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Robert Clifford Writes an Article on Accountability for the Medical Profession

Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices and monthly columnist for the Chicago Lawyer magazine, wrote his March, 2014 column entitled “Time for More Accountability in the Health Care Profession.” In the article, Clifford points to the paradox of a decreasing number of medical malpractice lawsuit filings at a time when inquiries regarding medical negligence are on the rise. Clifford contemplates a few reasons for this occurrence, including the astronomical costs of case development, particularly expert testimony, as well as the years that it takes a lawyer to build a case in general. In the end, Clifford opines that because of the many barriers in the way of pursuing a medical malpractice claim, much medical negligence is going unaccounted for.