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Blog Posts in August, 2015

  • Tire Safety and Victims of Tire Defects

    The auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm represent victims of vehicle crashes of all types. Amid the recent news involving massive vehicle recalls, not enough attention is paid to tire safety. Tires are among the most important aspects of a vehicle’s safety; if any type of defect or failure occurs, it could result in disastrous consequences for everyone on the road. Most new ...
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  • Alternative Medicine for Lung Cancer

    Our team of lung cancer lawyers strives to provide our clients with the most up-to-date, comprehensive information on supporting and alternative cancer treatments. We recently reported on a treatment type for patients with a specific type of lung cancer known as oligometastasic. Below, we outline three other complementary treatments patients should consider. Acupuncture Acupuncture is a safe, ...
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  • Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits Centralized in Arizona

    As early as 2010, reports of dangerous fractures and migrations in inferior vena cava (IVC) filters were being made public. The FDA issued a safety warning regarding these devices, stating it had received nearly 1,000 adverse event reports since 2005. Our team of IVC filter lawyers details the dangers of these filters and pending litigation against the manufacturers. IVC filters are small, ...
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  • Depakote Birth Defect Suit Moves Forward in Court

    The Depakote lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are currently accepting cases involving spina bifida in children born to mothers who took the anti-seizure drug Depakote during pregnancy. Here, we report on a Depakote injury lawsuit filed by an Ohio woman and her daughter, who was born in 2004 with numerous birth defects. The mother, Pamela Rheinfrank, filed suit against Depakote's manufacturers, ...
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  • Chicago-Area Hospitals Fined for Readmissions

    Four years ago, Medicare started penalizing hospitals for patients that returned within a month of discharge, also known as readmissions. The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program is meant to encourage hospitals to consider how patients fare after they leave the hospital. Our team of medical malpractice lawyers examines the Illinois hospitals facing the most penalties for readmissions. The more ...
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  • Temporary Citizens Exposed to Asbestos in Workplace

    An Illinois construction company was recently hit with a million-dollar fine for willfully exposing employees to asbestos, many of whom were in the United States on temporary H-2B visas. Kehrer Brothers Construction will pay roughly $1.8 million for exposing at least eight employees to asbestos. Our team of asbestos exposure lawyers reports on this investigation below. Inspectors for the federal ...
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  • Auto Safety Ratings Explained

    For the majority of buyers, safety is the most important factor in deciding on a vehicle. There are two main safety reports, which evaluate vehicles differently. Below, our auto accident attorneys explain these two reports and how consumers can best utilize them. NHTSA The reports are the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) star ratings, and the Insurance Institute for ...
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  • Hip and Knee Replacement Device Causing Deadly Infections

    Five years ago, the inventor of a popular surgical device requested that hospitals stop using his device because he believed it posed a danger to patients. The device, a heated blanket that keeps patients warm during implant surgeries, is now linked to severe joint infections. Our teams of hip and knee replacement lawyers are now accepting cases of infection and revision surgery from this device. ...
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  • New Blood Thinners’ Benefits Doubted

    Eliquis is one of four new anticoagulant, or blood thinning, drugs on U.S. markets. These drugs (Xarelto, Pradaxa, and Savaysa) are marketed as replacements to warfarin. Warfarin has been the first line treatment for blood thinning since the 1960s. Our team of Pradaxa and Xarelto lawyers examines these new anticoagulants and the false claims their manufacturers are making. Pradaxa (dabigatran), ...
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  • Florida Medical Malpractice Damage Caps Struck Down

    On July 1, 2015, an appeals court in Florida ruled that damage caps in medical malpractice injury cases were unconstitutional. Our team of malpractice lawyers is excited to report on this major ruling and how it will affect Florida plaintiffs. The decision came from the medical malpractice personal injury case North Broward Hospital District v. Kalitan . The plaintiff in this case underwent ...
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  • Chemo at End of Life Shows No Benefit

    A study recently published in JAMA Oncology found that cancer patients who underwent chemotherapy near the end of their life did not experience an improved quality of life. In fact, researchers concluded that chemotherapy directly contributed to worsened quality of life. The lung cancer lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this study below. Researchers at the Weill Cornell Medical College ...
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