Professional Malpractice

Legal, financial, design, accounting, and insurance professionals have a duty to uphold stringent standards. The professional malpractice attorneys of Decof, Decof & Barry help protect clients’ interests when professionals in Rhode Island fail to do so.

Our Providence, RI professional malpractice lawyers are formidable advocates for victims of professional negligence.

Finding the right attorney is crucial to winning your case. Our experience includes pursuing a wide range of professional liability claims involving the following:

Accounting malpractice

Accounting negligence can lead to serious financial losses and tax penalties. Decof, Decof & Barry understands accounting responsibilities, and will provide a malpractice attorney in Providence, RI, to pursue accounting malpractice cases, when justified.

Legal malpractice

Our firm provides sound analysis of attorney conduct, and helps clients hold their lawyers accountable for negligent conduct that impacts their legal rights.

Claims against insurance companies

You purchase insurance to cover losses to your home and auto, and when disability or death strike. When an insurance company fails to cover a valid claim, Decof, Decof & Barry sues for coverage, and helps hold the insurance company liable for bad faith practices.

The following examples 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.

Professional Malpractice Case Wins

Settlements totaling $180 million recovered on behalf of the State of Rhode Island in litigation against accountants, directors and officers, and law firms arising out of the Rhode Island credit union failures in 1990.

$1.7 million settlement of a disputed insurance coverage claim for chemical spill.

$1 million settlement for breach of an employment contract.

$300,000 settlement for embezzlement by a corporate officer.

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March 6, 2018

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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Is Sorry Enough? Apology Laws and Medical Errors

February 20, 2018

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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February 6, 2018

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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