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Driver Errors May Cause up to ...

Despite having a relatively low population of about 3.9 million residents, there...

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ATV Accidents a Summer Hazard

Summer time means people are spending more time outdoors and that means...

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Highway Safety Office Releases...

The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO) is a comprehensive resource for car...

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Lawn Slip and Slides Are a Par...

Lawn slides are a classic icon of summertime fun.  These devices send...

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Fourth of July Causes a Spike ...

The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO) releases annual reports on when and...

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Improper use of Snapchat Leads...

On May 3, 2016, images of a girl using the popular social...

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How Many Oklahoma Auto Acciden...

A few years ago, we wrote an article investigating the role of...

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Trampoline Accidents Cause Ove...

Frankly, it’s easy to see how trampolines might lead to injuries.  What’s...

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Two Injured in Edmond, Oklahom...

If you’ve been reading our legal blog recently, you may have seen...

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Were You Injured at One of the...

The City of Edmond’s Engineering Department has released a list of the...

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Survey: Texting While Driving ...

More Than 6% of Young Adult Drivers Say They Text ‘All The Time’ A recent national survey indicates an encouraging 20% decline in the number of drivers who have texted...

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Survey: More Than Fourth of Dr...

Almost 7% of Drivers Text “All The Time” Texting While Driving Most Common Among 25-34 Year Olds A recent national survey by Hasbrook & Hasbrook found that 28% of drivers have...

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Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Are you involved in the life of senior adults? Are you in a helping profession that works with seniors? Do you have seniors in your family? Are you a senior...

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Driver Errors May Cause up to ...

Despite having a relatively low population of about 3.9 million residents, there were close to 70,000 crashes in Oklahoma alone in 2014.  These crashes caused hundreds of deaths and more...

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ATV Accidents a Summer Hazard

Summer time means people are spending more time outdoors and that means people will be out taking advantage of the weather and riding all-terrain vehicles or ATV’s. These vehicles are...

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Highway Safety Office Releases...

The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO) is a comprehensive resource for car accident statistics.  Every year, OHSO publishes a series of reports on car crashes, motorcycle crashes, DUI accidents, car...

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Lawn Slip and Slides Are a Par...

Lawn slides are a classic icon of summertime fun.  These devices send children whipping at high speeds down slick sheets of plastic, almost like an instant waterslide for your yard. ...

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Fourth of July Causes a Spike ...

The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO) releases annual reports on when and where crashes occur throughout the state, revealing information about Oklahoma’s top 20 cities for fatal car accidents.  In...

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Improper use of Snapchat Leads...

On May 3, 2016, images of a girl using the popular social media application SnapChat ran wild on the Internet. This picture showed a picture of the girl who was...

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How Many Oklahoma Auto Acciden...

A few years ago, we wrote an article investigating the role of speeding in Oklahoma car accidents.  At the time, we found that speeding was responsible for roughly a third...

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Trampoline Accidents Cause Ove...

Frankly, it’s easy to see how trampolines might lead to injuries.  What’s more surprising is just how many injuries occur.  If you’d dismiss trampoline accidents as rare occurrences not worth...

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Two Injured in Edmond, Oklahom...

If you’ve been reading our legal blog recently, you may have seen some of our Oklahoma fireworks accident lawyers’ safety articles leading up to the Independence Day weekend.  Unfortunately, thousands...

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Were You Injured at One of the...

The City of Edmond’s Engineering Department has released a list of the 25 most hazardous intersections in Edmond, Oklahoma.  You’ll probably guess a few of them in advance, while others...

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Gas Grill Injuries Over the 4t...

Nothing says summer like grilling in the backyard. Summertime is a great time to fire up the grill and invite some friends over for a barbecue. With the holiday weekend...

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The Top 20 Most Dangerous Citi...

Our Norman car accident lawyers review recent crash statistics to uncover the deadliest and most dangerous cities for Oklahoma drivers.  Is your city on the list?  You may be surprised.

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State Health Department Gives ...

Every year, the Oklahoma State Department of Health releases a detailed analysis of the “State of the State’s Health” (SOSH).  The health analysis includes “report cards” that grade each county...

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May Avenue Bridge Collapses On...

The May Avenue bridge over the Northwest Expressway in Oklahoma City collapsed around 2:40 P.M. on Thursday, May 19, after being clipped by a semi-trailer truck that lacked enough clearance...

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What Caused Northwest OKC Natu...

A recent NewsOK report questioned whether a plastic natural gas pipeline manufactured by Chevron Phillips Petroleum is to blame for a January explosion in northwest Oklahoma City that sent one...

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Driver High on Keyboard Cleane...

I don’t like doing the “accident reporter” type blogs some injury attorneys do, but huffing on keyboard cleaner is just bizarre! According to a report filed by the Oklahoma City...

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Will OKC’s New Law on Signal...

Every Oklahoma driver knows you are supposed to signal when changing lanes. But have you ever heard of anybody actually getting a ticket for failing to do so, or even...

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What Is, Isn’t Allowed Under...

Texting while driving is against the law throughout the state of Oklahoma, effective Nov. 1, 2015. The law prohibits drivers on any Oklahoma street or highway from typing a text,...

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Organization Calls for More St...

The Oklahoma Silver Haired Legislature is calling upon state lawmakers to require more staff on duty during evening and night shifts at Oklahoma nursing homes.

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New Oklahoma Car Seat Law Seek...

In less than seven weeks, a new child car seat law goes into effect in Oklahoma. I encourage parents and other drivers to begin following the new requirements now, which...

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Crashes Involving Semi-Trucks ...

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says accidents and fatalities involving semi-trucks are increasing in Oklahoma at an alarming rate. OHP has reported 574 accidents in Oklahoma involving semi-trucks in June, July...

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Oklahoma Wrongful Death Lawsui...

Parents of Monroe Bird III, the Tulsa man who in February was shot in the neck by a security guard in the parking lot of the apartment complex where he...

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Fiat Chrysler Hit with Record-...

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has reached a landmark settlement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that requires it to buy back about 200,000 Ram trucks and pay fines totaling more...

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Ram Trucks: Hackability, Airba...

There is a lot of love out there in Oklahoma and across the nation for Ram trucks. The popular pickup trucks are branded as “real trucks” for “real truck drivers.”...

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Oklahoma Nursing Home Loses Me...

Owner Says Facility May Be Forced To Close Callaway Nursing Home in Sulphur may be forced to shut down because the federal government has terminated its certification to receive Medicare...

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First-Hand Accounts of Auto De...

If you want a crash course on scams and frauds auto dealers like to pull on unsuspecting customers, a popular consumer site’s webpage devoted to Oklahoma’s David Stanley Dodge tells...

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Survey: Texting While Driving ...

More Than 6% of Young Adult Drivers Say They Text ‘All The Time’ A recent national survey indicates an encouraging 20% decline in the number of drivers who have texted...

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Opinion: Jury Award for Nursin...

A recent million dollar jury award against an Oklahoma City nursing home for negligence and abuse was good news not only for the family of an abused senior but for...

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Takata Airbag Debacle: Another...

In November, in an op-ed piece published in The Oklahoman at NewsOK.com, I chided the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for doing too little too late about the Takata airbag...

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Government Toughens Standards ...

The government-sponsored system for rating and ranking nursing homes has been revamped. As a result of the change, about a third of the nation’s nursing homes have seen a big...

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Opinion: Better Late Than Neve...

Three Young Oklahoma Lives Forever Changed Nobody can accuse us Oklahomans of being early adopters. My first thought about a bill passed this week by the Oklahoma House which would...

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Another Multimillion Dollar Ac...

After another multimillion dollar jury award last week against the manufacturer of the diabetes drug, Actos, if you are an Oklahoma resident who has taken the drug and contracted bladder...

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More Earthquake Lawsuits Ahead...

As a personal injury attorney, I’ve seen human tragedy, from gruesome traffic fatalities to heart-breaking medical malpractice to simple slip-and-fall liability cases. But when I was starting out ten years...

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Number of Federal Lipitor Laws...

It is not too late for Oklahoma patients who have taken Lipitor to join the rapidly growing number of lawsuits across the country that allege that the popular cholesterol drug...

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Xarelto Plaintiffs Ask Federal...

A federal panel will meet tomorrow to hear a plaintiffs’ motion that lawsuits about the blood-thinning drug, Xarelto, should be consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL). The U.S. Judicial Panel...

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Study Provides New Data on Res...

A recent study provides extensive new data about the prevalence of resident-to-resident abuse in our nation’s nursing homes. The study concluded that “inappropriate, disruptive, or hostile behavior between nursing home...

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Speeding Fatalities, Injuries ...

Oklahoma Car Crash Trends: Part 5 Speeding continues to be a major cause of traffic fatalities and injuries in Oklahoma. In 2013, 155 people were killed in our state in...

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Should We Really Have to Fear ...

Dangerous automobiles, massive recalls, lawsuits alleging deaths and injuries, and complaints against government regulators. Just another month in the automotive industry. More than 16 million vehicles containing dangerous air bags...

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Deaths, Injuries from Drunk Dr...

Oklahoma Car Crash Trends: Part 4 Alcohol-related traffic fatalities in Oklahoma were down by a whopping 28% in 2013, according to data released recently by the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office....

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Oklahoma Traffic Fatalities, I...

Oklahoma Car Crash Trends: Part 3 Each of Oklahoma’s 678 traffic fatalities in 2013 was a tragedy that impacted the lives of family and friends. However, there is good news:...

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Most Oklahoma Traffic Deaths I...

Oklahoma Car Crash Trends: Part 2 If all Oklahoma drivers and passengers used seat belts and safety restraints and all motorcyclists used helmets, it is likely that several hundred deaths...

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Oklahoma Traffic Fatalities, I...

Oklahoma Car Crash Trends: Part 1 There are three groups of people who have a very personal motivation to advocate for reductions in traffic crashes and fatalities in Oklahoma: The...

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Oklahoma Lawmaker Laments Prob...

Primary Problems: Low Wages, Absentee Owners An Oklahoma lawmaker issued a press release earlier this week deploring the poor conditions of Oklahoma’s nursing homes. State Rep. James Lockhart, member of...

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Illinois Considers Oklahoma’...

The state of Illinois is considering legalizing the use of cameras and other recording devices in the rooms of nursing home residents. Purpose of the recording devices is to catch...

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Recent Traffic Fatalities on O...

Six recent traffic deaths in the Oklahoma City metro area confirm some of the common factors that we know contribute to deaths on our local roads. Driving under the influence...

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First Xarelto Lawsuits Expecte...

It is not known how many lawsuits have been filed so far in the U.S. by patients who have used the blood thinner, Xarelto, and have experienced life-threatening internal bleeding....

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Six Lawsuits in Four States Ac...

At least six federal and state lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. this year claiming that four deaths as well as other serious injuries have been caused by the...

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Opinion: Will Whopper Actos Aw...

Will a multibillion dollar jury award convince “big pharma” and other big businesses to be more honest about the risks associated with their products? Will the recent $10.5 billion Actos...

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Months After Pradaxa Settlemen...

Despite the May announcement of a $650 million settlement in thousands of lawsuits against the manufacturer of Pradaxa, few of the lawsuits have so far been resolved. More than 2,400...

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Number of Actos Lawsuits Conti...

Hundreds of new lawsuits against the manufacturer and the distributor of Actos continue to be filed each month. The number of federal lawsuits has grown to more than 3,700 cases,...

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Texas General Motors Lawsuit A...

Oklahoma residents who have experienced tragedy due to an auto accident involving a General Motors vehicle should know that lawsuits being filed across the country allege that the accidents are...

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GM Reveals More Deaths, Injuri...

For several months, General Motors has insisted that no more than 13 deaths have been proven to be connected to faulty ignition switches in GM cars. However, in a recent...

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Opinion: Is Lipitor Worth the ...

More than 800 lawsuits that claim that Lipitor has caused Type 2 diabetes are pending in the U.S. District Court of South Carolina in a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL). That...

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Is Bristow, Oklahoma, Experien...

Many people in Bristow, a small Oklahoma town 30 miles southwest of Tulsa, will tell you their town is experiencing an alarming rate of cancers and death. The statistics do...

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Federal Testosterone Replaceme...

Oklahoma men and their loved ones who have filed lawsuits because they experienced heart attacks, strokes or other adverse effects after receiving testosterone treatments will likely find their cases transferred...

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Why Are So Many Drivers Crashi...

Is it something about Oklahoma City? Is it something about the month of May? Or is this pretty normal on OKC streets, and I’m just noticing for the first time...

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Number of Mirena IUD Lawsuits ...

Oklahoma women who have used a Mirena IUD and have experienced severe side effects should take note of the more than 1,200 federal and state Mirena IUD lawsuits now under...

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Jury Makes $9 Billion Award (R...

A jury has awarded $9 billion in punitive damages against the pharmaceutical companies responsible for Actos, the diabetes drug which has been linked to bladder cancer. It is the largest...

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Walmart Takes Faltering Step F...

Walmart, the nation’s largest employer of women, has changed its policy on accommodating pregnant workers. Its new policy is to provide “reasonable accommodations” for temporary disabilities caused by pregnancy. The...

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Federal Judicial Panel Asked t...

As the number of lawsuits against manufacturers of testosterone replacement treatments continues to grow, two petitions to consolidate all testosterone cases before a single federal court have been filed with...

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Another Study Links Testostero...

FDA Launches New Investigation of Testosterone Treatments Oklahoma City-area men receiving testosterone replacement therapy should take note of a recent study that links testosterone treatment to an increased risk of...

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Study Links Testosterone Treat...

A recent study of more than 8,000 veterans with low testosterone found that the low-T vets who received testosterone replacement therapies had a higher incidence of heart attacks, stroke and...

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Motorcycle Deaths Are 13% of A...

SERIES: WHY IS OKLA’S TRAFFIC FATALITY RATE SO HIGH? (PART 4) Motorcycle deaths have a large impact on the total number of traffic fatalities occurring in Oklahoma each year. According...

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Oklahoma Traffic Fatality Rate...

SERIES: WHY IS OKLA’S TRAFFIC FATALITY RATE SO HIGH? (PART 1) Did you know that the rate of traffic fatalities in Oklahoma is almost twice the national rate? Why are Oklahoma...

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$11 Million Wrongful Death Awa...

A California jury has made an $11 million wrongful death award to the family of a man who died from mesothelioma, also known as “asbestos cancer.” The award comes after...

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Actos Judge Allows Argument Th...

On the first day of the first federal Actos trial, which is under way this week in Louisiana, the judge made a crucial ruling on behalf of the plaintiffs: the...

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Largest MDL in History —...

MDL-875 is the consolidation of federal lawsuits from across the country of plaintiffs who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure. It is the largest multidistrict litigation in...

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Oklahoma in Bottom Third on La...

Oklahoma ranks in the bottom third when it comes to traffic safety laws, according to a national traffic advocacy group. The group says Oklahoma needs stricter laws on seat belt...

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Three Historic Oklahoma Bridge...

Want to own an historic Oklahoma bridge? The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is giving away three such bridges. The giveaway is conditioned on a person or entity’s ability to relocate...

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OKC City Web Tool Shows Real-T...

  I came across an interesting online tool the other day that provides up-to-the-minute reports of OKC auto accident and fire department calls. The tool is called “Response Tracking,” and...

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Surgeon Survey: Robotic Surger...

The FDA released results last month of a small survey it conducted of surgeons who have used the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. The survey brought to light the importance...

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Federal Judge Orders $931,500 ...

A federal judge has ordered Boehringer Ingelheim, manufacturer of the blood-thinning drug, Pradaxa, to pay a $931,500 fine for its failure to preserve or produce important documents sought by patients...

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Number of GranuFlo Lawsuits ov...

The number of lawsuits continues to grow against Fresenius Medical Care over deaths allegedly linked to the use of GranuFlu, a chemical compound used in dialysis for kidney patients. Many...

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Closing Arguments Today in Thi...

Closing arguments are being heard today in Las Vegas by the jury in the third Actos lawsuit to go to trial in the U.S. Allen Alsabagh v. Takeda Pharmaceutical began...

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Announcement of Experimental P...

The manufacturer of the blood-thinning drug Pradaxa announced recently that it has developed an experimental antidote that causes an “immediate, complete” reversal of Pradaxa’s anticoagulating effect. Pradaxa is prescribed to...

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Timeline Indicates Fresenius K...

A “toxic tort” is a lawsuit in which a plaintiff claims that exposure to a chemical caused serious injury or disease. The strength of the lawsuit often depends upon the behind-the-scenes “story.” For example, did...

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Johnson & Johnson Reaches ...

Will It Stick? Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay almost $2.5 billion to settle about 8,000 lawsuits in which plaintiffs complained of serious problems caused by the company’s hip...

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Hundreds of Mirena IUD Lawsuit...

More than 430 Mirena IUD lawsuits are now in the works in federal and state courts across the country. Chief defendant in the suits is Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, which manufactures...

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Oklahoma Nursing Homes Get F G...

Oklahoma nursing homes received an F grade from the “Nursing Home Report Cards” presented by a Florida-based nonprofit. The Nursing Home Report Cards averaged eight data points from the nursing...

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11,000+ Lawsuits Advance Again...

UPDATE ON DEPUY HIP REPLACEMENT LAWSUITS ACROSS THE COUNTRY Thousands of lawsuits against DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, for failures of its DePuy ASR hip replacement devices...

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Thousands of Actos Cases Advan...

More than 2,500 federal lawsuits are now pending against Takeda Pharmaceutical in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. The total has grown by more than one...

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Man Who Lost Son Blames Obama ...

“It’s mindboggling that two more children like Cameron are killed every week, yet the [Obama] administration is content to postpone doing anything about it. This isn’t some technical abstraction, it’s...

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Jury Gives Big Award in 2nd Ac...

A Baltimore jury yesterday awarded $1.7 million to the family of a man who used the prescription drug Actos and subsequently died of bladder cancer. However, the judge in the...

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Ten Commandments Back in the N...

More than three millennia after Moses received the Ten Commandments on Mt. Sinai on the other side of the world, God’s Top Ten is back in the news here in...

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Oklahoma's Anti-Sharia Co...

U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange on Thursday ruled that an amendment to the Oklahoma constitution that barred the use of Sharia law in Oklahoma courts violates the U.S. Constitution’s First...

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Running of the Bulls Coming to...

Ever thought about taking part in The Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain? Don’t want to travel that far? Then how about the upcoming bull runs in Houston, Dallas...

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Business is Booming for Florid...

If you are an attorney in Florida, there is a good chance you are involved in litigation against “Big Tobacco.” Literally thousands of lawsuits related to smoking deaths are pending...

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New Stats Shed New Light on Ol...

Hard candy has been popular going back at least to the 1600s. Lollipops go back to the Civil War era or before. Life Savers were introduced more than a century...

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Indiana Church Bus Crash Kills...

A 40-passenger church bus transporting a busload of teens and children home from church camp crashed in Indianapolis on Saturday. Three adults were killed and more than two dozen youth...

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OSU Plane Crash Lawsuits Alleg...

The 2011 plane crash that took the lives of two OSU women’s basketball coaches as well as the pilot and his wife has resulted in lawsuits against the pilot’s estate....

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Six Flags Roller Coaster Trage...

The tragic roller coaster death that happened at Six Flags Over Texas on Friday raises many legal questions which may eventually be addressed in the courtroom. If it doesn’t get...

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Anyone Have Rep. T.W. Shannon...

Oklahoma is one of only nine states that has no law specifically outlawing text messaging while driving. That should change. We take pride here in the Sooner State for walking...

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Tornadoes Impact Foreclosures,...

Foreclosures are down in Oklahoma, according to RealtyTrac, which recently released statewide foreclosure statistics for the month of May. However, a RealtyTrac spokesperson said the results are skewed due to...

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Woman in Tulsa Rehab Put in St...

A 66-year-old woman admitted to a Tulsa care facility for rehabilitation after cancer treatment was kept in a straitjacket for more than 10 hours, giving medications typically used to treat...

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New Law Allows Recordings in N...

A new law that allows nursing home residents and their loved ones to install video and audio recording equipment in a resident’s room to detect and deter abuse has been...

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Fed Agency Recommends Lower Dr...

A federal agency has recommended lowering the legal limit for a driver’s blood alcohol concentration from the current 0.08 to a maximum 0.05. The proposed change is the first on...

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Law Requiring Cars, Trucks to ...

The Transportation Department has extended to January 2015 the deadline for regulations that would require rearview cameras and screens in all cars and trucks. The new deadline means the law...

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Hearing Rescheduled in Lawsuit...

A hearing in a lawsuit against OSU Cowboys head football coach Mike Gundy has been reset for late July. The lawsuit was filed by a Choctaw man who claims Gundy...

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New Oklahoma Law Makes Any Tra...

  A recent change in Oklahoma law means that people who smoke marijuana and then drive a motor vehicle even weeks later can be arrested and convicted for driving under...

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TV Show Features OKC’s Illeg...

Did you know Oklahoma City is “home to one of the largest undercover street racing rings in the nation?” I had never heard it, but that’s what the Discovery Channel...

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High Court Strikes Down Oklaho...

Oklahoma’s controversial 2009 tort reform law has been declared unconstitutional by the State Supreme Court in a 7-2 ruling. However, measures in 2011 that capped non-economic damages and implemented other...

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Abercrombie & Fitch Will G...

English: The image of Abercrombie & Fitch today. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) When Abercrombie & Fitch declined to hire a woman who wore a headscarf to her interview, the United States...

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New Lawsuit Alleges Older Ford...

In a new lawsuit, consumers are alleging that Ford motor vehicles manufactured between 2002 and 2010 have a design defect that makes them susceptible to sudden acceleration. The lawsuit claims...

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Oklahoma Car-Bicycle Collision...

At just 22-years-old, Alesa Smith’s life was cut short after she was hit by a pickup truck while riding her bike. According to Mormon church officials, the accident occurred in...

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New Bill Would Limit Liability...

Recently, the Oklahoma Senate Judiciary Committee approved Oklahoma Senate Bill 931, which would limit premises liability for agritourism professionals within Oklahoma. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Ron Justice and...

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Ford Victorious in Product Lia...

The Ford Motor Company was recently dealt a major victory in a recent products liability lawsuit. In the case, the Virginia Supreme Court granted an important motion in limine that...

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Proposed Law Aimed at Reducing...

Beautiful Pit Bull (Photo credit: Tobyotter) Oklahoma Senator Patrick Anderson is currently proposing a law in an attempt to reduce the number of people who are bitten by dogs in...

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Deadly Motorcycle Crash in Tul...

According to recent reports, a man was fatally injured in Tulsa after crashing his motorcycle into a utilities truck. The crash occurred while the man was headed northbound on Peoria....

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Crew Member Allegedly Fired fo...

  On December 31, 2012, former American Humane Society (“AHS”) employee Barbara Casey filed suit for wrongful termination against the AHS, and additionally filed suit against HBO based on its...

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Weight Loss Drug Alli May Not ...

Alli 120 capsule refill (Photo credit: Newbirth35) Alli is currently one of the most popular over-the-counter weight loss drugs available. According to a study discussed in Forbes, however, Alli may...

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Lawsuit Claims Zoloft Causes B...

On December 24, 2012, New Jersey couple Brian and Jennifer Fox filed a lawsuit against drug manufacturing company Pfizer. The lawsuit alleges that popular antidepressant Zoloft causes birth defects when...

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New Database Allows People to ...

At least 115 of Oklahoma’s 308 nursing homes have serious deficiencies, according to a new online database. The database is based on government inspection reports, and tracks major outbreaks as...

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Tulsa Surgeon to Face Oklahoma...

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Steven C. Anagnost will finally face the Oklahoma Medical Board. As The Oklahoman reports, the case against Dr. Anagnost has been pending for the past three years....

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Flurry of Legal Action After T...

Merely one day before his junior prom, seventeen-year-old Colton Kern died behind the wheel. Kern was at the Fairland High School helping to set up for prom when school officials...

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Oklahoma Medical Malpractice J...

According to The Tulsa World, the sheer number of medical malpractice judgments handed down in Oklahoma has hit a 10-year low. The number fell by 28 percent, from 159 payouts...

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Chad Peery Lawsuit Filed

Nearly everyone has heard the terrible news story about Chad Perry and the bar fight at the Dan O’Briens Restaurant and Pub in Oklahoma City. Mr. Peery (his attorneys) filed...

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Where are all the frivolous la...

I received a funny email last week from an old client. The email tells of the story of a “runaway verdict” in Oklahoma: This year’s runaway First Place Stella Award winner...

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Dallas personal injury law fir...

DFW’s Star-Telegram reported yesterday that the personal injury law firm, Trey Allen, P.C., was placed on probation and ordered to pay close to a million dollars in restitution for its...

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7 Tips to Reduce the Risk of a...

Every summer, millions of Oklahomans fire up their grills for backyard barbeque parties.  Many use propane grills, which, while cleaner than messy charcoal, can cause deadly explosions or burns if...

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12 Safety Tips for Preventing ...

No Fourth of July weekend in Oklahoma would be complete without a dazzling display of fireworks.  However, while fireworks are an iconic staple of Independence Day celebrations, they also cause...

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Staying Safe on 4th of July We...

The Fourth of July is a time when our nation comes together to celebrate its birth. The Fourth of July weekend is a time when many people meet with family...

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What is the Leading Cause of M...

Motorcycles are a beloved American icon, representing the rebellious spirit of the open road. Unfortunately, the same qualities which motorcycles are prized for – the speed and freedom they offer...

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Be Careful When Driving in Rur...

SERIES: WHY IS OKLA’S TRAFFIC FATALITY RATE SO HIGH? (PART 5) In a series of blog posts, I have been exploring the question: Why is the Oklahoma traffic fatality rate...

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Speeding is Overlooked Cause o...

SERIES: WHY IS OKLA’S TRAFFIC FATALITY RATE SO HIGH? (PART 3) Speeding is the cause of almost a third of deaths on Oklahoma roads and highways, and the same is...

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The Role of Drunk Driving in O...

SERIES: WHY IS OKLA’S TRAFFIC FATALITY RATE SO HIGH? (PART 2) In a blog post yesterday, first of a series, I asked the question: Why is the Oklahoma traffic fatality...

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Teen Drivers Should Silence Ph...

Anyone who has had frequent involvement in teen car accidents takes every opportunity to warn teens and their parents about the dangers. That goes for first responders to the scene;...

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Be Careful Whom You Lend Your ...

You may be a loving parent or a generous friend, but I recommend thinking twice before loaning your vehicle to someone whom you know is drunk, or has been drinking,...

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Designated Drivers Have Often ...

The July issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs reports that about 40% of college students who are designated as “designated drivers” drink along with the students...

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Fed Agency Recommends Lower Dr...

A federal agency has recommended lowering the legal limit for a driver’s blood alcohol concentration from the current 0.08 to a maximum 0.05. The proposed change is the first on...

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Many Children Drown Within Few...

Do you know what a drowning actually looks like? Do you know that depictions of drownings on TV and in the movies are nothing like the real thing? Oklahomans love...

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Water on the Road is More Dang...

An Oklahoman woman was recently killed when her car lost control in standing water. According to reports, the woman drove into the standing water too fast and hydroplaned. The vehicle...

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Training Your Dog Not to Bite

    In the wake of proposed legislation that would allow OklOklahoma municipalities to ban ownership of certain kinds of dogs, Oklahoman dog owners may be more interested than ever in...

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Tips for Safe Night-Driving

Although only one-quarter of driving in the United States occurs after dark, death rates on the road are three times higher during the night. Typically, three factors combine to give...

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Methods For Pain Relief From P...

Pressure sores can be painful and decrease the quality of life of the patients that live with them. Prevention of the sores is always the best solution but once they...

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