Personal injury law encompasses a wide variety of different claims. The attorneys at Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd have been recognized as amongst the best personal injury litigators by a number of peer organizations, including Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and others.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one, our personal injury lawyers are here to help. We serve clients in Providence and throughout Rhode Island in the following types of claims:
Medical malpractice is one of the most complex areas of personal injury law. Errors committed by doctors, nurses, surgeons, and other medical professionals are difficult to prove.
Our medical malpractice lawyers have unparalleled experience and success litigating claims involving healthcare negligence. We have achieved more million-dollar and multi-million-dollar results in these cases than any other law firm in Rhode Island.
Some of the medical malpractice claims we handle include:
- Surgical Errors
- Emergency Room Negligence
- Cancer Misdiagnosis & Inadequate Treatment
- Delays in Diagnosing Cancer
- Pediatric Negligence
- Podiatric Malpractice
- Cardiac Care and Cardiologist Negligence
- Neurological and Neurosurgery Malpractice
- Orthopedic Malpractice
A significant portion of the medical malpractice cases we handle at Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd involve birth injuries. Our birth injury lawyers are proud to stand up for children who are harmed during delivery and in their first moments of life, as well as their families, in cases involving:
We also handle claims involving pharmacy and pharmacist negligence. These cases center on issues such as a pharmacist dispensing the wrong medication, dispensing the correct medication in the wrong dose, filling excess prescriptions, filling prescriptions with expired medication, and more.
At Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd, we believe in dedicating our resources and expertise to helping clients who need it the most. As a result, we focus exclusively on cases involving catastrophic injury.
Catastrophic injuries are life-altering events. They require extensive medical care, generally prevent victims from working, and carry a number of adverse physical, emotional, and financial effects. We have experience handling catastrophic injury claims involving:
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can have wide-ranging effects. Our attorneys can file a claim on your behalf for damages suffered as a result of the following types of traumatic brain injury:
- Closed Head Injuries
- “Executive Function” Head Injuries
- Open Head Injuries
- Coup-Contrecoup Injuries
- Oxygen Deprivation
All of these injuries can occur from car and truck crashes and other events that occur due to the negligence of another.
Brain injuries involving oxygen deprivation also result from other causes as well. The brain may be deprived of oxygen due to birth trauma, as a result of aquatic injuries involving swimming pools and diving boards, and more.
Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury can result in full or partial loss of function, mobility, and sensation in multiple areas of the body. Some of the most devastating injuries to the spinal cord result in paralysis.
If you have sustained a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence, it is important to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The lifetime cost of injury to the spinal cord is immense, and you deserve compensation if another party was at fault.
A variety of factors can cause fires and explosions resulting in severe burns. Our burn injury lawyers thoroughly investigate the incident to determine what caused your injuries and what party or parties may be at fault.
Fires may be caused by:
- Defective Products
- Carelessness of Property Owner
- Carelessness of Business Owner
Explosions may be caused by:
- Defective Furnaces, Boilers, Burners, etc.
- Defective Propane Gas Tanks
- Poor Maintenance by Gas or Oil Suppliers
We also handle claims involving burns caused by hazardous chemicals, electrocution, and other factors.
Some injuries to the extremities are so severe that they result in the loss of a limb. In other cases, the limb may be so badly damaged that amputation becomes medically necessary.
In either case, the loss of a limb comes with many hardships. Our lawyers can pursue compensation on your behalf for all of the damages you sustain due to an amputation injury, from medical bills and the expense of a prosthetic limb to lost wages and pain and suffering.
Bars, restaurants, casinos, and other establishments that sell alcohol have a duty to serve patrons responsibly. When establishments fail in this duty, they can be held liable for the harm caused by their intoxicated customers.
Rhode Island law allows those who have been injured by a drunk individual to pursue a dram shop liability claim against the establishment that served the alcohol. Of course, the intoxicated party may be liable as well for injuries stemming from drunk driving incidents, assaults, and more.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Auto accidents represent a significant portion of personal injury cases. The seriousness of the injuries in a motor vehicle collision may vary, but it is generally in your best interest to seek legal guidance as soon as possible after a crash.
Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd serves clients in motor vehicle accident claims involving:
- Car Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Other “Common Carrier” Accidents, Including Crashes with Buses, Taxis, etc.
- Pedestrians and Bicyclists Struck by Vehicles
Our lawyers can pursue full compensation for the injuries you and/or your loved one sustained in a motor vehicle crash. If you lost a family member in a crash, we can file a wrongful death claim on your behalf.
Another complex area of law, product liability claims typically involve issues such as manufacturing and design defects and/or a failure to warn consumers about potential dangers. Multiple parties in the chain of commerce may be liable for injuries sustained from defective products, including the manufacturer and retailer.
Some of the product liability claims our firm handles include:
- Defective Design of Cars, Trucks, Vans, and SUVs
- Defective Parts on Cars, Trucks, Vans, and SUVs
- Dangerous Medications and Pharmaceutical Products
- Defective Household Items, Including Appliances, Tools, Products for Children, and More
- Defective Sports Equipment
- Defective Industrial Equipment and Machinery
Thorough investigation is crucial for identifying all of the liable parties and obtaining a favorable result in a defective product claim.
Crime Victims Compensation
Being sentenced to prison is not the only way justice may be served for those who have been victimized by criminals. A crime victims compensation case may involve filing a claim directly against the defendant and/or filing a claim against a negligent third party that failed to prevent the criminal activity that caused you or a loved one harm.
You may also be able to recover damages up to a certain limit through the State of Rhode Island’s Crime Victim Compensation Program.
Construction Site Injuries
Most construction workers are aware of their right to workers’ compensation benefits after suffering an injury on the job. However, many workers in the construction industry do not realize that they may also be able to file a personal injury claim if their injuries were caused by the negligence of one or more third parties.
Third-party liability in construction site accident claims may involve issues such as:
- Defective Scaffolding
- Poor Regulation of Traffic
- Failure to Keep Job Site Safe
- Failure to Fill in Trenches
- Falling Objects (from Scaffolding, Roof, etc.)
If you have been injured on the job site, do not assume that workers’ compensation is your only option for recovery. You may be entitled to additional compensation through a claim against a negligent driver, the owner of the property, and/or the manufacturer of a defective product.
Contact Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd Today
Over more than 40 years, Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd has built a peerless reputation for serving clients in a wide range of personal injury claims. We are recognized by Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other organizations for our expertise and the results we achieve on behalf of our clients.
For a free case review, please call Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd at (401) 273-8330 today. Our lawyers serve clients in Providence and throughout Rhode Island.