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Mar 25, 2019

Veterans and Hearing Loss

By |March 25th, 2019|Legal Matters|Comments Off on Veterans and Hearing Loss

According to US Department of Veterans Affairs, hearing loss affects more than 28 million Americans, many over 75-years-of-age. Hearing loss is a leading service-related disability. Tinnitus, which is a ringing or buzzing in the ear, is a common type of hearing loss among veterans. The VA reported that, at the end of the 2014 fiscal year, 933,000 veterans [...]

Feb 22, 2019

Veterans Have Begun Filing Lawsuits against 3M for Defective Earplugs

By |February 22nd, 2019|Legal Matters|Comments Off on Veterans Have Begun Filing Lawsuits against 3M for Defective Earplugs

Photo credit: Military Times In 2018, the Minnesota-based 3M Company agreed to pay $9.1 million to resolve allegations that it knowingly sold defective earplugs to the U.S. government. Lawsuits are currently being filed by veterans throughout the country who sustained hearing loss as a result of the defect. Per the Military Times, hundreds of veterans have [...]

Dec 11, 2018

Well Drilling, Earthquakes, and Oklahoma’s New Normal

By |December 11th, 2018|Legal Matters|0 Comments

In early November, a drilling site operated by Roan Resources was shut down after a 3.4 magnitude earthquake. According to News 4, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission got involved, and since then, Roan “has decided to permanently end all hydraulic fracturing operations at its well completion operation in the Bridge Creek area where earthquakes have recently occurred.” The news [...]

Jul 24, 2018

Chainsaws Recalled Because They Might Not Turn Off

By |July 24th, 2018|Legal Matters|0 Comments

Harbor Freight Tools announced the recall of approximately one million of its electric chainsaws due to a malfunctioning power switch. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports the power switch is defective, and can allow the chainsaw to continue running even after the operator has turned the switch to the “Off” position, putting the operator at risk for [...]

Jan 14, 2015

Sports Waivers In Oklahoma

By |January 14th, 2015|Legal Matters, Sports Injury|0 Comments

More adults than ever are choosing to participate in organized sports activities, placing themselves at a heightened risk of injury. Factors that contribute to adult sports injuries include age, lack of agility and poor conditioning. The likelihood of receiving damages for injuries suffered during a sports activity, however, may be limited by various factors — including the terms of the [...]

Dec 15, 2014

Dram Shop Liability In Oklahoma

By |December 15th, 2014|DUI, Legal Matters|0 Comments

According to recently published data, approximately one third of all road fatalities in Oklahoma involve drunk driving. If you are injured by a drunk driver in Oklahoma, you may be able to sue a number of parties, including the bar that served the drunk driver. Basis for server liability in Oklahoma Oklahoma’s Supreme Court has held that if you are [...]

Nov 14, 2014

Combating Insurance Company Bad Faith

By |November 14th, 2014|Insurance, Legal Matters|0 Comments

Insurance companies have dedicated staffs of insurance adjustors, attorneys and accountants who are charged with minimizing your damage payments. In the best circumstances, the conduct of these parties can be inconvenient and time-consuming. In the worst circumstances, an insurance company’s tactics to deny coverage can cross the line into bad faith.   What is insurance bad faith? In Oklahoma, [...]

Sep 15, 2014

Texting And Driving: A Deadly Combination

By |September 15th, 2014|Auto Accidents, Legal Matters|0 Comments

Texting while driving is the top nationwide cause of teen road deaths in the United States. Most states ban all texting while driving. Oklahoma is among a small minority of states that have less restrictive bans. Impact of texting Researchers at Virginia Tech found that texting while driving virtually doubles the risk of crashes.  This is because texting drivers take their [...]

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