Pintas & Mullins Law Firm

Blog Posts in January, 2016

  • Children€s Motrin and Tylenol Lawsuits

    The dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report on two recent injury cases centering on popular over-the-counter children's painkillers. Both lawsuits were filed against Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of Tylenol and Motrin Children’s products. The first case concerned the death of an 11-year-old boy who was given liquid Children'€™s Tylenol in 2011. Hours after taking the drug, ...
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  • Eye Doctor Left Patients Blind, Reaped in Millions from Medicare Fraud

    Two patients have filed lawsuits against the disgraced Florida eye surgeon Salomon Melgen, claiming he left them both blind in one eye. The doctor was arrested in April 2015 for Medicare fraud after receiving more than $100 million from the government program. The medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm describe malpractice and healthcare fraud lawsuits below. Melgen, recently ...
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  • How We Compare to Other Countries in End-of-Life Cancer Care

    We recently wrote on the importance of discussing end-of-life wishes for cancer patients and their families. A new study on this topic examines the reality of end-of-life care in the United States and how it compares to other countries. Our team of lung cancer and mesothelioma attorneys details this new study below. The study compared cancer patients in their finals months of life in seven ...
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  • Flint Residents File Lawsuits over Contaminated Water

    Residents of Michigan's second-largest city recently filed three class action lawsuits against the city, state and federal government. The lawsuits center on Flint's contaminated water supply. Our team of lead poisoning attorneys detail this water crisis and similar water contamination lawsuits we have handled. Flint has struggled immensely in recent years, accruing millions of dollars in debt. ...
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  • Three out of Four Rispredal Plaintiffs Win Suits against Drugmaker

    More than 1,600 Risperdal injury claims are currently pending in Philadelphia court, all of which allege the antipsychotic drug caused female breast tissue development in young men. The first three trials have concluded in massive wins for the injured plaintiffs. Our Risperdal attorneys are currently representing young men who developed gynecomastia from this drug. Gynecomastia is caused by an ...
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  • Driverless Cars and the Future of Auto Accident Claims

    As automakers, tech companies, and the government push to make driverless cars a reality, customers and legal experts consider the implications on auto accidents and liability. Who will be responsible in the event of a crash? How will courts and states govern this new technology? Our team of auto accident attorneys considers the legal implications of self-driving cars below. Last week, the Obama ...
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  • Indiana Considers Bill Allowing Patients to Record Their Surgeries

    Last year, we wrote about a successful medical malpractice case by a patient who recorded his own colonoscopy. The legality of video and audio recordings is a contentious topic in healthcare, as laws are drafted allowing patients, nursing home residents, and families to record their care. Our team of medical malpractice lawyers report on one of the most recent developments in Indiana, as the state ...
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  • Third Wave of Asbestos Disease Hits American Workers

    Asbestos is an internationally-recognized carcinogen, known to cause fatal forms of cancer in any amount of exposure. In 2006, the World Health Organization called for elimination of all asbestos uses. The International Commission on Occupational Health has also called for a global ban on the mining, sale, and use of all asbestos. Our team of mesothelioma lawyers investigates why the United States ...
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  • Lung Transplant Patient Sues Hospital for Mold Infection

    UPMC Presbyterian hospital, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is facing at least one lawsuit from mold-related infections that occurred at the hospital in August 2014. The patient claims the hospital was negligent in failing to prevent the infection after his double lung transplant. Our medical malpractice attorneys detail the lawsuit below. The patient, 70-year-old Che DuVall, remains in the ...
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  • IVC Filters Kept on Market Despite Known Fatal Flaws

    According to C.R. Bard'€™s internal documents, the company was well aware that its G2, G2 Express and Recovery IVC filters were associated with dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries. Despite this knowledge, Bard kept its IVC filters on market, selling hundreds of thousands. The IVC filter lawyers are now accepting claims of serious injury from C.R. Bard’s filters. Interior vena cava (IVC) ...
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