Entries by Zachary Mandell


The umbilical cord is your baby’s lifeline. Throughout your pregnancy, it supplies vital nutrients, blood, and oxygen to the baby. Sometimes the baby’s umbilical cord can get wrapped around its neck during the later stages of pregnancy or during labor and delivery. This phenomenon is called a nuchal cord and it is surprisingly common. Estimates […]


Traumatic births can lead to serious birth injuries that can have a significant impact on your child’s future development Lack of Oxygen When a maternal complication, long labor or difficult delivery compromises the baby, the baby can lose vital oxygen. This can cause serious brain damage, especially to the baby’s cerebellum, which can result in […]

Is Cerebral Palsy Always a Birth Injury?

Cerebral palsy is a disorder that impacts an individual’s ability to use the muscles. Individuals with cerebral palsy may be unable to walk, and some may also have intellectual disabilities, vision problems, hearing deficiencies, speech difficulty, spinal cord issues, or joint problems. The severity of symptoms depends on the type of cerebral palsy the individual […]

$176,106,236.18 Station Nightclub Fire

Attorney Mark Mandell served as co-lead counsel in the Station Fire Litigation.  The lawsuit arose out of the tragic fire that occurred at the Station Nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island on February 20, 2003.  One hundred people died and hundreds of others were injured.  As a result of the Station Fire, the Rhode Island […]

$31,500,000 Medical Negligence/Failure to Diagnose Increasing Intracranial Pressure

Attorneys Mark Mandell, Yvette Boisclair, and Zachary Mandell received a medical negligence judgement in the amount of $31,500,000. This was the largest judgement in the history of Rhode Island at the time in 2015. The claim was against Rhode Island Hospital and its employees and agents for negligently failing to identify and treat clear signs of increasing intracranial pressure. […]

$21,270,455 Judgment For Young Woman Paralyzed as a Result of Casino’s Service of Alcohol to a Minor

Attorneys Mark Mandell, Yvette Boisclair, and Zachary Mandell, along with their litigation team, recently received a jury verdict against Twin River Casino and others for their negligent service of alcohol to a minor resulting in a catastrophic crash in April 2010.  This crash left the firm’s client, an 18-year-old female passenger, paralyzed.  After two days of deliberations, the jury returned […]