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Blog Posts in October, 2014

  • Illinois Fifth Most Dangerous State for Cyclists

    National report by the Governors Highway Safety Association found that Illinois ranks among the top states for bicyclist fatalities in the country. On top of this, the overall number of bicyclist deaths is actually rising, at a rate of about 16% per year. Bicycle crash lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain this report and what cyclists can do to prevent accidents. The annual report, ...
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  • DaVita Employee’s Whistleblower Suit Ends in $389 Million Settlement

    A whistleblower lawsuit filed against DaVita HealthCare Partners recently concluded in a $389 million settlement. The kidney dialysis company agreed to settle investigations into transactions it made with doctors over the last ten years. Whistleblower lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight this case as an example of how average citizens can help improve American healthcare. This suit was ...
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  • Tobacco Companies to Pay $41 Million to Lung Disease Victim

    A man diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was recently awarded $41 million by a Florida jury. Both Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company will be liable for the damages incurred by the plaintiff in this case. Lung cancer lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain this case and others like it around the country. The cigarette giants were accused in this case of ...
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  • Lawsuit Accuses Hip Implant Maker of Putting Sales Before Safety

    Patients implanted with metal-on-metal hip implants are suffering serious health consequences from the devices and accusing manufacturers of putting marketing before patient safety. Thousands of patients have filed lawsuits against these companies, including Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, which recently recalled many of its all-metal devices. Hip implant lawyers at Pintas & ...
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  • Airbag Recall Affects Nearly 5 Million, Officials Urge Owners to Fix

    The U.S. government recently issued an urgent warning to the 4.7 million Americans who own cars with defective air bags. These air bags were recalled after at least four deaths. Anyone who owns a car with a recalled air bag should take it into a dealership immediately. Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this recall further and what cars are affected. The defective air bags ...
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  • Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Begins Today

    A plaintiff diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking the drug Actos will have his chance in court beginning today, Monday October 20th. This will be the first Actos trial in West Virginia over allegations that the diabetes drug causes bladder cancer. Actos attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this case and others like it around the country. Actos is a drug to treat type 2 diabetes, and ...
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  • Legal Options After Megabus Accidents

    The latest crash involving the popular multi-state bus service Megabus hit a little too close to home. Although no one was injured in the crash, several passengers were hospitalized with serious injuries. Bus crash lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail the legal action injured passengers can take after a crash. This most recent Megabus accident occurred around 4:30 a.m. on Interstate 65 in ...
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  • Medical Device Makers No Longer Required to Report Product Changes

    Companies that manufacture medical devices used to have to report any changes they made to the devices to the FDA. On Tuesday, the FDA announced that it would no longer make companies report this information, except when they apply to recalls or safety concerns. Defective medical device lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight the importance of this news and how it will affect patients. The ...
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  • Palos Hills Plane Crash Kills Three

    A small plane crashed into a Chicago suburb Sunday night just minutes after taking off from Midway Airport. All three occupants were killed on impact in the nosedive. Plane accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm take this opportunity to remind our readers that most airplane fatalities occur in small planes. The only bit of good news out of this tragedy is the lack of ground or eyewitness ...
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  • Boeing Whistleblowers Cause $23 Million Settlement

    Chicago-based aerospace company Boeing recently settled a labor law violations lawsuit in the amount of $23 million. The lawsuit was filed after four present and former Boeing employees acted as whistleblowers, exposing false labor submissions regarding contract maintenance workers. Whistleblower lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this lawsuit and how other employees who suffer labor ...
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  • TVM Company Agrees to $400 Million Settlement

    Endo International, one of the major manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products, recently agreed to pay more than $400 million to women who were harmed by the devices. More than 10,000 lawsuits will be resolved in this settlement, with an average payout of about $48,000 per plaintiff. Transvaginal mesh lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are happy to report on this settlement and who may be ...
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  • Hands-Free Devices Making Distracted Driving Worse

    Despite widespread laws allowing drivers to use hands-free systems in their cars, several new studies have found that these are actually making distracted driving worse. Legislatures have touted voice-activated smartphones as better and safer alternatives despite any clear evidence to their point. Now, it is becoming increasingly clear that these are far from a safer option. Auto accident ...
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  • Criticism Over Da Vinci Robotic Systems Continues

    Over the last decades, technology surrounding surgeries have focused on improving how operations are conducted, with emphasis on making surgeries as minimally-invasive as possible. These are often referred to as laparoscopic surgeries, and have been topics of heated medical debates and injury lawsuits throughout the country. Our team of da Vinci surgical robot lawyers can answer any questions ...
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  • Power Morcellators Pulled From Global Markets

    Three companies recently recalled their power morcellator devices due to recent national outcry over their safety. These devices, used in hysterectomies and other gynecological procedures, are now connected to a serious risk of uterine and abdominal cancer. The team of uterine cancer attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm urges all women recently diagnosed with abdominal cancer to seek legal ...
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  • Asthma Drug Xolair Causing Heart, Brain Problems

    The FDA recently issued a warning on the popular asthma drug Xolair (omalizumab) after numerous studies found safety problems with the drug. After reviewing these studies, the FDA released an alert on the increased risk of heart and brain issues in patients. Dangerous drug attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail these studies and what they mean for patients. Xoliar is an injectable drug for ...
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