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  • Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Round Up

    Here’s what other personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers have been talking about over the past few weeks: Are Congress’s Med Mal Reform Efforts Unconstitutional? (TortsProfBlog) North Carolina Proposes to Reduce Worker Benefits and Abolish Privacy Rights (Workers’ Compensation Law Blog) The value of a human life and damage caps (Tort Deform) Corporate America Discovers Its Inner Plaintiffs’ Lawyer (Wall Street Journal Law Blog) New Study Reports Link Between Brain Injury and Depression(Brain Injury Lawyer blog) Howard Ankin of Ankin Law Office LLC (www.ankinlaw.com) handles  workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. Mr. Ankin can be reached at (312) 346-8780 and howard@ankinlaw.com.

  • Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Round Up

    Here’s what other personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers have been talking about over the past few weeks: Truck Driver Has A Duty Not To Park Along Roadside (Day on Torts) Does Michigan have more truck accidents because it doesn’t allow punitive damages? (California Punitive Damages Blog) New York To Cap Medical Malpractice Awards? (An Open Letter to the Legislature) (New York Personal Injury Law Blog) New Sideline Test Could Help Coaches Determine if Players Suffered Concussions (Brain Injury Lawyer Blog) Homeless Shelter Sued for Wrongful Death (TortsProfBlog) Howard Ankin of Ankin Law Office LLC (www.ankinlaw.com) handles  workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. Mr. Ankin can be reached at (312) 346-8780 and howard@ankinlaw.com.

  • Legal trends to watch in 2011

    Image via Wikipedia 2010 is drawing to a close and it’s been an interesting year. In a few weeks, we’ll review some of the more notable highlights from 2010 in the legal world.  In the meantime, here’s our prediction of few personal injury trends to keep an eye on in the upcoming year. First, debate will continue about banks financing personal injury lawsuits. As explained in this recent New York Times article: Large banks, hedge funds and private investors hungry for new and lucrative opportunities are bankrolling other people’s lawsuits, pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into medical malpractice claims, divorce battles and class actions against corporations — all in the hope of sharing in the potential winnings. The banks are making loans to both attorneys–to help them with costs related to litigating the claim–and to the litigants themselves. There are rising concerns that the practice will lead to abuses, including high interest rates that ultimately reduce the final monetary judgment–in some cases resulting in much smaller recoveries for the injured plaintiff. The banks are profiting greatly and because of the potential for abuse, many jurisdictions are enacting laws regarding this practice, such as the proposed Illinois legislation discussed in this article. Although the outcome is unclear, one thing is certain–you can expect much more debate on this issue in 2011. Another trend to watch for is an increasing backlash against fast food, particularly when marketing it to children. Rising childhood obesity is a huge problem in this country and fast food has long been blamed for contributing to this epidemic. For that reason, San Francisco recently banned McDonald’s Happy Meals, as explained in this Los Angeles Times article: San Francisco’s board of supervisors has voted, by a veto-proof margin, to ban most of McDonald’s Happy Meals as they are now served in the restaurants. The measure will make San Francisco the first major city in the country to forbid restaurants from offering a free toy with meals that contain more than set levels of calories, sugar and fat. Along the same vein, Overlawyered recently reported that Flagstaff, Arizona schools will begin to weigh all students and send home warning notes to the parents of children found to be overweight. The obesity backlash will undoubtedly continue well into 2011, as more jurisdictions address this issue by passing creative legislation intended to curb what is perceived to be a looming health[READ MORE…]

  • Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Round Up

    Image by Benimoto via Flickr Here’s what other personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers have been talking about over the past few weeks: “Cost of Auto Accidents” Day on Torts “Defendants Win Summary Judgment in Peanut Butter Salmonella Cases” Mass Tort Defense “Is The Workers’ Compensation Lien Really Bulletproof?” New York Personal Injury Law Blog “NJ Denies Occupational Workers Compensation For Last Exposure Applying Apportionment Rule” Workers’ Compensation Law Blog “Medical Malpractice in Illinois: Is the Chicago Tribune On a New Path?” The Pop Tort Howard Ankin of Ankin Law Office LLC (www.ankinlaw.com) handles  workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. Mr. Ankin can be reached at (312) 346-8780 and howard@ankinlaw.com.

  • Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Round Up

    Image by Benimoto via Flickr Here’s what other personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers have been talking about over the past few weeks: “Philadelphia Eagles Under Fire after Players Sustain Concussions” – Brain Injury Lawyer blog “Workers’ Comp in Washington State – I-1082 Will Raise Costs and Reduce Benefits” – The Pop Tort “The Corruption Of Medical Research By Industry Money” – Plaintiff Trial Lawyer Tips “NJ Workers Compensation Payments to Decrease” – Workers’ Compensation Blog “Was Michael Douglas the Victim of Medical Malpractice?” – New York Personal Injury Law Blog “NPR Article: ‘Costs of Defensive Medicine May Be Overstated’ “ – Day on Torts Howard Ankin of Ankin Law Office LLC (www.ankinlaw.com) handles  workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. Mr. Ankin can be reached at (312) 346-8780 and howard@ankinlaw.com.

  • Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Round Up

    Image by Benimoto via Flickr Here’s what other personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers have been talking about over the past few weeks: “Aggravation of Prior Knee Injury Compensable in Workers Compensation” Workers’ Compensation Blog “Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Lawsuit” Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog “What They Don’t Teach You In Law School About Trial” Plaintiff Trial Lawyer Tips “Judge: no “emotional distress” for Empire State-jumper” Overlawyered “Government Recalls More Children’s Jewelry Due to Toxic Cadmium” Bob Kraft’s P.I.S.S.D. blog

  • Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Round Up

    Image by Benimoto via Flickr Here’s what other personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers have been talking about over the past few weeks: Rand Paul: “Sometimes Accidents Happen” (And the Lesson for Jury Selection) – New York Personal Injury Law Blog Heart Disease Associated With Overtime Work – Workers’ Compensation Law Blog Gulf Oil Spill: The Impact of Damage Caps Will Be Felt By Tens of Thousands – Day on Torts Science, Causation, and Toxic Torts -TortsProf Blog Is Bayer Warning Or Attacking With Its New YAZ / Yasmin Package Insert, Or Label, In The U.S.? – Drug Injury Watch Howard Ankin of Ankin Law Office LLC (www.ankinlaw.com) handles  workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. Mr. Ankin can be reached at (312) 346-8780 and howard@ankinlaw.com.

  • Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Round Up

    Image by Benimoto via Flickr Here’s what other personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers have been talking about over the past few weeks: Court Finds Mild TBI Meets Tort-Claims Verbal Threshold – Traumatic Brain Injury Law Blog City of New York Wins Appellate Court Dismissal of $1,000,000 Knee Injury Verdict – Plaintiff’s Testimony was False and Jury was Irrational – New York Injury Cases Blog Is Your Persoanl Injury Client on Facebook? – Day on Torts NJ Appellate Court Upholds $30.3 Million Mesothelioma Verdict – Workers’ Compensation Blog Personal Injury Lawyers Take On Disney’s Tower Of Terror – Avvo blog Trial Lessons from Tiger Woods – Plaintiff Trial Lawyer Tips Howard Ankin of Ankin Law Office LLC (www.ankinlaw.com) handles  workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. Mr. Ankin can be reached at (312) 346-8780 and howard@ankinlaw.com.

  • Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Round Up

    Image by Benimoto via Flickr Here’s what other personal injury and worker’s compensation bloggers have been talking about over the past few weeks: Federal Judge Tosses $100 Million Punitive Damages Award Against BP–California Punitive Damages Blog Plaintiff is entitled to summary judgment on the issue of liability despite the fact that his own negligence might remain an open question–New York Personal Injury Law Blog More Proof that the Big Lie is a Big Lie: Medical Malpractice Payments Continue to Fall–Day on Torts SC Supremes Overturn $18M Plaintiff’s Verdict in Auto Acceleration Case–Point of Law Legislation Introduced to Reform OSHA to Make the Workplace Safer–Workers’ Compensation Law Blog

  • Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Round Up

    Image by Benimoto via Flickr Here’s what other personal injury and worker’s compensation bloggers, and more, have been talking about over the past few weeks: Southwest Airlines Feels the Wrath of Twitter (And Kevin Smith) (bNet.com) EEOC Socked with $ 4.5 Million Attorneys Fees Award (Workplace Prof Blog) Some Fosamax Users Have Had Their Femur Fracture Without Any Fall Or Other Trauma (Drug Injury Watch blog) Defense Expert Found Contradictory in Psych Claim (Workers’ Compensation blog) Another New York School Sports Injury Lawsuit Dismissal Upheld on Appeal (New York Injury Cases blog We Will All Benefit from the New Vioxx Settlement (the Pop Tort)

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