February 2014 In the News

On February 18, 2014 Howard Ankin attended a SAM Fraternal Reunion event. On February 12, 2014 Howard Ankin went to a lecture sponsored by orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Freeberg. On February 6, 2014 Howard Ankin attended a lecture about the laws concerning the return of looted items during the Holocaust of World War II. Last month, […]

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Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Law Round-Up – February 2014

Here’s what other personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers have been talking about over the past few weeks: Hospital Promotion: Poor Judgment Looks Like Conflict of Interest (Protect Patients Blog). This article highlights the conflicts of interest that surround the use of surgical robots by many doctors. As the article states, many doctors are being […]

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Talc and Other Dangerous Personal Care Products

The cosmetic and personal hygiene industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. The United States cosmetic industry alone is the largest in the world, with total revenue in excess of $54 billion. Unfortunately, not all cosmetic and personal care products are safe for use and some are even linked to serious medical conditions – yet they […]

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Johnson & Johnson Found Liable in Baby Powder Lawsuit

Talc is used in a number of cosmetic and personal hygiene products, such as baby powder and feminine body powders. But new evidence and a recent lawsuit suggested that, despite its widespread use, talcum powder could be incredibly dangerous. Last fall, a federal jury in Sioux Falls found Johnson & Johnson liable for a woman’s […]

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Does Body Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?

Body powder is used by millions of women around the world, with its uses widespread and varied. Many women use baby powder, also known as talc or talcum powder, daily as part of their intimate personal hygiene routine – which could be putting their health at risk according to a new study. As the Daily […]

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Testosterone Shown to Cause Stroke and Heart Attacks

Testosterone therapy is used by a number of men believed to have low testosterone levels. Although low testosterone can cause fatigue, decreased libido, and muscle and bone loss, testosterone is sometimes prescribed unnecessarily – which can lead to serious side effects and medical conditions. Testosterone therapy has been linked to a number of serious side […]

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Were You Injured After Taking Testosterone Supplements?

Testosterone therapy has been linked to a number of serious side effects, including heart attack, stroke, and even death. Moreover, evidence continues to mount highlighting the dangers of testosterone therapy. For instance, a study published in the Journal of American Medicine last fall found that that among men with heart disease and low testosterone levels, […]

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Liability for Testosterone and Other Unsafe Pharmaceuticals

The use of testosterone replacement therapy has increased exponentially in recent years. In fact, the Washington Post reports that the number of men starting testosterone therapy has almost quadrupled in the United States since 2000. But new data has also come to light indicating that the use of testosterone therapy can be dangerous, particularly to […]

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Slip and Falls Are the Most Common Cause of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are on the rise, and slip and falls among seniors now top the list as the leading cause of spinal cord injuries. According to a new study, which was published in the January 23 issue of the Journal of Neurotrauma, falls among seniors have surpassed auto accidents as the leading cause of […]

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