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    Posted on April 19, 2014 To

    Press Conference with Plaintiffs in $14 Million Yasmin Verdict at Clifford Law Offices

    A press conference was held  on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Clifford Law Offices with Mariola and Rafal Zapalski, plaintiffs in the $14 million verdict in Cook County Circuit Court. Bradley M. Cosgrove, partner at Clifford Law Offices, along with associate Sarah F. King obtained a $14 million verdict Friday (April 18, 2014) against the prescribing doctor on behalf of a 37-year-old Chicago woman who suffered a severe disabling stroke 13 days after starting the…

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    Posted on April 18, 2014 To

    Clifford Law Obtains $14 Million Verdict for Inappropriate Prescription of Yasmin in Chicago

    Bradley M. Cosgrove, partner at Clifford Law Offices, obtained a $14 million verdict Friday (April 18, 2014) against the prescribing doctor on behalf of a 37-year-old Chicago woman.

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    Posted on January 23, 2014 To

    Does Illinois Do Enough to Investigate Medical Malpractice and Error?

    Last year, less than 30 medical professionals in Illinois were disciplined by the state’s regulatory agency according to a Chicago Tribune article. However, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), disciplined more than triple that number of physicians when responding to investigations beginning in other states. This leads to the unsettling conclusion that the IDFPR may not be allotting enough resources to the task of investigating and punishing doctors with a track record…

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    Posted on January 20, 2014 To

    Medical Errors Rise to Third Place in American Leading Causes of Death

    More than 210,000 patients die each year from preventable causes while in hospitals or under physicians’ care. This number actually indicates a larger issue of an “epidemic of patient harm”, according to a study by the Journal of Patient Safety. People go to hospitals when they are in dire need of medical care or have limited options, but patient trust may be wrongly placed in these institutions’ hands. Multiple causes began this trend of declining…

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    Posted on November 22, 2013 To

    Clifford Law Offices Receives $15.55 Million Verdict Against University of Chicago Hospital and Two Doctors

    November 22, 2013 Clifford Law Offices obtained a $15.55 million verdict today (Friday, Nov. 22, 2013) in a wrongful death lawsuit against the University of Chicago Hospital and two doctors. Keith A. Hebeisen, partner at the firm, received the verdict in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of the husband of a woman who died at childbirth after the defendants failed to diagnose and properly treat Karen Lopez of Westchester for a high-risk complication. Lopez,…

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    Posted on November 20, 2013 To

    Clifford Law Offices Obtains $885,000 Verdict for Chicago Polish Couple

    November 20, 2013 Attorneys at Clifford Law Offices late yesterday (Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013) obtained an $885,193 verdict on behalf of a man who was the victim of medical malpractice at a medical clinic in Chicago’s Jefferson Park neighborhood. Bradley Cosgrove, partner at Clifford Law Offices, obtained the verdict following a week-long trial before Cook County Circuit Court Judge Gregory J. Wojkowski at the Daley Center. The case at Clifford Law Offices was one of…

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    Posted on November 19, 2013 To

    When Doctors Don’t Speak Up, Patients Suffer

    In any profession, mistakes are made. But when it comes to practicing medicine, there can be very little room or allowance for a code of silence that protects those who have erred. Doctors must be encouraged, and allowed, to speak out against their fellow practitioners without fear of reprisal or repercussion. Transparency would increase the quality of care, and restore some of the faith the medical profession has lost among laymen. Malpractice must be addressed…

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    Posted on June 24, 2013 To

    Medical Malpractice: Hidden Dangers of Robotic Surgery

    Advancements in medicine have led to some miraculous discoveries and treatments, but even the latest technology can have devastating side effects. In a recent medical malpractice case involving robotic-assisted surgery, a 65-year-old male patient experienced a tragic outcome. Robotic Procedures for Prostate Cancer Laparoscopic prostatectomy (surgical removal of the prostate gland) is a common treatment for prostate cancer, and the da Vinci prostatectomy is one of the latest procedures being offered to these patients. Its…

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    Posted on May 10, 2013 To

    Part VI – Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice Lawsuits with Susan Capra, Partner at Clifford Law Offices, and Nurse – Costs and Fees in Medical Malpractice Cases and What You Can Do

    Question: What are the costs and attorneys’ fees associated with a medical malpractice lawsuit? Susan: Medical malpractice cases can be very costly to prosecute. We are talking tens of thousands of dollars. And the attorney will pay these costs and be reimbursed at the end of the lawsuit if we are successful. But the biggest cost I think in any medical malpractice case is expert witnesses. A doctor to simply review medical records can charge…

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