Oklahoma Law Injury Blog

Baby powder cancer case settlement

Noble McIntyre on November 7, 2016

It’s been a big week for people engaged in talcum powder cancer lawsuits. In case you’re unfamiliar, Johnson & Johnson, the ubiquitous behemoth manufacturer of personal care products, has been under fire by women who claim that they are suffering from ovarian and other cancers as a result of regular use of baby powder (containing talc) in their genital areas. Continue reading

Anatomy of a Lawsuit: What is Product Liability?

Noble McIntyre on September 16, 2016

Thousands of injuries are caused in the U.S. every year because of dangerous or defective products. Product liability cases are common, and this is how the legal system classifies those situations when a defective product goes through market channels and lands in the hands of a consumer (that’s you). Continue reading

Understanding a Pharmaceutical Recall

Noble McIntyre on August 30, 2016

A pharmaceutical recall is never taken lightly, and a drug could be recalled from the market for specific reasons. Among them: health risks, newly discovered drug interactions, manufacturing errors and/or errors in packaging information. Continue reading

Decoding the FDA Drug Recall Process

Noble McIntyre on August 5, 2016

You probably hear fairly frequently about food and products that are subject to recalls, but it also happens with both prescription and over-the-counter medications. A pharmaceutical recall can be scary, because if you have taken a particular drug for many years (or even short-term), you could be worried about its long-term effects. Defective drug recalls are commonplace, and if you’ve experienced uncommon side-effects from a particular drug, you might be wondering how to handle that. In our two-part series, we’ll walk you through why an FDA drug recall is issued, how approval and reporting systems work, how the Food and Drug Administration evaluates claims, and more. Continue reading

Pokémon GO Accidents from Distracted Driving

Noble McIntyre on July 18, 2016

Danger, Pokémon ahead! To be fair, a Pokemon, itself, isn’t dangerous (or so I’m told), but the new game Pokémon GO, released by Niantic in July, is causing a stir — in part because it has already started to cause Pokémon GO accidents in cars. That’s right… what started as a fun mobile phone app with some nostalgia value to the Pokémon generation has become a dangerous, high-stakes endeavor. The app has been out only a short time, and we’ve already seen news of a car crashing into a tree because the driver was distracted by playing Pokémon GO. Continue reading

Child Safety In and Around the Car

Noble McIntyre on June 21, 2016

When you’re riding in a car with your children, you’re probably careful to be sure that they are properly buckled into child safety seats in order to keep them safe. But, what about keeping your children safe around the car—not just in it? One of the less-known causes of fatalities in children is backover accidents. Continue reading

Recall Roundup: May/June, 2016

Noble McIntyre on June 7, 2016

It’s never good news when a favorite product has been recalled. Even if you’ve been using it and not had any trouble, it’s always a good idea to find out specifically why it’s been recalled and take whatever measures the manufacturer recommends in order to make it safer for consumer use. Sometimes, that just means calling the manufacturer for a replacement part, or it might mean that the item should be returned and exchanged for a different model. Regardless, it’s hard to keep track of all of the recalls that happen (and you probably aren’t notified of them if it’s not an item that is registered), so we try to keep you aware of the big ones. Continue reading

Bicycle Safety Tips

Noble McIntyre on May 24, 2016

Bicycle Safety Tips

It’s spring (finally), and for a lot of people, that means getting those gears back in action—literally—by hopping back on their bikes. Before you do that, though, it’s always good to have a little refresher of some bike safety precautions you can take to help reduce your risk of being involved in a bike/car accident. Continue reading

Furniture Tip-Over Accidents

Noble McIntyre on May 10, 2016

Have you child-proofed your home? If you are living with young children, you probably have taken plenty of precautions — making sure medications and cleaning products are out of reach, covering electrical outlets, and avoiding choking hazards are all important. But, you might not suspect that your child could be seriously injured or killed because of falling furniture. Continue reading

Volkswagen Emissions Recall Update

Noble McIntyre on April 26, 2016

Last fall, the news broke that there would be a huge Volkswagen recall that had to do with the manufacturer’s having falsified emissions tests. Some Volkswagens had been manufactured to include software that could misrepresent the amount of pollutants that cars were putting into the air. For consumers, this caused a lot of problems, including Volkswagens that would fail inspections or that would lose resale value because of the faulty emissions software.

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