After a devastating car accident that results in injuries, it is only natural to seek medical treatment so you can get on the road to recovery. Naturally, if you were not at fault for the car accident, the other driver’s insurance company would be responsible for paying these medical bills. However, what happens if you delay your medical treatment?...

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Recently, a Greenville, RI man came to d’Oliveira & Associates for assistance and received a $310,000 workers’ compensation settlement from Ace American Insurance Company. After falling out of a truck while making a delivery, he injured his lower back and had extensive medical treatment. Throughout the case, d’Oliveira & Associates remained jointly and severally responsible with an experienced RI...

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Recently, d’Oliveira & Associates attorney, Cara Gallucci, obtained a $175,000 settlement from Nationwide Insurance Company for a Woonsocket, RI woman who was injured in a car accident. Our client was a passenger in a vehicle, which negligently exited a parking lot into traffic, causing an accident with another vehicle. As a result, she suffered back and hand injuries.  Attorney...

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Recently d’Oliveira & Associates attorney, D. Robin Gouveia, obtained a $100,000 settlement from Geico Insurance Company for a Pawtucket, RI man, who was injured in a motorcycle accident. The accident was caused by a vehicle which cut across the path of travel of our client’s motorcycle.  He sustained injuries to his leg, hip and thigh, which required immediate and...

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What is CPAP and BiPAP? A CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is a machine that was designed to treat breathing disorders, such as sleep apnea. The CPAP machine is usually used at night while a user sleeps. The machine pushes air through a user’s nostrils, allowing their airways to remain open. This process helps to prevent snoring and ensures...

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What is Elmiron? Elmiron (pentosane polysulfate sodium) is a medication that is prescribed to patients suffering from bladder disorders. While Elmiron has been on the market for over two decades, recent studies have shown a connection between long-term use of the drug and vision deterioration. While there have not yet been any recalls for Elmiron issued by the Food...

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Paraquat is an extremely toxic herbicide that has been used by farmers globally since the 1960s. Paraquat is known for being an extremely effective killer of weeds and unwanted grasses, causing plants to wither and die within mere hours. Because the product is so incredibly effective, it is very commonly used. However, it was not until recent decades that...

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In recent months, infants across the country have been falling ill with bacterial infections allegedly resulting from contaminated infant formula. Major formula brands, including Similac and Enfamil, were recalled after a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation linked the formulas to infant illnesses and, in some cases, death. One Florida mother told POLITICO that her four-month-old baby began getting...

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The unexpected and tragic loss of a loved one, in addition to causing grief and pain, can also lead to tremendous financial strain for families, particularly if they’ve lost a primary wage earner or breadwinner. When the death was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, families in Rhode Island may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit,...

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Recently d’Oliveira & Associates attorney, Cara Gallucci, obtained a $100,000 settlement from North Carolina Farm Bureau for a Rehoboth, MA woman, who was injured in a car accident. Our client was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck by another vehicle, which had lost control. Our client sustained severe injuries to her ankle, ribs, neck and back. Soon...

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