Personal Injury Blog

AAA Deems Millennials Most Dangerous Drivers on the Road

A recent survey of 2,511 drivers conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has revealed that drivers between the ages of 19 and 24, or millennials, are the most dangerous generation of drivers on the road. An astonishing 88.4 percent of the millennials surveyed admitted to speeding, running red lights, and text messaging […]

Can the Effects of a Pseudotumor Be Reversed?

Recent research has found a link between birth control injection Depo-Provera and a serious neurological condition known as “pseudotumor celebri,” which has been known to cause debilitating symptoms including severe headaches, loss of vision and/or hearing and even permanent blindness. If you or someone you love has taken Depo-Provera and has been diagnosed with […]

Bayer Facing Additional Lawsuits Over Mirena IUD Side Effects

Pharmaceutical company, Bayer, is facing an increasing number of lawsuits over side effects of its Mirena intrauterine devices or IUDs, particularly those involving women suffering from a serious neurological condition called pseudotumor celebri (PTC). A number of these women have accused Bayer of failing to warn them about this particular side effect whose symptoms […]

Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: March 13-19, 2017

Each week we compile a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their safety and so that they can make informed decisions.29 Recalls to be aware this week.

Medical Devices & Equipment:
GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS)
SynchroMed II and SynchroMed EL Implantable Drug Infusion Pumps […]

Pawtucket, RI Man Receives $200,000 Workers Compensation Settlement with Hartford Fire Insurance

Attorney D. Robin Gouveia, of d’Oliveira & Associates, jointly represented a man with a worker’s compensation lawyer and obtained a $200,000 workers’ compensation lump sum settlement. The man was at work taking measurements for that particular jobsite, when he stumbled backwards and fell against a railing. As a result, he sustained major lower back […]

Takata Agrees to Pay $1 Billion to Settle Faulty Airbag Charges

After an investigation launched by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) charged Takata with concealing a dangerous defect in airbags sold across the U.S., a settlement has been reached. Takata agreed to plead guilty to one criminal charge and pay $1 billion dollars in fines and restitution to clear up the charges of misconduct. […]

Westport, MA Woman Gets $130,000 Car Accident Settlement from MetLife Auto & Home

Attorney D. Robin Gouveia, of d’Oliveira & Associates, recently obtained a $130,000 settlement from MetLife Auto & Home for a woman who was injured in a car accident. The woman was struck head-on by another car, which was rear-ended in the oncoming lane and forced into her path. Despite her efforts to avoid the […]

Atrium C-Qur MDL is Underway in New Hampshire

After multiple cases were filed against Atrium Medical in connection with injuries alleged to be caused by its C-Qur hernia mesh patch, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated all Atrium C-Qur lawsuits in the District of New Hampshire. This means that the cases will proceed forward through initial discovery phases together for […]

How Long Do I Have To File A Mirena IUD Lawsuit?

A lawsuit alleging that the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) causes pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) can be time-barred based on where you are filing the lawsuit. For example, Mirena IUD lawsuits are time-barred in California under a two-year statute of limitations. A woman in California has filed a Mirena IUD lawsuit recently, but was aware as […]

Warwick, RI Man Receives $150,000 in Slip and Fall Settlement

Laura Cameron, a lawyer at d’Oliveira & Associates, successfully obtained a settlement for a gentleman who slipped and fell on a sheet of ice at his apartment complex. This slip and fall led the man to suffer a serious ankle injury. He then contacted an experienced Warwick slip and fall lawyer for help. Attorney […]