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Quest Diagnostics Reports Breach of Nearly 12 Million Patient Records

One of the nation’s largest providers of blood testing just announced a widespread data breach of financial data, credit card information, Social Security numbers and medical data, and it is certain to be the subject of many lawsuits throughout the country. On June 3, 2019, Quest Diagnostics reported that about 11.9 million patients are affected after an “unauthorized user” apparently gained access in mid-May to...
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Bob Clifford Authors Article on the Responsibility of Ridesharing Companies

Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner of Clifford Law Offices, authored an article on “Rideshare Responsibility” in the April issue of the Chicago Lawyer. Clifford, a columnist for the monthly publication, writes, “If Uber and other ridesharing companies want to play a major role in transporting people safely from place to place, then they must accept responsibility in doing so.” To read his entire...
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Added Sugar in Cigarettes – Did You Know?

A new survey suggests that very few smokers know there is sugar added to cigarettes to reduce the harshness of the smoke, and that the added sugar also increases toxins in cigarette smoke. This is according to a study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research. "Knowledge is power and there is a clear gap in awareness," said lead researcher Andrew Seidenberg, a public...
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Clifford Law Offices Continues to Rally Against Confidentiality Clauses in Settlements

Clifford Law Offices has long been a supporter of patients' rights and is continually dedicated to teaching the importance of knowing one's rights. A study was just released by Sorry Works!, a not-for-profit organization based in Edwardsville, Illinois called Don't Gag Me... A Special Report on Confidentiality Clauses in Med-Mal Settlements that addresses what is going on with confidentiality clauses in settlements, or "gag orders" as...
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Update to EpiPen Cost Controversy

No sooner than the CEO of the maker of the EpiPen allergy medication aggressively defends the price of the drug, than the company announces that it will have available in just a few weeks a generic version of the drug at half the price. This sudden turnaround raised many to question how this could be accomplished in such a record time given that the Federal...
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