August 2014 In the News

On August 27 and September 3, 2014 Howard Ankin was in attendance for John Marshall Law School board meetings. On August 21, 2014 Howard Ankin appeared on Chicago WBBM-TV Channel 2 News to discuss inappropriate and illegal activity at spa chain Massage Envy. On August 20, 2014 Howard Ankin attended a fundraiser for Illinois State […]

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August 2014 Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation Law Round-Up

Here’s what other personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers have been talking about during the month of June: Californians to Vote on Revising Caps on Medical Malpractice Judgments (Protect Patients Blog).In November, voters in California will decide whether to adjust the damage caps on medical malpractice judgments for patients injured by medical error. As the author […]

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Most Prevalent Auto Accident Dangers Today

Motor vehicle accidents injure millions of people and kill thousands more each year. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, motor vehicle accidents caused 3.9 million injuries in 2012, costing a total of $276.5 billion. Moreover, as we recently reported, motor vehicle crashes one of the primary causes of unintentional personal injury deaths. Car […]

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Top Causes of Personal Injury Accidents

Millions of people are involved in personal injury accidents each year. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, in 2012, 38 million people – or about 1 in 8 – sought medical attention for a personal injury accident. The economic impact of these injuries is significant, to say the least. In 2012, nonfatal unintentional […]

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What Drivers Are Most Likely to Get in Car Accidents?

Although car accidents can happen to anyone, some drivers are more likely to get into an accident than others. The following list identifies some of the drivers who are most at risk of an accident: Teenagers. Teen drivers are among the most likely to get into an auto accident. Statistics show that, per mile driven, […]

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Steps in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you have been injured in a personal injury accident – whether a car accident, slip and fall accident, or medical error – you want financial recovery as soon as possible. It is important to understand, however, that there are a number of steps that go into a personal injury lawsuit and getting money for […]

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Second Jobs Increase Workplace Injuries

Moonlighting – or holding a second job – has become increasingly more common in recent years, particularly given the shaky economic situation. But while a second job can provide some much-needed additional income, it can also be detrimental to a person’s health and safety. In fact, according to a recent article in Safety & Health […]

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Beware the Risks of an Unnecessary C-Section

More woman than ever are delivering babies via cesarean section (C-section) than ever before. In fact, according to Healthline, in 2011, one in three U.S. births was born by C-section – a 60 percent increase from 1996. But while C-sections can be life-saving in some situations, medical experts are warning that the rapid increase in […]

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Prescription Medications May Increase Risk of Car Accidents

Drowsy driving is one of the most common driving hazards, with new data highlighting just how dangerous it really is. Research shows that drowsy driving is as dangerous as driving while drunk. A study conducted by researchers in Australia found that being awake for 18 hours causes driving impairment equal to a blood alcohol concentration […]

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How Is Workers’ Compensation Different from a Personal Injury Claim?

Work injuries can wreak havoc on a person’s life and livelihood, but you are not without legal options and financial remedies. First and foremost, under workers’ compensation laws, injured workers are generally entitled to workers’ compensation benefitsfor all work-related injuries and illnesses, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. In addition, in some […]

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