Oklahoma Law Injury Blog

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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Boating Safety: More than Sink or Swim

Noble McIntyre on June 16, 2015

Long, lazy summer days on the boat are the stuff of which dreams are made – but, dreams can become nightmares if you don’t take the proper precautions to be sure that you’re boating safely. Whether you’re out in a kayak or rowboat, or sailing or cruising in a speedboat, you must be sure that everyone aboard is prepared and that the boat is in accordance with all safety regulations.

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School’s Out for Summer!

Noble McIntyre on June 9, 2015

No more pencils, no more books… another school year has come to a close, and that means one thing: The kids are free!! Well, maybe not exactly free, but they are out in droves, enjoying the summer weather and their newfound freedom from the classroom. Whether you’re a parent or not, that also means that you have to be hyper-aware when driving because there is more of a likelihood that children will be out and about during the day doing what kids do—darting after a stray ball in the road, playing a spirited game of tag, chasing after a neighborhood kitten, or just engaging in basic roughhousing without necessarily being aware of their surroundings.

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Sunscreen: Might be a Chore, But Definitely a Lifesaver

Noble McIntyre on June 2, 2015

Do you use sunscreen each time you’re outside? Lots of people don’t, because either they don’t like it, don’t want to be bothered, or don’t think it’s necessary. But, regardless of your skin tone and pigment, sunscreen is essential, especially in the summer months when the sun is strong, and it can save your life.

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Swimming Pool Safety: Think Twice When Having Fun in the Sun

Noble McIntyre on May 27, 2015

Summer is practically here, and for lots of us, swimming in community or backyard pools is a favorite pastime. But, sadly, tragedies do happen – too often. Whether you have a pool in your yard and you’re mindful about your premises liability with respect to your pool, or if you just want to ensure safe swimming for your family, there are some guidelines you can follow so that everyone has a safe and fun summer.

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