Dr. Kenneth C. Chessick recently joined Clifford Law Offices as Of Counsel to the firm. His experience and education add breadth and depth to the medical malpractice team at the firm. For nearly three decades, Dr. Chessick had been the principal partner at The Law Office of Kenneth C. Chessick, M.D. He has accomplished much in that time, obtaining record setting verdicts and settlements for victims of medical malpractice - from birth injury cases to failure to diagnose cancer cases. Patients and their families turned to Dr. Chessick over the years knowing he would know the right thing to do.
The Seventh Annual Clifford Law Offices continuing legal education (CLE) program will be held Feb. 20. Bob Clifford will moderate the two-hour program entitled "The Ethics of Client Communication" that offers attorneys across the state free professional responsibility CLE credit. He will be joined on the panel by Illinois Appellate Court Justice Maureen Connors, James J. Grogan, Deputy Administrator and Chief Counsel of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC), and Sara Parikh, Ph.D., Managing Director at Leo Shapiro & Associates, a Chicago behavior and research firm. To register, visit the firm's website at www.CliffordLaw.com.
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After four reports were filed about problems with the heart implant, the FDA mandated a recall due to possible injury and death possibilities. As reported by the AP, the problem is rooted in the occurrence of wear and the dislodging of materials that can block critical arteries. As of this time, no patient or recipient has died, but the forecasted complications could be fatal, according to the Wall Street Journal.