How Safe Is Your Space Heater?

January 2nd, 2018

Now that winter is here, New Englanders have to worry about keeping themselves warm at home and in the office. Staying warm is important but heating a home or office can be expensive and let’s be real, no one can ever agree on what temperature the thermostat should be set at. Thus, a majority of […]

Damages in RI Wrongful Death Cases With Multiple Defendants

April 27th, 2017

Wrongful Death Cases Require a $250,000 Minimum in Rhode Island How much can the surviving beneficiaries of a person who dies from wrongful acts expect to receive at trial?  Rhode Island law requires a $250,000 minimum recovery for successful wrongful death claimants.  The Wrongful Death statute at R.I. Gen. Laws Section 10-7-2, provides: “Whenever any […]

Hoverboards: Safety Risks and Legal Claims

January 13th, 2016

Experienced Attorneys Assisting Hoverboard Injury Victims throughout MA & RI Hoverboards were one of the most popular Christmas gifts in 2015, for kids and adults. But they have come under intense scrutiny for two startling reasons: 1) potential fire hazards when charging these devices, and 2) personal injuries resulting from falls and collisions. What is […]

Can I Bring a Lawsuit Against the Auto Manufacturer After a Car Accident?

November 20th, 2014

  Bringing a Lawsuit Against the Auto Manufacturer Following a Car Accident 866-LAW-9700 You are considering bringing legal action after your auto accident, but did you know you may also have a claim against the auto manufacturer itself? In order to assess this, we first need to look at the vehicle. We will want to […]

Rhode Island Product Liability Attorney: Dangerous Risks Associated with Testosterone Drug

June 15th, 2014

Earlier this year, five men filed separate lawsuits claiming that the manufacturer of AndroGel, Abbott Laboratories Inc., failed to warn patients or doctors about the increased risk of serious cardiac events associated with using AndroGel. Despite knowing that testosterone therapies were linked to an increased number of strokes, heart attacks, and deaths, Abbott allegedly took […]

Tire Safety Remains A Public Concern

May 7th, 2014

The tire industry is in dire need for change due to a continued problem regarding tire safety and lack of regulation. The issue was brought to the public’s attention after a massive joint recall by Firestone and Ford in 2000 in which approximately 14.4 million tires were recalled. The government connected at least 271 deaths […]

Alarming Increase In Ovarian Cancer From Talcum Powder Use

March 18th, 2014

Talc, a mineral made up primarily of the elements magnesium, silicon, and oxygen, has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer in women. Talc may be found in various powders, cosmetics, condoms, and other consumer products. A recent Harvard study reported a 41% increased risk of ovarian cancer in women who use Talcum […]

RI Product Liability Lawyer: The Risks of Metal-On-Metal Hip Implants

February 19th, 2014

DePuy Orthopedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, voluntarily recalled its ASR XL Acetabular metal-on-metal hip system on August 24, 2010. The system first became available in 2005 after the FDA gave Johnson & Johnson special clearance to market the ASR devices without first performing clinical trials to determine the safety of the products. Since […]

Defective Product Liability Lawyer: Should “Buckyballs” Creator Be Liable For Safety Concerns?

January 11th, 2014

Production for “Buckyballs,” the tiny magnetic beads that are commonly used as desk decorations, shut down amidst controversy over the safety of this product. Entrepreneur Craig Zucker decided to disband his company instead of yielding to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s demand for a recall. As a result, the CPSC filed a lawsuit to hold […]

Providence Personal Injury Attorney: Hot Coffee

December 4th, 2013

The temperature of the coffee served at restaurants like McDonald’s has been in the public’s mind for nearly two decades. In a famous coffee case from 1994, the plaintiff won her lawsuit after suffering burns from McDonald’s coffee. The coffee’s temperature was so high that it caused third degree burns when it spilled on her […]