Personal Injury Law Blog

 

Personal Injury Attorneys Explain Class Actions

 

The consumer rights attorneys at Clifford Law Offices have handled class actions for over three decades. Class action lawsuits allow for common claims that would otherwise be too small to litigate individually, to proceed in state or federal court, depending upon the nature of allegations and the number of putative class members. Our attorneys developed a reputation for excellence in the representation and service to consumers and class action cases. We work with perseverance and diligence, advancing the case until … Read more…

Created by webmarketingtherapy on August 17, 2015 |
Filed under: class actions,Uncategorized
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Robert Clifford Participates in ABA Program on Classic Closing Arguments

 

Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, participated in a panel on “Beginning with the End in Mind – Classic Chicago Closings” at the American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Meeting in Chicago.      Others on the panel included the Hon. Virginia Kendall and Hon. Jorge L. Alonso, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and Carrie Hamilton, former Assistant U.S. Attorney in Chicago and now a Cook County Circuit Court Judge as well as … Read more…

Created by chaskins on August 5, 2015 |
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Law School and Politics with Bob Clifford

 

“If you want to be successful in law school or in the law, know and understand politics.” – Bob Clifford    

Created by rbaker on July 29, 2015 |
Filed under: Clifford Law Offices,Law Quotes
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Popular Blood Thinner – Coumadin – Reported to be Causing Deaths and Injuries in Nursing Homes

 

It is being reported that Coumadin, the popular prescription blood thinning drug, is a particular problem in nursing homes and requires careful calibration in that too much can cause uncontrolled bleeding and too little threatens the development of life-threatening clots. A story in the Washington Post reported that at least 165 nursing homes residents were hospitalized or died following errors from ingesting Coumadin or its generic version, warfarin, from 2011 to 2014. The reporter, Charles Ornstein, derived his information from … Read more…

Created by Pam Menaker on July 18, 2015 |
Filed under: Medical Malpractice,Nursing Home
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Asbestos Found in Some Children’s Crayons – Beware When Buying Back-to-School Products

 

Asbestos is a known carcinogen that reportedly kills up to 15,000 Americans every year. And it’s still legal to put it in products. But is was a bit surprising to find asbestos in children’s crayons, according to tests commissioned by EWG Action Fund, a 501(c0(4) organization. The EWG (Environmental Working Group) Action Fund’s mission is to protect the health of people and the environment by educating the public and lobbying on a wide range of environmental issues. Four brands of … Read more…

Created by Pam Menaker on July 18, 2015 |
Filed under: Products Liability
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How to Choose a Surgeon? Use a Scorecard

 

Choosing a surgeon can be a daunting task, and ProPublica, a not-for-profit news organization based in new York that produces investigative journalism in the public interest, researched thousands of doctors and how well they performed surgeries over a four-year period. Focusing on surgeons and not hospitals, ProPublica examined 16,827 doctors across the country focusing on eight surgical procedures performed thousands of times a day, scheduled in advance and generally performed on patients in stable health. Patients who were brought in … Read more…

Created by Pam Menaker on July 18, 2015 |
Filed under: Medical Malpractice
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Top Chicago law firm talks product liability

 

Product Liability: liability of a designer, manufacturer or seller of a product for injuries or damages suffered as a result of defects in the product or its user information. Our top Chicago law firm recognizes that product liability cases require complex litigation. The nature of a product liability claim depends on the jurisdiction, product type, and cause of the defect. Product defects can surface in different facets of the user experience, including defects in the design or manufacture of the product, as well … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on July 8, 2015 |
Filed under: Products Liability
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Happy Independence Day from Clifford Law Offices

 

“The United States is the only country with a known birthday” ~James G. Blaine Wishing you and your family a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!

Created by Clifford Law Offices on July 3, 2015 |
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Protecting the Elderly from Nursing Home Abuse

 

Question: How can I protect my parents who are in a nursing home from elder abuse? Answer: Elder abuse can take many forms including psychological, sexual or emotional abuse, financial abuse or exploitation, neglect and even self-neglect. Become aware of the signs of these types of abuses. If you suspect that your loved ones are abuse victims, an attorney can help connect you with relevant reporting agencies and can also advise you about any legal remedies that may be available. … Read more…

Created by Pam Menaker on July 1, 2015 |
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Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Chicago’s Eastland Disaster

 

Created by Clifford Law Offices on July 1, 2015 |
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