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25 04, 2016

The Top 5 Things to Know About Personal Injury Cases

Apr 25th, 2016|

When someone suffers a personal injury, often times, the individual is unsure of the key steps to take and not prepared when meeting with an attorney.  As a legal advocate for the families and victims of personal injuries in Providence, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, we at Decof, Decof & Barry handle a wide range

5 04, 2016

Victim of Medical Negligence? Know Your Rights

Apr 5th, 2016|

Study after study shows that medical malpractice continues to be a leading cause of patient harm in this country.  Negligent acts by a doctor or other care provider are no different than negligent acts by any other professional, such as an accountant, engineer, or even a lawyer.  A victim of professional negligence, also called

24 03, 2016

Who Should Seek a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Mar 24th, 2016|

Preventable medical errors are the third highest cause of death in the United States, behind only cancer and heart disease.  As recent as 2014, the United States Senate held hearings on preventable medical errors because of the escalation of this problem.  Preventable medical errors are estimated to cause in excess of 400,000 deaths annually

10 03, 2016

What You Need to Know About Spinal Cord Injuries and the Law

Mar 10th, 2016|

Spinal cord injuries are the result of traumatic events that can cause varying degrees of permanent and disabling conditions.  They are almost always tragic and life-altering, leaving the victim and his or her loved ones responsible for a variety of needs, including hospitalization, rehabilitation, medical care and expenses for the remainder of the victim’s

25 02, 2016

Statute of Limitations – Is It Ever Too Late to Contact a Lawyer?

Feb 25th, 2016|

The short answer is no.  Although it is a sad truth that some people will lose their right to file a lawsuit in court because they waited too long to take legal action; no one should just assume that the statute of limitations has expired on their claim without talking to a lawyer. There

11 02, 2016

The 5 Latest Facts about Hospital-Acquired Infections & Patient Safety

Feb 11th, 2016|

The most recent study reported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed that more than 75,000 patients died from infections that they acquired while in a hospital. Although this was an improvement from previous studies, the amount of personal suffering caused by these preventable infections is still staggering.  Here are the five latest

8 02, 2016

What You Should Know About Medical Device Risks

Feb 8th, 2016|

Tens of millions of Americans have implanted medical devices such as surgical mesh, pacemakers, joint replacements and inferior vena cava filters.  As patients, we assume that someone, somewhere, tested these devices’ safety and effectiveness.  Unfortunately, that is not always true.

Back in 2011, a panel from the Institute of Medicine called for the FDA to

25 01, 2016

Top Things an Attorney Should Examine in a Traumatic Brain Injury Case

Jan 25th, 2016|

For personal injury attorneys, clients who suffer from a traumatic brain injury can present some of the most complicated and difficult cases to investigate and present to a jury.  Some brain injuries are readily apparent due to the severity of the physical impact to the skull and brain or the client’s unmistakable injuries.  Other

11 01, 2016

How to Find the Best Attorney for Your Case

Jan 11th, 2016|

While there are several factors to consider when selecting an attorney, there are key steps you can take during this process.  The attorneys at Decof, Decof & Barry offer this list of top tips that will be useful to you, if you are in search of a lawyer.

These tips originally appear in our post,

14 12, 2015

3 Important Tips You Should Know about Your Doctor’s Visit & Medical Records

Dec 14th, 2015|

There are many reasons why an individual sees a medical provider.  They could be due to a new or worsening medical complaint (shortness of breath, pain or swelling) or injuries from a recent trauma (slip and fall, bicycle accident, car accident or other related injury).  Depending on the circumstances, you may go to the