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Blog Posts in June, 2015

  • Benicar Maker Ordered to Pay $39 Million

    The Department of Justice recently settled with the manufacturer of Benicar – a medication to treat high blood pressure – for $39 million. The company is accused of violating federal law by paying doctors to prescribe Benicar, along with several other drugs. Our team of Benicar lawyers is currently accepting cases of serious injury from Benicar use. The federal False Claims Act includes an ...
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  • Crash Caused by Sleeping Truck Driver Highlights Trucking Accident Law

    In the early morning hours of June 19, a truck driver fell asleep at the wheel on the Stevenson Expressway. The truck entered a construction zone, causing a chain-reaction crash involving 12 vehicles. Fortunately there were no fatalities, but this accident brings to light the laws and regulations surrounding trucks and crash claims. Our team of trucking accident attorneys details this crash and ...
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  • Colonoscopy Patient Awarded $500,000 for Malpractice and Defamation

    A man in Virginia went in for a colonoscopy with a plan: he would use his smartphone to record the doctor's instructions, so he would be able to follow them exactly after his procedure. He accidentally recorded the entire examination, however, including everything that happened while he was sedated. This recording became the subject of a medical malpractice and defamation lawsuit against two ...
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  • Zimmer Hip Implant Parts Recalled

    Hip replacement parts made by Zimmer were recently recalled because of serious adverse effects in patients. The company’s femoral stems and necks were defectively made so that excess metals can infect patient’s blood, bone and nearby tissue after implantation. Hip implant lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on this recall below. The recalled products’ official name is the Zimmer M/L ...
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  • Immunotherapy Approved for Lung Cancer Patients

    For several years now, cancer patients have read and heard about the potential power of immunotherapy, but have been largely unable to receive these types of treatments as they were still in research and development. At this year’s Annual Society of Clinical Oncology meeting, in a special session, a doctor presented an incredibly successful immunotherapy trial known as CheckMate 057. This trial ...
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  • Summer Means More ER Visits for Children

    As spring moves into summer, children and teens head outside to bike, play sports and be active. By June each year, pediatric doctors typically treat double the patients as they do in the winter months. Accident and injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight the most dangerous activities and how to prevent brain injuries, broken bones, and other serious injuries. Injuries start ...
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  • Addicts Can Now Sue Doctors, Pharmacies for Enabling Addiction

    The West Virginia Supreme Court recently ruled that narcotic addicts can sue pharmacies and doctors that prescribed and dispensed painkillers. The lawsuit was filed by dozens of pain center patients who were treated with narcotics and became addicted. Dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this case and its implications below. The plaintiffs in this case were patients of the ...
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  • Defective Guardrail Company Responsible for Deaths, Injuries to Pay $660 Million

    Our auto accident lawyers recently reported on a judgement against Trinity Highway Products, the company responsible for thousands of defective and deadly guardrails installed throughout the country. That judgement was recently tripled – to $663.4 million – in light of new evidence that the company defrauded the government and put public lives in danger. This is the first of many lawsuits against ...
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  • Florida Hospital Criticized for High Pediatric Death Rate

    Pediatric heart surgery is a delicate, complex area of medicine that requires a sophisticated and specialized team. Heart surgery in children is done to repair defects and diseases of the heart and its surrounding tissue, but it is extremely difficult and risky. Medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight what constitutes negligence during these types of surgeries and a ...
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  • Mirena Popularity Increasing Despite Devastating Injuries

    Despite litigation and safety concerns, Mirena and other IUDs are experiencing a rapid rise in popularity. This rise is most notable among young women, who are choosing IUDs because they believe them to be long-acting, reversible, and safe. Our team of Mirena lawyers details the side effects of Mirena and the lawsuits stemming from these complications. First, a little background: IUDs first became ...
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  • Alternative Treatments for Late-Stage Lung Cancer

    A piece recently published by NPR highlighted an issue that we believe is critically important: access to alternative treatments for lung cancer and mesothelioma patients. Our team of lung cancer lawyers details this article and the inspiring story behind it. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network is an association made up of 26 esteemed cancer centers in the world. The Network publishes ...
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  • Robotic Surgery Injuries Lead to Lawsuits

    A patient suffering severe vein damage by a surgical robot recently sued the robot’s manufacturer for marketing a defective device and improperly training physicians who use it. Surgical robot injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this case and others like it we are currently handling. This case was filed by a woman who underwent a myomectomy, a minimally-invasive surgery to remove ...
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  • Fillers Linked to Severe Facial Damage

    In American culture, facial injections and reconstructions are commonplace. The prevalence of these procedures offers the illusion that they are completely safe, or at least have minimal risks. Unfortunately, there are very serious side effects resulting from dermal fillers. Our team of dangerous drug lawyers warns the public of these risks. Dermal fillers – also called wrinkle fillers, injectable ...
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  • What to do When You’re Injured on the CTA

    One woman was killed and eight others were injured in a recent CTA crash on Michigan Avenue. Preliminary reports cite the bus driver for failing to stop at a red light during evening rush hour. Bus accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail our recent cases involving the CTA, and how these differ from regular auto accident claims. The No. 148 Clarendon/Michigan Express bus was stopped at ...
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  • Birth Control Shot linked to HIV Risk

    Recent studies show a strong link between the Depo-Provera birth control shot and the chances of being infected with HIV. Now, medical experts are asking the FDA to add the risk of HIV as a warning to the birth control’s labels. Dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm explain this risk and the recent studies confirming it. There are currently nearly 30 studies published on the ...
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