June 2014 In the News

On June 29, 2014 Ankin Law staff and friends participated in the 45th annual Pride Parade in Chicago. On June 27, 2014 Ankin Law Office attorney Defek Lax gave a lecture at a union seminar to all union locals. On June 20, 2014 the Ankin Law Office staff attended a full office law firm seminar. […]

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J&J Settles Three More Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Transvaginal mesh lawsuits continue to play out in courts of law around the country and the world, with several significant settlements reached in the past few weeks. Last month, Johnson and Johnson (J&J) quietly settled three mesh injury cases with women who had gone to the same doctor and used the same healthcare system. All […]

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What Is Subrogation and How Does It Impact a Car Accident Claim?

Insurance companies and insurance claims are an unavoidable part of almost every car accident. Most people assume that a claim will be paid by their own insurance company or the other motorist’s insurance company, depending on who was at fault for the accident. But what many people don’t realize, however, is the extent to which […]

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Construction Worker Deaths Increase for First Time Since 2006

The construction industry employs nearly 9 million people, making it one of the largest industries in the American economy. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most dangerous industries– and it appears to be getting even more dangerous. According to a report of 2012 data from the Center for Construction Research and Training, construction fatalities […]

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June 2014 Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Law Round-Up

Here’s what other personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers have been talking about during the month of June: Being Hospitalized Can Cause Illness (Protect Patients Blog).As this article explains, a staggering number of patients suffer from post-hospital syndrome – a condition that makes a patient susceptible to a various health risks. In fact, every year, approximately […]

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Motor Vehicle Crashes Cost Billions Each Year

Not only do car accidents and other motor vehicle accidents carry a significant physical and emotional cost in terms of injuries and deaths, but they also cost carry a hefty financial cost as well. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle accidents cost Americans $871 […]

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Alarming Data regarding Teens and Seat Belt Use

Seat belts are known to save thousands of lives every year. For instance, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that seat belts saved almost 13,000 lives in 2009 and, if all drivers and passengers had worn seat belts that year, another 4,000 lives would have been saved. Unfortunately, seat belts are not […]

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Can I Get Workers’ Compensation for Back and Neck Pain?

Back and neck injuries are a common work-related injury. In fact, as we recently reported, a study out of the University of Sydney shows that low back pain is the leading cause of ergonomics-related worker disability, with low back pain from ergonomic exposure responsible for an estimated 21.7 million disability-adjusted life years, or years of […]

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Study Shows ER Visits for Brain Injuries on the Rise

Brain injuries are on the rise. According to a new study, there was a nearly 30 percent increase in the rate of visits to United States’ emergency departments for traumatic brain injuries from 2006 to 2010. The research team looked at data from the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) database to determine national trends in […]

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