Patrick E. Carr: If your loved ones fall and hurts himself or herself at a nursing home, it might be the fault of the nursing home because a nursing home is supposed to take care of older people to make sure they don’t fall.
So if that happens, a good idea is to call the Department of Health to make an investigation, to see what has happened and consider hiring your own attorneys to take a look at it, such as our lawyers at Carr & Carr.
Patrick E. Carr: The strength of the seats in your car is extremely important to safety if you’re in a car wreck. For instance, if you’re hit from behind, your body is going to move backward into that seat. If that seat collapses backwards, it’s much more likely you’re going to be hurt than if it remains upright.
If you have any questions about the strength of the seats in your vehicle, call us at Carr & Carr. We can help you.
It’s been a rough year for General Motors. GM recently revealed an ignition switch flaw in millions of their vehicles that caused cars to turn off while in operation, leaving drivers without the safety of the airbag, power steering, and power brakes. To date, ignition switch problems in GM vehicles have been tied to over 1,200 cases of serious injuries and at least 124 deaths.
Making matters worse, GM also revealed that its employees have been aware of the ignition switch problems for over a decade, but only started recalling cars in early 2014. It is this substantial delay in taking action that has landed the American car manufacturer in trouble and the reason why GM is now facing criminal charges and copious fines for their actions. GM CEO Mary Barra stated during a recent press conference, “This is a tragic situation and we understand that lives are impacted. We’ve made substantial changes, and people know we are sincere.”
In addition to issuing a public apology, GM has agreed to pay $900 million to settle the criminal charges levied against the company. Although they’ve agreed to pay the fines in full and have stated that they are making changes to their manufacturing process to ensure safety in the future, no GM officials will personally face criminal charges. Because of a nuance in the law, neither the company nor any of its leaders will be indicted, a fact that has only further hurt the families of those innocently killed.
Who’s to Blame?
Members of the public are outraged that none of the GM officials will face real world consequences. Many believe that they should be removed from their positions, jailed, and held accountable for their negligence. As it stands now, GM is slated to pay over $600 million to the victims and their families. They’re also looking at an expense of $4.1 billion in recall repairs to their vehicles. But how much do fines, fees, and settlements really mean if the individuals responsible for the mistake don’t face any consequences themselves?
Law makers and influential figures on Capitol Hill are tired of what GM has been able to get away with. They’re calling for reform in the auto safety law, that would hold car manufacturers accountable for their actions and impose strict criminal penalties if they’re not willing to comply. Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader is on board with these bills, stating in an interview with Democracy Now that we must, “Put criminal penalties in that auto safety law, after some 50 years of stonewalling and lobbying by GM. Otherwise, more people are going to die, more people are going to be injured.”
Injured by a GM vehicle?
General Motors is, by far, the largest automobile manufacturer in the United States. Since their founding in 1908, they’ve sold 9.025 million vehicles worldwide. If you don’t own a GM vehicle, you probably know someone who does. Whether it’s you, a family member, or a friend, if the GM vehicle in question has not been retuned for the necessary recall repairs, your health and safety may be at risk.
If you’ve been one of the many who have been injured by a GM automobile that has suffered an ignition switch malfunction, contact the attorneys at Carr & Carr. There is a statue of limitations on cases that deal with product or manufacturer liability. Don’t waste a moment of time. Our lawyers take cases from all over the country and we might be able to help you exercise your legal right to claim damages. We may be able to help you receive financial compensation for your injuries and suffering. Call us today at 1-877-392-4878 or contact us online. Our free consultations could help you discover the full potential of your case and, ultimately, get your life back.
The ability of the roof of your car to withstand a rollover is critically important because you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out what will happen if that roof crushes down on you during a rollover.
So making sure you buy a car, own a car, or drive a car that has a strong roof is very important in case you’re involved in a rollover accident.
If you have any questions about the strength of the roof on your car, call us at Carr & Carr. We can help you.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.