Douglas E. Chabot

At Decof, Decof & Barry, Douglas Chabot practices in the fields of wrongful death, product liability, personal injury and medical malpractice. He has been selected as a Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2013. Before joining the firm in 2010, Mr. Chabot served as a judicial law clerk for Associate Justice Francis X. Flaherty of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. Read full bio.
Personal Injury Suit Timeline
04/24/18

What is the Timeline for a Personal Injury Suit?

“It depends.” This is a typical response given by a lawyer in response to any question, but there are good reasons for it. For example, when determining how long you have to file a lawsuit, such as a personal injury case, facts matter. Little details, some known to a client and many unknown, can affect…

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What is the Timeline for a Personal Injury Suit?
01/23/18

Eating Out: What You Need to Know About Restaurant Safety

We all enjoy a great night out at a high-end restaurant, grabbing a few beers at the bar while watching the game, or a brunch on the weekends at the neighborhood joint. We never want anything to ruin our experiences when we go out. But sometimes bad things happen and injuries can occur. Here are…

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Eating Out: What You Need to Know About Restaurant Safety
09/20/17

What Is The Difference Between Personal Injury And Wrongful Death

At Decof, Decof & Barry we represent individuals and families pursuing personal injury claims. A personal injury claim refers to a broad class of claims for damages due to the fault of another. A wrongful death claim is a subcategory of personal injury claims in which death results. A wrongful death claim is brought by…

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What Is The Difference Between Personal Injury And Wrongful Death
05/08/17

How Walking and Texting Can Cause Injury to Others

In previous blog posts, I have written about the dangers inherent in texting while driving.  In this post, I discuss how the action of texting while walking can sometimes cause injury to others.  It is often called distracted walking. When people fail to appreciate their surroundings while walking, they can injure others.  If you log…

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How Walking and Texting Can Cause Injury to Others
12/21/16

Texting and Driving: What You Need to Know

The dangers of texting while driving are readily apparent.  Texting distracts the driver from focusing on the road.  When a driver’s focus drifts from the road to a phone or mobile device’s screen, accidents are more likely to occur.  Drivers should avoid texting while operating a motor vehicle for numerous reasons, primarily for your safety…

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Texting and Driving: What You Need to Know
09/26/16

Important Tips to Prevent Distracted Driving

Distracted driving poses risk not only to yourself and the occupants of your vehicle, but the random stranger or strangers whose lives you may impact.  We are so accustomed to cars that we often forget that a car is a deadly weapon.  It is a huge piece of metal, glass and plastic that hurtles along…

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Important Tips to Prevent Distracted Driving
08/29/16

Massachusetts Sees Substantial Rise in Reported Medical Errors

The incidence of medical errors at hospitals is on the rise in Massachusetts.  In 2015, Massachusetts hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers disclosed 1,313 “serious reportable events” or errors that either harmed or threatened a patient, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and as reported in the Boston Globe.  In 2014, there were 831 reported events. …

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Massachusetts Sees Substantial Rise in Reported Medical Errors
05/31/16

Five Tips to Promote Safety at the Playground

A playground is a wonderful place for children and parents to have fun, get exercise, and socialize.  It is also one of the primary places where children can get hurt.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are over 200,000 playground injuries each year that require emergency room treatment. These injuries can be catastrophic…

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Five Tips to Promote Safety at the Playground
01/25/16

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

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 traumatic…

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Top Things an Attorney Should Examine in a Traumatic Brain Injury Case
09/23/15

IOM Report Says Patient Misdiagnosis Is a Leading Type of Medical Malpractice Claims

The failure to diagnose or to timely diagnose a medical condition constitutes a significant portion of medical malpractice claims.  Historically, there has not been a comprehensive study of the frequency of diagnostic errors and the consequences of these failures to diagnose.  But, a recent report titled Improving Diagnosis in Health Care by the Institute of…

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IOM Report Says Patient Misdiagnosis Is a Leading Type of Medical Malpractice Claims
08/03/15

Defective Products Can Sometimes Cause Personal Injury:  Tips on How to Identify the Manufacturer & Recover Damages

Imagine you purchase a power saw from your local hardware supplier, and the product turns out to be defective and causes you injury.  In the normal course of events, you can bring a lawsuit against the seller of the product and the manufacturer of the product for the harm you suffered.  One modern wrinkle in…

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Defective Products Can Sometimes Cause Personal Injury:  Tips on How to Identify the Manufacturer & Recover Damages
03/18/15

Serving Overseas and Forced Out of U.S. Courts

Forced arbitration clauses are now threatening soldiers and sailors serving and protecting America overseas. Congress passed the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA) to provide protections from repossession and foreclosure for U.S. military personnel serving overseas. But as a recent New York Times article illustrates, the consumer lending industry — the companies responsible for your car and…

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Serving Overseas and Forced Out of U.S. Courts
12/23/14

GM Ignition Switch Recall Issue & the Value of the Civil Justice System

In a perfect world, individuals and corporations would police themselves. He, she or it could recognize the problem, diagnose its cause, and implement the solution without the need of outside investigators or the threat of a lawsuit. But we do not live in a perfect world. Some people and companies will not recognize that a…

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GM Ignition Switch Recall Issue & the Value of the Civil Justice System
10/28/14

Daylight Savings Can Save Your Living Daylights

As a law firm dedicated to serving the needs of injured persons, Decof, Decof & Barry typically sees clients in the aftermath of personal tragedies. We proudly help our clients recover compensation from those persons responsible for their harm. Through our efforts, we strive to make our clients’ futures a bit brighter and easier. We…

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Daylight Savings Can Save Your Living Daylights
08/25/14

Defective and Dangerous Products – Your Rights and Resources

On a daily basis, Americans depend on a host of products to improve their lives.  Everything from our morning coffee, to our medications and our daily commute, involves the use of products.  As consumers, we must be aware of both the benefits and risks of these products.  Typically, the sellers of these products will advise…

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Defective and Dangerous Products – Your Rights and Resources
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