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Widower Awarded Almost $160 Million in First Same-Sex Wrongful Death Claim Against Big Tobacco

By Kiselica Law Firm |

In November, a jury awarded a widower close to $160 million in the first wrongful death claim brought by a same-sex couple against two of the largest tobacco companies in the country. The victim died from respiratory disease in 2018 after smoking for decades, and his husband pursued damages as the representative of his… Read More »

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Lead Poisoning & Children’s Health in Rhode Island

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement in October concerning the Childhood Lead Action Project here in Providence, Rhode Island raises significant concerns when it comes to public health issues related to lead exposure, especially for children. Lead exposure leads to significant injuries, especially during childhood development. If too much lead gets into the body… Read More »

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Are Rhode Islanders in Danger of Serious Injury or Death When It Comes to The State’s Dams?

By Kiselica Law Firm |

According to recent coverage by the Providence Journal, dozens of dams across Rhode Island are considered to be unsafe or potentially unsafe. “We are literally one storm away from loss of life,” according to numerous experts. For example, there have been a number of problems with the dam that holds the Curran Lower Reservoir…. Read More »

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New Report Indicates That Rhode Island Has Some of the Worst Roads in The U.S.—How This Impacts Accident Rates

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According to the most recent infrastructure report released by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Rhode Island has some of the worst roads in the United States. Specifically, its bridges, electrical grids, physical infrastructure, roads, tunnels, and more earned a D+–i.e. a barely passing grade, and amongst the top three worst ratings in the… Read More »

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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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