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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.

 

Toy company to recall Tonka trucks after vehicle fire incident

American toy retail company Toys “R” Us is recalling a certain model of Tonka trucks after being notified of an incident where a vehicle in Washington suddenly caught fire, an article of News Channel 8 reported on November 21.

Reports said on November 18, a couple decided to buy their grandson a battery-operated Tonka dump truck for a Christmas gift. The toy, which was bought at a Toys “R” Us branch, was placed at the back of the couple’s vehicle and caught fire while on their way home. The incident had prompted the retail toy store to immediately remove similar Tonka trucks from their shelves and online postings. In a statement, the company told reports that they were investigating the incident even though it was considered an isolated case. Toys “R” Us is also coordinating with Tonka toy manufacturer, Dynacraft, to figure out the cause of the fire.

The legal team of Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma understand that children are most likely to suffer from serious injuries from defective toys. If this happened to a loved one, we may possibly help you get the compensation you need for their treatment. Discuss your situation with us today by calling (405) 451-5157 to learn more about your legal options.

Millions of defective Samsung washers recalled in the US

Samsung issued a product recall on about 2.8 million washing machines on November 4, after receiving complaints that they can malfunction and cause injuries to consumers, an article of cpsc.gov reported.

According to reports, at least 34 models of Samsung’s “top-load washing machines” have parts on the upper portion that could suddenly detach during use. If the problem occurs, people who are near the washing machines are at high risk of sustaining personal injuries. Samsung and the Consumer Product Safety Commission received 733 complaints of varying product malfunctions, nine of which resulted in people sustaining injuries to their shoulders and jaws. The recalling company offered three options to owners of the affected washing machines. They can have their money back, have their units replaced, or receive a discount on another Samsung washing machine.

The product recall attorneys at the Abel Law Firm understand many people suffer serious injuries from using defective products. If you were the victim of a recalled product, call us today at (405) 451-5157 to find out how we can help you obtain compensations from negligent manufacturers.

Best Buy settles $3.8M penalty for recalled products

Best Buy recently agreed to settle a $3.8 million civil penalty after it was confirmed that the company was selling and distributing electrical products that were part of a recall.

According to the charges, Best Buy deliberately distributed and sold 16 kinds of recalled devices and appliances to consumers, a total of approximately 600 recalled products. Best Buy assured federal authorities that they would take steps to prevent the sale of products under recall, but allegedly continued to sell them. 

Businesses are prevented by the law from selling or distributing products that are covered by any kind of recall. 

If a defective product causes you harm in Oklahoma, a product liability lawyer at the Abel Law Firm may help to receive compensation. Set up a consultation today by calling (405) 451-5157.

NHTSA investigates braking problem in Harley-Davidson motorcycles

An investigation was launched on July 6 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in response to complaints that the braking system of some models of Harley-Davidson motorcycles could fail during use.

The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) reported that the NHTSA received 43 complaints saying the “ABS module” in the 2008-2011 Harley-Davidson motorcycles may not work. The brake fluid is liable to contamination by moisture, which can cause sudden brake failure. At least three crashes and two injuries are associated with the braking problem, according to the ODI. The investigation could affect 430,000 motorcycles. The NHTSA said that while some motorcycle owners fail to change their brake fluid every two years, an investigation is still warranted to find out why the sudden brake loss is taking place.

Motorcyclists, unfortunately, are often left permanently disabled when they are involved in accidents. If you were the victim of a motorcycle accident, an Oklahoma attorney at the Abel Law Firm could help you receive financial compensation from negligent parties. Speak with our legal team today by calling (405) 451-5157 to find out how we may work on your behalf.

Thousands of faulty laptop batteries recalled in U.S.

Approximately 41,000 units of Hewlett-Packard (HP) laptop batteries sold in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are being recalled due to fire risks that can cause serious burn injuries to consumers, a June 23 article of cpsc.gov stated.

Reports said the batteries,which were used in at least six HP laptop models, may emit too much heat during use. If the problem occurs, consumers who have the defective laptop may suffer from burn injuries. If the batteries catch fire, they may cause consumers property damage. HP and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have received seven complaints of charring, melting, and overheating laptop batteries, four of which caused property damage worth $4,000. The CPSC has identified the eight laptop barcodes to help consumers determine if their units are affected.

The attorneys at the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma represent families who are involved in accidents as a result of using defective products. If you were harmed by a defective product, we may be able to offer you legal assistance so you can receive compensation from negligent parties. Call our office today at (405) 451-5157 to learn more about your options.

2 family members injured after TV caught fire in OKC

At least two family members in southwest Oklahoma City sustained minor injuries while in their home after their television set suddenly caught fire, an article of News Channel 4 reported on June 2.

According to reports, at about 4:00 a.m. authorities responded to a residential fire in the vicinity of Villa and S.W. 52nd. Mother of five Tina Luna reportedly alerted fire crews after waking up to see that their television was on fire. Luna pulled the burning TV out of the house while her son Jose, 14, helped to put out the fire. Tina and Jose only sustained minimal injuries from containing the fire. Responding fire crews realized that the TV emitted excessive heat and caught fire due to covered vents. Though the family can still occupy their home, the estimated cost of the damage was $5,000.

Although no one was seriously injured in the recent residential fire in Oklahoma, the lawyers at the Abel Law Firm understand that many families have to deal with great financial loss after such an incident. If you have been the victim of an unexpected fire accident, we may be able to help you receive compensation if a defective product was the cause. Begin taking your legal action against negligent manufacturers by calling (405) 451-5157.

Millions of defective power cords recalled by Microsoft

Microsoft recently decided to recall approximately 2.25 million Surface Pro power cords in the U.S. and Canada after receiving dozens of complaints related to overheating, fires, and electric shock. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released details regarding the recall on February 2.

Reports said the power cords included in the packaging of the Surface Pro 2 and 3 models may overheat during use and catch fire. Microsoft said there were 56 incidents of overheating and/or fire, five of which involved consumers suffering electric shock injuries.

The Surface Pro is a portable device similar to a laptop computer that may function like a tablet. The recall also covers power cords for the devices that were sold separately. Microsoft has asked consumers to stop using the power cords and call them immediately for a free replacement.

If you have suffered harm caused by a defective product in Oklahoma, contact the legal team of personal injury and product liability attorneys at the Abel Law Firm today by calling us at (405) 451-5157 to learn more about how we may be able to help.

CPSC investigates hoverboards due to fire risks

Experts from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are conducting an investigation after being notified of several incidents of hoverboards catching fire in some parts of the U.S.

Reports said CPSC engineers are currently investigating brand new and damaged hoverboards in their Maryland testing facility in order to determine the exact cause of these fires. A statement from CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye assured consumers that their teams are working to find the answer quickly. “We know this is a popular product during this holiday season, and we are doing everything possible to determine if consumers are at risk,” Kaye said.

Kaye also mentioned the high rate of fall-related injuries associates with these devices in his statement and warned consumers to be wary of those dangers as well. The CPSC recommends taking several precautions, including wearing proper safety gear and avoiding heavy vehicle traffic, while operating hoverboards. Consumers are urged to notify CPSC about any accidents that are caused by hoverboards. See the CPSC website for a list of safety tips and precautions.

At the Abel Law Firm, our product liability attorneys represent families and individuals who have suffered serious injuries or property damage as a result of defective products. To speak to a member of our team about your case today, call (405) 451-5157 now.

Millions of blenders recalled after complaints of injuries

A product recall was recently issued by a SharkNinja Operating LLC in Massachusetts of approximately 1.1 million blenders after the company was notified of 53 injuries, a November 12 report on cpsc.gov stated.

SharkNinja Operating reportedly recalled twelve models of their professional blenders in order to revise their warning labels and instruction manuals. Consumers who own the affected products may sustain lacerations from the blade assembly if they tilt the pitcher to empty its contents without the lid. To avoid injuries, consumers are advised to empty the pitcher’s contents through the spout of the lid or by detaching the blade unit and the lid before pouring. Consumers may also call the company or visit their website to obtain a revised copy of the instruction manual.

The lawyers of the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma strongly believe that people should be entitled to compensation for treatment after suffering injuries caused by defective products. If you are in such situation, call our office today at (405) 451-5157 to learn more about your legal options.

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