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Medical Malpractice

Roughly 2% of Doctors Are Involved in Half of Medical Malpractice Settlements

An alarming statistic released on January 15th 2017 stated that about two percent of all doctors are involved in half of all medical malpractice settlements, according to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) that has studied this issue for the past 25 years. The NPDB reported that these settlements represented a total of more than $41 billion. At the same time, however, it was reported...
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Bob Clifford Discusses Medical Errors

Bob Clifford resumed writing a column for the newly redesigned Chicago Lawyer publication that has a subscription base of thousands of lawyers. In Clifford's latest column he goes into depth about medical errors and how the CDC does not allow physicians, medical examiners, coroners and funeral directors to list medical error as a cause of death. Martin Makary, an American surgeon, has asked the CDC...
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Clifford Law Offices Obtains $3.3 Million Verdict Against Northwestern Hospital for Overdosing Father and Husband, Killing Him

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 that led to his kidney failure and death. Keith A. Hebeisen and Sarah F. King, lawyers at Clifford Law Offices, obtained the verdict against the major hospital in a Chicago courtroom following a one-week trial. The...
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Researchers Say Medical Errors Are Third Leading Cause of U.S. Deaths

Research on deaths in the United States indicates that the third leading cause is medical errors. After analyzing medical death rate data for over eight years, the patients safety experts at Johns Hopkins Medicine have calculated more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical error in the United States. A professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is asking the...
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Medical Malpractice Partners at Clifford Law Obtain $7.75 Million Verdict Against Neurosurgeon

On June 1st, 2016, Keith A. Hebeisen and Bradley M. Cosgrove, partners at Clifford Law Offices, obtained a $7.75 million verdict in Cook County Circuit Court against a doctor whose patient died of cardiac complications hours after spinal surgery. Susan A. Capra, nurse and partner at the firm, worked up the case for the two-week trial before Judge Donald Suriano. The eight-woman four-man jury deliberated...
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