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

January 11th, 2014 | Product liability

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… Read More

Best Defense Is a Good Offense : Combatting Bullying

December 28th, 2013 | Personal injury

When negative behaviors or habits seem as perennial as the grass, there is often a misguided tendency on all of our parts to become immune to their existence or to the impact these behaviors have on others. We become, at the very least, complacent about the consequences. Yet, in the last several years in particular,… Read More

Providence Personal Injury Attorney: The Debate on the BAC Limit

December 20th, 2013 | Dui

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about the detrimental effects driving under the influence has on the safety of our highway. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes in 2010. The National Transportation Safety Board, separate from the NHTSA,… Read More

RI Personal Injury Attorney: Medicare’s “Super Lien”

December 11th, 2013 | Personal injury

Assume Medicare has paid a beneficiary’s medical expenses that were related to a personal injury claim. And assume that the beneficiary has successfully recovered a personal injury settlement from an at fault party. It is critical to understand that the federal government, through the Medicare Secondary Payer Program, holds important legal rights to recover a… Read More

Providence Personal Injury Attorney: Hot Coffee

December 4th, 2013 | Product liability

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… Read More

RI Personal Injury Lawyer Case Digest: Mutual Pharm. Co. v. Bartlett Part II

November 29th, 2013 | Dangerous drugs

In Part I I told the story of Ms. Bartlett who suffered severe disfiguring injuries from taking a generic medication that did not include a warning about the possibility of suffering those injuries. She prevailed in the lower courts, but was then denied recovery by the Supreme Court of the United States in Mut. Pharm.… Read More

RI Personal Injury Lawyer Case Digest: Mutual Pharm. Co. v. Bartlett Part I

November 27th, 2013 | Dangerous drugs

In the recent Supreme Court of the United States decision in Mut. Pharm. Co. v. Bartlett, 133 S. Ct. 2466 (2013), generic drug manufacturers were given what Justice Sotomayor called “immunity” from state law based design-defect claims when the claims “turn on the adequacy of the drug’s warnings.” In Bartlett, the plaintiff Karen Bartlett was… Read More

Keeping Your Property Safe from Snow & Ice

November 25th, 2013 | News

Ice and snow on walkways pose a serious safety concern during our New England winters. Local RI slip and fall lawyer Mike Bottaro appeared on The Rhode Show to provide tips on keeping your walkways and driveways clear of ice and snow this winter. Read More

RI Car Accident Attorney: “Selfies” The Newest Driving Distraction

November 22nd, 2013 | Distracted driving

With the weather and holiday traveling involved in the holiday season, it’s especially important that we pay attention to the road and be careful not to get distracted while driving. By looking at hashtags on picture posts to social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram, AAA determined that the latest “distracted driving behavior” is drivers… Read More

RI Slip and Fall Lawyer Tips: 5 Ways To Safely Maintain Your Property

November 20th, 2013 | Premises liability

With winter weather on the horizon, now is the time for property owners to ensure the safety of their property. Visit Mike Bottaro’s slip and fall law page to learn more. Below are 5 tips for home and business owners: 1. Have A Plan Preparing for the inevitable snowstorm is half the battle. You should… Read More

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