Slack & Davis Attorneys Selected for Inclusion on List of 2015 Texas Super Lawyers

Attorneys Mike Davis, John Jose, Mark Pierce, Ladd Sanger, Michael Slack and Paula Sweeney were selected for inclusion on the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers list in recognition for their work in personal injury, aviation and aerospace, business litigation and product liability. Mr. Slack was also selected for inclusion on the Central & West Texas Region’s “Top 50” list. Mr. Jose was also selected for inclusion on the Dallas / Fort Worth Region’s “Top 100” list. Attorney Paula Knippa was included on the Rising Stars Super Lawyers list. Continue reading

Bard Recovery IVC Filter: How Many Fatalities Must Occur Before a Mandatory Recall?

How many fatalities, or near fatalities, need to occur before a medical product manufacturer takes the faulty product off the market? Apparently no benchmark has been put to the test, as is the case with C.R. Bard’s Recovery inferior vena cava (IVC) filter. The device, implanted in patients who are at risk for blood clots, is now associated with at least 27 deaths over a 10-year period, leading to many lawsuits. Continue reading

Second Meeting of Austin Managing Partners Forum Announced

AUSTIN, TX – The second meeting of the newly formed “Austin Managing Partners Forum” will take place on Thursday, September 24, 2015, at Husch Blackwell in Austin. The Forum, an initiative developed by the Austin Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators, was created to provide networking and educational opportunities for managing partners from diverse practices and to offer a sense of increased community among Austin law firms. Continue reading

Tragic Medical Helicopter Crash in Colorado

A Eurocopter AS350 helicopter crashed last Friday (July 3) in Frisco, Colorado, shortly after taking off from St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, killing the pilot and injuring the other two crew members. This is a “classic post-crash fire crashworthiness case and demonstrates that the fuel system is defective because the tank ruptured and caused injury in an otherwise survivable crash,” said helicopter pilot and Slack & Davis aviation attorney Ladd Sanger. Continue reading