cancer

    Dapagliflozin, a new experimental diabetes drug, is already under scrutiny for possibly causing cancer. The drug has not even hit the market yet, however, if approved, it would be the first in a new line of diabetes drugs that treat type 2 diabetes by eliminating access sugar in the urine. Unfortunately, bladder and breast cancer side effect concerns may prevent the drug from ever being sold. ...
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  • Illinois Apartment Pool Drowning Accident Causes Wrongful Death of 10-Year-Old Boy

    Personal injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are reporting yet another Illinois accidental drowning that took the life of a young boy. The boy died while swimming at the New Colonies Apartment Complex pool on Steger Road. The state’s child-welfare agency is investigating possible neglect charges, and several other parties may face liability for the deadly apartment pool drowning. We ...
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  • Nail Polish Chemicals May Cause Birth Defects and Other Serious Health Problems for Customers

    Toxic Tort attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are warning of the hazardous chemicals present in most nails polishes posing a serious health risk to salon employees and clients. A large body of research suggests that salon workers who are exposed to polish chemicals on a daily basis have a heightened risk for health problems. Another recent article points out that the danger to customers cannot ...
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  • Illinois Man Suffers Deadly Water Park Accident Injury

    A tragic water park accident that recently took the life of an Illinois man highlights the dangers posed by summer attractions such as water slides, wave pools, and amusement parks. The 21-year old drowning victim was enjoying a popular water park ride when he suffered a fatal water park injury. Our premise liability lawyers are warning families of the risk involved in many fun summer activities, ...
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  • Personal Injury Attorneys Warn Consumers to Use Caution as Researchers Debate Cell Phone Brain Cancer Link

    Two new studies are contributing to the ongoing debate over cellular phone use and a possible brain cancer link. One group of researchers declared cell phones a cancer-causing agent, presenting the same public health risk as engine exhaust and asbestos. Another group found no convincing evidence of a cancer connection. Toxic tort attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm believe that more research is ...
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  • Seventh Circuit Dismisses Illinois Yasmin Lawsuit, Shields Pharmacy from Liability for Failure to Warn

    Illinois pharmacists who fail to warn customers of the dangers of prescription drugs like Yasmin or Yaz may escape liability under a recent decision by the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. This case marks a significant departure from the recent position the Southern District of Illinois has taken towards pharmacy liability for prescription drugs. Unlike similar state-court suits alleging ...
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  • Smokers Beware: New Review of Studies Shows Taking Chantix to Quit Smoking Could Increase Risk of Heart Attack

    Chantix, a controversial smoking cessation drug already associated with various safety concerns, is now linked to a significantly increased risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular events. Researchers analyzing data from 14 previous Chantix studies found that Chantix users were substantially more likely to suffer heart problems than those taking a placebo to quit smoking. The FDA has already ...
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  • Defective Drug Lawyers Warn of Studies Confirming Increased Risk of Heart Birth Defects for Pregnant Paxil Users

    Paxil and other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) used to treat depression are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States. Unfortunately, new research confirms that SSRI use during pregnancy greatly increases the risk of women giving birth to children with catastrophic heart birth defects. Some of the most common congenital heart defects our product liability ...
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  • McDonald’s “Hot Coffee” Documentary Reveals Important Truths about Tort Reform and Medical Malpractice Damage Caps

    Illinois product liability lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm support a powerful new documentary on the famous McDonald’s “Hot Coffee” case that reveals important information about the devastating effects of medical malpractice tort reform. The film exposes efforts by major corporations and insurance companies to limit damage awards and deprive medical negligence victims of their right to sue. ...
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  • NuvaRing Wrongful Death Lawsuits Continue to be Filed over Fatal Blood Clot Injuries

    Another NuvaRing lawsuit was recently filed by a Virginia man who alleges the NuvaRing birth control device caused his wife to suffer a fatal pulmonary embolism. Similar blood-clot related injuries such as heart attack and stroke have also been reported by NuvaRing users. Our NuvaRing attorneys are aware of more than 750 NuvaRing lawsuits currently pending against the drug’s distributors, Oraganon ...
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