EDWARD M. PEPE
 ATTORNEY-AT-LAW
Personal Injury    
Worker's Compensation
Social Security Disability   
Automobile Accidents 
Probate & Estates

EDWARD M. PEPE
ATTORNEY-AT LAW

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1070 Reservoir Ave, Cranston, RI 02910

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BELOW ARE JUST A FEW OF THE HUNDREDS OF CASES THAT 

I SUCCESSFULLY BROUGHT TO A CONCLUSION


Personal Injury/Automobile Accidents


My client was struck by a motor vehicle that was issued a citation for failing to yield the right of way at a stop intersection.  He sustained injuries to his back.  Despite the fact that my client had significant pre-existing back injuries the insurance company settled for just over $150,000.00 compensating him for his injuries that were the result of the automobile accident.


Worker's Compensation


My client worked at a college where he repaired various items including audio visual and recording equipment.  He was diagnosed with bladder cancer during the course of his employment.  His urologist in Florida believed that his cancer was related to the substances that he used at work to fix various items.  The doctor could not state that his cancer was related to his work to a reasonable degree of medical certainty.  I filed a Worker's Compensation claim on his behalf and despite the fact that it was extremely difficult to connect his cancer diagnoses with his work the insurance company settled for a substantial sum.


My client sustained an injury to his right wrist, right fifth finger, and right elbow during the course of his employment.  The court found that his injry was work-related and ordered weekly indemnity benefits, and payment of medical costs.  The employer failed to pay weekly compensation benefits in a timely manner and my client was awarded $1074.89 as a penalty in addition to his weekly benefits.  Rather than stay on worker's compensation benefits the client sought to settle his case which settled for $56,000.00.


Social Security Disability Claims


My client suffered from diabetic retinopathy which is a diabetic complication that affected his eyes.  It is caused by damage to the blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye (a/k/a the retina).  The client was having intermittent vision problems because of the condition which ranged from blurring vision to total temporary vision loss.  I filed a claim with the Social Security Administration seeking disability benefits.  The client's medical records did not note that he suffered at times from a total vision loss, and without that fact his claim would have been denied.  I questioned the doctor at the hearing and asked whether the condition could fluctuate and cause total vision loss as explained by the client.  The doctor answered in the affirmative and based upon that testimony the Judge granted the client benefits.


Probate Cases


The client's parents set up a trust for their son.  The parents named my client's brother as the trustee of the trust.  The brother mismanaged the trust and caused it to loose all its value.  I filed a cause of action in the Rhode Island Superior Court seeking to recover the mismanaged funds from both the client's brother and the brokerage company that he worked for.  The case proceeded to arbitration and my client recovered substantial funds that were lost by the mismanagement of the trust.


The client retained me at a time when his health was deteriorating.  The client owned a condominium and wished to leave the property to his children. He was concerned how medicaid would affect his interest.  The property was re-transferred to him via a ladybird deed, which is structured to avoid any medicaid liens that he may have at the time of his death, thereby passing his interest in the property free and clear of any medicaid liens. The client also executed a Durable Power of Attorney.  This gave the client's daughter power to manage the client's affairs if the he became unable and avoided the substantial costs of establishing a guardianship through a probate court.  Finally, the client executed a Durable Power of Attorney for Heath Care to direct the client's healthcare decisions in accordance with his wishes if he became unable to do so.