Personal Injury Blog

Xarelto Named One of the Most Dangerous Pharmaceutical Drugs in the U.S.

Popular blood thinner, Xarelto, has been ranked among the 50 most dangerous drugs in the U.S. The research website, HealthGrove.com, looked at the 150 drugs that are involved in the highest number of adverse reactions and ranked them by the percentage of serious reactions. HealthGrove did this using data from the U.S. Food and […]

Rhode Island Dog Bite Attorney Talks about Preventing Attacks

Dogs can be wonderful companions and delightful pets. But, sometimes, they can also pose a danger to neighbors, visitors or our own family members. Dog bites can be extremely painful and costly to treat. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are about 4.5 million dog bites that occur […]

Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: July 18-24, 2016

Each week we compile summaries of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that we feel the public should be aware of for their safety and so that they can make informed decisions.
31 Recalls you should be aware this week.Medical Devices & Equipment:Stryker Sustainability Solutions (formerly Ascent Healthcare Solutions) Recalls Flush Angiographic Catheter […]

Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Accident

If you have ever been involved in a motorcycle accident, you understand just how painful and stressful the aftermath can be. After treating any injuries and taking time to rest, many people who have been in these circumstances ask themselves, “What do I do now?” We here at d’Oliveira and Associates want to offer […]

What are the Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Rhode Island?

Motorcycle helmet laws are often controversial. It seems like they should be a no-brainer. Helmets have been proven to protect motorcyclists and passengers from traumatic brain injuries or fatalities that are caused by catastrophic head injuries. But, there is often a resistance to these types of laws from some motorcyclists who believe the government […]

Our Family Dog Just Bit Me, What Do I Do?

Dog bites could result in serious, or sometimes even catastrophic or fatal injuries. There are a number of reasons why dogs bite people. However, as Rhode Island dog bite lawyers, we know that regardless of why dogs bite, the consequences could be devastating. Dogs bite people of all ages, but they cause the most […]

Top Rhode Island Motorcycle Accident Causes

Numerous factors have the ability to cause a motorcycle accident, but for the most part, severe motorcycle accidents involve other vehicles. The University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research examined more than a decade of motorcycle accidents and concluded that approximately 60 percent of the time, the motorists in other vehicles are […]

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $70 Million After Verdict

After a Tennessee boy began using Risperdal in 2003 to treat a psychiatric problem, the lawsuit claims that he began to notice an increase in the size of his breasts. Bringing the suit into Pennsylvania state court, the male victim looked for compensation for his enlarged breasts. The lawsuit claimed that the victim’s use […]

Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: July 4-10, 2016

Each week we compile summaries of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that we feel the public should be aware of for their safety and so that they can make informed decisions.30 Recalls you should be aware this week.Pharmaceuticals/Drugs:PharmaTech LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Diocto Liquid Distributed by Rugby Laboratories due […]

Why Should I Have a Fence Around My Pool?

Each year in Rhode Island and elsewhere, thousands of families witness swimming pool tragedies with a majority of these involving drowning or near-drowning incidents. Many of these accidents involve young children in residential settings. But, we know that a majority of these swimming pool accidents, particularly in the summer season, are preventable. According to […]