June 2012 In the News

On Friday June 29, 2012 Howard Ankin attended Union Boxing Night held at Chicago’s Teamster City. On Sunday, June 24, 2012 Ankin Law Office participated in the Chicago Pride Parade. Howard Ankin co-sponsored a welcome home party for a U.S. soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan on Friday, June 22, 2012. On Tuesday, June 19 […]

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CDC Lowers Threshold for Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning is a serious condition that can cause significant, long-term medical problems for children. According to this article in U.S. News and World Report, lead poisoning has been linked to developmental problems and lower IQ in some children because it can permanently damage developing brain cells. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]

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Pros and Cons of Pay-As-You-Go Auto Insurance

Pay-as-you-go programs have been increasing in popularity in a variety of industries  – from cell phones to data plans and software – and car insurance is just the latest industry to jump on board. Pay-as-you-go auto insurance basically charges drivers a rate based on the number of miles that they drive in a given period. […]

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Johnson & Johnson to Stop Selling Urinary Implants

Pharmaceutical and medical device giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) announced earlier this month that it will stop selling four types of mesh implants used to treat urinary incontinence. According to this New York Times article, J&J made the accouncement in a letter to judges overseeing two large groups of lawsuits filed by women who claim […]

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Texting Teen Convicted of Homicide

The dangers of texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving are well known. Unfortunately, many people continue to avoid the warnings about the dangers and accidents continue to happen – sometimes with deadly results. Earlier this month a Massachusetts teen was convicted of homicide for a deadly auto accident that was the result […]

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Thousands of Jeep Wranglers Recalled for Fire Hazard

Chrysler Group announced last month that it is recalling about 68,000 of its 2010 Jeep Wranglers in the U.S. due to a fire hazard associated with the vehicle. Honda reports that 2010 Jeep Wranglers with an automatic transmission include a skid plate, which is a metal plate located under the transmission, that can trap debris. […]

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Thousands of 2012 Honda Civics Recalled

Honda recently announced that it is voluntarily recalling approximately 50,190 of its 2012 Civic compact cars due to concerns about potentially faulty driveshafts. Honda estimates that the recall affects up to 8.4 percent of 2012 Civics. The potential defect is a result of problems that occurred during the assembly process of certain 2012 Civics when […]

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Study Shows CT Scans in Children May Present Radiation Risk

A new study shows that CT scans may place children at an increase risk of developing leukemia and head and neck cancer. According to this article in the Wall Street Journal, the study showed that children and teens who received two to three CT scans – or computed tomography scans – of the head were […]

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NFL Player Lawsuits Consolidated

Prior to the consolidated lawsuit, which was filed in Philadelphia, there were more than 80 lawsuits pending. According to an AP review of 81 lawsuits filed through May 25, 2012, the plaintiffs include 2,138 players who allege that the NFL failed to adequately inform them about the dangers of head injuries. The total number of […]

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Hockey Hits – Are They Part of the Game or Criminal Assault?

Violence in hockey is nothing new, but one family is attempting to take steps to eradicate this dangerous part of the sport. According to this Yahoo Sports article, Massachusetts family is seeking to have charges of assault and battery brought against a teenager who delivered a dangerous hit to their son during a hockey game. […]

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