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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?
03/24/14

We Both Took the Same Medication, But Only You Can Sue: Adverse Side Effects of Using Generic Drugs

Assume a doctor prescribes two people the same medication. The two people go to different pharmacists. The first pharmacist fills the prescription with the brand-name medication. The second pharmacist fills the prescription with a generic version of the medication. The chemical compositions of the medications are identical. The warning labels on both medications are identical.…

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We Both Took the Same Medication, But Only You Can Sue: Adverse Side Effects of Using Generic Drugs
03/10/14

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…

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How to Find the Best Attorney For Your Case
02/24/14

Increased Air Travel Places Greater Emphasis on Aircraft Liability

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, air travel is expected to dramatically increase over the next two decades. And, while technological improvements and safety improvements are constantly being made, the general aviation fatal accident rate has remained fairly stable over the last few years. In addition, the long-term industry reliance on technical improvements has led…

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Increased Air Travel Places Greater Emphasis on Aircraft Liability
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
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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