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Blog Posts in January, 2015

  • Accidents with Unlicensed and Uninsured Drivers

    In a perfect world, everyone who drives would be fully insured and properly licensed. In the United States, this is not always the case, and accidents commonly occur with drivers without insurance, without a valid license, or both. Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain how to go about filing an injury claim in this type of crash. Although the laws vary from state to state, ...
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  • Salmonella and Foodborne Illness Lawsuits

    Most Americans heard about the Salmonella outbreak from Foster Farms chicken in 2013 and 2014. The contamination sickened thousands of people and sent hundreds to the hospital for serious illness. What most Americans do not know is how important food contamination litigation is to keeping our food safe. Salmonella lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain exactly how food recalls are conducted ...
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  • Risperdal Breast Growth Case Begins in Philadelphia

    The popular antipsychotic Risperdal has been named in thousands of lawsuits throughout the country for a troubling side effect in young men. The drug, commonly prescribed to treat bipolar disorder, carries the risk of abnormal breast growth. Risperdal lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain these lawsuits and who may be eligible for compensation. One of the most recent cases is being argued ...
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  • Dog Attack Victim Wins $36 Million

    An eight-year-old girl who was critically injured in a dog attack was recently awarded $36 million by a jury in Georgia. The girl was attacked by several dogs, causing one of her arms to be amputated. Dog bite injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this case and dog attack liability. The jury in this case initially awarded the girl and her family $72 million in her injury lawsuit, ...
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  • FDA Considering Generic Drug Labelling Changes

    The U.S. Supreme Court recently refused to hear an appeal by generic drug manufacturers, allowing a Fosamax failure-to-warn lawsuit to move forward. This could have far-reaching effects for patients injured by generic drugs throughout the country. Dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain what is at stake in this lawsuit and how the FDA plans to react. The case brought before the ...
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  • $7.5 Million Award to Construction Worker Exposed to Asbestos

    A former construction worker in California recently won $7.5 million against several companies responsible for his asbestos exposure. The construction worker helped install underground water and sewer lines under the Sacramento Valley, working with asbestos-containing pipes and cement and ultimately developing mesothelioma. Asbestos exposure lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this case ...
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  • Whistleblower Lawsuit Exposes Healthcare Startup

    The world’s richest doctor, Patrick Soon-Shiong, recently established a healthcare startup called NantHealth. The company intends to improve cancer treatment and care, however, whistleblowers in Florida have filed suit saying it is engaged massive in fraud. Whistleblower lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain this case and others like it throughout the country. NantHealth has been featured ...
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  • How Drug Companies Hide Negative Studies

    Anyone who has been injured by a medication or medical device – or knows someone who has – is well aware that these products are not always as safe as they seem. Big Pharma purposefully and consistently keeps the American public in the dark regarding its drugs and medical devices, hiding negative studies that could discredit their products. Dangerous drug lawyers reveal this practice of so-called ...
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  • Auto Part Company Agrees to $360 in Asbestos Settlements

    Garlock Sealing Technologies, the top American manufacturer of industrial gasket products, recently agreed to settle all asbestos injury claims for $358 million. The plan was born out of Garlock’s bankruptcy case, during which the company promised to pay off all present and future asbestos claims. Asbestos cancer lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm applaud Garlock for upholding this promise. ...
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  • Emergency Helicopters Need Safety Oversight

    Flight accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on emergency helicopter safety concerns and the for-profit companies at the forefront. Air ambulances have been subject to criticism recently for their lack of oversight on medical care, with grave consequences for patients being transported. The air ambulance industry has seen rapid growth while insiders try to correct the myriad of ...
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  • Antidote Discovered for Blood Thinner Xarelto

    Popular blood-thinning drug Xarelto is prescribed to patients to prevent blood clots and prevent strokes. Most patients do not know that Xarelto may also cause irreversible internal bleeding, often resulting in extended hospitalizations and death. Xarelto lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are currently accepting cases of serious bleeding events from Xarelto use. Xarelto is a billion-dollar drug ...
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  • $5 Million Verdict against Philip Morris Upheld for Lifelong Smoker

    In July 2014, a Florida jury awarded the widow of a lifelong smoker $5.5 million for his smoking-related illness. The defendant in this case, Philip Morris USA, attempted to appeal the verdict, though the Florida appeals court upheld the July opinion. Lung cancer lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this case, and how other former smokers or their families could file similar lawsuits. The ...
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