Recently named a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Transportation by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™, “Kirk” has represented hundreds of injured railroad workers in cases filed under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). Kirk has also obtained millions of dollars in recoveries for individuals injured while working in refineries, on drilling rigs, and on construction

On April 8, 2013, two studies and two editorials were published in JAMA Internal Medicine, raising serious questions about the use of vena cava filters.  Less than 10% of filters evaluated in one of the studies were successfully removed from patients and 8% of recipients of IVC filters suffered a pulmonary embolism despite the device’s presence.

TYLER, TEXAS On January 2, 2013, the Honorable Zack Hawthorne, United States Magistrate, Eastern District of Texas, entered an order denying Union Pacific Railroad Company’s to sever the claims of four former employees who had filed suit alleging personal injuries resulting from their exposure to asbestos while employed by Union Pacific.  Union Pacific sought to sever the claims

HOUSTON, TEXAS On July 19, 2012, the Fourteenth Court of Appeals entered its majority opinion in The Kansas City Southern Railway Company v. Oney (No. 14-11-00815-CV), affirming the Texas Multidistrict Litigation (“MDL”) Court’s determination that the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (“FELA”) preempts the report requirement under Chapter 90 (Asbestos) of the Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code. The Appellee,

WASHINGTON D.C. – On August 9, 2010, after receiving more than 900 reports of problems, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) warned doctors about the dangers of IVC filters such as the Bard Recovery and Bard G2.  Inferior vena cava filters (“IVC Filters”) are medical devices that are implanted inside a patients vena cava vein to

According to a recent report published by Bloomberg, e-mails reveal a pattern of industry pressure on scientists at the Oklahoma Geological Survey to downplay possible links between the rise in seismic activity in Oklahoma and the rapid increase in oil and gas production, the state’s largest industry.  The e-mails were released through public records requests filed

According to a recent article by the Dallas Morning News many tractor-trailers on the nation’s roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials. Nearly all truck tires have been built for a