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Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation Law Round-Up – March 2013

Written by Ankin Law Office

At Ankin Law Office, LLC, our Chicago personal injury attorneys are dedicated to stay abreast of the latest news and developments affecting personal injury and workers’ compensation matters. Here’s what other personal injury and worker’s compensation lawyers talked about in March of 2013:

  • Doctors Behaving Badly and Patients at Risk (Protect Patients Blog). When doctors lose their temper, there is more at stake than embarrassment – patients’ lives are also at risk. This article discusses recent data regarding the prevalence of disruptive behavior within the medical field and the impact that it has on patients’ well-being.
  • As OSHA Emphasizes Safety, Long-Term Health Risks Fester (New York Times). According to the New York Times, “occupational illness and injuries ….cost the American economy $250 billion per year due to medical expenses and lost productivity.” This article discusses the reasons why, and the ways in which, OSHA needs to be improved in order to promote workplace safety.
  • US Surgeon General Alerts Americans to the Hazards of Asbestos Disease (Workers’ Compensation Law Blog). U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin recently issued a statement alerting Americans to the hazards of asbestos exposure. Asbestos exposure continues to be a major occupational hazard, especially to workers involved in the restoration, rehabilitation, and repair of older buildings. Asbestos exposure can cause asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.
  • The Exorbitant Cost of Generic Drugs (The Pop Tort). This article discusses a case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court in which the parties dispute whether generic pharmaceutical manufacturers can be held accountable for making and marketing dangerous generic drugs. At the crux of the debate is whether generic drug makers are prohibited by federal law from altering their labels from those of the branded version of the drug. This article discusses why generic drug manufacturers should be held accountable for unsafe pharmaceuticals.  

Howard Ankin of Ankin Law Office LLC handles  workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. Mr. Ankin can be reached at (312) 600-0000 and [email protected]

Categories: Personal Injury