What is a Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI?

Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury, often referred to as TBI, is a complex injury with a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. A bump, blow or jolt to the head, or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain, can lead to TBI.   In 2010, 2.5 million people suffered TBI. (Centers for Disease…

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Nursing Home Abuse Law: Case Focuses On Shell Companies

News

Today, most nursing homes are owned by large corporate conglomerates.  This is true with Rhode Island nursing homes as well as across the country. These corporate structures present challenges for families who have experienced nursing home abuse and are looking for answers and to hold the nursing home owners responsible. The Insurance Journal reports on…

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Workers Compensation Proceeding Finds Link Between Diesel Fume Exposure and Cancer

News

The widow of a bus mechanic who died from lung cancer won a landmark legal victory linking her husband’s disease to 28 years of diesel exhaust exposure while working in a Metropolitan Transit Authority garage.  In August 2014, Workers Compensation Judge Jay Leibowitz awarded widow Dorota Nigro the maximum amount allowable for husband Anthony’s work-related…

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Risks of Teen Driving to RI Teens and Their Parents

Safe driving

With school starting, teen drivers are out in full force. Some startling statistics remind us of the risks teen drivers and their parents face.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, the leading cause of death in teens is personal injuries from motor vehicle accidents.  Drivers ages 16-19 are three times more likely than drivers…

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What to Do Following a RI Car Accident

Car Accident

A car accident can be frightening and challenging.  It is easy to feel overwhelmed and not know what to do, at the scene of the crash, and afterwards. The Rhode Island State Police publishes a list of recommendations for Rhode Island car accidents.  First, do not leave the scene. If you leave, you could be charged with a…

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Liability Questions in Hands-Off and Self-Driving Cars

Safe driving

Major auto manufacturers are breaking ground with hands-free driving technology.  The Wall Street Journal reports that General Motors Co. will launch Cadillacs with hands-free automated driving systems and Wi-Fi systems allowing vehicle to vehicle communication as early as 2016 models – due out in 2015.  In these cars drivers can ride with hands off the…

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RI Nursing Home Lawyer: The Most Cited Nursing Homes

Nursing Home Abuse

Do you have a loved on residing in a Rhode Island nursing home? Or perhaps you are shopping for a nursing home facility here in the Ocean State.  If so, you will want to check out this week’s report from GoLocalProv that reviews federal inspections data from state nursing homes from the last three to four…

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