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Over 62K lbs of contaminated poultry and meat in the US recalled

Posted on October 22nd, 2014 No Comments

A Minnesota company is recalling an estimated 62,488 lbs of processed poultry and meat in several of their ready-made meals after a federal agency discovered possible listeria contamination, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported on October 8.

Several breakfast products produced by Buddy’s Kitchen that contained roasted red skin potatoes were found to be positive for listeria monocytogenes. Though no one reported illness before the recall was issued, the contaminated products were already shipped in different locations nationwide and the FSIS is concerned that some of the meals have already been bought. People may suffer serious consequences from eating products contaminated with the harmful bacteria, including fever, convulsions, and confusion.

The legal team at Abel Law Firm understands that many people in Oklahoma suffer serious health conditions from eating contaminated food products available in the market. If this has happened to you, a personal injury lawyer may possibly help you get your much needed treatment funds from liable companies. Tell us your situation today at (405) 239-7046 and find out how we may advocate for you.

GM to issue recall on new pickups with defective airbags

Posted on October 13th, 2014 No Comments

Automaker General Motors (GM) is expected to issue yet another recall, this time to address an airbag issue in several recent pickup truck models, an article on the Buffalo News stated October 3.

GM explained that the driver side airbags in some 2015 GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado pickup trucks may malfunction because of a factory error in their Missouri plant. An electrical problem may prevent the airbag from deploying on impact. GM has notified dealers to temporarily halt the sale of the trucks while they figure out how to best address the problem.

GM has issued an especially large number of recalls this year, affecting almost 30 million vehicles from 71 unique cases of manufacturing errors or design flaws.

When the airbags malfunction in an event of an accident, people unfortunately may suffer physical and financial loss. In this tough situation, remunerations may be awarded to cover the cost of your medical treatment, personal property, and/or suffering. Find out how the Oklahoma personal injury lawyers at the Abel Law Firm may help you today by calling (405) 239-7046.

Two killed, one injured in Edmond industrial accident

Posted on October 1st, 2014 No Comments

Two construction workers were killed and another one suffered serious injuries due to an industrial accident in Edmond, Fox 25 reported on September 20.

Edmond Police spokeswoman Jenny Monroe stated that the accident happened at Old Towne Lofts on September 19. A forklift reportedly toppled over and killed siblings, Daniel and Michael Birney. A third worker, whose name was withheld, reportedly was taken to the hospital for serious injuries resulting from the accident. Monroe said the three people were on a platform raised several meters while doing work at the condo complex when the incident occurred. OSHA is investigating the fatal work-related accident.

The lawyers of Abel Law Firm send their deepest thoughts to the family and friends of the workers who were involved in the accident.

Pit bull owner charged in ferocious dog attack

Posted on September 24th, 2014 No Comments

The owner of two pit bulls was charged after the  dogs attacked a neighbor this last July in Muscogee County, abc8 Tulsa reported on September 6.

According to reports, a misdemeanor charge was filed against Ronnie Casey after he failed to control his dogs that attacked Glenn Boulet, Sr. On July 14th, Boulet reportedly saw one of the dogs approaching a young boy. He was able to successfully get the boy to safety before the dogs attacked. Boulet was confined to the hospital for a month due to serious injuries he sustained to his upper body and face, some of which will require plastic surgery. If found guilty, Casey could serve a maximum jail term of one year and and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

If you have been seriously attacked by a dog, it is important to get a lawyer’s help, especially if you will need extensive medical treatment for your recovery. Find out how the Oklahoma personal injury attorneys of Abel Law Firm may help you pursue claims from negligent pet owners today by calling (405) 239-7046.

Man charged with manslaughter in DUI crash

Posted on September 18th, 2014 No Comments

A man in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma was charged with two counts of first degree manslaughter after being involved in an accident last year that killed a pregnant woman, News 9 reported on August 29.

Authorities arrested Matthew Imotichey after evidence surfaced that proved he was intoxicated last October 23 when he struck a vehicle driven by Tonia Pando, 21. The woman, who was pregnant during that time, succumbed to her injuries weeks later after being admitted to a hospital. Investigations showed that Imotichey, 25, struck Pando’s vehicle head on after crossing the median lane. The suspect is held at Gavin County Jail on a bond of $50,000.

People who lost their loved ones in car accidents caused by drunk drivers have to endure emotional pain and financial loss from the unexpected and tragic incident. If this happen to you in the Oklahoma area, the lawyers of Abel Law Firm may possibly reduce your sufferings by holding negligent parties liable for your loss. Discuss your situation with us today by calling (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your options.

Two young people killed in alcohol-related crash

Posted on August 18th, 2014 No Comments

At least two young people were killed and three others injured in Tulsa when the vehicle they were riding in was hit by a vehicle driven by an intoxicated woman, newson6.com reported on August 10.

The motor vehicle accident happened on 21st Street in east Tulsa at around 11:00 p.m. when the vehicle driven by Jesus Avina, 18, was struck by a speeding SUV operated by Christina Ruth Cantrell. Two of the passengers riding in the back seats, aged 16 and 12, died in the crash. Avina, his girlfriend, and their 8-month-old baby were taken to the hospital due to injuries they sustained in the crash. Authorities arrested and filed homicide charges against Cantrell, 38, who happened to be intoxicated when the fatal accident occurred.

The Oklahoma legal team at the Abel Law Firm understands that accidents such as these are tragic, and our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to the family and loved ones of the victims.

Hundreds of dive computers recalled

Posted on August 7th, 2014 No Comments

Rueters reported that on Tuesday August 5, nearly 400 dive computers sold in the U.S. and Canada were recalled by Johnson Outdoors Diving. These wristwatch-style diving computers are at an increased risk of breaking.

California-based company Johnson Outdoors Diving issued recall to at least 390 “Scubapro Aladin2” dive computers that are worn on the wrist and used by divers to monitor important information needed while under water. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, scuba divers are at risk if the affected dive computers leak and stop working. Though no one was reportedly injured by the devices, several complaints related to broken computers were reported to Johnson Outdoors Inc.

Though no one was reportedly injured by the defective dive computers, many people suffer serious injuries from using defective devices. If you have been injured by defective products, find out how you could benefit from the help of an Oklahoma lawyer at the Abel Law Firm. Call our offices today at (405) 239-7046.

 

Child allegedly acquired herpes virus at Oklahoma daycare

Posted on July 28th, 2014 No Comments

News Channel 4 reported on July 14 that a woman claimed her daughter acquired herpes at an Oklahoma daycare.

According to the little girl’s mother, Consuela Smith, her daughter acquired the herpes simplex one virus from a teacher at ChildTime daycare center. Smith said that she took her baby to a doctor after noticing that she developed painful blisters that bled around her mouth. The doctor advised Smith that the blisters were, in fact, herpes. ChildTime daycare confirmed that the teacher, who was not identified, was positive for herpes and said that they will conduct an investigation.

Being injured because of negligence or carelessness at a business establishment can leave victims saddled with considerable pain and financial obligations. Fortunately, the Oklahoma personal injury lawyers at the Abel Law Firm may be able to help you secure the financial compensation you need to pay for your resulting losses. Call us today at (405) 239-7046 to find out how we may be able to help you take action against the person or party responsible for your suffering.

Truck failure to yield resulted in death and injury

Posted on July 17th, 2014 No Comments

A semi-truck collided with a Trail Blazer in Beckham county, causing the death of one child and the great injury of another, News12 reported on June 28.

Reports coming from authorities said the fatal accident happened at around 4:00 p.m. on June 27 several miles away from Elk City. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP), the 18-wheeler failed to yield before it struck the vehicle containing Cathy Baker and her two daughters. One of Baker’s daughter, 11-year-old Keri Baker, died in the crash, while Cathy and her other daughter, 12-year-old Kelli Baker, were taken to the hospital. The driver of the commercial truck was reportedly not hurt in the accident. A charity fund website was created to channel donations to the Baker family.

The attorneys at the Abel Law Firm are deeply saddened by this incident and send their sincere condolences to the friends and family suffering during this difficult time.

Fatal McDonald’s parking lot accident claim one life

Posted on July 13th, 2014 No Comments

On July 9, News Channel 4 reported that a three-year-old child died in Oklahoma City after being hit by a vehicle in a McDonald’s parking lot.

Reports mentioned that the fatal accident happened around 1:00 pm. on Northwest Expressway. Police Captain Dee Patty said a 3-year-old boy that was walking with his mother and another sibling suddenly began running. A car entering the McDonald’s parking lot struck the child, causing fatal injuries.

The mother, along with another child, were struck by the vehicle, but only sustained minor injuries. Capt. Patty observed that the parking lot design of McDonald’s makes it difficult for drivers to see oncoming people. The franchise owner expressed sympathy to the victims and said that they will cooperate with the police investigation.

The Oklahoma personal injury lawyers of the Abel Law Firm send their deepest condolences to everyone affected by this tragic accident.