Ankin Law Office LLC

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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Ankin Law attorney, Scott Goldstein, helped secure temporary total disability, payment of medical bills, and prospective medical care for an injured forklift driver. The 32-year-old female will receive: temporary total disability benefits of $573.33/week for 47 1/7 weeks, commencing 1/25/22 through 12/20/22; $44,186.20 for reasonable and necessary medical services up to this point; and she is entitled to prospective medical treatment including continued neurological care, continued pain management services, and physical therapy.

On the day of the accident, the injured worker was operating a forklift to unload freight from a semi-truck when the semi-truck unexpectedly pulled away from the dock,
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A nurse in Illinois faces prison time for diluting morphine when providing the medication to a patient in 2021. This incident shows how medical staff can violate patients’ trust and engage in malpractice, putting patients’ lives at risk in the process.

If a nurse or another healthcare professional tampers with medication, not only could he or she face federal charges, but victims or their loved ones may have grounds to file a civil lawsuit against the offending employee.

Diluting Patients’ Morphine: A Federal Offense

An Illinois nurse has recently faced federal charges for tampering with a patient’s liquid morphine at
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Is suing after a car accident worth it? If you were injured by another driver, you may have to file a car accident lawsuit. Car accidents can leave victims facing life-changing injuries. By filing a lawsuit, victims can bolster their finances against the consequences of an accident that wasn’t their fault.

Car Accident Statistics in Illinois

Around 810 traffic accidents occur every day in Illinois, based on 2021 data from the Illinois Department of Transportation. More than nine people are injured every hour from car accidents and three people killed per day, highlighting the deadliness of car accidents in
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The Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled on December 14, 2023, that Chicago carries no liability for bicycle accidents caused by potholes on a non-bicycle route or lane. The ruling also reaffirmed that cyclists are primarily “permitted” users of roadways lacking designated bike lanes or signage. They only become “intended” users when a roadway has a bike lane or signage.

Bike Accident Statistics in Illinois

A 2018 crash report shows that about 3115 bicyclists got injured in accidents in Illinois. It also shows that the state recorded 19 bicyclist fatalities. Most of the bicyclist injuries and fatalities reported in Illinois happened
Continue Reading Potholes Over Profits: Illinois Supreme Court Rules on City Liability for Bicycle Accidents

Medical malpractice cases involve patient injuries caused by the negligence or improper actions of hospitals, clinics, and medical professionals. Examples of medical malpractice often include actions related to a patient’s diagnosis, medications, anesthesia and surgery, and follow-up procedures.

What Is Considered Medical Malpractice in Illinois?

Illinois laws regarding medical malpractice address patient injuries caused by negligent or improper actions of medical providers such as hospitals, clinics, out-patient surgical centers, physicians and surgeons, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, emergency medical technicians, and other medical professionals who provide patient care.

When medical malpractice occurs, Illinois laws allow victims to file legal action against the
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After a car accident, victims may wonder, “how much is my car accident worth?” There is no one-size-fits-all answer, as numerous factors come into play when calculating the value of a car accident settlement. In Chicago, Illinois, settlement claims depend on the severity of the injuries, liability, and the level of insurance coverage.

The Cost of Car Accident Injuries in Illinois

Understanding the value of your car accident claim can help you avoid settling for less. Insurance companies often rely on the ignorance of victims to lowball them with settlements well below rightful compensation.

What Are Illinois’ Laws Regarding Car
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Many people injured due to someone else’s negligence wonder, “How does personal injury law work?” You can use personal injury law in Chicago, Illinois, to get the negligent party to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and even pain and suffering. However, you will need to prove four things: the party owed you a duty of care, the party failed to honor the duty of care, his or her negligence hurt you, and the injury cost you money.

Personal injury law applies to many kinds of accidents, including car accidents, slips and falls, medical malpractice, and product liability. Comparative
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Many people with an injury caused by another person’s negligence often ask, “Do personal injury lawyers go to court?” Most personal injury lawyers in Chicago, Illinois, do not go to court, as up to 95% of injury cases get resolved through an insurance settlement process. In fact, most cases reach a settlement before a lawsuit is initiated. Other cases may involve filing a lawsuit, but settle before trial proceedings start. Only a small percentage (5%) of personal injury cases resolve through a trial process. Despite that, hiring a lawyer with a demonstrated trial experience is a wise decision.

A personal
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A homeowner’s insurance claim denial can happen when insurance companies decide to not provide coverage for your damaged home. Insurance companies may have their own reasons to deny homeowner’s insurance claims. Homeowner’s insurance companies often deny claims based on whether they are covered by the insurance policy and the level of insurance the homeowner has. The amount of documentation provided with the claim, or the suspicion of fraudulent or negligent behavior by the homeowner, can also lead to a denial. In some cases, an insurance company may deny a valid claim out of bad faith.

The reasons homeowner’s insurance companies
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Following an injury where another party is liable, it’s important to know when to hire a personal injury lawyer to handle a case. The right attorney can represent you in a case and help you seek total compensation from liable parties in a successful claim or lawsuit.

Personal Injury Law in Illinois

If a person or entity’s negligence or malicious intent leads to an injury, you may recover compensation for all related damages sustained through a personal injury claim or lawsuit in Illinois. These are third-party liability claims that entail seeking compensation from the liable party’s insurer, which includes any
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Knowing who can sue for wrongful death can help ensure your rights are protected after a tragedy. If an accident involving driving under the influence (DUI) results in the death of another driver, vehicle occupant, or pedestrian, the families of the deceased can file a wrongful death claim against the offending driver in Illinois.

However, not all car accidents resulting in a fatality will warrant a wrongful death case, making it important to know when it may be possible to seek compensation for the death of a loved one following a traffic collision.

When Is a Fatal Car Crash Considered
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Illinois attorney, Howard Ankin discusses the recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling in favor of an Ankin Law client regarding uninsured motorist coverage . The case centered on whether drivers in Illinois can use their own insurance to pay for injuries caused by an uninsured motorist. If you’ve been in an accident with an uninsured motorist call Ankin Law at 312-600-0000.
Continue Reading Howard talks on the recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling on uninsured motorist coverage in favor of our client, Carmen Galarza.

Suboxone, a drug used to treat opioid addiction and pain, has been linked to serious dental injuries of the teeth and gums. Thousands of victims have now filed a Suboxone lawsuit against several major manufacturers of the drug to recover compensation for their dental injuries.

What Is the Basis of the Suboxone Lawsuits in Illinois?

Due to thousands of serious dental injuries reported by people receiving Suboxone, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) launched an investigation into the drug’s safety for consumers. The FDA received many complaints of severe dental injuries from people using Suboxone treatments for opioid addiction and related
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What is medical malpractice? Medical malpractice occurs when a patient suffers illness, injury, or death due to improper treatment provided by a medical professional, hospital, or clinic that is responsible for the patient’s care. Under established medical standards, hospitals and medical professionals owe their patients a certain duty of care that protects them from harm while under their care.

Medical malpractice is the third-leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for approximately 10% of American deaths. Out of 195 countries assessed, the U.S. ranks below the top 50 in preventing patient deaths from medical errors. In 2020, six
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You may be eligible to file a Suboxone lawsuit for your teeth in Chicago, Illinois, if you developed dental problems after using the product. The compensation obtained in a successful lawsuit can help pay for fillings, crowns, or even surgery. It may also compensate you for the pain and suffering you have endured and might continue to endure because of the Suboxone-related dental problems. You may get compensation for lost wages if these issues keep you from working.

Suboxone helps many people overcome heroin and opioid addiction. It calms cravings and stops the “high” feeling that heroin and opioid users
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