Marshall M. Raucci

With a passion for advocacy and fighting for the rights of injured victims, Marshall Raucci is admitted to practice in the state courts of Rhode Island and Connecticut, as well as the Federal District Court and the Court of Appeals for the State of RI. Attorney Raucci is a member of the Rhode Island Association for Justice, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Providence Chapter of the Providence College National Alumni Association Mal Brown Club. Read full bio.

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11/21/17

Can Social Media Impact Your Personal Injury Claim?

If you have a personal injury or medical malpractice case (or, if one day you might have one), your social media postings and online activity could unravel even the strongest claim. It is now a frequent occurrence for an injury victim’s posts or social media activity to negatively impact their lawsuit. Nearly every personal injury lawyer…

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Can Social Media Impact Your Personal Injury Claim?
06/06/17

Personal Injury in a Bicycle Accident

As the weather heats up, many people are dusting off their bicycles, pumping up their tires, and hitting the roads for a ride around town.  Bicycling can be a great method of transportation, a fun way to get some exercise, or both.  However, biking on open roads can be dangerous even when you are trying…

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Personal Injury in a Bicycle Accident
08/10/16

Top 5 Tips to Stay Safe at the Pool

When the weather is hot, swimming pools provide a fantastic way for the family to cool off and relax, exercise or play.  The very pools that are responsible for summer fun, however, are also responsible for thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths annually. According to Pool Safely, an average of 5,600 children are treated…

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Top 5 Tips to Stay Safe at the Pool
07/19/16

How to Keep Your Child Safe on Summer Vacation

School is out and children are free of the classroom until the fall.  While kids rejoice upon reaching this annual period of freedom, parents who are unable to supervise their child at all times may, naturally, experience some anxiety during this time.  Keeping in mind the many difficult realities of parenting under these circumstances, the attorneys…

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How to Keep Your Child Safe on Summer Vacation
03/10/16

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

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 life;…

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What You Need to Know About Spinal Cord Injuries and the Law
11/24/15

Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips from Decof, Decof & Barry

At Decof, Decof & Barry, P.C., we built our reputation on making people who are responsible for harming others pay for the damage they cause. We only represent individuals who have been injured by medical malpractice or the negligence of others (wrongful death cases, car accidents, products liability claims, etc.). And, while we always invite…

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Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips from Decof, Decof & Barry
08/25/15

How Choosing the Wrong Auto Mechanic Led to a Fatal Injury

A Vermont auto mechanic was recently arrested on charges of manslaughter and reckless endangerment in connection with passing the state inspection on a defective car that later crashed and killed a woman, as reported by the Burlington Free Press.  The mechanic reportedly inspected the victim’s 1992 Chevrolet Corsica vehicle, eight weeks prior to the brakes…

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How Choosing the Wrong Auto Mechanic Led to a Fatal Injury
06/22/15

New Supreme Court Decision Extends Parents’ Claims until Injured Child Turns 18

The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently issued a landmark decision that gives the parents of an injured child a second chance to file their medical malpractice claims if they failed to do so within the child’s first three years.  The decision changes how the statute of limitations works, and opens the door to reviving some…

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New Supreme Court Decision Extends Parents’ Claims until Injured Child Turns 18
01/29/15

Two Years Later – A Look at Massachusetts’ Attempt to Reform Medical Malpractice

In November of 2012, Massachusetts passed a new law aimed at reforming the initiation of medical malpractice lawsuits (full text here). The law, enacted as Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 231 §60L, imposed a six-month “cooling off” period on victims who claim to be injured by the medical malpractice of a doctor or nurse. As a…

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Two Years Later – A Look at Massachusetts’ Attempt to Reform Medical Malpractice
07/16/14

The Top Myths about Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Myth #1: Medical mistakes don’t kill or hurt that many people. FACT: According to an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.—right behind heart disease and cancer. The JAMA article estimates that medical errors kill roughly 200,000 patients in the…

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The Top Myths about Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
05/01/14

FIVE QUICK SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS FOR ATTORNEYS

As our collective online presence continues to expand and each individual’s social media activity deepens, lawyers now frequently confront legal issues with respect to their client’s use of internet sites. Yet, there remain few decisions, and even fewer laws, regulating what is legal and ethical for both lawyers and litigants while a court case is…

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FIVE QUICK SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS FOR ATTORNEYS
02/13/14

How Medicare is Changing the Way We Pay for Health Care

Recently, the Providence Journal posted an article detailing the release of new Medicare data that highlighted the poor readmission rates for four Rhode Island hospitals (Rhode Island Hospital, Miriam Hospital, Kent Hospital, and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital). The data suggests that these hospitals see patients readmitted for medical attention at rates higher than the national…

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How Medicare is Changing the Way We Pay for Health Care
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