Patrick C. Barry

Patrick Barry is an accomplished trial lawyer and public safety advocate. He is a past President of the Rhode Island Association for Justice, an organization of approximately 400 civil justice lawyers, and a former Governor of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Barry also served as a public member of the Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline, the licensing board for all physicians in the state, from 2005 to 2013. Read full bio.
04/14/14

Do You Know Your Bill of Rights?

Most Americans today know that the First Amendment protects free speech and freedom of religion, the Second Amendment protects some level of gun ownership, and the others, like the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, protect other individual rights.  Ask many people what the Seventh Amendment does, however, and you might be met with blank stares.  It…

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Do You Know Your Bill of Rights?
09/03/13

Don’t Blame Lawsuits for High Medical Costs

Don’t Blame Lawsuits For High Medical Costs – Anthony R. Leone II & Patrick C. Barry Providence Journal Article

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Don’t Blame Lawsuits for High Medical Costs
05/13/13

7th Amendment Blog Explains Right to Civil Jury Trials

Visit the 7thamendmentadvocate.org blog to learn about your civil justice rights. The site is the home of the Seventh Amendment Advocate, the leading law blog on civil justice issues. It explains the history, importance and relevance of the American right to civil jury trials. The United States Constitution protects the crucial 7th Amendment right in…

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7th Amendment Blog Explains Right to Civil Jury Trials
04/08/13

USA Today News Piece on Foreign Bodies Left Inside Patients After Surgery

USA Today recently reported on the all-too-common occurrence of foreign bodies left inside patients after surgery. Some of these victims lose parts of their intestines; some don’t survive. Hospitalizations involving a lost sponge or instrument carry an average cost of more than $60,000. New sponge-tracking systems, however, typically add just $8 to $12 to an…

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USA Today News Piece on Foreign Bodies Left Inside Patients After Surgery
02/27/13

NYT Reports: Federal Judge Approves Guilty Plea by Deepwater Horizon

When a corporation makes fatally dangerous decisions, the consequences can go beyond a civil suit. The New York Times (February 15, 2013) reports that a federal judge in New Orleans has approved the guilty plea by the corporate owner of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, along with a $400 million criminal penalty. Transocean’s actions, and…

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NYT Reports: Federal Judge Approves Guilty Plea by Deepwater Horizon
02/12/13

Five Myths of Medical Malpractice

Some of the myths about the supposedly faulty medical malpractice system are addressed in a new study published in the January 2013 issue of ” CHEST,” the official journal of the American College of Chest Physicians.” Titled, “Five Myths of Medical Malpractice,” the study lists five famous myths, then debunks them with real facts. https://journal.publications.chestnet.org/article.aspx?articleid=1512512#SomeTruthsAbouttheMedicalMalpracticeSystem

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Five Myths of Medical Malpractice
01/20/13

2012 New England Super Lawyers Selections

Decof, Decof & Barry attorneys selected for the New England Super Lawyers list. Once again, three personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at the Providence, RI law firm Decof & Decof, P.C., have been selected for inclusion on the 2012 New England Super Lawyers list. Mark Decof and Patrick Barry were again recognized for their…

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2012 New England Super Lawyers Selections
01/17/13

Real Story on McDonald’s Coffee Case

Do you know the truth about the McDonalds coffee case? We know you have heard one side of the story. Here is the full story. https://www.hotcoffeethemovie.com/default.asp?pg=takeaction

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Real Story on McDonald’s Coffee Case
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