May 2013 In the News

On May 31, 2013 Howard Ankin attended and Ankin Law supported the Hispanic Teamsters Caucus Boxing Night. On May 30, 2013 Howard Ankin attended the CBA (Chicago Bar Association) Social Security Disability “Best Practice Tips” event. On May 24, 2013 Ankin Law Office celebrated their support of the 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act. On May […]

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Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Law Round-Up – May 30, 2013

Here’s what other personal injury and worker’s compensation lawyers were talking about the week of May 30, 2013: Mobile Health Screenings Can Be Bad Medicine (Protect Patients Blog). This article advises patients to take caution when using mobile medical screenings, such as those found at the shopping mall or sports centers. These mobile clinics offer screening […]

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What Are the Most Common Workplace Injuries to Nurses?

Nurses and other health care providers often place themselves in harm’s way while in the process of trying to tend to the medical needs of patients. Some of the most common on-the-job injuries for nurses include: Needlestick injuries Cuts Sprains Back Injuries Burns Repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome Nurses who are injured […]

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What Should I Do If I Am Injured As a Passenger in an Illinois Auto Accident?

Passenger injuries in Illinois auto accidents can be serious and, sometimes, deadly. Passenger injuries are also quite common. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 22,812 passengers were injured in auto accidents in 2011 alone. If you were a passenger in an auto accident, you may be facing mounting medical bills and lost income, and […]

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Illinois Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics

Illinois transportation officials sought to reduce the number of motor vehicle accidents in Illinois in 2012. Unfortunately, early estimates indicate that that goal was not obtained. Official statistics on Illinois motor vehicle accidents are not yet available for 2012, but the Chicago Tribune reported that Illinois traffic fatalities increase 17 percent from January 2012 through […]

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Reasons that TDIU Claims Are Denied

Total Disability Based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU) provides disability benefits to eligible veterans from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Eligibility for TDIU is determined by evaluating the veteran’s medical condition to determine his or her degree of disability. The percentage of disability is determined based on a rating scale and the amount of benefits is […]

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What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is one of the most common types of personal injury claims. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, hospital, or other health care provider fails to adhere to the standard of care and a patient is injured or dies as a result. Some of the most common types of medical malpractice claims include: Birth […]

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Can I Collect Compensation for Roller Skating Injury?

Roller skating is a fun, family-friendly activity that is enjoyed by many people. But, unfortunately, roller skating is often wrought with injuries – as well as legal complexities. Under Illinois law, the owners and operators of roller skating facilities have several obligations designed to promote safety. Roller rink operators are required to keep their roller […]

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What Are Time Limits for Filing a Slip and Fall Lawsuit?

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common type of premises liability lawsuits. Under the legal theory of premises liability, a property owner or manager can be held liable for accidents and injuries that occur on their property. Although slip and fall accidents are among the most common premises liability accidents, premises liability […]

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