March 2014 In the News

On March 25, 2014 Howard Ankin flew to New York to participate in a live taping with Steve Wilkos and Jerry  Springer to film a new 2014 television commercial. On March 17, 2014 Howard Ankin attended the Celtic Legal Society of Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day lunch. On March 16, 2014 Howard Ankin presented a Workers’ […]

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Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation Law Round-Up – March 28, 2014

Here’s what other personal injury and worker’s compensation lawyers have been talking about the week of March 28, 2014: Hospital Errors Remain Too Common Because of Doctor Deficiencies (Protect Patients Blog). As this article points out, hospitals continue to have a high rate of medical errors. The federal government has enacted certain measures to reduce the […]

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Medication May Increase Risk of Falls for Elderly Patients

Most people over 70 years of age have high blood pressure, or hypertension, which increases the risk for heart attacks and stroke. Accordingly, a significant number of seniors use blood pressure medications, such as diuretics like Tenoretic, beta blockers like Lopressor, and ACE inhibitors, to manage the health risks of high blood pressure. While blood […]

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What to Do If You Have Doubts about Your Medical Care

Doctors and health care providers hold our lives in their hands. Having doubts about the medical care that you are receiving can not only be emotionally unsettling, but physically damaging, as well, since the lack of appropriate medical care can result in medical complications, exacerbated health conditions, and even death. If you have doubts about […]

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The Surprising Strategy that Might Curb Texting and Driving

Texting and driving takes the lives of thousands of people each year. In fact, in 2011, there were 3,360 distracted driving fatalities, and in 2012, there were 3,328 distracted driving fatalities. Another 421,000 people were injured in 2012 in motor vehicle accidents involving a distracted driver, which represented a nine percent increase from the estimated […]

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Could Crash Avoidance Technology Soon Be Required on New Vehicles?

New cars and trucks could soon be required to include crash avoidance technology that would allow vehicles to communicate with each other to avoid crashes. In an effort to reduce the number of traffic accidents, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says that the administration plans to develop a proposal before 2017 that would […]

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Should Testosterone Products Contain a Heart Attack Warning on Labels?

In light of recent data indicating that testosterone is dangerous for many men, Public Citizen – a public advocacy group – is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require black box warnings about heart attack and stroke risks to be included on the labels of testosterone products. The black box warning […]

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What Women Need to Know About Talc Body Powders

Many women use talc-based body power as part of their personal hygiene routine – and they may be putting their health at risk as a result. In a recent study, researchers examined data collected from eight separate studies and found that women who regularly use talcum powder in the genital region increase their risk of […]

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What is the Difference between Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Accident and injury victims often wonder about their legal rights after an accident. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the defendant(s) may be liable for money damages in either a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Clients often have a number of questions about the differences between a personal injury lawsuit and a wrongful […]

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Workplace Accidents: The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Each year thousands of U.S. workers die in workplace accidents. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, there were 4,383 fatal work injuries in 2012, down slightly from 4,693 workplace fatalities in 2011. While workplace accidents and injuries can happen in any profession, the following are the […]

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