Oklahoma Law Injury Blog

Why are we bringing Invokana lawsuits?

Noble McIntyre on August 25, 2015

If you are living with diabetes, you might have heard of Invokana. This drug, manufactured by Johnson+Johnson was FDA-approved a few years ago as an SGLT2 inhibitor. That means that Invokana (generic: canagliflozin) causes blood sugar to leave the body through urine. It is a drug that has been commonly taken by patients who have Type 2 diabetes. Other inhibitors in this class include Farxiga and Xigduo by AstraZeneca, Jardiance by Lilly, and Glyxambi by Boehringer Ingelheim. Invokana, the popular Johnson+Johnson version, is also marketed as Invokamet when combined with metformin. Continue reading

Oklahoma Trucking Accidents Affect Everyone

Noble McIntyre on August 18, 2015

You could be one of the lucky ones who has never been in an Oklahoma trucking accident, but there is a chance that one could affect you at some time in your life. Even if you’ve never driven a truck (or never plan to), an accident can injure anyone – a trucker, another motorist, a family member or friend, or even a pedestrian. Continue reading

Self-driving Cars: Now a Reality

Noble McIntyre on August 11, 2015

Sometimes we talk about the “generation gap” in technology between our lives and our children’s, or our parents’. College students today never knew a world without the Internet. Or mobile phones. Or streaming music or video. They might not remember what it was like before Netflix (the service began streaming movies in 1999—today’s college students were toddlers at the time). The reality is that children born today might not remember a world without self-driving cars. For most of us, self-driving cars are a fanciful notion we have from watching The Jetsons, but, as they say, the future is now. Continue reading

Let the barbecue be a “blast”, but have your grilling be safe

Noble McIntyre on August 4, 2015

Summer is here, and for many people, that signals the outdoor cooking season. There are few things better than a cold drink outside on the patio, and a juicy steak or succulent burger from the grill. Of course, steaks and burgers aren’t for everyone — you might be grilling vegetables, chicken, or even fish or fruit. Regardless of what’s on the menu, you want to be careful to take a few grill safety precautions.

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Monster Energy Drinks Can Cause Monstrous Problems

Noble McIntyre on July 28, 2015

What are Monster energy drinks?

A Monster Energy Drink is a legal, non-alcoholic beverage that is available in many supermarkets, convenience stores and other places where you would purchase beverages like soda or juice. Drinks like Monster, Red Bull, Rockstar, and others contain large doses of caffeine, along with other stimulants like guarana and ginseng. Monster-brand drinks come with names like “Assault”, “Unleaded”, “Übermonster”, “Mean Bean Java Monster”, “Punch Monster Ballers’ Blend” and the “Rehab” line. Continue reading

Zofran Birth Defects: McIntyre Law is on your side!

Noble McIntyre on July 21, 2015

If you’re a mom, chances are you would never consider doing anything that could possibly harm your child – but what if you were prescribed a medication during your pregnancy that did exactly that… and you didn’t know the risks?! That’s what has happened to women who are now lining up to file lawsuits against manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline because the company marketed Zofran (generic name: Ondansetron) as a drug that would ease morning sickness nausea, but the FDA had not approved it for that purpose.

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Not All Dogs are Friendly: Tips for Preventing Dog Bites

Jeremy Thurman on July 14, 2015

Dogs might be cute, but that doesn’t mean that they are safe to be around. Even the cutest, littlest dog can give a nasty bite. Whether you frequent dog parks, or simply live in a community where your neighbors are likely to be out walking dogs, you should know a few basic rules for how to approach a dog, avoid a dog and keep yourself and your children protected from being bitten.

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You’ve Just Had a Motorcycle Accident. Now What?

Noble McIntyre on July 7, 2015

If you love the open road and you’re spending long summer days out on your bike, this is likely your favorite time of year, and the possibilities seem endless. At McIntyre Law, we value safety, and we never like to answer the phone and hear that someone has suffered injury as a result of a motorcycle crash – but it happens. If it happens to you, the first priority is making sure that you receive the appropriate medical treatment so that you can have a full recovery. Next, we have to make sure that you are properly compensated so that you can get those wheels back on the road.

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Fourth of July Fun: Fireworks Safety

Noble McIntyre on June 30, 2015

Are you getting geared up for a holiday weekend of barbecues, friends, family and fun? At McIntyre Law, we’re all about fun… but we also know that it’s important to be safe. No holiday is a good one when it ends in a trip to the ER (or worse). For lots of people, the hallmark of a great Independence Day is the traditional fireworks display. You might be planning to sit back, relax and enjoy the show put on by your town or community. But, lots of people decide to bring the festivities home with them by setting off their own fireworks right in their backyards, at campsites or wherever they happen to be. If that’s the case, there are several fireworks safety precautions that you should keep in mind, to keep the holiday safe and fun for all.

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Unforeseen Impact of Oil Drilling: Oklahoma Earthquakes

Noble McIntyre on June 23, 2015

When you live over a thousand miles from California, you probably feel that earthquakes are not a big concern in your day-to-day life. But, for some parts of Oklahoma, that has changed dramatically in the past few years. In fact, earthquakes are rattling Oklahoma 600 times more frequently than they did before 2008. That means that the state experiences an average of two earthquakes per day that have a magnitude of three or greater on the Richter Scale. Specifically, people in central and north central Oklahoma are feeling lots of quakes – and, now, Oklahoma has surpassed California in the number of recorded earthquakes.
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