May 2012 In the News

On May 16, 2012 Howard Ankin attended a Workers’ Compensation Association meeting on the business practice of loaning and borrowing employees. On Friday May 11 and over the subsequent weekend, Ankin Law Office expanded to occupy another floor of their office building. Howard Ankin gave a lecture to over fifty physical therapists on Thursday, May […]

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FDA Limits Acetaminophen in Vicodin and Percocet

Vicodin and Percocet – two popular painkillers – could soon be a thing of the past.  Last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) limited the amount of the key ingredient acetaminophen found in Vicodin, Percocet and other prescription painkillers at 325 milligrams per capsule due to concerns that the ingredient was linked to […]

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Preventing Swimming Pool Accidents

The unofficial start of summer is just around the corner with Memorial Day a mere two weeks.  Summer in the Chicago area means picnics, bike riding, and swimming at the beach or in pools.  While swimming pools provide countless hours of fun for both children and adults, swimming pools can be incredibly dangerous if certain […]

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Illnesses Total 16 in Diamond Pet Food Recall

News reports indicate the two more people were recently reported to have become sick after being exposed to dry dog food that was contaminated with salmonella, which brings the total number of illnesses to 16.  The illnesses spread across nine U.S. states, including North Carolina, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, and Virginia.  […]

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How Can Education Impact My SSDI or SSI claim?

Social Security Disability benefits are available to those persons who are unable to engage in work due to a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death.  When the Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews a social security disability application, it will review certain information regarding your medical condition, […]

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SSA Adds 52 Medical Conditions to “Compassionate Allowances” Program

The Social Security Administration (SSA) had just added another 52 medical conditions to its Compassionate Allowances program.  The SSA announced the new additions, which primarily includes neurological disorders, cancers and rare diseases, on April 11, 2012. “Social Security will continue to work with the medical community and patient organizations to add more conditions,” SSA Commissioner […]

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How Facebook Can Hurt your SSDI Claim

Social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, have become mainstays of today’s social culture, and through these websites more and more of our personal lives are becoming visible to prying eyes.  You may think that your Facebook or Twitter account is harmless and that you do not post inappropriate information on the site, but even […]

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Study: Not using turn signals causes most accidents

Distracted driving is often named as a leading cause to auto accidents.  But a new study shows that the real culprit may actually be something else. The study, conducted by the Society of Automotive Engineers, shows that nearly 2 million accidents a year are caused by drivers’ failure to use a turn signal.  As this […]

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Target Recalls 264,000 Bunny Sippy Cups

Target Corp. recalled about 264,000 of its Home Bunny Sippy Cups on April 26, 2012, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The toddler training cups, which were shaped like a bunny, were pulled from store shelves after Target received complaints that the cups’ protruding ears can poke a child in the eye area […]

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