Attorneys in Providence, Rhode Island

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Ebola Brings Patient Safety to the Forefront: The Real Story Behind Tort Reform

Recently, the news has been full of stories about failures to contain the Ebola virus at Texas Health Presbyterian’s emergency room.  The real story, though, is not simply the story of Thomas Eric Duncan, but rather a story of patient safety in general, and what happens when we allow hospitals and medical providers to avoid […]

Who We Are; What We Stand For

Established in 1975, Decof, Decof & Barry is one of Eastern New England’s most prominent and most successful law firms dedicated to personal injury and wrongful death cases. Based in Providence, the firm was Rhode Island’s first to specialize in personal injury. In the ensuing decades, our attorneys have recovered over a half-billion dollars for clients in cases encompassing everything from vehicular, school, sports and work-related accidents to medical malfeasance and even embezzlement. (These judgments include Rhode Island’s largest jury award ever in a medical malpractice case.) Our practice covers all of Rhode Island, the Greater Boston Region, and southern portions of Connecticut.

From the outset, however, the law firm of Decof, Decof & Barry has striven to be more than merely a repository of expert lawyers. We are a significant community resource, helping people understand their rights under the American civil justice system; keeping them apprised of up-to-the-minute trends in judicial process, and making tangible contributions to the welfare of residents within our practice area.
For example, the Adele R. Decof Foundation was established in 2000 in memory of the wife of Leonard Decof, one of the firm’s founders. Today, the Foundation facilitates the work of the Adele R. Decof Cancer Center at Roger Williams Medical Center, and the Leonard and Adele R. Decof Family Comprehensive Center at Miriam Hospital in Providence.

In 2009, representing the family of a man who succumbed to a heart attack after a hospital failed to recognize symptoms and deliver appropriate care, the attorneys of Decof, Decof & Barry negotiated a groundbreaking comprehensive agreement in which the medical facility not only settled the claims against it but agreed to establish the Michael J. Woods Institute to Improve Medical Care, making a lasting impact on patient care at the hospital.

For other examples of how Decof, Decof & Barry contributes to the community while providing unsurpassed legal expertise, please take a few moments to explore our website. In addition to the professional accomplishments of our attorneys, and the extremely broad range of cases they represent, note the varied and highly relevant topics covered by our blog and under the “legal resources” section, and the incisive information they impart.

We hope you never need the services of a personal injury or wrongful death law firm. But should that need arise, please know that you can count on the experience and unparalleled level of commitment of the attorneys of Decof, Decof & Barry.