Leonard Decof, the founder of Decof, Decof & Barry, passed away Friday, December 31, 2010 at the age of 86. In 1975 he founded Rhode Island’s only law firm devoted exclusively to plaintiff’s causes, and through his outstanding advocacy established major precedents through many of his trial and appellate court cases. He was a remarkable person recognized locally and nationally for his professionalism, exceptional skill, and accomplishments throughout his extraordinary career as one of this country’s preeminent trial lawyers. Leonard made many significant and lasting contributions to the development of the law. He will be deeply missed by his family, his colleagues, and his many friends.
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June 12, 2018
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…
How to Legally Prevent Unexpected Medical Bills
May 22, 2018
Nationwide nearly one in three Americans with private insurance received a surprise medical bill between 2014 and 2016. A surprise medical bill is an unexpected bill from an out–of–network provider or from a provider not chosen by a patient. Surprise medical billing happens when a patient goes to a hospital, emergency room or doctor’s office…
What are the Time Limits to Make a Wrongful Death Case?
May 8, 2018
In Rhode Island, the legislature has enacted the Rhode Island Wrongful Death Statute, also referred to as the Death by Wrongful Act (Law § 10-7-1, et. Seq). There are different sections within the Wrongful Death Act in Rhode Island detailing the following aspects: the types of damages recoverable, by whom the damages are recoverable, who…