November 2012 In the News

On November 30, 2012 Ankin Law Office’s Scott Goldstein was highlighted in a “Making Chicago Great” feature from WCIU Channel 26 in Chicago. November, 2012: A client of Howard Ankin knitted him a blanket as a special thank you. Her case was a no offer, totally disputed claim which concluded in a multiple 6 figure […]

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Government Food Safety Testing Program Will Soon End

With widespread outbreaks of salmonella and listeria, consumers are becoming increasingly more concerned about the safety of the food that they are eating. And the end of a government food safety testing program isn’t making many food safety advocates and consumers feel any better about the safety of the foods that they are ingesting. According […]

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Study Suggests Hospitals Give Patients Too Much Acetaminophen

Are patients being overmedicated by hospitals? According to a recent study, that may be the case. This Chicago Tribune article explains that a new study from two Boston hospitals reveals that one in every 15 patients treated with acetaminophen got more than the maximum daily recommended dose at least once. Acetaminophen, commonly sold over-the-counter as […]

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Walmart Settles Colorado Workers’ Compensation Class Action Case

Retail giant Walmart has been the subject of various employment issues lately. Employees in nearly 100 cities went on strike nearly a week ago on Black Friday – one of the biggest shopping days of the year – in order to raise awareness among shoppers about low pay, lack of benefits, and Walmart’s “pattern of […]

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Pfizer Will Settle Pristiq Lawsuit for $67.5 Million

Pfizer has once again agreed to pay a massive settlement as a result of dangerous medications. According to this Reuters article, Pfizer Inc. has agreed to pay $67.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by former Wyeth Inc. shareholders, alleging that they were misled about risks associated with the antidepressant Pristiq which resulted […]

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5-Hour Energy Linked to 13 Deaths

Another energy product has come under fire for its possible connection to several deaths. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received reports of 13 deaths in the past four years that are potentially linked to 5-Hour Energy, a highly caffeinated energy beverage. According to this article in the NY Times, 5-Hour Energy has […]

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Congressional Hearings on Compounding Problems and Meningitis Outbreak

The nation has been rocked by the staggering death toll from the recent meningitis outbreak. Currently more than 461 have people have become ill and at least 32 people have died as a result of contaminated steroid shots. Last week federal lawmakers held Congressional hearings as part of an investigation of New England Compounding Company […]

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Toyota Plagued by Another Massive Recall

The popular automaker Toyota is the subject of another massive recall. Last week the automaker recalled 670,000 older Prius hybrids in the U.S. for potentially defective steering, with about 350,000 of those same Priuses also recalled for water pumps that could cause the cars to stall. The two recalls are part of a larger global […]

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Nursing Homes Face Problems in Wake of Hurricane Sandy

It has been more than two weeks since Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc across the Northeast, and many people in that region continue to struggle. Some residents are still without power. Others are unable to return to their homes. And nearly everyone is trying to sift through the damage and recover what is left of their […]

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