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Blog Posts in February, 2015

  • Medical Device Infecting Patients with “Super Bug”

    The FDA recently warned health care providers that improperly sterilized scopes are infecting patients with deadly, drug-resistant bacteria. The so-called “super bug” has already killed dozens of patients and caused hundreds others to fall ill. Medical device lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this outbreak below. The drug-resistant family of bacteria is known as CRE (carbapenem-resistant ...
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  • Asbestos Exposure at Ceramics Factory Leads to $10.6 Million Award

    The family of an Indiana man exposed to asbestos during a high school job was recently awarded $10.6 million. The man, Richard Chisholm, developed mesothelioma and died at the age of 52. Our team of mesothelioma lawyers reminds the public that any amount of asbestos exposure can cause cancer. Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer that is only caused by exposure to asbestos. Although it is ...
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  • $2.5 Million Verdict for Risperdal Victim

    Our team of Risperdal attorneys recently reported on the Risperdal injury case ongoing in Philadelphia court. We are happy to announce that the jury just awarded the victim and his family with $2.5 million in damages. This case was brought by an autistic man, Austin Pledger, who was prescribed Risperdal when he was seven years old. At the time, in the early 2000s, Risperdal was approved only for ...
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  • Factory Worker’s Arm Severed in Accident

    A 40-year-old factory employee lost his arm yesterday morning in a work accident. The factory is located in Bridgeport on Chicago’s South Side. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. Work accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are currently accepting similar injury cases. Although details of the accident were not available, we have dealt with many similar cases of ...
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  • Immunotherapy for Mesothelioma

    For decades, the first-line treatment for lung cancer and mesothelioma has centered on three therapies: surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Within the last few years doctors, researchers and patients have been investing in an alternative treatment type known generally as immunotherapy. Mesothelioma lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explore the ins and outs of this new therapy. Immunotherapy ...
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  • GM Ignition Switch Lawsuit Updates

    The judge overseeing the ignition switch injury claims against General Motors (GM) recently expanded the injury guidelines for these lawsuits. The cases are expected to start going to trial in January 2016. Our team of auto recall lawyers will continue to update this blog as updates are released. These new guidelines establish expanded injuries eligible for the personal injury and death claims ...
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  • Why Surgeons Defend the Power Morcellator

    A surgical device used in hysterectomies, myomectomies and other gynecological procedures is now linked to aggressive and fatal uterine cancer. The device, called a power morcellator, has been banned my top hospitals throughout the country and subject to cancer lawsuits. A group of surgeons, however, continues to defend the power morcellator. Our team of uterine cancer lawyers explores why doctors ...
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  • Some Doctors Untrained with Mirena, IUDs

    Intrauterine devices, or IUDs, have become the most popular reversible form of birth control in the world. This is despite massive lawsuits, subpar research, bad press, and the improper training for doctors. The Mirena lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are currently investigating cases of serious injury from IUD use. Since 2002, the number of American women using an IUD like Mirena has tripled, ...
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  • $3.6 Million Verdict for Actos Bladder Cancer

    A Philadelphia jury recently awarded $2.3 million to a man who developed bladder cancer and had to have his bladder removed from taking the drug Actos. Actos is prescribed to type 2 diabetics and has been subject to massive litigation and billion-dollar verdicts. Actos attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this most recent case. The man, John Kristufek, was diagnosed with bladder cancer in ...
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  • TVM Lawsuit Updates

    The federal transvaginal mesh (TVM) litigation is underway in West Virginia, where Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit is defending its mesh products. Our team of TVM attorneys is keeping a close eye on this litigation as it moves forward. Here are some of the most recent developments. Johnson & Johnson recently submitted a request to investigate the source of phone calls made to women across the ...
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  • Drug Safety and Clinical Trial Fraud

    We recently reported on how and why drug companies hide the negative studies linked to their drugs and medical devices. It has recently come to light that the FDA, too, has a hand in concealing evidence of fraud in medical studies. Our team of dangerous drug lawyers details this new report and how the practice is harming the public. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for ...
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  • Hormone Therapy after Knee, Hip Replacements Help Recovery

    One of the most painful, expensive and dangerous complications of knee and hip replacements is the possibility of a revision surgery. Revisions are second surgeries performed on the implant site because of early complications or device failure. Our team of hip and knee implant lawyers reports on recent research that may help preserve joint implants. Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, is commonly ...
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  • Suspended Psychiatrist Charged with Writing Prescriptions

    A psychiatrist in Pennsylvania was recently charged with writing prescriptions and taking patients while his medical license was suspended. Medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are currently investigating cases of injury or death from negligence physicians and dangerous drugs. The psychiatrist, Jospindar Harika, will be prosecuted for Medicaid fraud and theft and be subject to ...
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  • Amputee Awarded $3.1 Million in Malpractice Case

    A former Illinois police lieutenant was awarded $3.15 million in his case against the doctor who negligently amputated his leg. The incident occurred at Rockford Memorial Hospital in 2010, when the victim was admitted for dizziness and suspected stomach bleeding. Medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm further explain this case. The former Loves Park lieutenant, Donald Johnson, ...
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  • Camry Crash Lawsuit Ends with $11 Million to Victim

    Toyota was recently hit with an $11 million injury verdict in a case centering on acceleration defects in a 1996 Camry. The car’s defects caused a serious crash, leaving three people dead and two others critically injured. Car accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain the details of this case and others like it throughout the country. The accident in this case occurred in 2006 when the ...
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  • IV Fluids Cause One Death, Many Illnesses

    At least one patient has died after being injected with an IV saline solution and dozens more have been sickened. The IV solution, made by Wallcur LLC, is intended for training purposes only. Dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm warn patients receiving saline injections to keep this alert in mind. Wallcur is a medical training product company based in San Diego. Its medical-grade ...
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  • NFL Commercials Highlights Importance of Household Accidents

    During the Super Bowl last night, a controversial commercial for Nationwide Insurance captured the attention of viewers throughout the country. Some were outraged by the ad, which is narrated by a little boy explaining all the things he will miss in live because he died in an accident. Although the ad angered many people, it highlights a supremely important issue that is too often overlooked: ...
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