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

Written by Ankin Law Office

The Chicago personal injury lawyers at Ankin Law Office, LLC are committed to protecting the rights of accident and injury victims. Accordingly, we are continually keep a close eye on an developments with respect to personal injury matters. The following is a summary of what other personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers talked about in April of 2013:

  • Too Many People Have Lung Cancer Surgery When They Don’t Have Lung Cancer (Protect Patients Blog). According to a preliminary paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in April, nearly 1 in 10 people have lung cancer surgery when, in fact, they have a benign disease, making the surgery unnecessary. About 2 in 100 of those patients with the benign condition who underwent lung cancer surgery later died in the hospital following the lung. This article explores the adverse effects of unnecessary surgery and the importance of obtaining the correct diagnosis.
  • Suicides in the U.S. Military: An Epidemic; What about Workers’ Compensation?  (Worker’s Compensation Law Blog). Suicides in the military are at an all time high, reaching epic proportions. In 2012, the number of suicides in the U.S. military was 349, which was higher than the 295 American combat deaths in Afghanistan in 2012 and a significant increase from 301 suicides in 2011. This article discusses the role of the employer in preventing suicides by obtaining proper medical treatment for troops.
  • Accidents Turn Into Collisions (New York Personal Injury Law Blog). The New York Police Department has announced that it will be investigating more car wrecks and initiating two major changes in the investigation process, as well. First, investigations will no longer be limited to auto accidents where someone has died or is likely to die. Second, they are changing the name of the Accident Investigation Squad to the Collision Investigation Squad. This article discusses the different impressions that “collision” and “accident” have when used to refer to a car wreck.
  • The Twists and Turns of Gun Liability (The Pop Tort). This article discusses various laws regarding the liability for property owners, gun sellers, and gun manufacturers for gun violence crimes.

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