Bradley M. Cosgrove

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Clifford Law Offices PC
 | 120 North LaSalle Street, 31st Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-899-9090
Fax: 312-251-1160
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Bradley M. Cosgrove is a partner with Clifford Law Offices PC in Chicago, Illinois. A nationally ranked trial attorney with more than 14 years of legal experience, Mr. Cosgrove provides unmatched representation and support to clients throughout Chicago and all across the country who have suffered injury or loss as a result of medical malpractice or because of an accident caused by someone else's negligent, reckless or unlawful actions.

    Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Cosgrove has secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his plaintiff clients who are dealing with complex personal injury and wrongful death claims. Among his most notable successes, he helped secure a verdict of $101 million for a family whose baby was born with brain damage, which stands as the largest medical malpractice verdict ever awarded in Illinois. He has also obtained numerous multimillion-dollar awards for his clients, earning his reputation as one of his area's leading trial attorneys.

    Honored for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Cosgrove has received consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America, and The National Trial Lawyers has voted him a Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Attorney each year since 2014. He has also earned a Leading Lawyer designation from Law Bulletin Media as well as the organization's ranking as a Top 40 Under 40.

    A 2002 graduate of Grand Valley State University, Mr. Cosgrove obtained his Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School in 2006. A dean's scholarship recipient, he received honors for his exceptional contributions to the Association of Trial Lawyers of America's Mock Trial Competition, where he was a member of the Regional Champion and the National Semi-Finalist Teams.

    Along with maintaining a successful legal practice, Mr. Cosgrove is an active member of the International Society of Barristers, the American Bar Association and The National Trial Lawyers. He is also a board of managers member and former program planning co-chair of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and he serves on the tort law committee for the Illinois State Bar Association, He is also former co-chair of the Chicago Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division torts committee.

    Outside his legal practice, Mr. Cosgrove gives back to his community through his involvement with the Wounded Warrior Project and through his support of various firefighter benefits as well as his sponsorship of the Chicago Chiefs Softball Association.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 7 years

    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2016

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    About Bradley Cosgrove

    Admitted: 2006, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: https://www.cliffordlaw.com/attorneys/bradley-m-cosgrove/

    Honors/Awards:

    • National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 under 40 Civil Plaintiff, 2014 – Present
    • Leading Lawyer, Law Bulletin Media, 2018 – Present
    • Leading Lawyer, Law Bulletin Media, 2018 – Present
    • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers in the Country; Illinois Emerging Lawyer (2015 - present), 2019
    • Best Lawyers® in America, 2019 – Present
    • Illinois Super Lawyer 2018, 2018
    • Illinois Super Lawyer 2017, 2017
    • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010-2016, 2016
    • Law Bulletin Publishing Company 40 Under 40, 2014
    • National Trial Lawyers Association - Top 40 under 40, 2013, 2013
    • Super Lawyer - Illinois Rising Star, 2009 - 2013, 2013
    • National Trial Lawyers Association - Top 40 under 40, 2012, 2012
    • Youngest lawyer in Illinois history to receive a million dollar verdict (26 years old) Youngest lawyer in Illinois to receive two verdicts of a million dollars (28 years old), On information and belief, 2007

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Managers (2015 - present), 2019
    • The International Society of Barristers, 2020
    • Illinois State Bar Association, Assembly (2016 - present), Tort Law Committee (2016 - present), 2019
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Program Planning Co-Chair, 2015, 2015
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Program Planning Co-Chair, 2014, 2014
    • Chicago Bar Association, Co-Chair Torts Committee YLD (2014), 2014
    • American Bar Association, Member, 2006
    • National Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2006

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Chicago Chiefs Softball Association, Sponsor
    • Annual Chicago Fire Fighters Picnic
    • Wounded Warrior Project

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Mr. Cosgrove has also been asked to lecture at the John Marshall Law School regarding the use of expert witnesses and trial practice, Speaker, 2009

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Clifford Law Offices obtained a record $101 million verdict on behalf of a baby who was brain damaged at birth at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, Illinois, 2019
    • $8.5 million verdict was obtained when a Williamson County man died when a certified registered nurse anesthetist and hospital employees allowed the patient to become dangerously hypotensive and was later declared brain dead, 2019
    • $6.2 million was obtained due to workplace negligence, a union construction worker sustained serious orthopedic injuries from a fall, 2019
    • $21.5 million record verdict for a 6-year-old boy who drowned while at a public pool during summer day camp. This is the largest verdict for a drowning victim in the State of Illinois, 2019
    • $4.75 million settlement for medical negligence that caused a man to lose his dominant arm as a result of a failure to timely diagnose and treat compartment syndrome, 2018
    • $6.5 million settlement for medical malpractice that caused a young woman to have permanent injury as a result of a failure to timely diagnose and treat cauda equina syndrome, 2018
    • $2 million settlement for a woman injured by a negligent truck driver, 2017
    • $941K record verdict for a dog bite injury to the thumb of a child. This is the largest verdict resulting from a dog bite in the history of Illinois, 2017
    • $3 million verdict as a result of medical malpractice that caused a pulmonary embolus and wrongful death of a Cook County man, 2017
    • $3.5 million settlement for the sudden cardiac death of a husband and a father as a result of medical negligence of an emergency room team, 2016
    • $7.75 million verdict against a Chicago neurosurgeon on behalf of a widow, son, and daughter who lost their father and husband due to medical malpractice following a spine surgery, 2016
    • $3.157 million record verdict in Winnebago County for the amputation of a man's left leg due to a doctor's negligence. This verdict is the largest verdict for a leg amputation in Winnebago County, 2015
    • $8.25 million verdict against a Chicago hospital on behalf of a family who lost their father and husband due to medical malpractice following a total knee replacement surgery, 2015
    • $14 million record verdict on behalf of a woman who suffered a debilitating stroke after taking Yasmin birth control for 13 days. This is the first and only Yasmin case tried in the United States. This was the largest medical malpractice verdict in Illinois in 2014, 2014
    • $2.75 million settlement for medical malpractice that led to the death of a patient as a result of a pulmonary embolus. (Record settlement in DeKalb County), 2014
    • $4 million verdict in a medical malpractice case for the estate of a 51-year-old man who died from hypoxia, obstruction of airway and hematoma following a carotid endarterectomy, 2014
    • $4.5 million verdict for a woman injured by a door closer that fell and injured her neck. This was a DuPage County record for a non-medical malpractice case. 
    • $5 million verdict for a woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a truck driver's negligence on I-65.
    • $1.26 million verdict for a woman who sustained an aggravation of pre-existing degenerative disease in her neck as a result of a truck crash.
    • $1 million verdict for the family of a woman who died as the result of medical resident's malpractice. 
    • $20 million trucking settlement on behalf of a husband and wife who suffered permanent injuries. (settled during trial)
    • $6.5 million medical malpractice settlement for the failure to diagnose an aortic aneurysm that lead to the death of a young man. (settled after jury selection)
    • $5 million settlement for the medical malpractice of a neonate that led to the amputation of a child's leg. 
    • $4.85 million settlement for the wrongful death of a 30-year-old man who died as a result of medical malpractice due to mismanagement of an allergic response to medication. 
    • $4.65 million settlement for the death of a man at a South Side hospital's negligence. 
    • $4.65 million settlement for a man who suffered a stroke due to medical negligence involving the medical mismanage of carotid disease. 
    • $4 million settlement as a result of medical negligence by a cardiothoracic surgeon who improperly performed a mitral valve repair. 
    • $4 million settlement for medical negligence that caused a severed brachial plexus nerve complex during shoulder surgery.
    • $4 million settlement for a failure to diagnose cancer by a medical professional. 
    • A record $4 million settlement for the death of a mother during childbirth due to medical malpractice. (settled after jury selection)
    • $2.55 million settlement for a man who suffered severe and permanent injuries that resulted from the failure of an emergency room doctor to diagnose diverticulitis. 
    • $2.5 million settlement for a man who committed suicide at a hospital. 
    • $2.5 million settlement for a stroke victim who was seriously injured as a result of medical negligence. 
    • $2.4 million settlement for the wrongful death as a result of medical negligence related to a postoperative neck hematoma following spinal surgery. 
    • $2.2 million settlement on a wrongful death due to medical negligence pertaining to the failure to amputate a leg following a traumatic industrial accident. 
    • $2.125 million settlement on behalf of a young man who died as a result of a sickle cell crisis that was improperly managed following hip surgery. 
    • $2 million settlement against a hospital for the death of a man following neck surgery.
    • $2 million settlement on behalf of a man who lost his leg as the consequence of a surgeon's malpractice. 
    • $1.85 million settlement for the suicide death of a young mother as a result of medical negligence. (settled during jury selection) 
    • $1.625 million settlement on behalf of a family who lost a small child due to a drowning death at a private pool. 
    • $1.535 million settlement for the wrongful death of a woman due to medical malpractice for the failure to timely diagnose and treat abdominal sepsis. 
    • $1.5 million settlement for a man who was electrocuted as a result of a power company's negligence. 
    • $1.5 million settlement due to medical negligence which caused lymphedema as a result of performing excessive surgery.
    • $1.5 million settlement for a woman who suffered severe injuries following the improper medical management of sepsis. (settled during trial)
    • $1.3 million settlement on behalf of a woman who was injured as a result of medical negligence following knee surgery.
    • $1.25 million settlement for injuries that resulted from a trucking collision. (settled during trial)
    • $1.2 million settlement for medical negligence during an aortic abdominal aneurism surgery. 
    • $1 million settlement with a Hospitalist group following the death of a patient who underwent knee surgery. 
    • $1 million settlement for a woman who suffered permanent injuries due to improper administration of a medication. (settled during trial)
    • $1 million settlement for the wrongful death of a man due to medical negligence in the failure to screen for liver cancer. 
    • $3 million verdict for a family of 14 children who lost their father as the result of a trucking company's negligence, 2009
    • 1.2 million dollar settlement for a man who was hit by a truck and herniated two thoracic discs in his lower back.1.0 million dollar verdict for a failure to diagnose a rupture in large intestine. CONFIDENTIAL settlement for a woman who lost the majority of her fingers and toes due to nursing negligence.3.0 million dollar verdict (reduced by 50% contributory negligence) for the estate of man who was crushed to death by a slow moving truck, 2009

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Youngest lawyer in Illinois history to receive a million dollar verdict (26 years old) Likely the youngest lawyer in Illinois history to receive two verdicts of a million dollars (28 years old), 2006
    • Youngest lawyer in Illinois history to receive a million dollar verdict (26 years old) Likely the youngest lawyer in Illinois history to receive two verdicts of a million dollars (28 years old), 2006

    Educational Background:

    • Grand Valley State University, B.S., Bachelor of Science, Major: History, Minor: Philosophy, 2002

    Industry Groups

    • Medical Malpractice and Hospital Negligence
    • Personal Injury
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    120 North LaSalle Street
    31st Floor
    Chicago, IL 60602

    Phone: 312-899-9090

    Fax: 312-251-1160

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