Personal Injury Blog

Fiat Chrysler Sued in Connection with Jeep Rollaway Incident

Another lawsuit has been filed against Fiat Chrysler claiming the ZF gear shift is defective and dangerous in Rhode Island. A retired South Kingstown state trooper filed the lawsuit in federal court claiming he was injured as a result of an alleged gear shift defect. The victim was injured after parking his Jeep Cherokee […]

Plaintiff Awarded $500,000 in Risperdal Lawsuit

The makers of Risperdal (Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals) are in court again. This time the pharmaceutical company is asking for the reversal of a $500,000 verdict awarded to a Wisconsin man who claimed that taking the antipsychotic medication caused him to grow female breasts. During the trial, the court heard testimony from the […]

Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: September 12-18, 2016

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.16 Recalls you should be aware this week.Pharmaceuticals/Drugs:Virtus Pharmaceuticals Opco II, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Hyoscyamine sulfate Due to […]

Xarelto Lawsuit Paving the Way for Ongoing Litigation

A federal judge overseeing 7,200 Xarelto lawsuits has picked a case involving a man who experienced severe gastrointestinal bleeding for the first “bellwether” trial in February. According to a Reuters news report, the lawsuit was filed in 2014 by a man who said he used Xarelto for less than a month before he began […]

Use of Power Morcellators Decreases After FDA Cancer Risk Warning

A new study has found that the use of power Morcellators, cutting tools used in gynecological procedures, has dramatically decreased, particularly for hysterectomies, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned against their use about two years ago. According to a news report in the Chicago Tribune, use of this device has significantly […]

Potential Steering Problem Triggers Mazda SUV Recall

Mazda Motor Corporation has issued a defective auto recall for more than 190,000 CX-7 SUVs because of a potentially dangerous steering control defect. The recall involves vehicles manufactured from February 14, 2006 through May 9, 2012. This announcement comes after just last year Mazda recalled approximately 190,000 CX-9 SUVs for the same issue. When […]

Newport, RI Woman Receives $175,000 in Slip and Fall Accident

Robin Gouveia, a lawyer at d’Oliveira & Associates, successfully obtained a settlement for a woman who slipped and fell on a sheet of ice at her place of employment. This slip and fall led the woman to suffer from both a neck fracture and a shoulder fracture. Because of the injuries, she was unable […]

Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: September 5 – 11, 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.25 Recalls you should be aware this week.Medical Devices & Equipment:Cook Medical supplier of hydrophilic coating for the Roadrunner Uniglide Hydrophilic […]

Bair Hugger Warming Blankets Lawsuits Heating Up

Researchers have found that more than 80% of U.S. hospitals use Bair Hugger warming blanket systems in millions of surgical procedures each year. Although they are used throughout hospitals in the U.S., studies have found that Bair Hugger warming blankets could increase the risk of infection during orthopedic operations. The Bair Hugger warming blanket […]

Burn Injury Risk Heightened During Warmer Months

Summer brings with it a lot of fun, outdoor activities. But with outdoor fun comes the risk of several different types of injuries, including burn injuries. When we think of summer burn injuries, sunburn might be the first thing that comes to mind. However, there are many other things that could heighten the risk […]