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Medicare to Penalize 120 Illinois Hospitals For Poor Readmission Rates

 

As part of an effort to force healthcare providers into providing a higher quality of care to their patients, the Affordable Care Act allows the federal government to penalize hospitals for having to readmit too many patients within thirty days of their initial release, according to an article in the August 18, 2014 edition of Crain’s Chicago Business. In the article, entitled “Medicare to Ding 120 Illinois Hospitals Over Readmission,” author Andrew Wang revealed that in 2015 the federal government is set … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on August 28, 2014 |
Filed under: Health Care,Healthcare
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Chicago Challenges Drug Industry’s “Aggressive Marketing” Techniques

 

Chicago and two California counties have filed two separate lawsuits against five drug makers for their “aggressive marketing” techniques that they alleged have fueled an epidemic of addiction and cost taxpayers millions of dollars in insurance claims and other health care costs, according to a story in The New York Times (”Chicago and 2 California Counties Sue Over Marketing of Painkillers,” Aug. 24, 2014). “The lawsuits assert that drug makers urged doctors to prescribe the drugs far beyond their traditional … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on August 26, 2014 |
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NTSB Most Wanted List 2014

 

Every year the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issues a “Most Wanted List” highlighting safety issues that it identifies from accident investigations. The purpose is to increase awareness about the issues and recommend safety solutions. For 2014, the NTSB has identified unique characteristics of helicopter operations, eliminating distractions and substance-impaired driving, pipeline safety, rail mass transit operational safety and other important issues that it sees that need improvement. For example, the NTSB wrote, “Over the last 10 years, the NTSB … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on August 25, 2014 |
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Clifford Law Offices to Feature Legal Educational Videos on CAN TV

 

Lawyers from Clifford Law Offices will be featured on the Chicago television network, CAN TV, this week in three educational interviews on the legal profession. Viewers can learn about Tort Reform in Illinois, breaches in personal data, and general information about medical malpractice and what it takes to have a case. The video interviews were filmed by Clifford Law Offices with the intent to educate the Chicago community. The interviews will be screened on CAN TV Thursday, August 21st, 2014 … Read more…

Created by rbaker on August 20, 2014 |
Filed under: General Information
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Robert Clifford Attends American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in Boston

 

Robert A. Clifford, a nationally prominent trial attorney in Chicago, attended the American Bar Association’s (ABA) annual meeting in Boston which was held August 8-10, 2014. According to the American Bar Association‘s website, the organization is committed to serving its members, improving the legal profession, eliminating bias and enhancing diversity, and advancing the rule of law throughout the United States and around the world. Clifford is an active supporter of ABA and has served a nine-year term as the Illinois … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on August 18, 2014 |
Filed under: Clifford Law Offices,General Information
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List Of Recalled Vehicles on GM’s Website Is Incomplete

 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday that GM’s vehicle identification number system which allows owners to look up whether their vehicle has been effected by the millions of recalls issued this year is not listing all cars that are in need of repairs, according to The Detroit News (“Government says GM site faulty, doesn’t correctly list recalled vehicles”; 8/1/2014). Owners are able to enter their personal vehicle identification numbers with the site then telling them whether their vehicle … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on August 15, 2014 |
Filed under: GM Recall
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Colin Dunn Pens Article on Section 3-102 of the Tort Immunity Act

 

Colin H. Dunn, partner at Clifford Law Offices and columnist for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, penned an article published May 12, 2014 edition entitled, “School Loses Bid For Immunity In Suit Over Girl’s Fall In ‘Cafetorium.’” In the article, Dunn discusses a recent First District Appellate Court decision ruling that a school’s combined cafeteria-auditorium did not qualify as recreational property, and thus the district was not exempt from tort liability. Under current Illinois law, for the purpose of keeping … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on August 15, 2014 |
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Attorney Robert Clifford Pens Article for Chicago Lawyer On Mediation Proceedings

 

Senior Partner and monthly columnist for the Chicago Lawyer Magazine Robert A. Clifford of Clifford Law Offices wrote his February, 2012 column called, “Navigating the Waters of Mediation.” In this article, Clifford gives advice to his colleagues on how to properly approach mediation proceedings. Clifford advises lawyers to focus on a few main points, including the determination of the proper point in litigation to pursue mediation, allowing the client to be present for the mediation, and to never waiver in … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on August 15, 2014 |
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Robert A. Clifford Writes Article Questioning “Early Offer” Programs

 

Robert A. Clifford, Senior Partner at Clifford Law Offices and monthly columnist for the Chicago Lawyer magazine, wrote his October, 2012 column entitled “Granite State, Granite Heart.” In the article, Clifford explains the dangers that come with a new medical malpractice law recently passed by the New Hampshire state legislature. In 2012, New Hampshire became the first state to approve what is known as an “early offer program” pertaining to medical malpractice litigation. Under this type of program, injured patients … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on August 15, 2014 |
Filed under: Medical Malpractice
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Bob Clifford Quoted in Businessweek about Missing Malaysian Airliner

 

Senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, Robert A. Clifford, was quoted in Businessweek on July 31, 2014 in regards to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. In an article entitled, “Malaysian Air Geopolitic Victims on Hard Road to Recovery,” the author explained possible compensation and claims for those affected by the flight. Clifford, whose firm focuses on aviation law, was quoted saying pilots should have not flown over a combat zone. “You and I can’t run red lights. They … Read more…

Created by rbaker on August 12, 2014 |
Filed under: Aviation,Aviation Law Firm,Clifford Law Offices,Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17
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