Military Maternity Wards Versus Civilian Maternity Wards

As many reports have revealed, military hospitals perform worse than leading civilian hospitals in most safety categories involving maternity patients. More than 50,000 babies are born in military hospitals each year, and new statistics show that they are twice as likely to be injured during delivery as newborns at civilian hospitals. Continue reading

When a Car Wreck Isn’t Just a Car Wreck

On August 1, 2014, I spoke at The Car Crash Seminar sponsored by The University of Texas School of Law. My presentation, “When a Car Wreck Isn’t Just a Car Wreck,” covered litigation of truck crash cases and auto/truck product liability cases. It’s a timely topic because truck wrecks on U.S. highways are increasingly prevalent and the number of auto-related recalls (e.g. General Motors) is up this year. Way up. Continue reading

Prince William to Become an Air Ambulance Pilot

Due to the urgent and often dangerous nature of the flight, helicopter air ambulance pilots are a unique brand of aircraft operators who take risks every day in order to help or rescue patients. In fact, the job has earned top ranking as one of the most dangerous professions. Because of this, air ambulance pilots are a small and close-knit community – one which will now include Prince William. Continue reading

Three Things Lawyers Can Learn From Teachers

(This article was written by Michael L. Slack and published in Texas Lawyer magazine on August 6, 2014.)

Think back to a favorite teacher, one who could turn complicated and confusing theories into simple pieces of knowledge. Applying that knowledge to the problem at hand, and voilà! Problem solved. Compare that teacher to one who was so wrapped up in academia that she refused to lower herself to the students’ level, believing that simple explanations were for simple minds. Continue reading