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Tesla “Smart Summon” Feature Already Causing Auto Accidents

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Tesla appears to be at the center of what might very well turn into a class action lawsuit, once again: It’s latest app feature—called the “Smart Summon”—has been documented causing car accidents, just since it was released to the public on September 26. The feature is designed to allow someone to “summon” their car… Read More »

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Toxic Drinking Water Found at Rhode Island Army Installations

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In September, news outlets reported that drinking water supplies in two Rhode Island army installations were found to be contaminated with elevated levels of the toxic, man-made chemicals Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (known as PFAS), which have been linked to cancer, immune system diseases, kidney disease, reproductive problems, thyroid disease, and other issues. The… Read More »

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Rhode Island Woman Sent to Hospital with Blue Blood Highlights Catastrophic Injuries Caused That Can Result from Some Benzocaine Products

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A recent incident involving a 25-year-old woman who went to the emergency room here in Rhode Island complaining of generalized weakness and shortness of breath – and whose blood was literally turning blue (“cyanosis”) due to a product called benzocaine – highlights the dangers that some products pose to certain members of the population,… Read More »

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According to New Study, Drivers Running Red Lights Are Killing Pedestrians at The Highest Rate in 10 Years

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According to a new study from AAA, the number of pedestrians killed by drivers running red lights is now at a 10 year high. In 2017, close to 1,000 people were killed in connection with this violation, which represents the highest death toll since 2008 and an almost 30 percent increase since 2012. According… Read More »

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Vaping Illnesses and Deaths in Rhode Island & Elsewhere

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There is a new deadly illness that no one saw coming, especially those who were seeking the safer alternative to smoking tobacco that a number of manufacturers promised via vaping or “e-cigarettes.” According to the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control, there have been at least 450 cases of vape-related… Read More »

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Rhode Island Sees Far Too Many Drowning Accidents Every Summer

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Losing a child to drowning is both tragic and something that happens way too frequently, especially during the summer. Drowning kills almost 1,000 children every single year and is the highest cause of injury-related deaths amongst children between the ages of one and four. Many of these accidents occur when children are not being… Read More »

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Injuries Are Now the Biggest Threat to Children Worldwide

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According to the latest research, injuries have now officially become the leading cause of death for children worldwide and have far surpassed infectious diseases. Specifically, 2017 alone, injuries were responsible for the deaths of more than 11,000 children as well as emergency room visits by close to 7 million US children. In addition, more… Read More »

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Who May Make a Wrongful Death Claim in Rhode Island?

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It is sad that every day people die from accidents of all types such as vehicle accidents, dangerous drugs, and medical malpractice. Rhode Island law allows claims to be filed for these losses in many cases where an individual or business is responsible for the death. The Estate Has the First Right to Sue… Read More »

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Leading Causes of Legal Malpractice

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The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability conducted a study in 2010 that examined 42,076 legal malpractice claims and the reasons they occurred. More than one-half of all claims resulted from lawyer ignorance, inattention or laziness. The top 7 reasons clients sued their attorneys were: Failure to know or apply the… Read More »

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Four Types of Lawyers You Should Never Hire

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Finding the right lawyer can be a daunting task. How does one even know where to start? There are so many attorneys out there making promises and offering a wide variety of services. Many people looking to hire a lawyer have little experience with the legal system and may not even know what kind… Read More »

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