8 people contract salmonella in Oklahoma

Posted on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 at 3:55 pm    

Health authorities in Oklahoma have confirmed that there were eight incidents of salmonella contamination in the state linked to recalled cucumbers nationwide, News9.com reported on September 9.

The cases of salmonella contamination were linked to the Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce cucumber recall issued on September 4. The recall was issued after a woman in San Diego died and 285 people fell ill in 27 states from salmonella contamination. The raw cucumbers, from the company’s “Limited Edition” product line, reportedly came from Mexico. According to the Oklahoma State Health Department, the cases of contamination took place in Tulsa County, Cleveland County, and Oklahoma County.

If you or a loved one believed that you fell ill from eating unsafe food products, working with a product liability lawyer is crucial for you to possibly get treatment funds you need for fast recovery. Find out how the legal team of the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma may work on your behalf today by calling (405) 239-7046.

Driver hurt in Oklahoma school bus accident

Posted on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 at 3:01 pm    

A school bus driver recently was injured after the vehicle he was driving experienced a malfunction, an article of ktul.com reported late last month.

According to reports, the Oklahoma City Public Schools want to find out how the rear axle of the school bus got loose, causing a crash in late August. The bus, containing seven high school students, reportedly experienced a malfunction around 7:30 a.m. at the vicinity of NW 63 Street and N. May. All of the John Marshall High School students inside the bus were not hurt, however, the driver was hospitalized after suffering a knee injury. A report initially released by authorities revealed that the “U-Bolt” installed in the rear portion of the bus possibly malfunctioned. Reports also revealed that the school bus was previously repaired by its vendor after an accident early this year. The incident is being investigated by authorities.

In the difficult situation of being involved in an accident, enlisting an attorney is important- especially if you suspect that your injuries are caused by a vehicle malfunction. Find out how the lawyers at the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma may work on your behalf today by calling (405) 239-7046.

Thousands of bikes with crash risk recalled

Posted on Monday, August 24th, 2015 at 4:42 pm    

Thousands of Breezer bicycles are being recalled due to problems that may cause a loss of control and possible injury to the biker.

Reports said approximately 1,700 units of “Breezer Downtown Bicycles” may have defective pedals that may suddenly fall off during operation. If the problem occurs, riders could lose control of the bike and potentially crash. Though no one was seriously hurt before the recall was issued, the company was aware of 12 incidents where pedals detached from the spindle. The affected bikes comes in six models with various colors and were imported by Advanced Sports International. People who might have the affected bikes should coordinate with their local bike dealer to get free replacement pedals.

Many people unfortunately are at risk of suffering serious injuries from defective products. If you have been injured by a defective product, the Oklahoma lawyers at the Abel Law Firm may work on your behalf to pursue damage claims from negligent parties. Find out how we may be able to help you fight for the compensation you need by calling us at (405) 239-7046.

Oklahoma children hospitalized after serious sunburns from daycare

Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2015 at 6:29 pm    

Two Oklahoma children were recently hospitalized due to serious sunburns they sustained while in the care of their daycare at a splash park, an article from KTLA 5 reported.

Reports said that the two brothers, 7-year-old Connor and 5-year-old Trae, were taken to the splash park on July 24 with their daycare, Happiness is a Learning Center. According to the caregivers, they “did not have sunscreen and the boys refused to keep their shirts on”. The boys’ mother, Shaunna Broadway, says her kids were both crying in pain when she picked them up that day. Both kids were admitted to the hospital for severe burns that reached the third degree. The daycare facility has been permanently closed since the incident.

Parents can unfortunately run the risk of great financial loss as well as pain and emotional suffering when their children endure serious injuries. If your loved one is injured Oklahoma, the lawyers of the Abel Law Firm may possibly help you if negligent parties are liable. Call our office today at (405) 239-7046 to find out how we may possibly help you.

Millions of pounds of contaminated chicken products recalled in the US

Posted on Friday, July 24th, 2015 at 6:33 pm    

Chicago-based company Aspen Foods issued a huge recall on July 15 affecting nearly two million pounds of processed chicken meat products due to possible salmonella contamination, the US Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported.

According to the recall, at least four kinds of processed chicken meat packed in various brands were affected, estimated at 1,978,680 lbs. The recall was issued after the FSIS was informed of consumer illnesses in Minnesota that may have been caused by the chicken products. The report also revealed that some of the sickened consumers confirmed that they followed the cooking instructions found on the label of the recalled chicken products. The FSIS stated that consumers, especially those with poor immune systems, are at risk of becoming seriously ill if they consume contaminated food.

If you became sick after eating food contaminated with salmonella, an attorney may help you pursue funds to cover the costs of recovery. Find out how the legal team at the Abel Law Firm may work for you today by calling (405) 239-7046.

Hospital workers go to work even when sick – survey

Posted on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 2:22 pm    

A survey published recently showed that many hospital workers acknowledge going to work even when they are ill, an article by Reuters stated on June 6.

Among the 536 medical workers surveyed at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, researchers headed by Julia Szymczak found that 83 percent admitted to going to work last year while suffering from symptoms of illness. Though the majority of the respondents believed that patients are put at risk when they do this, an estimated nine percent admitted going to work sick last year as much as five times. Dr. Jeffrey Starke, who wrote a commentary on the research, admitted that hospitals do not screen workers for illness as they do visitors – and this is something that should change.

The lawyers of the Abel Law Firm believe that you need the best care possible when admitted to the hospital. If your doctor is sick, he or she may pass along an illness that worsens your medical condition or make careless mistakes. If you have been the victim of medical mistakes or negligence, call our offices today at 405-239-7046 to discuss your legal options for recourse.

Luke Abel Discusses Limitations of Noneconomic Damages Cap in Op-Ed

Posted on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 at 2:52 pm    

In a recent op-ed piece in The Oklahoman, Luke Abel of the Abel Law Firm responded to an opinion piece published in the newspaper on July 9th that supported tort reform measures in the state. Specifically, Luke Able discussed a client that he represented, and the injustice of this catastrophic accident victim having his noneconomic damages reduced from $5 million to $350,000 because of a cap on noneconomic damages that the Oklahoma Legislature instituted in 2011.

Click here to read Luke Abel’s article in its entirety.

Nursing home staff members plead guilty to misconduct

Posted on Thursday, July 9th, 2015 at 8:06 pm    

At least two nursing home caretakers in Oklahoma recently pleaded guilty to several offenses that involved fraud and the abuse of a nursing home resident, News On 6 reported on June 21.

Reports said Marcia Nicole Alaniz, 34, pleaded guilty to assaulting a nursing home resident who suffered from a developmental disability. Alaniz also admitted to verbal abuse and harassment allegations. On the other hand, Christina Deann Whalen, 42, plead guilty to faking prescriptions of hydrocodone drugs. Whalen allegedly seized more than 5,000 doses of the controlled substance since 2011. The guilty pleas of the two nursing home staff members were announced on June 19.

In this difficult situation that you believed your elderly loved one is being abused inside a nursing home facility, enlisting a skilled lawyer is critical to getting the treatment funds your loved one needs. Get in touch with the Oklahoma lawyers of the Abel Law Firm today at (405) 239-7046 to begin taking legal action against abusive parties.

222K compact Beats Pill XL speakers recalled due to fire risks

Posted on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 3:48 pm    

According to a June 3 article of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Apple Inc. is recalling 222,000 units of portable Beats speakers after the company was notified of overheating incidents.

Reports said the Beats Pill XL compact speakers may potentially cause harm to users if the battery emits excessive heat, as it is prone to do. In the eight overheating incidents reported to Apple Inc., one resulted in a minor injury and another one resulted in a damaged desk. The capsule-like wireless speakers, which were also sold in Canada, were manufactured in China from 2014 to 2015. People who purchased the recalled Beats speakers are advised to contact Apple to get their money back.

The Oklahoma product liability lawyers of the Abel Law Firm strongly believe that people who suffer injuries from using defective products should be entitled to compensation. If you are in this situation, we may help you pursue negligent companies to recover your loss. Discuss your legal options today by calling 405-239-7046.

Comedian Tracy Morgan and Wal-Mart reached a settlement

Posted on Thursday, June 11th, 2015 at 6:40 pm    

After the fatal accident in New Jersey almost a year ago, actor Tracy Morgan and Wal-Mart recently agreed to a settlement, the Los Angeles Times reported on May 27.

Though the details of the settlement were not released, the multinational retail company acknowledged “full responsibility” for the June 7 accident that killed James McNair and injured others, including Morgan. Morgan and fellow comedians were returning from a show in Delaware when the vehicle they were riding in was struck by an 18-wheeler Wal-Mart truck. Investigators later found that the truck driver had been awake for 24 hours and was driving with excessive speed when the crash happened. Morgan said in a statement that he was grateful the case was able to be resolved without further dispute.

The legal team at the Abel Law Firm works for Oklahoma residents who have been injured in truck accidents. If you are in such a situation, we may help you work for financial compensation to cover medical expenses and other damages. Call our office today at  405-239-7046 to find out how we may help you.

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