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Study: Hospitals Profit From Surgical Errors

April 18, 2013  ·  By HM&M


A recent study has found a link between phthalates, a group of chemicals used in cosmetic products, and type 2 diabetes. Phthalates are widely used in products such as nail polishes, hair sprays, and perfumes. In this study, women ages 20 to 80 were tested to determine the concentration of phthalates in their bodies. Those found to have the highest concentration of phthalates in their system were approximately twice as likely to have diabetes.

Researchers have suggested that these chemicals may disrupt the metabolism of fat tissue causing insulin resistance, which in turn can lead to diabetes.

As of right now, the FDA is monitoring consumers' potential exposure to phthalates from the use of cosmetic products. If the FDA determines that a health hazard exists, cosmetic products containing phthalates could be taken off the market.

As a Chicago personal injury lawyer, I feel that this study must be followed up on immediately to determine the true extent of the risk posed by these chemicals. Considering that countless people use these products on a daily basis, these concerns must be taken very seriously.

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Joliet Diocese Shielded Pedophile Priest Last Year

On Tuesday, Central DuPage Hospital fired a part-time chaplain after learning about allegations of “inappropriate behavior” with a boy from years earlier. The alleged inappropriate behavior occurred while the chaplain served as a priest in the Joliet Diocese and resulted in him being declared unfit for parish ministry. The allegations stem from a former parishioner... Read More

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HM&M Files Lawsuits on Behalf of Christian Brothers Sexual Abuse Victims

Last week, [[title]] filed lawsuits in the Circuit Court of Cook County on behalf of men who were sexually abused as children at three Congregation of Christian Brothers high schools: Brother Rice, Leo and St. Laurence. Each of these high schools allowed sexual predators to abuse innocent children for decades by moving accused brothers between... Read More

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