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    Posted on November 21, 2017 To

    Clifford Law Offices Obtains $3 Million Verdict for Medical Malpractice Victim

    Bradley M. Cosgrove, partner at Clifford Law Offices, obtained a $3 million verdict on behalf of a 52-year-old man who died from a pulmonary embolism 50 days after undergoing leg surgery at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. The case involved Edward A. Smolinski of Elmhurst who died when doctors failed to prevent, diagnose and treat a pulmonary embolus following surgery to repair a quadriceps tendon in his left leg. The case was brought by his wife Margaret…

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    Posted on January 16, 2017 To

    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 that only a small percentage of those reporting to this…

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    Posted on December 27, 2016 To

    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 to list medical errors as the third most common cause…

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    Posted on August 11, 2016 To

    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 six-man-six-woman jury deliberated less than two hours before returning the…

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    Posted on June 2, 2016 To

    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 for approximately an hour before reaching the $7.75 million verdict…

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    Posted on May 25, 2016 To

    New Study Finds Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S. is Medical Error

    The latest study on deaths in America indicates that the third leading cause is medical errors. A professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is asking the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to correct its records and list medical errors as the third most common cause of death in the United States with 251,454, following heart disease (614,348) and cancer (591,699). Dr. Martin Makary, a cancer surgeon and professor of health policy…

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    Posted on April 5, 2016 To

    Clifford Law Obtains $6.5 Million Settlement in Med Mal Case

    Shannon McNulty and Bradley Cosgrove, partners at Clifford Law Offices, obtained a $6.5 million settlement on behalf of a 35-year-old man who died after negligent care at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. A jury was selected before Judge Thomas V. Lyons of the Cook County Circuit Court and opening statements were set to begin when the parties reached a settlement late Friday afternoon. An order was entered Monday, April 4, 2016 dismissing the case…

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    Posted on November 4, 2015 To

    Clifford Law Obtains $8.25 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case Against Chicago Hospital

    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…

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    Posted on July 29, 2014 To

    Understanding Medical Malpractice

    Medical malpractice lawyer, Susan Capra, was interviewed by Clifford Law Offices in regards to malpractice cases. She explained the two common types of malpractice saying, “During surgery, [if] a surgeon cuts a wrong blood vessel or cuts on the wrong site – that’s an affirmative act. An example of an omission would be a failure to diagnose the condition.” Omission could also mean the doctor failed to pick up the red flags. She explained that…

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