Personal Injury Law Blog


Webcast on the Ethics of Conflicts of Interest


On Thursday, February 19, 2015, Clifford Law Offices will sponsor a free two-hour continuing legal education program called “The Ethics of Conflicts of Interest” in the eighth annual Clifford Law Offices Continuing Legal Education Series. The program will provide attendees advice on the following questions: When are you barred from representing multiple clients or appearing adversely to a current or former client? When is the representation permitted with the clients’ informed consent, and how should consent be obtained? How do … Read more…

Created by rbaker on December 17, 2014 |
Filed under: CLE
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Clifford Law Offices Aviation Attorneys Available to Speak on Maryland Plane Crash; Black Box Data Indicates Plane Stalled and Pilot Failed to Recover


Clifford Law Offices has dealt with many cases involving aircraft that have crashed due to the stalling of one or more engines and a pilot’s failure to recover from the upset. After a press conference today held by officials of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), it was revealed that the initial cause of the plane crash that left six people dead, including two small children, Monday in Gaithersburg, Maryland, was due to just such a failure. The NTSB continues … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on December 10, 2014 |
Filed under: Aviation,Aviation Law Firm,Maryland Jet Plane Crash
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Black Box Recovered in Maryland Plane Crash


The black box containing information regarding the plane crash in Gaithersburg, Maryland, has been recovered by National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators. Monday’s (Dec. 8, 2014) crash left six people dead, including two small children, in the suburb of Washington, D.C. The black box contains the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder. Investigators also are reviewing a series of 911 calls that came in after the twin-engine Embraer EMB-500/Phenom 100 reportedly broke into pieces with fuselage crashing into … Read more…

Created by Pam Menaker on December 9, 2014 |
Filed under: Aviation,Police Chases
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Small Jet Plane Crashes into Maryland Home: 6 Reported Dead


A small jet plane crashed on Monday morning (December 8th, 2014) into a home located in a residential neighborhood of Gaithersburg, Maryland. ABC News reported that the impact of the plane in the Washington D.C. suburb resulted in a fire that spread to several nearby houses. It was also reported by the Associated Press that the death toll has now reached six – three people who were inside a house that was hit were killed in addition to the three inside the plane … Read more…

Created by rbaker on December 9, 2014 |
Filed under: Aviation,Maryland Jet Plane Crash,Plane Crash
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Mane in Heaven Continues its Unique Work – Associated Press Reports on How Mini-Horses Help The Sick


The love of horses of Jodie Diegel led her to start Mane in Heaven, a not-for-profit organization that provides animal-assisted activity and therapy visits with miniature horses. Helping disabled children and adults draws an emotional connection and love for the mini-horses and provides a source of joy and healing with visits to nursing homes, hospitals, veterans’ facilities, libraries and wherever they are needed. By day, Jodie is a certified legal nurse consultant at Clifford Law Offices, working in evaluating records … Read more…

Created by Pam Menaker on December 5, 2014 |
Filed under: Uncategorized
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School Bus Crash Kills Three in Knoxville, Tennessee


  A tragic crash involving two school buses in Knoxville, Tennessee, killed two children and one adult Tuesday afternoon and injured another 27 people, most of them young children. The horrific event has left the entire community in mourning. Two buses were bringing school children home on a Tennessee highway when one bus reportedly made a sharp left turn and crossed over a concrete median, hitting the second school bus that was traveling in the opposite direction. The crash caused … Read more…

Created by Pam Menaker on December 3, 2014 |
Filed under: Bus Accidents
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Brad Cosgrove’s Verdict Named #1 in Illinois This Year


The National Law Journal has featured Bradley Cosgrove’s $14 million verdict involving the inappropriate prescription of Yasmin as the number one verdict in Illinois in 2014. It also represents the top 40th verdict in the country, according to the publication. Zapalski v. Resurrection Health Care Corp. involved a two-week trial against a doctor who negligently prescribed Yasmin to a 37-year-old woman who suffered a debilitating stroke after taking it for less than two weeks. She now requires round-the-clock care. Sarah … Read more…

Created by Pam Menaker on November 17, 2014 |
Filed under: Uncategorized
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Robert Clifford Speaks at Law Bulletin Publishing Program


Bob Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, recently moderated a program in conjunction with the Law Bulletin Publishing Company.  The topic was jury selection and three prominent judges from the Cook County Law Division participated in the afternoon seminar.  Left to right are: Judge Tom Lyons, Judge Donald Suriano and Judge James P. Flannery, Jr., Chief Judge of the Law Division.

Created by Clifford Law Offices on November 12, 2014 |
Filed under: Trial Techniques
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Recent Study Finds Disturbing News on Surgical Infection Rates


Surgical rooms’ sterile environments are being contaminated by air-borne pathogens, according to a recent study published by the Journal of Hospital Infection. Forced-air patient warning systems appear to be presenting a problem that may have previously gone overlooked, according to the study. For example, at least three orthopedic-implant patients have sued 3M for its market-dominating Bair Hugger after these patients suffered deep-joint infections in cases that were previously rejected for lack of proof of causation, according to Stop Surgical Infections, … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on November 12, 2014 |
Filed under: Medical Malpractice
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Spaceship Crashes in California Desert, Killing One and Severely Injury Another


A Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two rocket plane exploded and crashed during a test flight Friday, Oct. 31, killing one crew member and seriously injuring another, according to authorities. The fiery crash was captured on video and played on media outlets across the world as the plane dropped away from its carrier airplane and fired up its hybrid rocket engine. The blast scattered debris across a two-mile area of the desert north of Mojave outside of Los Angeles, according to NBC … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on November 4, 2014 |
Filed under: Aviation Law Firm,Clifford Law Offices
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