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Aviation Expert Demands FAA Action After Fatal EagleMed Crash

By Slack Davis Sanger | June 12, 2013 |

Slack Davis Sanger aviation attorney Ladd Sanger contributed to this KOKH-TV news story about the June 11, 2013, EagleMed helicopter crash, saying, “This many crashes in this short period of time is indicative of a serious problem from an operational standpoint.” (Additional comments below.)

New Antibiotics vs. Safe Antibiotics

By Slack Davis Sanger | June 5, 2013 |

As this NPR story points out, antibiotics research is crucial. Antibiotics save lives. That is why it is vitally important that antibiotics be as safe as possible. Drug companies that have stopped developing new antibiotics might renew development efforts if a) they are allowed to cut corners and b) the FDA applies a “lower standard”…

Three Slack Davis Sanger Cases Make 2012 Top Texas Verdicts List

By Slack Davis Sanger | May 29, 2013 |

Three of our winning verdicts made the 2012 Top Texas Verdicts list, sponsored by Verdict Search and Texas Lawyer magazine. This list is included in the May 27, 2013, issue of Texas Lawyer. Needless to say, we are very proud of our attorneys and their legal teams!

West Fertilizer Company Plant Explosion Causes Disaster in Texas

By Slack Davis Sanger | April 19, 2013 |

The April 17, 2013, explosion at the West Fertilizer Company plant in West, Texas, has resulted in catastrophic damage and loss for our Texas neighbors and their community. According to eye-witness reports, the plant first caught fire, then exploded as first responders approached the scene.

Trailer Underride Guards Put to the Test

By Slack Davis Sanger | April 19, 2013 |

Large trucks pose a danger to our roadways even when they aren’t moving. Because trailer reflectors aren’t mandated, large trucks can be largely invisible at night if parked on or just off roadways.

Review of U.S. Civil Aviation Accidents, 2007-2009

By Slack Davis Sanger | April 19, 2013 |

According to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) statistics, more than half of tour helicopter accidents between 2007 and 2009 involved system or component failures.

Unsafe Practices at Compounding Pharmacies

By Slack Davis Sanger | April 13, 2013 |

One of the things we see with the “don’t regulate us” fervor espoused by many politicians is a truly dangerous environment for consumers. An emerging area of serious danger is in barely regulated and monitored compounding pharmacies. What seems like a small percentage mistake in an improperly mixed medication can be fatal.

Lethal Medicine Linked to Meningitis Outbreak

By Slack Davis Sanger | April 10, 2013 |

We’ve had several inquiries about the feasibility of litigation in the compounding pharmacy case arising from the fungus-contaminated intra-spinal injections nationwide. Although it appears that the pharmacy is in bankruptcy, and that not much is recoverable from that defendant, the wide-spread nature of this needless tragedy reminds us of a few key medical facts.

Investigation Uncovers String of Safety Violations Tied to Truck Crash

By Slack Davis Sanger | April 10, 2013 |

This story exemplifies the importance of rigorous enforcement of federal safety rules for trucks and drivers, particularly when they are transporting hazardous materials on our interstate highways.

Justices to Take Up Case on Generic Drug Makers’ Liability

By Slack Davis Sanger | March 6, 2013 |

As this article from The New York Times indicates, this could be a very important decision for anyone who takes generic prescription drugs. While the cost of the generic medication may be lower than the brand name, the price people pay when they get injured is unbelievably high.