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Legal Recourse Available for International Air Travelers

By Slack Davis Sanger | August 11, 2012 |

This August 7, 2012, article by Cadie Carroll of Digital Journal includes my comments on the Montreal Convention with regard to international travel.

The Human Toll of a Drilling Boom

By Slack Davis Sanger | August 3, 2012 |

As this article illustrates, increased demand and higher oil prices in the past few years have driven domestic oil producers and their service and equipment suppliers to extend beyond safe capacity. Inexperienced crews, equipment stressed beyond its safety limits, and time pressures combine to create a deadly, dangerous recipe for disaster in the oilfield. When…

Dallas Jury Awards $3.7 Million to DFW Airport Baggage Handler

By Slack Davis Sanger | July 31, 2012 |

On Thursday, July 26, 2012, in the 298th Judicial District Court in Dallas County, a jury unanimously concluded that negligence by an Oriental Building Services, Inc. employee was solely responsible for injuries sustained by Rene Leduc, an American Airlines baggage handler at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The amount of the verdict was $3,700,942.72. Slack Davis…

Traffic Deaths in Texas Eagle Ford Shale Area

By Slack Davis Sanger | July 20, 2012 |

Economic development efforts can have a positive effect on a community. New jobs and increased tax revenue are always welcome. But sometimes, there’s a downside. And for the south central Texas counties surrounding the Eagle Ford Shale oil development, a negative effect can be seen in the number of pick-ups, oil tankers and gravel trucks…

Mid-Air Turbulence and the Montreal Convention

By Slack Davis Sanger | July 20, 2012 |

The July 10 incident involving American Airlines Flight 1780, in which mid-air turbulence caused injuries to flight attendants and passengers on a flight between Aruba and Miami, served as a reminder that injuries can and will happen on airplanes. Fortunately, those passengers and others traveling internationally have significant legal recourse.

Stryker Orthopaedics Recalls Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Stems

By Slack Davis Sanger | July 11, 2012 |

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Stryker Orthopaedics is recalling its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems due to potential risks associated with fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction.

Crane Deaths Close to Home

By Slack Davis Sanger | July 10, 2012 |

On Saturday, July 7, a crane collapsed at a construction site at the University of Texas at Dallas, killing ironworkers Terry Weaver, from Grand Saline, Texas, and Tom Fairbrother, from Austin.

Topamax Linked to Birth Defects

By Slack Davis Sanger | July 6, 2012 |

Last year the FDA changed the way it classifies the popular migraine prevention drug Topamax® because of evidence that Topamax causes cleft lip and cleft palate in children whose mothers took Topamax very early in their pregnancy. 

Pradaxa, A Dangerous Drug

By Slack Davis Sanger | July 3, 2012 |

Many people have to take blood thinners to help prevent strokes and pulmonary embolisms that can result from a blood clot. Blood thinners like Coumadin®, for example, have been used for decades even though there are serious risks involved when taking away someone’s ability to stop bleeding. Because of this, the proper dosage is crucial,…

Townsend Excels at Managing Complex Commercial Litigation at Slack Davis Sanger

By Slack Davis Sanger | June 20, 2012 |

(This mini-profile was published today on the Austin Legal News blog.) Justin Townsend has amassed the perfect background, as far as preparing him for where he is today as an accomplished lawyer at the highly respected law firm of Slack Davis Sanger.