Medical Malpractice

When healthcare providers fail to adhere to accepted professional standards, tragedy often occurs. Medical negligence cases, also known as medical malpractice cases, require extensive skill, experience and dedication. The Providence, RI medical malpractice attorneys at Decof, Decof & Barry have the knowledge and resources necessary to hold doctors, hospitals and other providers accountable for their medical mistakes.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Expertise

Our firm’s results from over three decades of medical malpractice litigation are outstanding. Our lawyers have obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements against doctors, nurses, surgeons, anesthesiologists, radiologists, psychiatrists, dentists, and pharmacists—and with hospitals, hospital staff, and other medical professionals, as well—for numerous injuries caused by medical malpractice. These can involve the following medical issues and contexts, as examples:

  • Pregnancy and birth injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Cardiac/heart complications
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Surgery
  • Anesthesia
  • Emergency room
  • Medication
  • Nursing home
  • Care of infants and children

The following cases are examples that demonstrate our success on behalf of numerous clients. While every case is different, and there are no guarantees of success or value, these examples provide some insight into the claims we have handled.

Our attorneys remain devoted to serving the victims of accidents, personal injuries, and medical malpractice in Providence, RI, other areas of the state, and Massachusetts.

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Medical Malpractice Case Wins

$61 million judgment following a $40 million jury verdict in eight-day trial in Providence County Superior Court. As of September 2017, when this verdict was returned, it is the largest medical malpractice verdict in Rhode Island history. The plaintiff had his right leg amputated, after he developed severe blood clots as a result of the doctors’ failure to place him on a blood thinner. The jury found that errors made by multiple physicians and physicians-in-training led to the injury.

A $28 million jury verdict and judgment—Rhode Island's largest medical malpractice and wrongful death jury verdict—on behalf of the family of a 32-year-old woman who died as a result of the negligence of an emergency room physician at Newport Hospital who failed to properly recognize, diagnose and treat bacterial pneumonia.

Multimillion-dollar settlement on behalf of a minor child and his parents in a birth injury.  The child suffered severe brain damage and cerebral palsy because of poor pregnancy and delivery care.

A $2.5 million trial verdict where the jury found that a midwife negligently treated a young mother in labor, resulting in the wrongful death of a newborn infant.

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