1,065 Injuries Reported During Winter Storm

Posted on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at 10:31 am    

The final total of winter storm-related injuries reported at hospitals throughout Oklahoma last week is 1,065, the State Department of Health announced Sunday.

According to officials with the Oklahoma State Department of Health, four fatalities were reported, with three of the four fatalities from a car accident, one fatality resulted from a head injury. Of the 1,065 injuries, 750 were attributed to falls. At least 263 injuries were reported on Saturday, with 193 of those recorded as falls.

The total reported injuries for the week included 750 falls, 160 transportation-related injuries, 94 cuts/piercings, 22 poisonings, four reports of exposure, and 35 people were injured when they were stuck by an object. A complete list of winter weather precautions is available through the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

If you have been injured in an accident in the winter weather, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact an Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyer of the Abel Law Firm by calling (405) 239-7046.


Oklahoma City doctor injured by Botox

Posted on Friday, June 4th, 2010 at 1:27 pm    

A doctor from Oklahoma City recently went to court after suffering from botulism poisoning as a result of botox injections.

Last month, the maker of the anti-wrinkle drug Allergan Inc. was found negligent by the jury and awarded the doctor a total of $15 million.

Symptoms including severe pain and weakness began for the doctor after receiving 50 injections in 2006, and subsequently forced her to have to sell her practice and resign from her position as medical director at the Lakesides Women’s Hospital.

While the product’s box did have symptoms listed, it did not list botulism in 2006 when she received the injections.  Allergen continues to believe that their product does not cause botulism.

If your or someone you know has been injured by a product contact the Oklahoma product liability attorneys of Abel Law Firm at 405-239-7046 to learn more about your rights.

Ed Abel Named Oklahoma City Personal Injury Litigator of the Year

Ed Abel was awarded the Litigator of the Year award as recognition of his tremendous success in the courtroom defending the lives of Oklahomans, and his unique service as a true son of the State of Oklahoma. He has won some of the largest verdicts in Oklahoma's history, and he and his team have successfully argued against harmful tort reform laws in the state Supreme Court. His impact is so widespread across the state that Governor Mary Fallin declared May 1st as "Ed Abel Day."

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