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Thank you Tulsa Firefighters!

August 12, 2016 12:16 pm

Thank you so much to the wonderful Tulsa firefighters at Station 23 on 51st Street.  A few weeks ago, very early on a Saturday, they responded to a water leak in our parking lot.  Thankfully, the water issue did not affect our ability to serve our clients.  And fortunately for us, these professionals came to help.  Here are four of the seven great guys, along with a tray of cookies and caramel peanut butter blondies to show our gratitude.  We appreciate you, gentleman!Tulsa Firefighters




Oklahoma Doctors Treating More Burns from Exploding E-Cigs

August 4, 2016 12:38 pm

Doctors in Oklahoma are treating more and more patients with burns from exploding e-cigs. Take a look at the most recent story around this mass tort. An Oklahoma doctor has treated four patients with 3rd degree burns from exploding e-cigs.

If you’ve been injured or hurt because of exploding e-cigs 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.

 




Searching For Dr. Kersi Bharucha’s Patients Who Might Have Been Victims Of Sexual Battery

July 22, 2016 5:50 pm

 

Carr & Carr is helping a female patient who was a victim of sexual battery, and we are searching for other women who might have experienced the same trauma.

These news stories explain the circumstances known at this time:

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.

 




Carr & Carr and The National Crime Victim Bar Association

July 22, 2016 5:39 pm

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:

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
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual molestation
  • Inadequate security
  • Negligent hiring
  • 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.

The NCVBA has published an extremely helpful brochure:  Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Oklahoma.  Please download it and talk with Attorney Laurie Koller if you have any questions.

Third Parties May Be Responsible

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:

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 our caring 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.  We have offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, plus Springdale in Northwest Arkansas, so can help you no matter where in the region you live.




Danger Alert: Defects in GE Gas Range Pose Health Threat

July 19, 2016 5:20 pm

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.

Product Defects

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.

 

 




DANGER ALERT: Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit March 16, 2016 5:02 pm

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.




Button battery lawsuits

March 15, 2016 4:22 pm

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.

button battery

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 Netizen-shows-how-a-small-‘button’-battery_2sausage 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 button-batteries-childrenthe 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.

Lastly, the battery button itself may be defective because it does not contain a proper coating that could prevent the leaking of battery fluid into the child.  In fact, in 2014, researches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed a new way to coat button batteries that prevent the batteries from leaking dangerous chemicals.

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.

 




Bus Passenger Injuries

March 8, 2016 9:30 am

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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.




At Fault for a Car Crash?

March 4, 2016 6:22 pm

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In Oklahoma, even if you are partially at fault, you can recover damages for the injuries you’ve sustained in an automobile collision.

 

In a Car Crash? Call Carr & Carr!

If you are partially at fault for a car crash, you should still contact an attorney to see if you can recover your damages. Don’t wait, contact Carr & Carr Oklahoma personal injury attorneys.




Car Seat Safety

February 19, 2016 9:31 am

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

Check out more Child Passenger Safety statistics.

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.

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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.






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