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In early 2018, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported an outbreak of E. coli found in romaine lettuce, which sickened nearly 200 people and killed five. Right before Thanksgiving, another outbreak caused the CDC to recall all romaine, fresh and bagged. In the fall, over 19 million pounds of ground beef were recalled in three separate salmonella outbreaks. Is our food out to get us? If you think you’re...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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Gilpin Law pitched in with other Members of the Oklahoma Association of Justice, plaintiffs’ trial lawyers, to collect monies to support “Foster Kids Christmas 2017”. The money goes to buy gifts for kids (new born to 18 years old) who are in the state Foster Care system through no fault of their own. These monies buy kids in Foster Care some Christmas. At this time of year the need is great as the pressure and stress...

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Civil Justice Denied

Civil Justice Denied


Posted By on Dec 11, 2017

Advocates for individual rights might someday call 2017 The Year of Reversal for the number of attacks on America’s civil justice system. Pick your poison, from the rollback of restrictions on forced arbitration to passage of legislation that will weaken protections against medical malpractice and nursing home abuse to a slew of  proposed “tort reform” measures. At the root of all of these initiatives is corporate profits rather than...

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