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16-year-old girl seriously hurt after drinking contaminated Hiland Dairy milk

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A 16-year-old girl receiving treatment for autism-related health issues sustained serious injuries after drinking contaminated chocolate milk last week.

According to KFOR, the victim was one of over 50 children who were injured as a result of a batch of Hiland Dairy chocolate milk being contaminated with Synergex, a sanitizer used for cleaning equipment.

The victim, a 16-year-old from the Oklahoma City metro area, had received the milk as part of her lunch at St. Anthony’s Hospital while in treatment for autism-related concerns.

She was left with severe burns to her throat and mouth, and may also have suffered stomach ulcers. Doctors say that the victim may require a feeding tube, and that they are uncertain of what the long-term effects of the chemical might be.

Andy Campbell, a lawyer representing the victim and her family, stated that the chemical found in the milk is similar to the drain cleaner Drano.

Campbell stated that children, including those of a very young age or those with developmental disorders, are the most likely to suffer effects from the contamination, as they may not be able to recognize the chemical taste in the milk.

Hiland Dairy has recalled the batch of contaminated milk.

The lawsuit, filed yesterday, is seeking compensation for the victim’s medical bills and damages for the pain and suffering that the family has gone through. Additionally, the victim and her family want to know exactly how and why the contamination occurred.

According to KFOR, Hiland Dairy did not immediately return calls for comment.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma City product liability attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

 

Driver Crashed, Died Due To Defective Tires

A driver died after crashing due to defective tires, an April 20 article of Oklahoma’s News 4 reported.

The incident occurred after 5:45 PM Saturday, on US-59. 46-year-old Billy Glenn lost control of his vehicle after one of his tires blew out. This caused his car to rollover and crash. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

The lawyers at the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma believe that families who have lost their loved ones in a car accident should be entitled to remunerations to help them recover their financial loss. If you are in such a situation, we may be able to help you pursue damage claims from negligent parties. Learn more about your options from us today by calling (405) 451-5157

Three People Injured After Crash Caused By Faulty Brakes

Three people were hospitalized after an accident caused by defective brakes, a February 26 article of KXII reported.

The accident took place at US-377 and County Road 1700, Tuesday night. 19-year-old Jace Lindsey failed to yield at a stop sign because his brakes were malfunctioning. This caused his pickup truck to cross the center line and collide with another pickup truck head-on. Lindsey had to be carried to a local hospital. Meanwhile, the driver and the passenger of the other pickup truck was airlifted to hospital in Oklahoma City after being trapped for more than half an hour.

The Oklahoma attorneys at the Abel Law Firm understand that crash victims are left with financial burdens due to expensive treatments. However, if this happens to you, we may be able to offer you legal assistance so you can obtain treatment funds from negligent parties. Call us today at (405) 451-5157 to learn more about your options.

Ingalls House Fire Led To Elderly Man’s Death

A person died after a house fire, a January 23 article of Oklahoma’s 4 News reported.

The incident occurred at a home on Sunday, in the 9000 block of E.Cannon Pass Road near Ingalls. Firefighters responded around 9:30 PM. Investigators said that a malfunction inside the home likely caused the fire that killed a 75-year-old resident.

The lawyers at the Abel Law Firm express our sincere condolences to family and friends affected by this tragedy.

Thousands of defective portable A/Cs with fire risks recalled in the US

Approximately 466,000 units of possibly defective “portable air conditioners” are being recalled by LG Electronics USA Inc., after being notified that they could catch fire during use, a report on cpsc.gov stated on December 16.

According to reports, at least three different models of the LG products may emit excessive heat and catch fire. Though LG and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have not been informed of injury complaints from the recalled A/Cs, the products have been blamed for four fires that resulted in $380,000 worth of property damage. Consumers were advised to inspect the model number of their unit, located on the left side panel of the unit. LG will address the recall by providing free service repair to affected owners. Owners have been momentarily advised to refrain from using the air conditioners while they wait for the fix.

Aside from property damage, serious injuries could also be a tragic side-effect when families unknowingly use a defective household appliance. If this has happened to you in Oklahoma, an attorney of Abel Law Firm may possibly help you get remunerations you need for recovery. Call us today at (405) 451-5157 to pursue damage claims against negligent parties.

Thousands of possibly defective Ikea gate products recalled

A July 14 article of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) revealed that Ikea has issued a recall to estimated 80,000 units of their safety gate extensions and safety gates due to concerns that children may suffer injuries if the locks suddenly fail.

Ikea reportedly issued a recall to their safety gates after receiving 55 complaints of locking mechanism failure. At least 10 incidents worldwide resulted to various physical injuries where four of which happened in the U.S. The official website of the Consumer Product Safety Commission has listed the six affected “PATRULL” safety gate models including its article numbers. Consumers were told to immediately avoid using the defective safety gates and Ikea is expected to give their money back.

Families suffer a great financial loss when their children sustain injuries in accidents. If you think this happens to your loved ones in Oklahoma, an Abel Law Firm attorney may possibly help you get the financial assistance you need for treatment if negligent companies are liable. Call our office today at (405) 451-5157 to learn more about your options.

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