Michael P. Quinn, Jr. joined Decof, Decof & Barry, P.C. in 2010, with a focus on representing victims, including parents, children, and families, of tragic losses and catastrophic physical injuries. Michael is an accomplished trial lawyer and handles all types of serious injury cases. He dedicated the start of his career at another firm to defending hospitals, doctors, and other professionals in malpractice actions. Michael’s experience provides an understanding of the challenges that medical professionals face on a day-to-day basis and informs his current focus on medical negligence cases.
Contact Michael today at (401) 200-4059.
Education and Admissions
Michael graduated in the top of his class, summa cum laude, from URI, and later graduated from Villanova Law School (J.D.). He earned admission to the bar in the states of Rhode Island (2006) and Massachusetts (2006) as well as the Federal District Court for the District of Rhode Island (2007).
Honors and Awards
- Super Lawyer, Rhode Island, 2016-2017
- Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” Rhode Island, 2009-2015
- 2011 ACLEA’s Best Publications award for A Practical Guide to Discovery and Depositions in Rhode Island
Memberships and Affiliations
- Rhode Island Bar Association, Member, 2006–present
- Rhode Island Association for Justice, Member, 2010–present
- American Association for Justice, Member, 2010–present
Notable Case Wins
$61 Million JudgmentSfameni v. Rhode Island Hospital$61 million judgment following a $40 million jury verdict in 8-day trial in Providence County Superior Court. As of September 2017, when this verdict was returned, it is the largest medical malpractice verdict in Rhode Island history. The plaintiff had his right leg amputated after he developed severe blood clots as a result of the doctors’ failure to place him on a blood thinner. The jury found that errors made by multiple physicians and physicians-in-training led to the injury.
$8.6 Million JudgmentWillard v. Roger Williams Medical Center$8.6 million judgment in June 2016 following a 3-week jury trial in Providence County in favor of a 54-year-old woman, for delayed treatment of a postoperative spinal infection. The delay followed a miscommunication over a laboratory result which allowed a treatable infection to cause sepsis and damage to the woman’s surgically repaired spine, muscles, and ligaments surrounding her spinal column.
Confidential Multimillion-Dollar SettlementMedical MalpracticeConfidential multimillion-dollar settlement against multiple medical providers following a failure to diagnose a cardiac infection (endocarditis), resulting in a severe stroke and permanent disability in a young husband and father.
Confidential SettlementBirth NegligenceConfidential $1 million+ settlement in a birth negligence case involving a hemorrhage from “vasa previa” (a ruptured umbilical cord), resulting in the baby’s death very shortly after birth.
Confidential SettlementMedical MalpracticeConfidential settlement during trial on behalf of an elderly woman who suffered a lack of blood flow to her legs. The delay in diagnosis resulted in amputation of the left leg and right foot, and many months of pain, disability, and loss of independence.
Confidential SettlementMedical MalpracticeConfidential settlement during trial for the surviving family of a woman who died when doctors did not diagnose a bowel perforation following colonoscopy.