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Almost 70 Percent of All Rhode Island COVID-19 Deaths Occurred in Nursing Homes: Your Right to Seek Legal Action

By Kiselica Law Firm |

As in other areas of the country, the pandemic has taken a toll on Rhode Island nursing homes, where a majority of the state’s deaths have occurred. Specifically, out of a total of 342 deaths in the state of Rhode Island, 220 of them have been nursing home residents, which represents almost 70 percent… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits Linked to The Pandemic Begin, Warning Facilities Still Failing to Take Precautions

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The fallout from employers, hospitals, and other businesses not doing enough to protect employees from the catastrophic injuries associated with the coronavirus has already begun, with several now being sued for wrongful death claims as a result. This not only includes companies that operate nursing homes and which are now being accused of lacking… Read More »

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Pedestrian Deaths Skyrocket in Rhode Island During Pandemic, Even with Fewer Cars On the Road

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According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, although there are currently fewer cars on the roads due to the pandemic (specifically, two-thirds less traffic), there has also been a spike in reckless driving and speeding as well, including some drivers going more than 100 miles per hour on highways. In fact, in some cities,… Read More »

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Risks Customers May Face with Businesses Reopening in Rhode Island

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In late April, Governor Raimondo and the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health announced their plans for the “safe” reopening of Rhode Island, which includes lifting the stay at home order and allowing businesses to reopen “under strict public health guidelines.” What this ultimately means is that, because COVID-19 exposure is still… Read More »

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Providence Journal addresses Social Host Laws |One of Attorney Kiselica’s More Challenging Cases

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Providence Journal features one of Attorney Kiselica’s More Challenging Cases Here is the article as it appeared in Providence Journal: Judge: Suit extending social-host law to URI students can proceed By Katie Mulvaney Journal Staff Writer Posted May 7, 2020 at 4:49 PMUpdated May 7, 2020 at 5:04 PM PROVIDENCE — In a case that spells college students beware, a Superior Court judge has ruled… Read More »

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IKEA Furniture Still Injuring & Killing Children

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IKEA has been sued and settling cases related to furniture tip-over accidents that have injured and killed a number of children since at least 2005. Still, to date, children are still dying due to the company’s furniture defects, arguably because it took the company far too long to recall these furniture lines (at first,… Read More »

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Lead Poisoning & Children’s Health in Rhode Island

By Kiselica Law Firm |

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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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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