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Blog Posts in April, 2014

  • Deadly New Orleans Outbreak leads to Questions on Hospital Safety

    Several children have died at the Children’s Hospital in New Orleans after a horrifying outbreak of a flesh-eating fungus. The infectious fungus was spread by bed linens, towels and gowns, and new reports are raising serious questions about how the infections originated and why nothing was done to stop it for nearly a year. Medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm look into the ...
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  • Gynecologic Procedure now Banned by Four Top Hospitals

    Our team of medical mistake attorneys recently reported that doctors throughout the country were calling for a ban on one popular gynecological procedure, known as morcellation. In the wake of public outcry, at least three of the nation’s top hospitals have banned the procedure. Importantly, the FDA has also released a statement discouraging surgeons from using morcellation procedures. ...
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  • The Deadly Risks of Epidurals

    The FDA recently issued a warning regarding injectable steroid epidurals. New warning labels on these steroid drugs will now indicate that they may cause rare but fatal complications in some patients, sometimes within just minutes. Medical malpractice attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight this newly-recognized risk and who may be most likely to suffer fatal complications. Spinal ...
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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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  • How Spine Implants Cause More Harm than Good

    Stimulation therapy is a growing treatment intended to relieve chronic pain in the spinal cord by sending electrical pulses through an implant. In some patients, the procedure works well and pain is well-managed. In others, the operation turns dire, causing permanent paralysis. Medical device attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm look into these implants and who is to blame when a patient is ...
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  • The Risks of Painkillers for Pregnant Women

    Recent reports show that physicians are prescribing opioid painkillers to expectant mothers in exceedingly high numbers, even though the risks and potential dangers to developing fetuses are presently unknown. Dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm take a closer look into this report and the possible repercussions of this troubling trend. The new research analyzed over one million ...
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  • Actos Plaintiff Receives $9 Billion Jury Award

    The jury is out, and the manufacturers of Actos, the once-popular type 2 diabetes medication, are now ordered to pay $9 billion (yes, with a ‘b’) to a man who developed bladder cancer from the medication. The award is the seventh-largest in U.S. history, and there thousands more Actos cases still to be heard. Actos attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm take a closer look at Actos’ first U.S. ...
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  • The Safety and Risks of Drugstore Clinics

    Drugstores and supermarkets like CVS, Walgreens and Target are expanding their walk-in medical clinic throughout the country to meet high public demand. There are several factors driving this new healthcare trend, and relatively little is known about how this will affect patient wellbeing, if at all. Our team of medical malpractice lawyers offers some guidance on how ill patients can best protect ...
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  • The Link Between Diabetes Medicines and Cancer

    Millions of Americans – over 8% of the population – have diabetes, the majority of which is type 2 diabetes. This makes the drug market for this condition extremely attractive and profitable to pharmaceutical companies around the world. Unfortunately, in its haste to develop new and better diabetic medications, Big Pharma is not testing these drugs for long-term safety risks, leaving millions of ...
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  • Best App for Athlete Concussion Help

    There are now many different types of smartphone applications that aim to help parents, coaches and others on the sidelines manage athletes who suffer a concussion. Although the influx of different apps is promising and indeed very helpful, it can be difficult to determine which one is best or which type of assessment tool is right for your specific situation. Traumatic brain injury attorneys at ...
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  • How Gender Affects Teen Driving Habits

    Parents of high school drivers are well aware of the heightened risk younger people pose on the roads, and recent research details what precise habits are most associated with crash risks. The studies outline the usual suspects: eating, texting, dialing a phone, but one of the most dangerous distractions was merely having another teen in the vehicle. Car accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law ...
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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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  • Another da Vinci Robotic System Approved for Market

    Intuitive Surgical, the company that makes the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System, recently announced that it gained approval for a new robotic system, called the da Vinci Xi. Our team of da Vinci surgery injury lawyers takes a closer look at this new system and how it could affect patient care. Robotic surgical systems are aggressively marketed to hospitals throughout the country as the “new, ...
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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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  • Steroid Drugs May Cause Heart Attack after Surgery

    A study recently revealed that certain steroids may increase the risk of heart attack when administered after surgery. The drug, Medrol (methylprednisolone), is typically prescribed to treat asthma, allergic reactions, and inflammation. Dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm examine the risks of taking this drug, and who may be most vulnerable. The study was presented at an American ...
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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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  • Lives Lost in the GM Recall

    To date, General Motors has recalled over 2.6 million vehicles due to faulty ignition switches, and a total of 6.3 million since February. The defective cars have caused at least 13 deaths throughout the country, which is expected to raise as more and more connections are made. GM recall lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are currently investigating cases of serious injury or death from ...
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