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Blog Posts in October, 2015

  • Nausea Medication Linked to Birth Defects

    The Zofran lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are currently accepting cases of birth defects in children whose mothers took this anti-nausea drug during pregnancy. Many patients are surprised and angry to learn that Zofran has never been approved to treat morning sickness; it is only FDA-approved to treat nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy or after surgery. ...
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  • Army to Pay Whistleblower in Undisclosed Settlement

    The qui tam lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm often write about whistleblower lawsuits in the healthcare industry, specifically concerning Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Although this is an important issue, we would also like to highlight a recent whistleblower case concerning the Womack Army Medical Center. The whistleblower in that case, Teresa Gilbert, recently settled with the U.S. Army over ...
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  • The Dangers of Small Planes and Helicopters

    In August 2015, two small planes collided near a San Diego airport, killing all four people on board. Deaths and serious injuries from small-aircraft crashes are growing, despite constant advances in aircraft technology. Our team of airplane accident attorneys represents clients injured in all types of aviation accidents, and offer free case reviews to anyone with questions about this area of law. ...
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  • Caterpillar Construction Company to pay $4.5 Million Asbestos Verdict

    Peoria-based construction vehicle company Caterpillar, or CAT, was recently hit with a $4.5 million jury verdict over its asbestos-containing products. The lawsuit was filed by the wife of a man diagnosed with mesothelioma, a form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Our team of mesothelioma lawyers details this case below. Edwin Estenson was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2010 after working on ...
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  • Indiana Cardiologists Sued for Unnecessary Surgeries

    Nearly 300 patients have filed suit against cardiologist Arvind Gandhi and two other doctors for performing medically unnecessary procedures. Our team of medical malpractice lawyers examines this lawsuit and patients who may have been affected by similar doctor schemes. Dr. Gandhi and his colleagues at Cardiology Associates of Northwest Indiana in Munster have denied any wrongdoing . Cardiology ...
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  • Viagra Linked to Deadly Skin Cancer

    In June 2014, a team of researchers discovered that men who had ever taken Viagra were at an increased risk of developing melanoma, compared to those who never took the drug. There is currently no warning on Viagra’s labels suggesting this risk. Our team of Viagra lawyers is currently investigating cases of skin cancer development from this drug. Viagra (sildenafil) is taken by millions of men ...
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  • $15 Million Settlement for Crestwood Water Victims

    Pintas & Mullins Law Firm is happy to announce that the village of Crestwood recently agreed to a $15 million settlement with current and former residents harmed by contaminated public water. We represented many of these residents and are glad that Crestwood officials agreed to finally resolve this case. Crestwood, a southern suburb of Chicago, will pay for the settlement with $9 million from a ...
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  • Fiat Chrysler Admits to Underreporting Death and Injury Claims

    Auto accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm consistently report on the latest legal updates, recalls, and auto industry news. In a record fine, Fiat Chrysler recently agreed to a $105 million settlement for mishandling nearly two dozen recalls involving suspension systems in millions of vehicles. Now, federal regulators say the company significantly underreported the number of injury and ...
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  • $7.5 Million Awarded to Colon Surgery Patient

    A woman recently won a lawsuit in North Carolina over complications that arose during surgery to remove segments of her colon. The woman suffered ongoing problems including infections, kidney failure, and internal bleeding. Our team of medical malpractice lawyers examines this lawsuit and the types of surgical malpractice claims we handle. In 2010, Melode Dickerson underwent surgery to remove part ...
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  • Prehabilitation for Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Patients

    Cancer prehabilitation is a new term referring to medical care that may help newly diagnosed cancer patients prepare for their upcoming treatments. It occurs between the time cancer is diagnosed and the start of treatment. It includes psychological and physical assessments, with the ultimate goal of preventing or reducing long-term problems. Our team of lung cancer lawyers encourages patients to ...
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