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Medical Malpractice

Sarah King Published in ITLA Summer 2020 Trial Journal Magazine

Sarah F. King, partner at Clifford Law Offices, wrote an article for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) Summer 2020 Trial Journal magazine titled, "Practice Tips: Opening Statement in a Medical Malpractice Case, Estate of Gerald Sallis, Jr vs. West Suburban Medical Center et al". In August 2014, at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, Illinois, expectant mother Ms. Sallis' external fetal monitoring strips...
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Clifford Law Offices Obtains Record $101 Million Verdict for Brain Damaged Baby

A team of medical malpractice lawyers at Clifford Law Offices obtained a record $101 million verdict on behalf of a baby who sustained brain damage at birth at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, Illinois. Following a month-long trial, Keith A. Hebeisen, Bradley M. Cosgrove, Sarah F. King and Charles R. Haskins obtained the record verdict on behalf of now five-year-old Gerald Sallis who...
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Clifford Law Offices Obtains $7.4 Million Settlement on Behalf of Man Paralyzed during Spinal Surgery

Keith A. Hebeisen and Sarah F. King, attorneys at Clifford Law Offices, obtained a $7.4 million settlement on behalf of a young man paralyzed from the waist down following the neurosurgeon’s decision to deviate from an established spinal cyst drainage procedure without the patient’s consent. Kelvin Kakazu, 38, awoke from surgery on July 20, 2013 without feeling in his feet or legs. Video produced during...
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Clifford Law Offices Obtains $8.5 Million Settlement on Behalf of Newborn’s Mother Who Dies at Childbirth

Keith A. Hebeisen and Sarah F. King, attorneys at Clifford Law Offices, obtained an $8.5 million settlement on behalf of a mother who died after childbirth at Stroger Hospital following the medical team’s failure to recognize and treat signs and symptoms of ongoing bleeding from a placental abruption. Leticia Lara, 38, died Nov. 28, 2013, following the delivery of her child. On the day of...
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Patient Safety Rating Drops for Illinois’ Hospitals

A study by the Leapfrog Group – a nonprofit watchdog organization that assesses patient safety at acute care hospitals throughout the US – released their biannual report for Spring 2019. Illinois dropped to No. 14, one spot below last year’s report. Of the 42 Illinois hospitals assessed for patient safety, a few of them dropped to a B, thus pulling the ranking of the state...
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