Tim Gilpin is an aggressive, hard-working Tulsa lawyer with over 30 years of experience successfully representing plaintiffs in personal injury, negligence, job discrimination, wage and benefit disputes, wrongful death, and wrongful termination law.
Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Tim Gilpin is a former Assistant Attorney General for Oklahoma and formerly a member of the Oklahoma State Board of Education. Tim represents mistreated victims from all over Oklahoma, including greater Tulsa.
He is fully focused on working hard to provide optimal results for you, his client. When you call into the office, you will talk to a lawyer about your case – not a paralegal or a clerk. When you hire Tim Gilpin, you will benefit from a knowledgeable, experienced advocate who will fight in and out of the court room for your legal rights on car wrecks, workplace harassment, workplace discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, wrongful termination, wrongful death, insurance bad faith, and other forms of negligence and injustices. Tim’s clients can expect maximum results in a settlement or a court trial.
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U.S. consumers spent about $20 billion on toys in 2017 with projections for a seven percent increase in sales for 2018. In short, toys are big business. The downside: a market flooded with toys that, in some cases, are not tested for safety. Fortunately for American toy buyers (and kids), the definitive annual toy safety survey from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) is here. For more than 30 years, the Trouble in Toyland report has identified toys on store shelves that pose potential safety hazards to children. You can download the report here. Key findings this year include: Toxic Slime: Several popular ‘slimes’ on the market have levels of boron that are 15 times the level recommended by the European Union. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, ingesting boron can cause nausea, vomiting, rashes and seizures. [Download report] Missing Choking Warnings: Among children’s toys and products, balloons are the number one cause of suffocation death. [Download report] However, in a survey of five search pages for balloons...More Information
When a doctor writes a prescription, most of us assume we’ll walk out of the pharmacy with the drug best suited for the diagnosis. But what if the doctor chose a new drug based on a big marketing push by the manufacturer? Or maybe it’s the other way around: Patients often request a particular brand-name drug after seeing hundreds of television ads with actors or well-known celebrities vouching for its effectiveness. So far in 2018, pharmaceutical companies have shelled out$2.8 billon to run direct-to-consumer television ads touting the benefits of around 70 prescription drugs. Between 2012 and 2016, the number of television ads for medications grew 65 percent as companies increasingly target the exploding and lucrative baby boomer market. The drug companies are not alone in playing the healthcare advertising sweepstakes. Hospitals are spending more than ever on advertising and, as with other products, that advertising is filled with lots of promises, says Tim Calkins, a professor of marketing at Northwestern University. “So a hospital can go out and...More Information
Furry, scaly or feathered companions are nearly a given in most American homes. It is estimated that 68 percent of all American households own pets, and in 2017 these households spent over $69 billion on food, vet care and more for their beloved beasts. Clearly an injury to a pet can be traumatic and expensive for owners, especially if it was caused by the negligence of another party. Consider these legal options: American pet owners spent over $69 billion on their pets in 2017. Criminal charges:There are criminal laws against animal cruelty in all 50 U.S. states. If you believe there was willful and malicious intent to injure or kill your pet, animal cruelty laws might apply. Immediately file a complaint with local law enforcement and provide as much detail as possible. If charged and found guilty, perpetrators of animal abuse can serve jail time and be held responsible for damages. Civil action: You may also be entitled to monetary damages in civil court if someone negligently injures or kills your animal companion regardless of...More Information
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud or coercion to control victims for the purpose of commercial exploitation. This can encompass sexual exploitation, indentured servitude, forced labor, forced marriage or even organ harvesting. Human trafficking is a silent and insidious industry that affects an estimated 45 million people worldwide, including an estimated 57,700 right here in the United States. 2012 global estimate of forced labor, International Labour Organization. MYTH: Sex trafficking is the only form of human trafficking. FACT: Labor trafficking – a form of modern-day slavery – is much more common but rarely prosecuted. According to the International Labour Organization, 68 percent of human trafficking worldwide (and a majority in the U.S.) involves forced labor, 10 percent state-imposed labor and 22 percent forced prostitution. MYTH: Human trafficking occurs only on the black market. FACT: Human trafficking touches many legitimate industries, including agriculture, mining, hospitality, restaurant and food services, domestic and home services, health care, the garment industry and more. In fact, most consumers here in America and throughout the...More Information
What happens when you’re hurt at work, and it was a third person’s, outside of work, fault? It could be a Third-Party Liability Claim, in addition to a workers’ compensation claim. If a workplace injury is caused by a car wreck while on the job or by defective equipment, the third party or product manufacturer can be liable. Many people think that workers’ compensation is their only source of benefits if they have an on-the-job injury. While workers’ compensation is provided without regard to fault on the employee or employer’s part, there are situations where a negligent third party might be held responsible. Called third-party claims, this legal action allows injured employees to seek additional compensation from the negligent party. Given the movement to cut workers’ compensation benefits in many states, a third-party claim may be critical to achieving full financial recovery from a devastating work injury. One example is a car wreck, caused by a third party, non-employee, while you’re on the job. Another example: Let’s say a gravel truck...More Information
In the last 20 years, deaths due to opioid use have drastically increased. In 2016 alone, according to a special report from Time magazine, nearly 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses – “roughly as many as were lost in the entire Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined.” An average of 115 people die each day from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Life expectancy in the U.S. – one of the richest countries in the world – went down in both 2015 and 2016. So just how did we get here? An Explosion of Pills and Prescriptions The original marketing for OxyContin as providing long-lasting and non-addictive pain relief was based on questionable research. Last year, 236 million opioid prescriptions were doled out in the U.S. The amount of prescription opioids sold to pharmacies, hospitals and doctors’ offices nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2010, yet there was no overall change in the amount of pain that Americans reported. Deaths from prescription opioids – drugs...More Information