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Blog Posts in 2015

  • Testosterone Gels Named in Heart Attack Lawsuit

    A man in Florida started using Testim and AndroGel in 2005 for diminishing testosterone levels, or €œLow T. Over the next two years, Michael Seaburn suffered two heart attacks and has since filed suit against the gels€™ manufacturers. The testosterone therapy lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this lawsuit and others like it we are currently handling. Dubious Marketing for a Contrived ...
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  • When Hospitals and Big Pharma Commit Fraud

    Healthcare fraud costs the U.S. tens of billions of dollars every year. It is a type of white-collar crime that involves filing dishonest or false billings to the government (through Medicare, for example). This can take many forms, which is why it is so difficult to detect, and so important for anyone with knowledge of fraud to come forward. The whistleblower lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm ...
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  • Regional Hyperthermia as Lung Cancer Treatment

    Our team of lung cancer lawyers previously wrote about how hyperthermia€“ exposing parts of the body to very high temperatures€“ could increase the effectiveness of cancer treatments. In the three years since that post , scientists have been studying this treatment and developing new cancer drugs that are activated using heat. Hyperthermia is also called thermotherapy or thermal therapy, and ...
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  • What the New Infrastructure Bill Means for You

    Earlier this month, Congress approved a $305 billion act to fund the country’s roads, bridges, and rail lines. It is the largest transportation bill in more than a decade and will last five years. The auto and train accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this bill and how it will affect public safety. The Fixing America'€™s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act will reauthorize federal ...
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  • Pintas & Mullins Secures $4 Million Settlement for Hospital Patient Death

    Our medical malpractice attorneys are proud to announce the settlement of a wrongful death lawsuit against MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, Illinois. Our client, 44-year-old Keesha Caldwell, went to the emergency room on February 28, 2010 complaining of chest pain. Doctors suspected the issue was heart-related due to her low blood pressure. Caldwell was admitted to stay at MetroSouth ...
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  • Final Generic Drug Ruling Slated for July 2016

    We recently reported that the FDA would update its laws concerning generic drugs in September 2015. September came and went with no word from federal authorities. Our team of drug injury lawyers confirms that the final rule date has been pushed to July 2016. The ruling will decide whether or not generic drug manufacturers will be allowed to update safety labels without prior FDA approval. ...
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  • Thousands of Women Suffering Severe Essure Side Effects

    A new study found that women implanted with the permanent contraceptive Essure were 10 times more likely to have additional surgeries within one year than women who chose to have their tubes tied. Our team of Essure attorneys is now accepting claims on behalf of women injured by this device. This new study examined data from more than 50,000 women who underwent sterilization procedures in New York ...
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  • How to Financially Cope after a Cancer Diagnosis

    A cancer diagnosis is often among the most devastating news families receive. For particularly severe cancers like mesothelioma and lung cancer, the effects of treatment can be debilitating not only physically and emotionally, but financially as well. Our team of mesothelioma lawyers has 30 years of experience advocating for lung cancer patients. Here, we highlight some of the financial issues ...
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  • Heart Devices Recalled for Safety Risks

    Over the last month the FDA has issued several warnings and recalls for heart devices, ranging from IVC filters to rotablator systems to intravascular devices. These recalls are not new: in the past five years, manufacturers have announced dozens of recalls for serious safety issues due to patient injuries and deaths. Our team of dangerous medical device lawyers highlights the most recent recalls ...
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  • Staying Safe During Holiday Travel

    With Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and every event in between, millions of Americans are traveling this weekend. No matter your destination, the team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm hopes you have a festive, happy and safe holiday weekend. Car Safety If you haven’t already, now is the time to prep your car for winter travel. Here are a few tips to help ensure you are traveling safely: Prepare a road ...
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  • FDA Strengthens Invokana and Invokamet Warnings

    The FDA recently added new warnings to the type 2 diabetes drugs Invokana and Invokamet, citing the increased risk of bone fractures. This comes only about six months after the FDA warned about a dangerous blood problem called diabetic ketoacidosis , which can be fatal. Our team of Invokana lawyers is currently accepting claims related to diabetic ketoacidosis and kidney damage from this drug. The ...
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  • American Mothers Twice More Likely to Die During Pregnancy Than Canadian Mothers

    A global survey of maternal mortality recently found that women in the U.S. are two times more likely to die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related causes than women in Canada. The medical malpractice attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this survey and the factors driving these alarming statistics. The survey was published by the United Nations and World Bank and led by the World Health ...
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  • New Lung Cancer Drug Wins Early Approval, Reports Sky-High Cost

    In an unusual move, the FDA recently announced its approval of a lung cancer drug, Tagrisso, under its fast-track program. The drug treats a specific type of lung cancer categorized by a genetic mutation that causes tumors to resist traditional therapies. Lung cancer lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm discuss this new drug, the patients eligible to receive it, and it’s astronomically high cost ...
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  • Supreme Court Justice Speaks out Against Police Violence

    The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of a police officer who shot and killed a fugitive in a high-speed chase. In the dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor condemns our culture of police brutality, which not only allowed the officer to be reckless in his actions but ultimately granted him immunity. Our police brutality lawyers highlight Justice Sotomayor's dissent and discuss the merits of ...
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  • Supreme Court to Hear Case on Auto Accident Medical Bill Payments

    On Monday, November 9 th , 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in an important case regarding outstanding medical bills for a man injured in an auto accident. At issue is whether or not the injured man has to pay back his insurance company for his medical bills, even after his lawsuit has settled. Our team of auto accident attorneys details this case and its potentially far-reaching ...
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