If you have been a victim of sexual battery by your physician, please call attorney Laurie Koller at 1-877-392-4878 for a confidential discussion about your rights and possible legal options. If you prefer, feel free to email her. Laurie has worked with victims of sexual abuse and is passionate about helping people who have been victims of sexual abuse.
Victims of especially heinous crimes such as rape, child molestation, forcible sodomy and sexual battery have a legal option – in addition to pursuing criminal charges – to file a civil lawsuit. Crime victims have the right to file a civil lawsuit seeking financial compensation from the person who committed the crime or from other parties whose unreasonable conduct permitted conditions that allowed the crime to occur.
Examples Of When A Civil Lawsuit Can Be Filed
As painful as it is to discuss, criminal activity happens every day in Oklahoma, and in every other state. Sometimes, people we trust make vile choices that destroy lives. Some victims of these crimes include:
A troubled teen was sodomized by other teens at a shelter
A foster child who was placed in an abusive home where the foster parents murdered the child
A young woman who was trapped in the world of pornography
A patient – male or female – who was inappropriately touched during a medical exam
Victims of Crimes Deserve Compensation For The Harms They Have Suffered
One of the ways Carr & Carr helps victims is through our affiliation with The National Crime Victim Bar Association. Attorney Laurie Koller is a member of this professional organization that strives to give a voice to crime victims. Additionally, she is an active member of The National Crime Victim Bar Association Advisory Board. Founded in 1999, the NCVBA partners with attorneys and expert witnesses to help the victims of crime seek justice through the civil system.
Many of the people who benefit from the NCVBA’s help are victims of:
Wrecks caused by drunk driving
School or campus violence
Dram shop violations — Dram shop is a legal term in the United States referring to a bar, tavern or the like where alcoholic beverages are sold. Traditionally, it referred to a shop where spirits were sold by the dram, a small unit of liquid.
In some civil cases, “third parties” may be held accountable for the crime. A third party, which would be the defendant in a civil case, is not the person who actually committed the crime but is the person or organization that contributed to the crime. Some examples of liable third parties are:
Landlords who don’t provide adequate security, causing tenants to be attacked because there were no locks on doors or windows
Colleges that fail to communicate known campus assaults, leaving students more vulnerable to attacks
Adults who allow children access to guns or other dangerous products, when the children use these weapons to hurt others
Carr & Carr’s involvement with the NCVBA puts us in a unique position to help those who have suffered as the result of a crime. Each and every member of ourcaring staff will do everything we can to get the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a crime, don’t wait – email Carr & Carr today or call us at 1-877-392-4878.
If you’ve been hurt by a defective GE or other brand of stove, contact Carr & Carr Attorneys today at 877-392-4878 to see what legal options you have.
Many people prefer a natural gas stove to an electric one. The fact that gas cooktops often provide better temperature control and are less expensive to operate make purchasing a gas stove an attractive option. The initial investment can be high, but it more than pays for the expense in the long run, many people agree.
Buyers beware, though. We’ve read reports concerning dangerous gas leaks associated with the General Electric 30” Freestanding Gas Range Model number JGBS60DEFBB. Product defects in the GE Range allow the gas to be unintentionally turned on without first pushing in the knob, releasing dangerous natural gas fumes. Defects in the stove cause binding in the control knobs on the front of the range top, keeping them in the ‘on’ position. Even slight jarring of the stove can result in leakage of natural gas.
Sold in major retailers such as Sears, Lowes and Home Depot, the GE stove ranges in price from approximately $400-$600. While the stove comes with a one year, limited manufacturer’s warranty, that doesn’t mean the problem will-or can-be fixed. A consumer report says that after repeated calls to GE, the problem was attributed to a design defect, which GE engineering is ‘working on’.
Natural Gas Leaks
Though dismissed as a small problem in engineering, this particular product defect can be potentially life threatening. While natural gas is budget friendly and energy efficient when used for cooking and heating homes, it does have associated dangers of which consumers should be aware. According to the National Institutes of Health, natural gas reduces the amount of oxygen in your body, resulting in flu-like symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, fainting and nausea. Natural gas leaks, if they go unnoticed can result in a loss of consciousness, and even death. Natural gas is also highly flammable, and even a relatively small gas leak can result in an explosion.
If you’ve been injured or hurt because of a gas leak in a GE Stove or something similar, please contact the personal injury attorneys at Carr & Carr. We might be able to help you receive compensation allowed by law for damages or injuries. We work with individuals and families across the United States who have been hurt by dangerous products. It doesn’t cost you anything to call and talk to an attorney to see what options you have.
Please be aware that persons hurt by a dangerous product have only a limited period of time to settle claims or file lawsuits for damages. Those limited periods of time are determined by various state and federal laws. Failure to have all claims settled or all possible wrongdoers properly sued in court within the deadlines allowed by the appropriate state or federal laws will result in the loss of important rights. The loss of those rights includes the right to claim damages for injuries. Other rights will also be lost. Please contact us if you intend to pursue your rights to claim damages permitted before these deadlines pass.
Talc or talcum powder is a product that’s been around for decades. Historically, it’s typically used as one of the main ingredients in baby powder, a product that parents use on their infants and that women use to keep the groin area dry and odor free. It’s a popular product that can be found in just about every store in the country, from major chains to small gas stations. Unfortunately, its availability does not speak to its safety, which is being challenged in light of several lawsuits that have come forward linking talc powder to ovarian cancer.
What is Talcum Powder?
Talcum powder is made from talc, which is a mineral comprised mainly of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. Talc is ground up into a fine powder and serves the purpose of absorbing excess moisture and cutting down on friction. It can also be used to help keep pesky rashes at bay, which is why it’s been such a popular product for both babies and women seeking to keep their private areas dry and fresh.
Talcum powder is widely used in consumer products, from body and facial powders to cosmetics, and is even being used in some instances as a food additive. Its most popular use though, by far, is in hygienic products, such as genital deodorant sprays, that are marketed towards women. It’s so popular in fact, that experts estimate that somewhere around one in five American women use talcum powder in the genital area on a regular basis.
Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer: What the Facts Say
For years now there have been claims that use of talcum powder contributes to the development of ovarian cancer in women. Research into this matter has actually been going on for decades, with the first mention of the link between talc and cancer being in a 1971 study published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The study, authored by W. J. Henderson, investigated 13 tumors that had been removed from a patient living with ovarian cancer. Of all the tumors studied, researchers found that 10 of them contained particles of talc.
Fast forward to 2008, when Harvard epidemiologist, Dr. Margaret Gates, confirms that using talcum powder on a weekly basis increases the risk for ovarian cancer by 33%. Going further into her research, Dr. Gates went on to claim that products like Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower powder raises that risk even higher, to 41%.
Manufacturers in Question
The number of talcum powder based lawsuits has increased substantially as new research studies have appeared in the scope of the public eye. One of the largest lawsuits was filed in 2013, against major manufacturer Johnson & Johnson, asserting that the plaintiff’s 30+ year use of talc-based powder products contributed to her ovarian cancer. Although the plaintiff passed away before that trial concluded, the jury awarded $72 million in actual and punitive damages.
A disturbing part about that case is Johnson & Johnson’s knowledge of the risks of using its talcum powder. Internal company documents revealed that Johnson & Johnson knew about risks associated with talcum powder and made the conscious decision not to change its ingredients. To this day, Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products do not contain any warnings to alert consumers of the dangers of talc. The company also continues to deny any link between talc and ovarian cancer, despite the research that has been conducted on the matter.
Know Your Rights, Talk to an Attorney
The fact of the matter is, as a consumer, you deserve to be made aware of serious risks associated with the use or consumption of a specific product. If you aren’t made aware of these risks, you are no longer able to adequately protect yourself and your family Manufacturers, who refuse to warn consumers increase the chances that innocent lives will be lost.
Remember, you have rights, and if you’re a woman who has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and has used talc-based products, those rights may have been violated by the manufacturer. Talk to the attorneys at Carr & Carr. We can review your case and let you know if you’re eligible to seek compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. Our attorneys believe in being accountable, compassionate, and supportive every step of the way. Contact us online or give us a call today at 1-888-232-5158.
If you or a loved one has been injured due a button battery, you may be entitled to compensation from the maker and seller of the button battery and the device that came with the battery.
Ever year, more than 2,800 kids in the U.S. are treated in hospitals after ingesting button batteries. Button batteries are small batteries frequently found in small electronics, such as greeting cards, toys, flashlights, etc. Unfortunately, button batteries are extremely toxic for young children and can cause serious injury or death. In Oklahoma, a young girl died from ingesting a battery in 2015.
Typically, the most dangerous type of ingestion occurs when the button battery becomes stuck in the child’s esophagus or stomach. The problem with these batteries is that the batteries can create an electric current when it comes into contact with things such as water, saliva or other bodily fluids. When such an event occurs, an electrical current is created which produces a chemical called “hydroxide”. This chemical can damage tissue in as little as two hours. Further compounding the problem is when the button battery gets stuck in the esophagus or sits in the stomach. When this happen, the leaking goes on indefinitely while burning the tissues of the stomach and esophagus.
This picture shows what happens when a button battery stays in contact with a piece of sausage for 2 hours and 45 minutes. As you can see, the battery burns away at the sausage, leaving a deep burn. This is the same process that occurs when the battery becomes lodged inside the child’s body.
Often, responsibility lies on the manufacturer of the product for making an unsafe battery and on the seller for selling an unsafe product and failing to warn the consumer of the battery button’s danger. Many times, the product that contains the battery does not properly warn the consumer that the product contains a deadly battery that can be easily swallowed. Further, some products make it too easy for a child to access the button battery.
There has been an increase in the amount of lawsuits filed against the makers and sellers of these button batteries as more children are becoming injured and\or killed everyday from these products. There has also been an increase in the amount of lawsuits filed against these businesses as the evidence of a safer alternative has become clearer.
If you or a loved one have been injured by a button battery, you may have a case against the manufacturer and\or seller of the product and battery. Our lawyers have experiencing pursuing cases against the makers and sellers of dangerous products. Pursuing a case against the manufacturer and seller will not only help compensate you for your loss but will also help encourage the manufacturer and seller to create safer products. We help people around the United States so please contact Carr and Carr Attorneys today to see if we can help. Also, be sure to preserve any evidence of the product so our lawyers can have the evidence examined.
Video Transcription: If you’ve been riding in a bus say on the way to work and the bus is involved in a wreck, the bus company might be at fault, it might not depends on the circumstances. If you have any questions call us at Carr and Carr and we can help you.
The safety of children is of the utmost importance, which is why paying attention to the nursery products your children use could save their lives. Car seat safety is one of the most important factors in keeping your child save in the car.
Car Seat Safety Facts:
An estimated 46% of car and booster seats (59% of car seats and 20% of booster seats) are misused in a way that could reduce their effectiveness
Car seat use reduces the risk for death to infants (aged <1 year) by 71%; and to toddlers (aged 1–4 years) by 54% in passenger vehicles
In the United States during 2013, 638 children ages 12 years and younger died as occupants in motor vehicle crashes,4and more than 127,250 were injured
If you or someone you know has a child that has been injured by a defective car seat or nursery product, contact the attorneys at Carr & Carr today! Carr & Carr’s personal injury attorneys can help you no matter where in the U.S. you live. With offices located in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, as well as Springdale in Northwest Arkansas, the attorneys at Carr & Carr can help you determine your next steps. We help families who live in states other than Oklahoma and Arkansas, as well.
Every year young children are involved in car wrecks. It’s very important that young children be placed in government approved child safety seats, because that save lives and prevent serious injuries.
What is a dangerous product? How can you tell a product is dangerous? Well, the term Dangerous product is very ambiguous, it can include anything from unsafe children’s toys, to defective medical devices. The main objective for a product to be considered defective, or dangerous, is that it must be deemed as “unreasonably dangerous” to the consumer.
Injured by Dangerous Product?
Remember these tips if you or someone you love has been injured by a product you feel is dangerous:
Seek medical treatment as quickly as possible
Take notes about how the injury occurred
Keep the product that caused injury
Store the product in a safe place until your claim is resolved
Contact Carr & Carr- the sooner you talk with us, the sooner we can start to help
People wonder well what makes a product unreasonably dangerous because some products are dangerous but not unreasonably dangerous. Well under our law unreasonably dangerous is what the typical consumer believes to be more dangerous than it has to be. For instance, a battery that explodes when you hook it up to a car. Batteries can explode but they’re not supposed to when you’re just hooking them up to a car. So that could make a battery unreasonably dangerous.
Family always comes first, at Carr & Carr we know the most important job you have in life is to protect your family. When you take your child to a youth organization, or a day care, you expect that your child is in good hands and that they will be safe. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and child abuse can occur in these organizations. If this difficult event does happen, the attorneys at Carr & Carr can help the family with:
Filing a claim against the person or facility responsible for the abuse
Help refer you to counselors who specialize in child abuse
Protect your family from the media
Help you understand your rights and your child’s rights
If you suspect that your child has been a victim of abuse you should contact a lawyer at Carr & Carr Attorneys, 877-392-4878 today.
If you have been abused as a child particularly in a youth organization you should tell DHS Department Human Services right away and law enforcement personnel because there are some things they can do. Also, you can think about a civil lawsuit brought against the abuser and the association’s he was a member of at the time of the abuse.