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Oklahoma Distracted Driving Laws 101
Oklahoma Distracted Driving Laws 101
August 28, 2022

The Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has recently sent out a report highlighting the number of people that have died in distracted driving cases in the United States of America. In 2020, authorities claim that more than 3,100 people have lost their lives to illegal or negligent distracted driving actions.The issue of distracted driving has not only taken the state by storm for its statistical value, but also for its personal value. The culmination of these issues has led to Oklahoma being ranked one of the worst states for car accidents and distracted driving.

How Hospital Prescription Medication Errors Occur
August 24, 2022
How Hospital Prescription Medication Errors Occur

In March 2022, RaDonda Vaught was found guilty of criminally negligent homicide for giving a patient the wrong drug. When she overrode a search function for the hospital’s electronic medication cabinet, she accidentally selected a strong paralytic medication instead of the prescribed sedative. Her patient died as a result.  Similar hospital prescription medication errors have ...

Do Car Insurance Carriers Need Your Entire Medical History After an Accident?
August 19, 2022
Do Car Insurance Carriers Need Your Entire Medical History After an Accident?

Many people who are injured in a car accident caused by another driver make a claim against the at-fault driver’s auto insurer, looking for compensation. The claim will detail the extent of the injuries received from the accident and what the consequences of those injuries mean in the life of the person injured. An insurance ...

Oklahoma Dram Shop Laws and How They Work
August 16, 2022
Oklahoma Dram Shop Laws and How They Work

Dram shop laws address the liability of a provider of alcohol for the actions of the person who consumes it. A ‘dram’ refers to what was once a common measure of whiskey. A dram shop is any commercial establishment that offers alcohol for consumption on the premises. Dram shop laws are state laws imposing liability ...

How Long do Car Accident Victims Have to File Claims?
August 13, 2022
How Long do Car Accident Victims Have to File Claims?

When a person gets injured in a car accident, making a claim usually starts with an insurance company. Reporting a claim to an insurance company may be sufficient to trigger coverage under an insurance policy, but it does not initiate legal claim proceedings. If negotiations with an insurance company break down then a lawsuit can ...

Rushed Out of the ER – Is Early Discharge Medical Malpractice?
August 11, 2022
Rushed Out of the ER – Is Early Discharge Medical Malpractice?

Unfortunately, emergency room errors occur all the time. Whether a patient was forgotten, prescribed the wrong medication, or mistreated for an entirely different illness, early discharge mistakes happen frequently. However, the hecticness of an emergency room may also prompt personnel to discharge a patient before receiving proper care. Mistakes happen, but they can also cause ...

Hospital Liability for Infections
August 4, 2022
Hospital Liability for Infections

Hospitals should be seen as a community’s safe place – a place where people treat their ailments, recover, and heal. But too often, hospitals make matters worse. Instead of havens of health, these institutions can fester with infections and become centers for breeding bacteria and germs.  In 2018, J.R. Baker was a nurse at Cherokee ...

Slip and Fall in a Parking Lot? Liability Can Get Complicated
July 27, 2022
Slip and Fall in a Parking Lot? Liability Can Get Complicated

A slip and fall accident can happen nearly any time. While shopping or even going to work, it’s easy to slip and fall in a parking lot. Because the accident doesn’t happen inside a store or building, figuring out the liability can get complicated. Recently, a professional cellist fell in a grocery store parking lot ...

Is Dashcam Footage Admissible in Court?
July 15, 2022
Is Dashcam Footage Admissible in Court?

Dashboard cameras (“dashcams”) play a pivotal role on the road these days. More and more drivers have them installed on their dashboards and windshields for various reasons. However, when a driver gets into an accident and a dashcam is recording, can the drivers involved in the crash, insurance companies, and law enforcement consider that recording ...

Who is Responsible for a Prescription Medication Error?
July 3, 2022
Who is Responsible for a Prescription Medication Error?

Medication errors can have a negative and lasting impact on a patient’s health and wellness. Typically referred to adverse drug events (ADE), an ADE occurs when a patient is exposed to a medication and is harmed from that exposure. Not all ADE’s occur because healthcare providers were negligent in their duties to prescribe or distribute ...

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