Personal Injury Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice, Product Liability / Defective Products, Auto Accident - Providence, Rhode Island
Patients rely on medical professionals and hospitals to provide competent care and healing. It is particularly distressing, therefore, when a case of medical neglect or error results in patient injury. In addition to suffering the immediate injury, victims may find themselves faced with overwhelming medical bills, lasting emotional pain, and in some cases, permanent disability. For the past 30 years, the lawyers of Wistow, Sheehan & Loveley have championed the rights of individuals and families who have been injured by physician and hospital mistakes. Particularly in cases of birth injury, death or other catastrophic injury, the firm has achieved verdicts and settlements that are among the highest in Rhode Island and New England. If you or a loved one has experienced injury as a result of medical malpractice, please contact Wistow, Sheehan & Loveley.
Auto Accident Injuries
Automobile drivers must obey traffic laws meant to ensure public safety. Aggressive and distracted drivers, however, often disregard these laws, which can cause an auto accident and injury. Speeding, cell phone use, and substance abuse are all examples of behaviors that can result in an auto accident. Wistow, Sheehan & Loveley in Providence, Rhode Island has extensive experience handling cases of serious injury or death resulting from such incidents, and can provide an auto accident lawyer to pursue your lawsuit. Prosecution of an auto accident may require that your lawyer hire experts to reconstruct the accident scene. Your auto accident lawyer may hire an expert to prove the full extent of physical, mental and economic injuries. If you have been injured in an auto accident, a lawyer at Wistow, Sheehan & Loveley may be able to help you receive compensation. Please contact our firm in Providence, Rhode Island.
Product manufacturers must ensure that the goods they sell to consumers are neither dangerous nor defective products. If defective products injure consumers - when being used as directed - the manufacturers (and possibly the retailers and others) can be sued under product liability laws. From automobiles, to printing presses, to dangerous drugs, our product liability lawyers has been at the forefront of protecting the rights of persons injured by products. If you or a loved one has suffered injury due to dangerous or defective products - whether on the job, in the home or during recreation - our product liability lawyers can investigate the merits of claims based upon defective design, construction or inadequate warnings. Please contact the product liability lawyers of Wistow, Sheehan & Loveley in Providence, Rhode Island, for more information about defective products.
Discrimination against an employee on the basis of ethnicity, gender, national origin, age, creed, or sexual orientation violates employment laws in Rhode Island. If, for example, an older employee is let go from her job solely on the basis of her age, this may be grounds for wrongful employment termination. The law firm of Wistow, Sheehan & Loveley has successfully litigated numerous employment law cases involving gender discrimination and age discrimination. If you feel you have been a victim of wrongful employment termination or discrimination, please contact the employment lawyers Wistow, Sheehan & Loveley in Providence, Rhode Island.
The United States Constitution and the state constitutions guarantee every American citizen certain civil rights of personal liberty. Among these fundamental civil rights and liberties are to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures, including freedom from brutality in the process of arrest and imprisonment. If you feel that you have been deprived of your civil rights, please contact Wistow, Sheehan & Loveley.
Intellectual Property Litigation
Businesses and individuals invest substantial time and resources in their intellectual property and it is important that they be able to protect and capitalize on this investment.
Wistow, Sheehan & Loveley has secured several large verdicts and settlements for clients in the areas of trade secret protection, patent infringement, and copyright infringement laws. One such case resulted in a million-dollar verdict against a major toy manufacturer for trade secret theft.* If you have questions or concerns about intellectual property rights, please contact Wistow, Sheehan & Loveley.
Adopting a child is a life-changing decision and the process can often be time-consuming and fraught with emotion. Expectant parents need to rest assured that adoption authorities have given them all the information necessary to their decision. If crucial pieces, such as details about a child's physical or mental health, are withheld, serious injury and suffering can result for both parents and child. Wistow, Sheehan & Loveley is a national leader in the area of adoption malpractice law, having obtained the largest ever jury verdict in the United States ($3.8 million) for an adoption malpractice case and has settled others for more than $1 million each.* If you or a loved one has been the victim of adoption malpractice, Wistow, Sheehan & Loveley may be able to help. Please contact our firm in Providence, Rhode Island.
Commercial / Bad Faith Litigation
Many businesses will, at some point, find themselves in need of legal counsel or representation. Dealing with issues of fraud, bad faith, or contract dispute can be complicated and difficult to navigate alone. Over the past 20 years, Wistow, Sheehan & Loveley has earned a reputation for helping businesses in Rhode Island with insurance contract disputes, insurance bad faith, commercial fraud, breach of contract, and property disputes. Whether such cases are handled on a contingent, hourly, or mixed contingent-hourly fee basis depends upon the facts of each case. If you think your business may require legal representation or assistance, please contact Wistow, Sheehan & Loveley in downtown Providence.