September 2012 In the News

On Sunday, September 23, 2012 Howard Ankin and his son were on the field as the Chicago Cubs warmed up for their matchup against the rival St. Louis Cardinals. On Friday, September 21, 2012 Howard Ankin attended a seminar on Jurors Asking Questions During a Trial. The moderator for the seminar was Judge Lynn Egan. […]

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Preventing Football Head Injuries

Concussions have been named the latest “invisible epidemic.” With four highly-publicized suicides of former NFL players, America finally seems to be taking notice of the inherent risks associated with football. According to this article, the NFL, who has been named in a class action lawsuit brought by more than 3,800 former NFL players claiming that […]

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Number of Workplace Accident Declines

Workplace fatalities are on the decline and America’s workplaces are generally a much safer place than a decade ago. According to this CNN article, the Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistic’s annual report on workplace fatalities reports that 4,609 people died of work-related accidents last year, which is a 1.7% reduction from 2010 when […]

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Things to Consider Before Getting a Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement surgery is an incredibly common medical procedure. In fact, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, more than 285,000 total hip replacements are performed each year in the United States. Total joint replacement involves surgery to replace the ends of both bones in a damaged hip joint to create new joint […]

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Massive Cantaloupe Recall Linked to Indiana Farm

A massive salmonella outbreak caused by tainted cantaloupe has been linked to an Indiana farm. Following the recall of cantaloupe last month, health officials in Indiana and Kentucky investigated farms, distributors, and retailers to determine the cause of the salmonella outbreak. A DNA test has conducted at the end of August revealed that cantaloupe from […]

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Driving Risks Associated with Night Driving

Night driving is a common occurrence. In fact, by some estimates, we do as much as 25% of our driving during the nighttime hours. But night driving presents unique driving challenges and risks that may not be present during the day. By preparing yourself for the risks associated with night driving, you can be better […]

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Do Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Cause Cancer?

Metal-on-metal hip implants have been under fire lately. Several popular metal-on-metal implant systems have been recalled, including the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant, DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System and Zimmer Durom® Acetabular Component. Metal-on-metal hip implant systems have been shown to have higher than normal failure rates, as well as a number of […]

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Liability Issues in Mass Transit Bus Accidents

There have been a number of high profile mass transit bus accidents in the news in recent months. Mass transit buses are used by commuters and travelers throughout the country. In large metropolitan areas, like Chicago, mass transit buses are the primary mode of transportation for many. Within the Chicago area, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) […]

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Medical Malpractice by Home Health Care Providers

Home health care has become an increasingly attractive and viable health care option for millions of elderly, sick, and disabled persons throughout the country. In-home health care allows patients to remain in the comfort of their own home while receiving the necessary medical care and personal assistance that they require. Most home health care providers […]

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Studies Link Zoloft to Birth Defects

Zoloft, an antidepressant used to treat major depression in adult patients, as well as obsessive-compulsive, panic, and social anxiety disorders in both children and adults, has been linked to birth defects in several studies. Zoloft’s manufacturer, Pfizer, has been named in hundreds of lawsuits as a result. As we reported in July 2012, nearly 100 […]

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