Bradley M. Cosgrove, partner at Clifford Law Offices and successful medical malpractice trial attorney, will be speaking at the Annual Medical Malpractice Seminar sponsored by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA).
Craig Squillace, associate at Clifford Law Offices, obtained a record $4 million settlement on behalf of a 60-year-old woman who was killed when her vehicle was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer truck on I-80. The settlements represents a record in Will County for the wrongful death of a woman over 60.
Robert A. Clifford and Bradley M. Cosgrove, partners at Clifford Law Offices, obtained a $20 million settlement today (Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015) after being assigned to trial on behalf of a man who was severely injured when a tractor carrying hazardous materials t-boned his vehicle.
Tracy A. Brammeier, associate at Clifford Law Offices, moderated a program sponsored by the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) designed to provide a basic introduction to the Cook County Circuit Court's practices and procedures. Brammeier, YLS Special Project Coordinator, put together an afternoon program that addressed the nuts and bolts of practice in the court that included Hon. James P. Flannery, Jr., Presiding Judge of the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Also included in the tour was the clerk's office and the filing of documents including e-filing as well as the basics of service of process involving the Cook County Sheriff's Office. "Basics of Probate Procedure and Tips for Practitioners" was presented by Hon. Moshe Jacobius, Presiding Judge of the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County; "Basics of Probate Procedure and Tips for Practitioners" was presented by Hon. Mary Ellen Coghlan, Presiding Judge of the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County; and "Basics of the Criminal Division and Tips for Practitioners" was presented by Hon. Neera Walsh of the Criminal Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. The informative and interesting program offered continuing legal education credit for lawyers.
Bradley M. Cosgrove, partner at Clifford Law Offices in Chicago, this afternoon (Nov. 4, 2015) obtained an $8.25 million verdict against a Chicago hospital on behalf of a family who lost their father and husband due to negligence following a total knee replacement surgery. Adam Szwarek, Sr., was a patient at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago from December 8 - 10 of 2009. Following the surgery, he suffered a heart attack that caused hypoxia, anemia, confusion and disorientation, which was alleged to have gone untreated by medical personnel including the hospital residents. It led to shock and an inadequate blood flow to his vital organs, including his heart. Szwarek, 68, died two days later at the hospital from a massive myocardial infarction. "The death of Mr. Szwarek was avoidable had medical personnel ordered simple, cheap, available and non-invasive tests in response to his signs of heart attack" Cosgrove said following the verdict. "If the medical personnel had simply acted reasonably, Mr. Szwarek would be alive today for his wife and his son. This never should have happened to this wonderful family." The five-man-seven-woman jury came back in two hours and 20 minutes following a 10-day trial before Cook County Circuit Court Judge Donald J. Suriano at the Daley Center. The case was brought by Szwarek's estate. The jury award $3.25 million for grief and sorrow, and $5 million for loss of society to the widow and his adult son. Marta M. Kowalczyk, associate at the firm, assisted at trial. Kowalczyk has now assisted in verdicts totaling more than $15 million. Cosgrove has had a string of successful verdicts and settlements since joining Clifford Law Offices two years ago totaling more than $70 million. Last year he was listed as one of the Top 40 Attorneys Under 40 years of age by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company.
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Case No.: 11 L 13030
Attorneys for defendant Presence Saint Joseph Hospital:
John N. Seibel and Myriah Conaughty
Cassiday Schade LLP
20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60606
Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, has been invited to speak at the Law Seminars International Conference on VW: Auto Defect Class Actions with Global Ramifications.
Clifford Law Offices, a nationally renowned personal injury firm, today (Oct. 26, 2015) filed a lawsuit against Uber and an Uber driver for injuries to a passenger when the driver turned into oncoming traffic at the busy Ohio Street intersection that merges off the Kennedy Expressway.
Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, was given the Award of Honor by the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation at its Fourth Annual Valor Luncheon yesterday at a very touching ceremony filled with Chicago's finest (Oct. 14, 2015).
Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, will be given the Award of Honor by the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation at it's the Fourth Annual Valor Luncheon Oct. 14.
September 21, 2015