Clifford Law Offices’ Experienced Medical Negligence Attorney Team
Medical malpractice is a term used by lawyers to describe negligence that results in death or injury by a health care provider who fails to adhere to the accepted standards of practice and care for the relevant procedure. A medical negligence attorney is familiar with these standards and can assess the actions of the medical staff. Professional health care providers include doctors, nurses, dentists, technicians, hospitals, nursing home facilities and any person or entity that provides medical care. Medical malpractice can also occur through outpatient services or if issues arise with prescription medication. Obviously, medical malpractice cases where there has been hospital negligence can be more involved than those concerning an individual health care provider. In these situations, it takes a successful medical malpractice law firm and its attorneys to prove hospital liability and to have the resources to match the insurance companies dollar for dollar.
For more information about the work of medical negligence lawyers, Chicago law firm Clifford Law Offices has created a series of YouTube videos covering an interview with Susan Capra, a registered nurse and a partner of the firm. You can view the videos and transcripts here: A Chicago medical malpractice lawyer answers your questions.
This series of short videos covers malpractice issues ranging from whether or not malpractice has occurred, what you need to help put together a malpractice case, how medical malpractice cases are settled in or out of court, and more. If you think you may have a medical malpractice case, call us at 1 (800) 899-0410. Consulting with an experienced medical malpractice attorney can provide a sound basis on whether to pursue an action in court.
Clifford Law Offices: Experienced Chicago Medical Negligence Attorneys
If you need a medical malpractice lawyer in Chicago, Clifford Law Offices has handled claims involving numerous medical malpractice and specialties cases. In this era of health care change, Clifford Law Offices’ commitment is unwavering in responding to consumer rights and awareness. In litigating these lawsuits (which often arise from product liability claims of defective medical devices), the firm develops the cases beyond the line of improper treatment, diagnosis and surgery, and investigates if medical products and drugs were involved. Clifford Law Offices, recognized as one of the top Chicago medical malpractice firms, determines the liability of any health maintenance organization as well as doctors, nurses, pathologists and other health care workers.
With an attorney-nurse on staff, as well as a full-time nurse with a legal background working on these negligence and malpractice cases, Clifford Law Offices offers in-depth medical insight to its clients and referring attorneys. For established birth injury lawyers, brain injury lawyers or another type of medical negligence attorney in Chicago, talk to Clifford Law Offices.
Leading with Innovation on Medical Malpractice Cases
Clifford Law Offices is a Chicago law firm that combines innovative legal theories with computer-assisted research on the latest medical and pharmaceutical material to meet the needs of its clients throughout the country. In 2010, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that caps on damages involving medical malpractice cases are unconstitutional. It is the third time that the state’s highest court made that finding, quashing limits on medical negligence cases. Robert A. Clifford and Keith A. Hebeisen, partners and medical negligence attorneys at the firm, have written extensively on this subject and were among those in the forefront of the fight on behalf of patients’ rights to a trial by jury. Read some of their medical malpractice articles here.
Keith Hebeisen, who concentrates in medical malpractice, has served as President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association. He, along with Bob Clifford, have written and spoken extensively on subjects impacting victims of medical malpractice. Bob Clifford wrote an article as to how it is decided whether the firm accepts a medical malpractice case. Keith Hebeisen recently authored a piece looking at the myths surrounding medical malpractice that appeared in the Law Day issue of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, May 1, 2010.
The complexity of medical malpractice litigation requires experienced representation by medical negligence lawyers. Clifford Law Offices has a record of previous success in the field that benefits all of their clients. Some recent cases include:
Keith Hebeisen – $12,000,000: Medical negligence attorney obtained record medical malpractice verdict in DuPage County on behalf of an infant who suffered permanent and severe brain damage as a result of a delayed cesarean section delivery.
Keith Hebeisen – $6,750,000: Doctors and hospital personnel negligently fail to timely recognize, diagnose and treat baby girl after birth when she developed jaundice while in the intermediate care nursery that resulted in permanent brain injury.
Brian S. Shallcross – $5,950,000: 39-year-old man suffers permanent injury to his leg following unnecessary and negligent stent procedure performed by cardiologist; highest adult non-death medical malpractice verdict in history of cases in DuPage County.
Keith Hebeisen & Brian S. Shallcross – $5,000,000 Verdict: Doctor performs unnecessary hysterectomy on 31-year-old Chicago area woman after c-section to deliver her first child, leading client to consult with medical negligence attorneys.
Bob Clifford – $4,500,000: 52-year-old mother of three suffers permanent and severe brain damage after hospital fails to monitor her breathing following hip replacement surgery.
Keith Hebeisen – $3,600,000: 55-year-old woman dies when doctor fails to properly and timely diagnose her breast cancer, leaving one adult disabled daughter.
Keith Hebeisen – $3,200,000: Plaintiff sustained a spinal cord injury during surgery performed at defendant hospital. Plaintiff is permanently disabled and is partially paralyzed in all four extremities, which led to this medical malpractice case.
Keith Hebeisen – $3,200,000 (partial): 46-year-old man is paralyzed after surgery, also leaving him incontinent, impotent and severely spastic.
Richard F. Burke, Jr. & Shannon M. McNulty – $2,500,000: Young mother is in labor for 25 hours with prolonged periods during which her baby was deprived of sufficient oxygen and suffered from poor fetal tones; her son is born with cerebral palsy and he dies two years later from a seizure disorder. Medical malpractice lawyers help mother to recover losses from the horrific experience.
Keith Hebeisen & Susan A. Capra – $1,400,000: Medical negligence case involving a young woman who undergoes an unnecessary hysterectomy during which her bowel was lacerated, resulting in a severe infection that causes permanent injuries.
Different Forms of Medical Malpractice and Possible Cases
- Anesthesia malpractice
- Birth injury
- Blood contamination
- Brain injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Delay in diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Failure to diagnose heart attack
- Failure to diagnose stroke
- Hospital staph infection
- Inattention to patients
- Malfunctioning medical devices
- Medication errors
- Plastic surgery issues
- Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical litigation
- Pharmaceutical issues
- Spinal cord injuries
- Surgical negligence
- Unnecessary treatments
- Wrong diagnosis
- Wrong site surgery
For an experienced medical negligence attorney in Chicago, contact Clifford Law Offices at (800) 899-0410. We have a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer available with whom you can consult.