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Danger Alert: Surgical Infection After Hip Or Knee Replacement, Related To Bair Hugger Warming Blankets

August 6, 2015 5:16 pm
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If you’ve developed a severe infection after surgery involving a metal implant, contact Carr & Carr Attorneys immediately at 1-877-392-4878.

If you’ve had surgery involving a metal implant — such as a hip replacement or knee replacement — and then developed a serious infection which forced an amputation of your arm or leg, you should learn more about a potentially dangerous medical device called the Bair Hugger warming blanket.

During surgery, patients who receive anesthesia require assistance to regulate their body temperature.  Hospitals sometimes use a warming device, such as a Bair Hugger warming blanket, to keep patients’ body temperatures at the proper level during the operation.

Used during surgery, the Bair Hugger blanket may cause dangerous bacteria to be deposited into the open surgical site of a patient undergoing an operation.  The Bair Hugger warming system can circulate bacteria up from underneath the operating table and back into the surgical site where infection can start.  Uncontrolled, severe infections can lead to removal of an arm or leg, or even death.

In fact, according to a New York Times article, Dr. Scott D. Augustine, the inventor of the Bair Hugger, believes that the air from the device can spread bacteria which is associated with hospital-acquired infections.  Obviously, this is dangerous because dangerous bacteria should not be allowed inside a patient’s open surgery site.

If you or a loved one has suffered an infection which you think may be associated with the use of the Bair Hugger warming blanket, immediately contact Carr & Carr Attorneys.

It is important that you know there is a limited period of time to file a lawsuit to seek damages for injuries caused by medical devices like the Bair Hugger.  If you miss that deadline, any case you file will be dismissed and you will recover nothing.  Talk with a medical malpractice attorney at Carr & Carr today to learn more about these very important deadlines.




Danger Alert: E-Cigarettes Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

July 31, 2015 10:15 am
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If you’ve been injured by an e-cig that exploded, call Carr & Carr Attorneys at 1-877-392-4878.

The popularity of electronic cigarettes is growing along with the concern that the inhaled aerosol may be more toxic than manufacturers of the battery-powered delivery systems are letting on. Masked by an appealing array of flavor options, e-cigarettes deliver unregulated amounts of nicotine and other chemicals to users. Also, e-cigarettes are sold to minors in many states due to a lack of restrictions on the product, which potentially creates further health hazards. It is unclear exactly what impact e-cigarette exposure is having on public health, although the potential for acute nicotine toxicity is alarming. In fact, the number of calls to poison control centers throughout the United States reporting e-cigarette and cigarette exposure jumped dramatically between September 2010 and February 2014. The 9,839 calls received described adverse health effects, such as:

  • Eye irritation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Burns

E-cigarette exposures received 21 percent more calls than traditional cigarette exposures.   The public deserves facts regarding the dangers that lurk within those e-cigarette vapors.

Have You Been Hurt By A Dangerous Product?  Call Carr & Carr Now!

If you’ve been injured or hurt due to the use of e-cigarettes or a similar defective product, 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.




Fourth Of July Injuries May Be Caused By Defective Fireworks

July 6, 2015 5:05 pm

The Fourth of July can be a dangerous holiday when adults and children are injured by defective fireworks.  Unfortunately, poorly designed or manufactured fireworks can explode at the wrong time, sending children and adults to hospital emergency rooms.  Homes or businesses can be damaged or destroyed by fires caused by fireworks.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2013 61 percent of fireworks-related injuries were burns, 22 percent were lacerations or contusions, four percent were fractures or sprains, and 13 percent were another type of injury.  For the same year, 36 percent of the injuries were to a hand or finger; 22 percent were to the head, face or ear; 16 percent were to the eye area; 14 percent were to legs; 7 percent were to the trunk or other and five percent was to the arm.

If you or your child been injured by fireworks, email the personal injury attorneys at Carr & Carr or call 1-877-392-4878.  We have experience helping families when a loved one has been injured by fireworks.  Manufacturers, distributors or other entities involved in selling dangerous, faulty fireworks may be liable for the injuries and damages caused to your family.  Let the experienced attorneys at Carr & Carr help you decide if legal action is the best step for your family.

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Bedsores In Nursing Homes Don’t “Just Happen”

May 15, 2015 3:51 pm

Sometimes a loved one can sustain a bed sore, also known as a pressure sore, in a nursing home or assisted living center.  A bedsore is not something that just happens because of old age. Instead, it is a sign of neglect by the nursing home staff. Bed sores typically occur when a patient has been lying in a bed or sitting in a wheelchair for too long of a time without being moved or rotated.

Bedsores are simply an injury that occurs to the skin and tissue because of long-term pressure on the skin. The areas of the body where bed sores typically arise are the bony areas.  If bedsores are not treated quickly, they can result in serious infections which can lead to other serious illnesses or even death.

If your loved one has been a victim of a bed sore, then he or she has a right to hold the nursing home accountable and to receive compensation for the pain and suffering that’s been experienced. Our nursing home lawyers at Carr & Carr have experience in bedsore cases and can consult with you free of charge to see if you have a case.  Further, we only charge if there is a recovery.  We have offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Northwest Arkansas and can help you no matter where you live. Please contact us today.




Bill Outlawing Texting While Driving Signed by Oklahoma Governor

May 5, 2015 10:22 pm
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If you’ve been injured in a wreck caused by a texting driver, call Carr & Carr Attorneys today.

Good news for citizens of Oklahoma!  Carr & Carr Attorneys applauds efforts to reduce accidents on our roads.

Gov. Mary Fallin signs bill outlawing texting while driving

If you’ve been hurt in a car wreck in which the driver was texting – or drunk or otherwise distracted and unsafe – call Carr & Carr at 1-877-392-4878 or email us.  Your family should not have to suffer because of the careless, hazardous actions of an unsafe driver.




Day Care Worker Accused Of Abuse Sent Back To Jail

April 14, 2015 3:22 pm

New developments related to a case in which Carr & Carr helped the family of a toddler who was abused by daycare worker Meredith Howard:

In January 2015, a Tulsa County District Court jury awarded $2 million dollars to the parents of a child who was abused at a Tulsa church daycare.  Hopefully, the substantial dollar figure will send a message that children’s safety is a priority to our community.

Abuse of children can take many forms — sexual, physical and emotional — and can happen anywhere.  Churches, day cares, play groups, schools, community organizations  and other places where children gather are supposed to be safe, but that’s not always the case.  Predators can be hiding in plain sight, waiting for the opportunity to engage in unsafe, unhealthy behavior with children.  Unfortunately, abusers can be the people who you trust the most:  religious leaders, coaches, teachers, pediatric medical office workers.

If you suspect your child has been the victim of abuse, email a Carr & Carr lawyer today to determine the next steps for your family, or call 1-877-392-4878 to visit with an attorney.  With offices in Oklahoma City andTulsa, our local lawyers can assist you if you live anywhere in Oklahoma, while our Northwest Arkansas injury attorneys can help you if you live near Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers or Bentonville.




Recall: Blue Bell Ice Cream

Blue Bell Ice Cream Recall April 13, 2015 2:10 pm

There have been three different recalls in the last month pertaining to Listeria contamination. Blue Bell Creameries has now began to recall more ice cream due to pints of banana pudding ice cream testing positive for listeriosis. The contaminated ice cream came from the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma plant which serves a variety of supermarkets throughout several states, including: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming, according to Blue Bell.

More and more products are being recalled from Blue Bell Creameries, as 3 of the 8 people hospitalized for Listeria have already. For a complete list of the recalls, take a look here.

Blue Bell Creameries are not the only Listeria contamination recall this week, Sabra Hummus has also had some of their product test positive for the food-borne illness as well.

If you have consumed Blue Bell Ice Cream on the recall list and then become ill, contact your physician, and then contact Carr & Carr Attorneys.  Also, keep the ice cream in your possession but store them in a location where they will not be consumed by anyone.

If you’ve been injured or hurt due to consuming Blue Bell Ice Cream that has been recalled, please contact the personal injury attorneys at Carr & Carr, at 1-877-392-4878. 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.




Recall: Sabra Hummus Recall

Sabra Hummus Recall April 9, 2015 2:00 pm

If you have recently bought Sabra hummus, you need to check on the recalls occurring right now. Over 30,000 cases of Sabra Hummus have been recalled due to potential Listeria contamination. While some Listeria cases may cause high fevers and nausea, it can be fatal for people with already weakened immune systems. Young children and pregnant woman are also susceptible to more severe cases of the food-borne illness as well.

While the recall right now is voluntary, and there have been no reported illnesses associated with the hummus recall yet, consumers should still proceed with extreme caution. This is the second listeria-related recall to happen this week. Blue Bell Creameries have also issued a recall on banana pudding ice cream which tested positive for Listeria as well.

The recalled products include:

  • Sabra Classic Hummus in 10-ounce sizes with UPC/SKU 040822011143 / 300067
  • Sabra Classic Hummus in 30-ounce sizes with UPC/SKU 040822014687 / 300074
  • Sabra Classic Hummus without Garnish in 32 ounce sizes with UPC/SKU 040822342049 / 301216
  • Sabra Classic Hummus in 17-ounce six-packs with UPC/SKU 040822017497 / 301290
  • Hummus Dual Pack Classic/Garlic 23.5 ounce with UPC/SKU 040822342209 / 301283

If you’ve been injured or hurt due to consuming Sabra Hummus that has been recalled, please contact the personal injury attorneys at Carr & Carr, at 1-877-392-4878. 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.




Danger Alert: Biddeford Electric Blankets Pose Fire Hazard

March 31, 2015 7:43 pm

If you’ve been burned by a defective electric blanket or other similar household product, call Carr & Carr Attorneys today at 877-392-4878.

Numerous complaints regarding potential fire hazards have been made to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) concerning the Biddeford Electric Blanket. Sold by major retailers such as Kohl’s, JCPenney and Target, Biddeford Electric Blankets come in several models, and retail for anywhere from $29.99 to $69.99. While they may keep you warm and cozy, these blankets are known to pose a substantial risk to both you and your home, a risk of which potential consumers need to be aware.

Potential Fire Hazard

There are numerous reports of malfunctions regarding the Biddeford Electric Blanket on the CPSC website, www.SaferProducts.gov.  These reports range in severity from concerning to hazardous.  One consumer who had purchased the Biddeford Blanket Model 0BG04 reported coming home from an evening hockey game to the smell of smoke. Upon entering his bedroom, he found his wife, who had fallen asleep using the blanket with the setting on high. When he went to unplug it, he found his side of the blanket was nearly on fire.

Another report came from the mother of an 11-year-old girl. Much to the mother’s horror, the Biddeford blanket she had purchased several years prior caught fire while in use by the daughter’s friend during a sleepover. Miraculously, the girl was uninjured.

Ongoing Concerns

The problems concerning electrical fire hazards associated with the Biddeford Electric Blanket have been ongoing for more than 10 years. Despite a 2002 recall of close to 400,000 of these blankets due to poor electrical contacts, they remain on the market and continue to pose a risk, with many consumers unaware of the danger.

If you’ve been injured or hurt because of a Biddeford Electric Blanket or similar dangerous product, 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.




School Bus Wrecks Can Injure Children

March 30, 2015 10:47 pm

If your child was hurt while riding a school bus that was involved in a crash, call Carr & Carr Attorneys at 877-392-4878 today.

School buses are designed to safely transport children to their school, providing comfort for students and convenience for parents.  But sometimes, careless driving or other irresponsible behavior causes a wreck and kids get hurt.  If you child has been injured while riding a school bus that was involved in a crash, email Carr & Carr personal injury attorneys to see what options your family might have.  Or call toll-free 877-392-4878 to talk with an attorney.  With offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Springdale, we have local attorneys who can help your family.

Below are school bus safety tips for children, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

Safety Tips For Children Riding The Bus

  • Arrive at your bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.  That way, you’ll have time to get your backpack ready.
  • When your school bus approaches, stand back away from the curb at least three giant steps (six feet), and line up with other students away from the street.
  • Before stepping onto the bus, wait until the bus stops completely, the bus driver opens the door, and the driver says that it’s okay to get on.
  • If you have to cross the street in front of the bus, stay on the sidewalk or along the side of the road at least five giant steps (10 feet) ahead of the bus before you cross. Be sure that the bus driver can see your eyes, and you can see the bus driver’s eyes.
  • Use handrails on steps to avoids falling. When exiting the bus, be careful that your clothes with drawstrings, and book bags with straps don’t get caught in the handrails or doors.
  • Never walk behind the bus.
  • Walk at least three giant steps (six feet) away from the side of the bus.
  • If you drop something near the bus, tell the bus driver and ask if it is ok to get it. Never try to pick it up because the driver may not be able to see you when you bend down.





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