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At Ankin Law Office LLC we understand the difficulties and the complex issues linked to workers’ compensation, personal injury, wrongful death lawsuits, general practice, and motor vehicle accidents. Our personal injury lawyers, based in Chicago, Illinois, recognize the impact these suits can have on all parties involved. Our Chicago personal injury attorneys are dedicated to being your voice in tough times so you can recover damages that you are entitled to receive.

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Determining how much a car accident lawyer costs usually depends on how the lawyer charges for legal services, if the case goes to court, and the timeline of the case. Car accidents involving injuries and property damages need a car accident lawyer who can navigate the complexities of these cases, especially if there are multiple parties at fault for the accident.

Costs and Expenses In a Car Accident Case

Over the course of a 50-year driving history, an average driver will be involved in at least 3 to 4 car accidents. According to the National Safety Council, there are about
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When a car accident happens, an accident lawyer can help with a variety of issues such as obtaining the necessary evidence to prove liability, interviewing witnesses, getting police reports, gathering medical records, talking to insurance companies, recovering damages, and negotiating settlement offers.

Do You Need a Car Accident Lawyer?

When a car accident occurs, contacting a car accident lawyer is a good idea, especially if there are significant injuries and damages. Car accidents involving property damages and physical injuries are often very complex. Without a car accident lawyer to navigate the complicated process of injury claims, victims often come out
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If a misdiagnosis results in harm or injury to a patient, the patient can file a medical malpractice claim with a lawyer to recover compensation for damages. A misdiagnosis of an illness, disease, or injury can lead to serious health complications and even death for some patients. If the patient dies due to a misdiagnosis, family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit on the patient’s behalf.

What Qualifies as Misdiagnosis?

According to statistics, 1 in 20 patients who seek medical attention for an illness, disease, or injury is misdiagnosed. That equates to about 12 million patients every year, but
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The driver who was backing up may be at fault for the accident; however, this is not always the case. If the other driver engages in reckless driving or fails to use evasive driving tactics to prevent the accident, then both drivers may share fault for the accident. In some cases, the other driver – not the backing up driver – may carry most of the fault. Who is at fault and how much fault they carry depends on the circumstances and the applicable law.

Is the Person Backing Up Always at Fault?

Not always. If the person backing up
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The chances of winning a personal injury lawsuit vary greatly depending on factors like the type of claim, the amount, and quality, of evidence to support the claim and the law that applies to the claim. Additionally, those who are represented by or have the benefit of an attorney may increase their chances of winning. Even if claimants win their case, however, the amount that they recover from the at-fault party can vary and depends on, for example, the type of injury and the documentation – like expert witness testimony – to support the injury and other damages.

What Is a Personal Injury
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Psychiatric malpractice is a type of personal injury claim that covers negligence by mental health professionals, such as psychiatrists. Psychiatrists owe their patients a standard of care that requires them to make decisions about, evaluate, and treat their patients as a reasonable psychiatrist would during their medical practice. Failure to meet this standard of care may result in emotional or physical injury to patients, for which the psychiatrist may be legally responsible. Patients have rights and are encouraged to speak with a psychiatric malpractice attorney if they believe that they were the victim of malpractice.

What is Psychiatric Malpractice?

Malpractice is
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As a general rule, a person should reach out to a personal injury lawyer after suffering an injury in an accident or through negligence or misconduct. A lawyer helps the injured party pursue fair and reasonable compensation for the injuries and damages. A lawyer also safeguards the injured party’s best interest against large insurance companies and organizations that may attempt to offer low settlements or deny otherwise valid claims.

Five Situations That Call for Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer 

Liability for the Accident is in Contention 

Proving liability is one of the most important steps in a personal injury lawsuit
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The polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam inside millions of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and ventilator devices involved in the Philips CPAP recall may pose significant cancer risks to users. The foam, which abates sound and vibration while breathing devices are operating, may degrade. The degraded foam releases particles and gases that could cause potentially deadly cancer if inhaled or absorbed by users. An FDA Safety Communication links the foam particles and gases to various organ cancers, including lung, liver, kidney, and stomach cancer. 

The Philips CPAP recall affects about 2 million sleep apnea patients across the United States who depend
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If you suffered damages resulting from a defective CPAP device, then you need a CPAP lawyer. A CPAP lawyer can provide the necessary legal support to move a CPAP lawsuit smoothly and efficiently. The lawyer can evaluate the facts of the case to determine whether the victim has strong grounds for a lawsuit against Philips Respironics, the manufacturer of the recalled CPAP devices. He or she can also compile enough evidence to prove liability and damages. The lawyer ensures the lawsuit is ready before the state-imposed statute of limitations, protecting the victim’s rights to compensation. 

An Overview of Philips CPAP Recall
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In this guide, individuals will find plenty of information about the Philips CPAP recall lawsuit. People who have used a defective recalled Philips CPAP, BiPAP, or ventilator device may be able to file a lawsuit against the company if they experience certain symptoms related to the use of these recalled products. 

Why Are People Filing Philips CPAP Lawsuits?

People have begun to file Philips CPAP lawsuits against the manufacturer because of a recall that Philips and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently initiated. Specifically, testing of Philips CPAP devices found that the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam
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Some attorneys speculate that victims of illnesses resulting from the use of recalled Philips continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines may reach settlement amounts of around $100,000 to $500,000, but it’s still unknown exactly how much these settlements will be worth. 

Why Are People Filing Philips CPAP Lawsuits?

Recently, Philips has recalled its line of CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator devices due to the carcinogenic nature of their polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam content. This foam aimed to help reduce noise and vibration when using Philips devices, but certain chemicals and particles it can produce have caused cancers and other illnesses
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Certain types of Philips CPAP machines may cause a variety of cancers due to their polyurethane foam content, leading to a nationwide recall. As a result, individuals may qualify for compensation in a Philips lawsuit if they developed cancer because of these devices, and it’s important to avoid these specific Philips products.

CPAP Recall Due to Cancer Risk

Recently, Philips issued a recall because of the discovered link between certain Philips CPAP devices and an increased risk of cancer and other health issues. Although Philips CPAP machines don’t typically cause cancer, specific products contain a carcinogenic substance that has posed
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A T-bone accident is an automobile collision where one car is struck on the side by the front end of the other vehicle. T-bone collisions have several legal consequences for car accident victims. The violent nature of T-bone collisions results in car accident victims suffering serious injuries. T-bone collisions occur for a variety of reasons. Depending on the facts of a collision, one or more parties may be liable. The complex nature of a T-bone collision means a victim faces a difficult battle against an insurance company in his or her fight to obtain compensation for his or her injuries.

How T-Bone Accidents Happen
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There are several ways for medical bills to be satisfied or paid following a car accident. When a victim sees his or her medical bills after a crash, they may feel overwhelmed by the high cost of medical treatment. The question of how medical bills are paid is one of the most commonly asked questions by car accident victims. This is because car accidents can leave victims facing severe injuries. These injuries in turn require expensive medical treatment. Car accident cases are not always quickly resolved, and doctors do not wait until a case is resolved to obtain payment. This leaves patients facing additional
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When car accident claims exceed auto insurance limits, additional insurance coverages might cover the rest of the costs. If additional coverages are not available or also are exceeded, then a lawsuit might be the only way an accident victim could avoid taking a financial hit.

Auto insurance policies protect others against the cost of sustaining injuries and property damage in auto insurance accidents. Those who carry comprehensive and collision insurance could protect against the costs of damages suffered in an accident, regardless of who is at fault. Others are more vulnerable to suffering financial hardships due to medical costs and
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Backing up to pull out of a parking spot or for any other reason suggests other vehicles have the right-of-way, but that does not mean an accident automatically is the fault of the person backing up. Many factors could make it possible for another vehicle’s driver to be partly or wholly at fault for causing an accident with a driver who was backing up.

Most drivers back up when they are exiting a parking spot. That accounts for only 1% of the total driving time that most people obtain. So, backing up is the least developed driving skill that most
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