Furlan v. Webber

On July 15, 2013, a family of five was traveling in a 2006 Ford F series pickup truck on Interstate Highway 35 near Abbott, Texas. As they went through a highway construction area, they drove through a pool of water, which caused the driver to lose control of the car. It rolled over and came…

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Rodriguez v. The United States of America

On November 14, 2006, a retired US Army veteran, Jesse Albert Rodriguez, was riding his motorcycle in Fort Hood, Texas. He was returning to work after lunch and was wearing a helmet and a reflective vest. As he approached the intersection of Hell on Wheels Avenue and 56th Street, a US Army Dodge utility van failed…

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Camacho, et al. v. Penn Octane International, L.L.C., et al.

On August 11, 2005, a tanker truck loaded with liquid propane was hit by a freight train in the town of Lucio Blanco in Mexico. The accident killed six people and injured over forty residents of the town. Ten people were hospitalized with burns over more than 70% of their bodies. More than a dozen…

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Mitchell/Speegle v. TR International Trading Company et al

On March 15, 2018, Tri-Chem Specialty Chemicals LLC had a massive explosion in their facility in Cresson, Texas. The chemical plant purchased, blended, and resold chemicals for various customers. On this particular day, two employees were mixing a batch of sodium chlorite and water to create a sodium chlorite liquid solution. Sodium chlorite is a white…

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Dixon v. Nocona General Hospital

On January 7, 2001, an 82-year-old woman who had been admitted to Nocona hospital with suspected pneumonia went into respiratory arrest unexpectedly. She was revived, however she died later that day. Only later did her family realize that the drug administered by the nightshift nurse just before the respiratory arrest began was the actual cause…

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Gutierrez v. Austin Independent School District

On February 19, 1999, an eight-year-old child was struck by a pickup truck and killed while crossing the street after exiting her school bus. Her mother was present at the bus stop and witnessed her daughter’s death. The driver of the vehicle that hit her was intoxicated. Due to the danger that children were exposed…

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Leon Alfano, et al. v. Corrections Corporation of America and Autumn Miller, et al. v. Corrections Corporation of America

Slack Davis Sanger represented two clients who were being held at the Dawson State Jail, which was owned and operated by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). In both cases, CCA was required to provide prisoners with reasonable access to medical care and neglected to do so, violating their constitutional rights. In the Alfano case, a…

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