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Medical Malpractice
Howard Ankin

Retained Foreign Body: When Surgeons Leave Pieces Behind

It’s not uncommon for a patient to suffer injuries from a retained foreign body left in his or her body following a surgical procedure. These actions, referred to as “never events” in the medical community, should not occur when a patient receives the appropriate standard of care. When they do occur, they can cause serious injuries, health complications, or even death to the patient.

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Medical Malpractice
Howard Ankin

Can You File a Birth Injury Lawsuit Against a Midwife?

During pregnancy, many mothers rely on the assistance of midwives to help them through the process of labor, delivery, and recovery after childbirth. When injuries to the mother or baby occur due to a breach of duty of care, it can result in a birth injury lawsuit against a midwife for negligence or medical malpractice.

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Medical Malpractice
Howard Ankin

What Is a Never Event in Healthcare?

Hospitals and doctors owe a duty of care to their patients to prevent injuries. While accidents that cause patient harm happen occasionally, never events are those that should never occur. A never event in healthcare is caused by egregious medical mistakes that are completely preventable.

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Motor Vehicle Accidents
Howard Ankin

How Long After a Car Accident Can You Claim an Injury?

Victims typically have two years from the date of the accident to file a car accident lawsuit or claim for their injuries. Illinois is on the list of “fault” states. When a car accident is caused by the negligence of another driver, victims may seek compensation against that party for any financial and emotional costs of the injuries they sustained.

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Personal Injury
Howard Ankin

What Is a Civil Lawsuit?

While criminal lawsuits involve a representative of the state initiating a lawsuit alleging criminal acts, civil lawsuits in Chicago are typically private cases that allow for disputes between individuals or entities. There are different types of civil lawsuits that people or organizations may file if they believe the defendant owed them a legal duty that they failed to provide.

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Civil Rights
Howard Ankin

How to File a Civil Rights Complaint Against Police

Knowing how to file a civil rights complaint against police can help you protect your rights. Individuals who believe their civil rights have been violated by law enforcement officers may file a civil rights complaint as a means of seeking justice and accountability. Filing a civil rights complaint provides a means to address and challenge misconduct or abuse.

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Civil Rights
Howard Ankin

What Is the Difference Between Civil Liberties vs. Civil Rights in Chicago?

The concepts of civil liberties vs. civil rights are similar, but while civil rights protect individuals from discrimination, civil liberties refer to basic rights and freedoms of Americans. Knowing more about the differences between these two concepts can help you determine whether you have a civil rights claim in Chicago if you believe a person or entity has violated your civil rights.

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Medical Malpractice
Howard Ankin

What Is a Birth Injury?

A birth injury is a trauma to a baby that occurs during the duration of pregnancy, labor, delivery, or following childbirth. While some birth injuries result in minor problems for the newborn baby, others cause severe, permanent disabilities that can affect the child’s physical, emotional, and cognitive capabilities throughout his or her lifetime.

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Civil Rights
Howard Ankin

What Is a Civil Rights Violation in Chicago?

A civil rights violation results when law enforcement and other government officials engage in misconduct in violation of a person’s provided rights. In the event of a civil rights violation in Chicago, you may be able to recover compensation from the responsible individuals or entities.

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If you are injured at work, you may be able to recover compensation through a workers’ compensation claim as well as by filing a personal injury claim against responsible third parties.

A signed liability waiver may not be enough to bar your personal injury claim if willful acts or negligence caused your injuries.

Some SSDI claims qualify for expedited processing, allowing claimants to obtain approval in a matter of days or weeks.

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