Warwick Rhode Island Lawyer Mike Bottaro Discusses Atticus Finch

May 15th, 2014 | Firm news

5 Questions for Rhode Island Attorney Mike Bottaro: What led you to law school? I suppose it was a combination of wanting to challenge myself coupled with the people who influenced me instilling notions of fair play and justice. Who were some of these influences? Well, my mom and dad. Both instilled the power of… Read More

Tire Safety Remains A Public Concern

May 7th, 2014 | Product liability

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… Read More

Diabetes Drug Found to Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer

April 25th, 2014 | Dangerous drugs

On April 7, 2014, a federal jury in Louisiana revealed that Takeda did not sufficiently warn about bladder cancer risks of using Actos (pioglitazone). Reports suggest that Takeda performed experiments on animals before the drug went to market in 1999, and found an increased risk of bladder cancer when the animals were provided the drug.… Read More

Everything You Should Know About GM’s Ignition Switch Recall

April 15th, 2014 | Recalls

General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced Thursday, April 10, that she placed two GM engineers on paid leave following an ongoing internal investigation into the faulty ignition switches that caused the recall of 2.62 million vehicles worldwide. The ignition switches on several GM models, including the Chevrolet Cobalt, revealed to be faulty as they were… Read More

What Happens If You Are Injured On An Airplane?

April 11th, 2014 | Personal injury

During the week of Easter, many people will be traveling across the country to visit family and take a much-needed vacation. Airplanes will be full of emotion, from those excited to take a break from work to those paralyzed with anxiety. Flights usually make it to their final destinations with little more than a few… Read More

Cranston Law Firm Campaigns to Wipe Out Distracted Driving

April 9th, 2014 | Distracted driving

The Department of Transportation has designated April as “Distracted Driving” Awareness month, a time to remind millions of Americans about the dangers of all types of distracted driving. For the past several years, our Rhode Island personal injury law firm has supported the effort to curb distracted driving. For April 2014, we have created a… Read More

Personal Injury Law Firm Sponsors Charity Run In Downtown Providence

March 26th, 2014 | Firm news

The Bottaro Law Firm will be cosponsoring Get Gored For Good in downtown Providence for the second consecutive year on Sunday, April 27th. The exciting event includes a 2-mile run that will be followed by food, drinks, and fun activities for all ages. Proceeds will go towards the Providence soup kitchen Amos House. The event… Read More

Alarming Increase In Ovarian Cancer From Talcum Powder Use

March 18th, 2014 | Product liability

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… Read More

MA Accident Attorney Case Digest: Enterprise Co. v. Arbella Ins.

March 11th, 2014 | Personal injury

A 2008 decision by the Superior Court Department of Massachusetts determined that a self-insured owner of a rental vehicle was entitled to seek subrogation for personal injury protection benefits “as a result of an accident that was the fault of the operator.” In June, 2001, Joseph Navis rented an automobile from Enterprise, which owned and… Read More

Neknominate: Popular Drinking Game Turns Deadly

March 5th, 2014 | Personal injury

A new game, known as Neknominate, involves a participant filming himself downing a large alcoholic drink and then nominating friends to go next. Those chosen to go next film themselves drinking different concoctions of alcoholic drinks in unique ways in order to “out-perform” whoever nominated them. There have been no limits to the drinking scenarios… Read More

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