Oklahoma Law Injury Blog

A Smoke Alarm in Every Bedroom

Noble McIntyre on October 5, 2015

A smoke alarm in every bedroom. That’s the message that the National Fire Prevention Association wants you to hear, loud and clear. This is National Fire Prevention Week, and the theme for 2015 is using smoke alarms properly to keep your home safe. Continue reading

Volkswagen Recall: In Hot Water over Emissions

Noble McIntyre on September 29, 2015

Is your vehicle part of the Volkswagen recall? The problems might be bigger than you think. Actually, the company’s problems are bigger than any of us thought – a scandal involving deceptive practices, fraudulent emissions tests and violations of U.S. standards came to light last week. You might have received notice of a Volkswagen recall several months ago, and even if you had the issue fixed, it might not be the end of the story.

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New Motorcycle Safety Technology: Keeping Safe on the Bike

Noble McIntyre on September 22, 2015

You probably already know that riding a motorcycle can be dangerous, but that there are things you can do to protect yourself—like always wearing a motorcycle helmet. While wearing a motorcycle helmet will always be important for your riding safety, the bike manufacturers are always trying to have your back. They are continually finding new technology to make riding a motorcycle safer. Even if you (or someone you know) are a “tough-guy” or “tough-girl” biker, safety should always be top of mind. No one feels very tough when she or he is lying in a hospital bed – or worse. So, let’s take a look at some of the new motorcycle safety technology that is becoming available.

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Child Passenger Safety Week

Noble McIntyre on September 15, 2015

It’s Child Passenger Safety Week, and that means that it’s a perfect time to make sure that you are taking all of the precautions necessary to keep your children safe in the car. The best way to do this is to make sure that you are using the correct child safety seat for your child’s size, that it is installed securely and that you are using it properly.

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Ewww!! Know how to avoid (and get rid of) bed bugs

Noble McIntyre on September 9, 2015

Warning: Reading this post might make you feel itchy.

Just kidding. That won’t happen. But, bed bugs are very real, very annoying and very difficult to get rid of if they find their way into your home. Everyone has had some pest or another in his home at one time, but there are very few insects that are as pervasive or as hard to clean out as bed bugs.

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Stay safe on the road this Labor Day weekend!

Noble McIntyre on September 1, 2015

There are always risks associated with car travel, but you can’t let that stop you from enjoying a holiday weekend. You can, however, brush up on a few tips to stay safe on the roads this Labor Day. Remember that there will be more cars on the road than usual. Holiday weekends always mean more traffic, which means that even a momentary distraction while driving is dangerous.

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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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