The Personal Injury Attorneys at d’Oliveira & Associates recently obtained a $150,000 settlement for an Attleboro woman who suffered serious injuries from a 2008 car accident. Shortly after the auto accident, the woman (whose identity is protected by attorney client privilege) contacted d’Oliveira & Associates, who began seeking compensation for her immediately from the USAA Insurance Company. The woman...

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes Fibromyalgia as one of a series of diseases that can entitle a sufferer to collect social security disability insurance (SSDI). However, it may be particularly difficult for some individuals to prove that they suffer from this disorder. Fibromyalgia generally involves doctors administering a series of tests for other diseases and, when no other...

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Gynecare Prolift is a vaginal mesh device. It is implanted in women for the treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) caused by the natural weakening of the muscles that support the pelvic organs.  Most transvaginal mesh products are approved through The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 510(k) fast-track approval process, which grants pre-market...

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Gastrointestinal disorders are those that affect the digestive tract. They are also generally known as digestive diseases. This is a category that can include any disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract, between the esophagus and the rectum. Gastrointestinal disorders require a serious alteration in ones everyday life. Gastrointestinal disorders may also require constant access to a bathroom or changes...

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease is a disorder that the Social Security Administration accepts as a reason for Social Security Disability. It is a disorder that involves the large and small intestines becoming inflamed, which can then cause individuals to suffer from severe pain. Symptoms of this disease can range from mild to painful and can often come and go as...

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Kidney failure, also known asrenal failure or (formerly) renal insufficiency, is an event that can be life changing. The limited treatment options result in a severe impact on an individual’s ability to continue to perform their previous job. Many patients who are dealing with kidney failure have to go on dialysis and are placed on the transplant list. Kidney...

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Liver disease is a catch all term that is used to describe any number of different diseases that can attack the liver and result in reduced hepatic (liver) function. There are many ways that the functions of the liver may be compromised. Some of these ways can include obstructed bile flow, high cholesterol, irregular blood flow to the liver,...

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Irritable bowel syndrome is a disease where the affected individual tends to experience a series of serious changes in bowel movements. It is unknown how this occurs but is understood as linked to lack of fiber in the diet, anxiety, depression or excessive caffeine consumption. The diagnosis of IBS can change the daily life of a person in many...

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Autoimmune diseases are any of several different diseases that can cause a response from the body that turns on some of the most important functions of the body. Often times with autoimmune diseases, the body can make a mistake when it attempts to determine what is a foreign body that ought to be attacked by the immune system, and...

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