Robert Montgomery, a Chicago lawyer, along with Clifford Law Offices of Chicago as co-counsel, obtained a $2 million verdict for a man who fell and tore his rotator cuff four years ago at a Schereville, Indiana restaurant.
Bradley M. Cosgrove, partner at Clifford Law Offices, will be speaking at the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) Update and Review Seminar Oct. 22 at the Westin River North, 320 N. Dearborn, Chicago.
Michael S. Krzak, partner at Clifford Law Offices, has been named to the Advisory Committee of the Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP) Board of Directors. The Committee was created by the Illinois Supreme Court to augment the work of the Board.
Volkswagen has reached proposed Settlements involving 2.0-liter Volkswagen and Audi diesel vehicles with the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA"), the California Attorney General, the California Air Resources Board ("CARB"), the Federal Trade Commission, and current vehicle owners/lessees and certain former vehicle owners/lessees in the United States.
A Cook County Circuit Court jury returned a verdict for $3.3 million against Northwestern Hospital for administering a 56-year-old man 10 times the ordered dosage of an anti-viral drug Foscarnet that led to his kidney failure and death.
For decades members of the medical and scientific communities have published studies linking talcum powder use and an increased risk of ovarian cancer. While the exact reason for this link is the subject of ongoing research, many believe talc particles enter the vagina and migrate to the ovaries. While some scientists do not believe this connection has been proven conclusively, others believe there is a strong link between talc usage and a heightened ovarian cancer risk.
The connection between talc and ovarian cancer has recently entered the public consciousness. In 2016, juries in two states found that Johnson & Johnson was liable for failing to warn users of the risks of ovarian cancer. Each of these juries awarded substantial verdicts to the plaintiff, including millions of dollars in punitive damages which are intended to punish a defendant for its conduct. On the heels of these verdicts, hundreds and potentially thousands of talc users who have contracted ovarian cancer may bring claims against Johnson & Johnson.
The first American study that linked talc usage and ovarian cancer was published in 1982. This study, titled Ovarian cancer and talc, a case-control study, was one of many to follow. Below are three studies released in the last three years connecting ovarian cancer and talc use.
Clifford Law Offices attended the ABA Annual Meeting in August 2016, in San Francisco, California. The photo below shows Steve Weiss, Chicago lawyer and outgoing ABA Section of Litigation Chair, talking at the ABA Passing the Gavel luncheon about the popular Al Capone it produced in Chicago -- Starring Bob Clifford as Al Capone.