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Blog Posts in August, 2014

  • Paint Strippers Named as Major Health Risk by EPA

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released official evaluations of three chemicals found widely in household products. One chemical in particular, which is used in paint stripping products, was especially condemned. The agency estimates that more than 230,000 American are directly exposed to the chemical in their work. Toxic substance attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail ...
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  • Chicago Officials Use Twitter to Tracks Foodborne Illness

    It seems like every day there is a new recall issued for some type of food contamination – salmonella, E.coli, listeria or other risks of public health. Although the FDA and USDA are trying to ramp up their inspection and enforcement practices, change is simply not coming fast enough to protect those most vulnerable. For their part, health officials here in Chicago are looking to Twitter to help ...
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  • Millions of Bean Bags Recalled after Child Deaths

    More than 2.2 million bean bags made by Ace Bayou Corp. are being recalled after two children suffocated to death inside of them. The bean bags, which come in various shapes, colors, fabrics and sizes, were sold at popular stores such as Walmart and Meijer, and online at Amazon. Child product recall lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this recall and how consumers should fix the defects. ...
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  • Court Rules Pfizer Can Be Sued for Generic Drugs

    In a controversial ruling, the Alabama Supreme Court allowed a man injured by a generic version of Reglan to sue the drug’s brand-name manufacturer, Pfizer. Although this is not the first time a high court has taken this type of stand, it is still significant as courts face similar lawsuits across the country. Dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm unpack this ruling and how the ...
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  • Oral Cancer and Medical Malpractice

    Throughout the country, patients are being diagnosed with oral cancers that should have been detected by their dentists. Overall, these patients are diagnosed at a young age, and suffer poor outcomes in their cancer treatment. Medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm dive deeper into this issue and how unsuspecting Americans are being victimized. Many different types of cancer can ...
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  • Asbestos and Autoimmune Disease

    The grave health risks of asbestos exposure have been known and documented since the 1930s, though not publically until the mid-1970s and even later in some parts of the world. Lung cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma and other fatal lung conditions are definitively and irrefutably linked to asbestos exposure. Now, esteemed medical researchers are linking certain kinds of autoimmune disease to ...
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  • Drug Recalls Surge in U.S Making 2014 Record Year

    Due in part to increased federal oversight, this year has already seen record numbers in pharmaceutical recalls. The most common causes of drug recalls include contamination, packaging defects, safety problems and improper testing. Drug recall lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm have seen too many patients seriously injured and killed by recalled products. Every recall is classified according to ...
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  • Spyder Motorcycles Under Investigation for Fire Risk

    Motorcycle accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report that more than 50,000 Spyder motorcycles are being investigated by federal authorities after at least two motorcycles erupted in fire. The Office of Defects, of the NHTSA, first reported fire risk in 2011. All reported fires occurred while the motorcycles were in operation. The 2011 incident happened on a hot July day in West ...
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  • Two Chicagoans Fatally Hit by Metra Train

    A Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Metra train struck and killed two pedestrians Thursday night. The train was traveling on the West side through Little Village at 21st and Homan Streets when the accident occurred. Train accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on the details of this tragedy. The accident occurred on elevated tracks during the evening rush, around 4:50 p.m. BNSF ...
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  • Lung Cancer Victim Wins Million-Dollar Tobacco Lawsuit

    The widow of a long-time smoker recently won a $4 million jury verdict in California, after she sued Lorillard Tobacco Company for his death. Her husband died in 1998, from lung cancer, after smoking Newports for several decades. Lung cancer lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are happy to report on this verdict, as we help our own lung cancer clients gain justice. The plaintiff in this ...
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