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Defective Airbag Deaths and Injuries Continue

Defective Airbag Deaths and Injuries Continue March 17, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Oklahoma City, OK: With the revelation earlier this year that yet another victim of Takata airbag injuries had died, it’s instructive to look back at the case of Ashley Parham, widely believed as the first known victim of a defective airbag in 2009.
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Opioid Epidemic Lawsuits Filed Nationwide while Big Pharma Makes Big Profits

Opioid Epidemic Lawsuits Filed Nationwide while Big Pharma Makes Big Profits September 28, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Miami, FL: In the wake of the Opioid Epidemic now declared a national emergency, big Pharma faces a tsunami of litigation. Miami has just announced it may file a prescription opioid lawsuit against the manufacturers, adding to the long list of cities and municipalities that have declared an opioid crisis.
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BOK Financial $7.8 Million Class Action Settlement Headed For Final Approval

BOK Financial $7.8 Million Class Action Settlement Headed For Final Approval May 11, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Tulsa, OK:An upcoming approval hearing will determine whether BOK Financial (BOKF) will pay $7.8 million in a class action settlement with former bank customers who claim they were charged excessive overdraft fees.
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Possible Changes to Asbestos Litigation

Possible Changes to Asbestos Litigation April 22, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Madison, WI Proposed changes to asbestos claims have some people worried the alterations will slow down the asbestos lawsuit process, delaying lawsuits until plaintiffs have died. But the lawmaker who proposed the changes says they will help clarify whom plaintiffs hold responsible for asbestos cancer claims.
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7000 Dental Patients at Risk for HIV and Hepatitis Infection

7000 Dental Patients at Risk for HIV and Hepatitis Infection March 29, 2013. By Lucy Campbell.
Tulsa, OK Nearly 7,000 patients who were treated at a dentist’s clinic in suburban Tulsa, may have been exposed to malpractice resulting in HIV and hepatitis, according to health investigators. A state investigation began after the health department alerted the dentistry board to a potential hepatitis C infection from Dr. W. Scott Harrington's office, located in the Tulsa suburb of Owasso.
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Medtronic Lawsuit Filed Despite Investigation Closure

Medtronic Lawsuit Filed Despite Investigation Closure July 18, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Oklahoma City, OK Even in the wake of the closure of a federal investigation into Medtronic and, specifically, allegations of off-label marketing of its Medtronic Infuse bone graft, lawsuits continue to be filed by disgruntled plaintiffs.
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Did Actions of Highly-Paid CEO Hurt Investors Under ERISA?

Did Actions of Highly-Paid CEO Hurt Investors Under ERISA? June 11, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
San Diego, CA An ERISA lawsuit that alleges potential losses in an employee stock plan and potential breaches of fiduciary duty hopes to determine if the chief executive officer and directors of a major energy corporation—who enjoyed record compensation in 2008—could be guilty of wrongdoing.
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Job Injury Linked to Unsafe Working Conditions: Lawsuit

Job Injury Linked to Unsafe Working Conditions: Lawsuit February 12, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Kremlin, OK A job injury that has horrifically impacted the lives of two teens has resulted in lawsuits alleging unsafe working conditions and negligence. The defendant has already been fined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for not having workmans' comp in place when the accident occurred.
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Proving Your Social Security Disability Insurance Case

Proving Your Social Security Disability Insurance Case January 27, 2012. By Jane Mundy.
Tulsa, OK If you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Social Security Insurance, you must prove that you are 100 percent unable to work, either in your past relevant work and even in less demanding work. SSDI attorney Eric B. Brown, Garrett Law Office, P.C explains that there are several ways to go about that.
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Senator Brings Calls for Review of Oklahoma Disability Claims

Senator Brings Calls for Review of Oklahoma Disability Claims January 12, 2012. By Charles Benson.
Oklahoma City, OK Senator Tom Coburn called on the head of the Social Security Administration (SSA) to review the health status of people who were represented by a legal firm that is facing scrutiny for its handling of Oklahoma disability claims, The Wall Street Journal reported.
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