Personal Injury Blog

California Couple Gets $29.4 Million Verdict against Talcum Powder

In a major win for victims of asbestos induced mesothelioma, a jury awarded a California couple $29.4 million against Johnson & Johnson. Teresa Leavitt proved to the jury that years of using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder caused her mesothelioma. The jury awarded $24.4 million directly to Leavitt and $5 million to her husband. […]

Tips on Safe Driving with New Providence Speed Lumps

As a part of the city’s five year capital improvement plan, Providence just placed 26 new permanent and 46 temporary speed lumps. The temporary lumps are for the purposes of snow removal, so they will be removed during the winter. The city listened to many concerned residents about the excessive speed of vehicles in […]

A Quick Guide on How to Apply for Social Security Disability in Warwick

Social Security Disability (SSD) is a federally funded program that provides compensation for individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. There are an abundance of different disabilities that may qualify you to receive compensation when you cannot work for over a year. Some examples of disabilities include: cancer, diabetes, hepatitis, sleep […]

Motorcycle Safety in New England – The Importance of Wearing a Helmet, and Other Riding Basics

Research indicates that most motorcycle fatalities are attributed to head injuries. In a severe accident, a rider’s skull may be fractured and the brain may be seriously injured by penetrating objects and bone fragments. To protect yourself against head injuries while riding, the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates would like to kindly remind […]

Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: May 13 – 19, 2019

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.28 Recalls to be aware this week.

Medical Devices & Equipment:
U.S. FDA labels J&J surgical staplers’ recall as severest. The recall, initiated early […]

California Couple Gets $2.055 Billion Verdict Against Monsanto Roundup

A recent jury verdict against Monsanto is being called the start in the right direction. A California couple, after years of using Monsanto Roundup, were both diagnosed with the same type of cancer only four years apart. The jury gave the couple $55 million in damages, as well as, $2 billion as punishment for […]

Why It’s Important to Hire the Right Providence Car Accident Attorney

Providence is one of the leading cities nationwide when it comes to traffic accidents. Those of us who live in Providence, face a heightened risk of getting into a car accident. This is because Providence routinely makes it to those notorious lists like “Worst Traffic Intersections,” or “Worst Drivers” or “Most Dangerous Roadways in […]

Dealing with Unpredictable Elderly Drivers

For many older Americans in Rhode Island, being able to drive equals autonomy. It means not having to depend on someone else to take them to the grocery store or to the doctor’s office. But, as a person ages, there is no question that his or her reaction time slows and sight and hearing […]

Injured Motorcyclist Gets $250,000 Settlement from Progressive Insurance

After being seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, the motorcyclist decided to reach out to the experienced Middletown motorcycle accident lawyers at d’Oliveira and Associates for help. He had been riding his motorcycle on a main road when another driver failed to yield while exiting a parking lot. The car […]

Bicycle Safety

As the weather is starting to get warmer, people want to spend more time outdoors. Bike riding is a fun outdoor activity for people of all ages. However, bike riding can be dangerous if riders are not safe.

According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were over 800 people who died while […]