The Chicago medical malpractice lawyers at Clifford Law Offices are well versed in this highly complex area of law that involves defective medical device litigation or pharmaceutical litigation, which arises from ingesting prescription medicines with dangerous and undisclosed side effects. When it comes to achieving a resolution in these cases, the medical malpractice lawyers of Chicago try to ensure that clients are represented in a confidential, competent manner.
Clifford Law Offices and its Chicago medical malpractice lawyers have been actively involved in representing individuals in lawsuits involving defective medical products and dangerous pharmaceuticals for more than 25 years. In 2000 and 2001, the firm successfully represented several hemophiliacs who became infected with HIV/AIDS from tainted blood products manufactured by four of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Before trial, medical malpractice lawyers at the Chicago-based firm negotiated and obtained court-approval for a multi-million dollar global settlement.
Clifford Law Offices also served as local counsel on behalf of women who brought suit against world-renowned Abbott Laboratories for its negligent design and manufacture of a popular diagnostic test that returned flawed results, leading to unnecessary cancer treatments and hysterectomies. With its team of experienced medical malpractice lawyers in Chicago, Clifford Law Offices also successfully represented clients in individual lawsuits who suffered serious heart damage after ingesting the diet drug popularly known as “Fen-Phen.” In these cases, the federal court approved a settlement with American Home Products Corporation, the manufacturer of Fen-Phen, valued at $4.75 billion for up to six million consumers.
Last year, Clifford Law Offices represented several recipients of the recalled Sulzer hip devices who had to undergo painful revision surgery as a result of defective devices. These cases, which were part of a multi-district litigation, resulted in settlements nearing a combined 1 billion dollars for the clients of Clifford’s Chicago medical malpractice lawyers.