Medical Malpractice Attorneys

When healthcare providers fail to adhere to accepted professional standards, tragedy often occurs. Medical negligence cases, also known as medical malpractice cases, require extensive skill, experience and dedication. The Providence, RI medical malpractice attorneys at Decof, Decof & Barry have the knowledge and resources necessary to hold doctors, hospitals and other providers accountable for their medical mistakes.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Expertise

Our firm’s results from over three decades of medical malpractice litigation are exemplary. Our lawyers have obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements against doctors, nurses, surgeons, anesthesiologists, radiologists, psychiatrists, dentists, and pharmacists—and with hospitals, hospital staff, and other medical professionals, as well—for the types of injuries caused by their negligence. These can involve the following medical issues and contexts:

  • Surgery
  • Anesthesia
  • Emergency Room
  • Medication
  • Nursing home
  • Care of infants and children
The following examples demonstrate our success on behalf of numerous clients. While every case is different, and there are no guarantees of success or value, these examples provide some insight into the claims we have handled.

Past Success in Medical Malpractice Cases

Decof, Decof & Barry’s medical malpractice lawsuits in Providence, Rhode Island include the following:

  • A confidential multimillion-dollar settlement, after three weeks of trial, on behalf of a man who suffered metastatic gastrointestinal cancer, as a result of a negligently performed pathology examination following the removal of his appendix
  • A $28 million jury verdict and judgment—Rhode Island’s largest medical malpractice and wrongful death jury verdict—on behalf of the family of a 32-year-old woman who died as a result of the negligence of an emergency room physician at Newport Hospital who failed to properly recognize, diagnose and treat bacterial pneumonia
  • Multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of a minor child and his parents in a birth injury.  The child suffered severe brain damage and cerebral palsy because of poor pregnancy and delivery care.
  • A $2.5 million trial verdict where the jury found that a midwife negligently treated a young mother in labor, resulting in the wrongful death of a newborn infant.

Please see Our Record of Success for additional medical malpractice verdicts and settlements. Our attorneys remain devoted to serving the victims of accidents, personal injuries, and medical malpractice in Providence, RI, other areas of the state, and Massachusetts.

Let us help

Please contact one of our attorneys to schedule a free consultation. We work for clients on a contingency fee arrangement, which means you pay no legal fee or costs unless we obtain a verdict or settlement for you. We cover all areas of RI, including Providence plus the Boston, MA area and southern CT.