November 2013 In the News

On Thursday, November 28, 2013 Howard Ankin ran the 10K Northshore Turkey Trot. On Thursday, November 14, 2013 Attorneys Josh Rudolfi and Jill Wagner attended the JMLS Student Exchange. On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Ankin Law Office supported a WCLA gathering in support of representative race. On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Howard Ankin attended a […]

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Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation Law Round-Up – November 26, 2013

At Ankin Law Office, LLC, our Chicago personal injury lawyers are dedicated to monitoring the landscape of accident and injury law so that we can keep our clients informed. Here’s what other personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers were talking about the week of November 26, 2013: Faster Drug Approvals May Carry Additional Risks for Patients […]

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Have Road Guardrails Become More Dangerous for Motorists?

Roads are designed with certain safety features, such as guardrails, in place to prevent auto accidents or minimize their severity. Unfortunately, when roads are designed or maintained negligently, these safety features can end up causing more harm than good. In fact, recently filed lawsuits claim that guardrails have become more dangerous since the guardrail head […]

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Senate Passes Legislation regarding Compounding Pharmacy Legislation

A new law designed to enhance drug safety is one step closer to fruition. On November 18, the Senate voted to pass a bill to increase federal oversight of compounding pharmacies and establish a national prescription drug tracking system. With the Senate’s approval, the bill moves on to the President’s desk for signing. The bill […]

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More Concussion Lawsuits Filed against NCAA

The number of class action concussion lawsuits filed against the NCAA continues to rise. According to an article in USA Today, on November 11, former Kansas fullback Christopher Powell filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Western Missouri accusing the NCAA of failing to fulfill its obligation to protect college athletes and seeking damages and […]

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Medtronic Heart Device Puts Patients at Risk

Medtronic recently announced that it was recalling about 15,000 of its guidewires – a heart device that is inserted through an artery and used to guide other devices (such as stents) into place and hold open blocked arteries – after the company received reports of four complaints, including one patient who went into cardiac arrest […]

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J&J Agrees to Multibillion Dollar Hip Implant Settlement

Medical device and pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson recently agreed to resolve thousands of hip implant lawsuits in a multibillion dollar settlement, but it remains unclear whether the requisite number of claimants will agree to the settlement. According to the New York Times, under the settlement agreement, Johnson & Johnson would pay nearly $2.5 billion […]

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Why It’s Important that Drivers Fix Auto Recall Problems

Auto recalls are a relatively common occurrence. In fact, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s website reveals that an auto recall is issued on an almost daily basis. Despite the frequency of auto recalls, however, many drivers continue to ignore auto recalls and avoid getting the necessary repairs. While some auto recalls are for relatively […]

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Workplace Rules on Drug Use Yet to Catch Up with Other Laws

Drug laws regarding marijuana use have changed significantly in recent years. Just a few years ago, marijuana was banned by state and federal law, but as a Bloomberg article points out, medical marijuana is now legal in 20 states and the District of Columbia, and Colorado and Washington recently legalized recreational marijuana use, as well. […]

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FDA Proposes Holding Generic Drug Makers Accountable

Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a new rule that would allow generic drug makers to update labels with new information in the same way that brand name drug makers can update their labels, thereby opening them up for liability when their drugs injure patients. According to Today News, the […]

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