Are You a Victim of Misprescription and Drug Addiction?
The United States is experiencing an epidemic of drug overdose (poisoning) deaths. Since 2000, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses has increased 137%, including a 200% increase in the rate of overdose deaths involving opioids (opioid pain relievers and heroin). The CDC recently analyzed multiple cause-of-death mortality data to examine current trends and characteristics…Read More
Holiday Travel: What You Need to Know about Personal Injury Claims
Planes, trains, and automobiles. Taxis, Ubers, and Lyfts. North, south, east and west. During the holidays, Americans travel by many different methods in various directions. Unfortunately, problems – big and small – can follow. From pedestrian collisions at the airport to falls at…Read More
How to Keep Your Child Safe: Defective Toys & Product Liability
It is every parent’s worst nightmare. A small part of a toy purchased or gifted to his or her child that appeared safe dislodges and is ingested, causing a catastrophic choking incident or death. A parent should be able to rely on toy manufacturers to painstakingly and arduously test and retest their toy products to…Read More
Top Tips on Pursuing a Birth Injury Lawsuit
Birth injuries – injuries to the newborn that occur as part of the labor and delivery process – can happen for a variety of reasons. Due to the excellent work of obstetrical providers in this country, most American children are born safe and healthy. Even among those children who are born with disabilities, most are…Read More
Top Tips to Avoid Personal Injury on Independence Day
Cookout season has arrived and most people are preparing for Independence Day celebrations. With celebrations, however, come accidents at times. According to the National Safety Council, July is the deadliest month of the year; deaths from preventable incidents are 11 percent higher in July than in any other month. July’s heightened fatality rate results from,…Read More
Statute of Limitations – Is It Ever Too Late to Contact a Lawyer?
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 are…Read More
How to Find the Best Attorney for Your Case
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,…Read More
Drug Addict Put Innocent Hospital Patients in Danger
It is a common and mostly accurate perception of the American public that hospitals are in the business of protecting their patients’ health and saving lives. Newsweek’s recent cover story, “Hospital Horror Story,” turns that perception upside down. The article tells the story of David Kwiatkowski, a radiology technician at the center of one of…Read More
Are Some Slip and Fall Accidents Due To Negligence?
Sometimes, people slip and fall. Young and old, men and women; everyone falls. Most of the time, it’s nobody’s fault. Even more of the time, no one gets hurt. Sometimes, however, someone slips and falls and is seriously injured because of another’s carelessness or laziness. Unfortunately, in our society today, the careless typically will not…Read More
Improving Hospital Care through Pay-for-Performance under the Affordable Care Act
On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”. This law, commonly referred to as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “Obamacare”, had two main goals: to lower health insurance rates and to increase the quality of insurance. It sought to do so by lowering the number…Read More
A Look at Prevalence of Medical Errors
Insurance lobbyists and spin-masters across the country have led the American people to believe that there are hundreds of thousands of “frivolous” medical malpractice lawsuits filed every year and very few instances of medical malpractice. The sad fact is that the reverse is true.Read More
How to Find the Best Attorney For Your Case
Some people looking for an attorney have a trusted guide, such as a family member or friend, who can lead them in the right direction towards a competent, dedicated, and honest attorney. Decof, Decof & Barry, P.C. is fortunate to have hundreds of former clients who have recommended their family and friends in that exact…Read More