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When a Personal Injury Case Goes to Trial
04/10/18

What Happens When a Personal Injury Case Goes to Trial?

While most personal injury cases settle before trial, not all do. In particular, the complex cases handled by the trial lawyers at Decof, Decof & Barry – such as medical malpractice, birth injuries, product liability and others – often require a trial to secure justice. What does this mean to a victim? The first phase…

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What Happens When a Personal Injury Case Goes to Trial?
03/06/18

Important Facts on Airline Liability & Legal Policies

When dealing with airplane troubles, whether it may be delayed flights or onboard injury, it is critical to examine airline liability. The Federal Aviation Administration recently reported that approximately 2.5 million airline passengers fly in and out of U.S. airports daily! During peak hours, there are approximately 5,000 aircraft in the sky at any given…

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Important Facts on Airline Liability & Legal Policies
02/20/18

Is Sorry Enough? Apology Laws and Medical Errors

The “Just Say We’re Sorry” movement gaining popularity in the medical field is a poor response to the epidemic of medical errors that plagues our country. Many states have enacted “Apology Laws” that allow doctors and hospitals to corral a victim and their family, explain why and how they caused a life-changing injury during treatment,…

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Is Sorry Enough? Apology Laws and Medical Errors
02/06/18

Can You Sue the VA For Medical Malpractice? Here’s What You Need to Know

Every patient has a right to safe and competent medical treatment. Unfortunately, this does not always happen and medical errors have become far too common. A recent series of articles published by USA Today points out that many patients treated in Veterans Administration hospitals and clinics are not receiving the timely and competent care they…

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Can You Sue the VA For Medical Malpractice? Here’s What You Need to Know
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
What you need to know about filing a premises liability claim for an office accident
01/09/18

How to File a Premises Liability Claim for an Office Accident

With the average working American spending up to 40 or more hours at their place of employment each week, it should come as no surprise that workplace accidents occur frequently. Sometimes accidents are just that, accidents. Other times, those accidents are the result of the negligence of your employer or third parties. In whatever the…

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How to File a Premises Liability Claim for an Office Accident
12/26/17

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…

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Holiday Travel: What You Need to Know about Personal Injury Claims
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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?
10/24/17

Medical Malpractice and Prescription Abuse in Nursing Homes: What You Need to Know

With the increasing elderly population, incidences of prescription errors are on the rise. One study suggests that approximately one in five prescriptions given to elderly persons are unnecessary and may lead to high risk adverse events in nursing homes. This inappropriate medication prescription has been defined as any prescription that introduces a “significant risk of…

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Medical Malpractice and Prescription Abuse in Nursing Homes: What You Need to Know
10/03/17

Industrial Accidents – What Should You Do?

The workplace can be a place of great danger. Assembly lines, shop floors, warehouses and construction sites all present certain risks of personal injury, or even death. But what if such an event is caused not by inherent risks in such activity, but by the carelessness or inattention of others on or in charge of the…

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Industrial Accidents – What Should You Do?
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
07/31/17

What Parents Should Know about Birth Injuries

Each year thousands of children in America are born with preventable birth injuries.  Mismanagement during the prenatal period, during delivery and in the neonatal nursery can lead to devastating neurological and orthopedic problems. Failing to diagnose developing problems throughout the prenatal period and failing to act quickly when signs of distress occur during delivery are…

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What Parents Should Know about Birth Injuries
07/10/17

Pediatric Malpractice: When Children are the Victims

Study after study continues to show that medical malpractice is a significant cause of patient death and injury in the United States. Unfortunately, our most vulnerable patients are at the most risk.  Indeed, children with chronic medical conditions who are hospitalized are significantly more likely to experience medical errors while in the hospital. For example,…

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Pediatric Malpractice: When Children are the Victims
06/20/17

Medical Errors and Surgical Malpractice: What You Should Know

Medical errors occur too often. They are the third leading cause of death in the United States, as reported in a May 2016 research paper authored by physicians at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland and published in the British Journal of Medicine. The authors reported that more than 250,000 deaths per year…

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Medical Errors and Surgical Malpractice: What You Should Know
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
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