July 2013 In the News

On July 27, 2013 Howard Ankin participated in the Big Ten 10K Run. On July 19, 2013 Howard Ankin attended a seminar focused on “Request to admit evidence”. On July 17, 2013 Howard Ankin was present at a ceremony commemorating the Howard Ankin Reception Hall at John Marshall Law School. Last month, representatives of the […]

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Class Certification Sought in NCAA Concussion Lawsuit

With the college football season just a few weeks away, the NCAA is entrenched in yet another lawsuit. Earlier this month, plaintiffs requested class action certification to include thousands of plaintiffs nationwide in a lawsuit against the collegiate athletic association. A class action lawsuit may be appropriate when there are a large number of plaintiffs […]

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Workplace Injury Claims Decrease While Retaliation Claims for Reporting Injuries Rise

Workers’ compensation laws are designed to protect injured employees in the event that they are injured on the job. Under state workers’ compensation programs, injured workers can generally receive workers’ compensation benefits for on-the-job injuries regardless of who was at fault. Workers’ compensation programs also seek to promote workplace safety since employers with lower incidents […]

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How the AMA’s Classification of Obesity as a Disease Could Impact Disability Claims

Obesity is a widespread national health problem that contributes to a number of serious – and potentially life-threatening – medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension. For years, many people have considered obesity a lifestyle choice and not a medical condition, but now the American Medical Association (AMA) has officially declared obesity a […]

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

The Chicago personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers at Ankin Law Office, LLC are dedicated to protecting accident and injury victims. As such, we are committed to staying abreast of any recent developments regarding personal injury and workers’ compensation. Here’s what other personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers were talking about the week of July 30, 2013: […]

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Most Malpractice Claims Caused by Missed Diagnoses and Medication Errors

Medical malpractice happens anytime a doctor, nurse, hospital, or health care provider fails to adhere to the appropriate standard of care and a patient is injured or dies as a result. Medical malpractice can happen in a number of situations, but new data indicates that most medical malpractice claims against primary care physicians are a […]

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Surge in Sports-Related Brain Injuries among Youth

Sports-related head injuries are becoming an increasingly alarming problem, especially for children. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries for those persons under age 19 rose 60 percent from 2001 to 2009. Although the number of deaths from brain trauma among those ages 15 to 19 […]

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NCAA Promises Not to Retaliate Against Plaintiffs in Antitrust Lawsuit

Plaintiffs often fear retaliation when they take legal action against a person, business, or organization with which they are currently associated – and the athlete plaintiffs in the high-profile lawsuit against the NCAA are no different. As we recently reported, six college football players have joined the ongoing antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA – a […]

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Top College Athletes Sue NCAA Over Use of Their Name and Likeness

Federal antitrust lawsuits often involve large corporations and business in disputes over market share and price fixing, but a recent high-profile antitrust lawsuits brings college sports into the mix. As the Wall Street Journal recently reported, six college football players have joined the ongoing antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA – a lawsuit that could potentially […]

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