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Blog Posts in 2017

  • Unsafe Arthritis Drug Leads to Heart Attacks, Strokes

    For adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or giant cell arthritis (GCA), Actemra may seem like the answer to chronic discomfort, but these people soon realize that the drug does more harm than good. At least 1,128 Actemra-related deaths have been reported to the FDA since its approval in 2010. Dangerous Side Effects Not on the Label Patients treated with Actemra have an increased risk of: Heart ...
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  • Diabetes Drugs Come with Amputation Risk

    Despite concerns about heart health and bone safety, Invokana and Invokamet, new medicines for type 2 diabetes, remain on the market. The FDA recently added its most severe warning to these drugs for increased risk of toe, foot, and leg amputation. Why Are These Medications Prescribed? Type 2 diabetes patients’ bodies don’t produce enough insulin naturally, causing blood sugar to skyrocket. If ...
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  • The Reason Why Doctors Use Mesh to Repair a Hernia

    There are five types of abdominal and groin hernias. An abdominal hernia happens when part of an organ or tissue swells up and puts pressure on the body’s abdominal wall. The abdominal wall can only take so much pressure before it gives in and tears open. There are two types of groin hernias. Men more commonly experience inguinal hernias, which affect the pathway between the abdomen and the ...
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  • Choosing the Right Nursing Home in Chicago

    The nursing home you choose for your aging family member can be the difference between longevity and unnecessary injury or death. Do as much research as possible before deciding where your aging family member will live. Use the Illinois Department of Health’s guide on How to Select a Nursing Home . This will help you assess your senior’s needs, evaluate the different forms of residential elder ...
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  • How to Avoid 8 Common Holiday Injuries

    Every year around this time, emergency room personnel see an influx of holiday-related injuries. Your favorite holiday traditions can lead to these common accidents or injuries: Car Accidents A winter wonderland may be fun in theory, but it’s not so fun when you have to drive in it. Pay special attention to roads that are slippery or icy. We suggest drivers review our safe driving guide before ...
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  • Surgery Options for Lung Cancer Patients

    While non-surgical lung cancer treatment options exist, your doctor may recommend a more aggressive approach, depending on the size and location of the tumor, and other health factors. Our lung cancer lawyers explain the surgical procedures your surgeon may consider when developing your treatment plan. 1. Lobectomy This is the removal of the lobe (of the lung) that is affected by cancer. This is a ...
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  • Understanding Car Accident Liability

    In the event of a car accident, all involved parties are quick to blame each other for what has just occurred. While there may be instances in which the accident was caused due to more than one person’s misconduct or negligence, the reality is that most accidents have one driver to blame for the situation at hand. It can be incredibly frustrating trying to understand car accident liability, ...
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  • Veterans Exposed to Asbestos: You Have Important Legal Rights

    Every year on November 11, we remember all the sacrifices our veterans have made for us. This year, we’d like to focus on bringing awareness to the potentially-lifelong impacts asbestos exposure has on veterans’ health. Asbestos Exposure is Common While in Service From the 1930s through the 1970s, asbestos products were heavily used in the military. Asbestos was known for its heat resistant and ...
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  • A Closer Look at the Opioid Crisis

    We are all aware of the opioid crisis gripping the nation, and most of us have unfortunately been affected by it in some way, shape, or form. The entire country is now facing an extreme emergency, as countless people are victims of opioid addiction and overdose each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 90 Americans die ...
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  • 4 Reasons to Hire Pintas & Mullins Law Firm

    Over the past 30 years, we’ve had the pleasure of speaking to potential clients from every state and background. Every client, every injury, every family is unique. Yet, there are some concerns we hear more often than others. In this blog, we respond to four of the most common topics people worry about when they consider hiring a personal injury attorney : They think hiring a lawyer won’t be worth ...
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  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Explained

    The most common type of lung cancer is non-small cell, making up 80-85% of lung cancer. This cancer is categorized based on the size of the original tumor and where the cancer has spread to. Our Chicago lung cancer lawyers created this infographic that briefly explains each of this cancer’s six main stages: Further Breakdown of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Below, our lung cancer lawyers outline the ...
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  • Can You Guess Which Toxic Metal Affects Your Child's IQ?

    An estimated 2.5% of children ages one to five suffer from lead exposure in the U.S. The Flint Water Crisis is making it worse. What Happened in Flint, Michigan? The Flint Water Crisis began in April 2014, when the source of the residents’ drinking water was changed from water treated by the Detroit Water and Sewage Department to the Flint River. At the time, the Flint River didn’t have advanced ...
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  • Top 10 Reported Workers' Compensation Injuries

    Nobody plans to get injured at work, but accidents happen. Our workers' compensation lawyers share the top ten most reported workers' compensation injuries, and how to handle the claims process, below. 10. Violence Arguments between workers and customers can lead to serious physical injuries. The best way to avoid this is by staying calm and choosing to walk away from disputes. 9. Repetitive ...
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  • Why You Shouldn’t Post About Your Case on Social Media

    Nearly 70% of U.S. adults use social media to connect with friends and family, express opinions, and share stories. But the benefits of staying connected could end up costing people the success of a personal injury case. The simplest way to diminish the value of a case could be by posting on social media. Below, our personal injury lawyers share some reasons why: 1. Defense attorneys are skilled ...
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  • How to Improve Mental Health in the Workplace

    The World Health Organization (WHO) observes World Mental Health Day every year on October 10 th . This year’s theme is “mental health in the workplace.” A recent Forbes article explains why mental health in the workplace is important and gives employers tips on how to promote it in the workplace. Our personal injury lawyers share these tips with you below: 1. Create a healthy environment ...
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