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“What Surgeons Leave Behind”

That's the headline of a recent front-page story in USA Today (March 8-10, 2013). The newspaper reports that doctors sew up patients with mistaken objects inside more than a dozen times a day - the most common being sponges, needles and instruments. The story talks about a woman who had to undergo six hours of emergency surgery in Alabama to remove a sponge the size...
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Clifford Law Offices Supporting Supreme Court Historical Society Gala This Week

March 11, 2013 The Supreme Court of the United States Historical Society is hosting its inaugural gala. Clifford Law Offices is a proud benefactor of the event that will take place Wednesday (March 13, 2013) in New York. Paul Cappuccio, General Counsel of Time Warner and Ted Ullyot, General Counsel of Facebook, are the evening's honorees. Guests will be treated to a rare viewing of...
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Robert Clifford Writes Column on the “Good Samaritan” Law

March 11, 2013 The Good Samaritan Law – that which protects people who help in emergency situations – has been much abused over the years. Hard to believe, but even doctors have tried to invoke it when responding to a "code blue" in a hospital. Bob Clifford, columnist for the Chicago Lawyer monthly magazine, writes about the law in Illinois and the latest case to...
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Verdict in First DePuy Defective Hip Implant Case Expected Soon

A Los Angeles jury is deliberating in the first defective DePuy hip implant case on behalf of a 65-year-old former prison guard in Montana who alleged he suffered metal poisoning and other health problems from the company's ASR XL hip implant he received in 2007. Johnson & Johnson, makers of the device and the defendant in the action, face thousands of lawsuits as "the world's...
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Personal Injury Law Firm Garners National Law Journal’s #11 Verdict for 2012

March 5, 2013 Clifford Law Offices' Chicago Injury Attorneys Recognized The National Law Journal recognized the $180 million verdict obtained by the personal injury law firm trial team headed by Robert Clifford as the eleventh top verdict in the country in 2012. Senior partner Clifford, along with partners and Chicago injury attorney, Kevin Durkin, obtained $112 of the $181,139,999 million verdict last May in federal district...
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