June 2013 In the News

In June Howard Ankin attended the Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity Reunion. On June 30, 2013 representatives from Ankin Law supported and participated in the Chicago Pride Parade. On June 26, 2013 Howard Ankin attended a John Marshall Law School event. On June 21, 2013 Howard Ankin attended a meeting for democrats for Educational Reform. On June 19, 2013 […]

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Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Law Round-Up – June 27, 2013

Here’s what other personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers were talking about the week of June 27, 2013: Acknowledging a Mistake Made Her a Better Doctor  (Protect Patients Blog). This article talks about a new book by Dr. Danielle Ofri, in which she talks about a medical mistake that could have cost her patient her life had […]

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How to Prevent 5 Common Summer Accidents

Summer is a time for fun, recreation, and relaxation. With the warmer weather and longer days, people are enjoying more outdoor activities. But summer can also put individuals at risk for various personal injury accidents. At Ankin Law Office, LLC, our Chicago accident and injury lawyers are dedicated to promoting safety and helping the victims […]

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Endo Health Agrees to Pay $54.5 Million to Settle Transvaginal Mesh Claims

estimated its potential liability as of from all current and future vaginal mesh cases to be at least $160 million in a March 31 SEC filing. Given the settlement of Endo Health, and the $5.5 million verdict in favor of the plaintiffs in the first transvaginal mesh trial last August, additional settlements with other manufacturers […]

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How Will Affordable Care Act Impact Workers’ Compensation Settlements?

Many of the primary provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – commonly referred to as Obamacare – will take effect in 2014. Now that the law has been declared constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, and given the imminence of many of the law’s provisions, various groups and industries are wondering how the law […]

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Alarming Prevalence of Unnecessary Medical Treatments

Patients often take a doctor at his or her word – when a doctor recommends a medical procedure, a patient expects that the medical treatment or procedure is necessary. That isn’t always the case, however. In fact, according to a USA Today review of government records and medical databases, unnecessary medical procedures are performed tens […]

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Massive TDIU Claims Backlog Prevents Veterans from Getting Disability Benefits

Military veterans sacrifice immensely for our country. They are separated from their families for long periods of time, placed in dangerous situations, and sometimes suffer debilitating life-changing injuries. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides injured vets with disability benefits if they are unable to work due to a service-related disability. Under the VA’s program, […]

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Difference between Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Personal Injury Damages

Workplace accidents and injuries leave employees and their families hurt, confused, and struggling financially. Injured workers sometimes assume that the only compensation to which they are entitled are workers’ compensation benefits when, in fact, they may also be entitled to personal injury damages in a third-party lawsuit depending on the circumstances surrounding the workplace accident. […]

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Federal Government Plans to Create National Workers’ Compensation Data Analysis Center

Workplace accidents and injuries costs Americans billions of dollars each year, not to mention the devastating financial impact that work-related injuries have on the individual families involved. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the organization seeks to identify, define, and apply ways to reduce these financial burdens and impacts by studying data […]

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Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation for Heart Bypass Surgery?

Heart attacks can occur anywhere and at any time – even on the job. While most injuries that happen while a person is on the job are covered by workers’ compensation, heart attacks and resulting heart bypass surgery can be difficult to pursue. In order for a person to collect workers’ compensation, work-related injuries must […]

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