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The False Claims Act: 7 Fast Facts

False Claims Act

The False Claims Act: 7 Fast Facts

Our nation’s primary whistleblower law, the False Claims Act allows individuals to file qui tam lawsuits on behalf of the government — and it recovers billions of taxpayer dollars every year. But how much do you really know about the FCA?

7 Fast False Claims Act Facts

Our Whistleblower Law is Over 150 Years Old. The United States’ first qui tam whistleblower law was passed...

Opioids Prescribed to Pregnant Women Tied to Birth Defects

Birth Defects

Opioids Prescribed to Pregnant Women Tied to Birth Defects

With over 27 million Americans using an illicit or prescription opioid on a routine basis, it’s quite clear that opioid use impacts many facets of our society. The epidemic kills an average of 70,000 people per year – and the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, in fact, worsens widespread drug use. But many of those it doesn’t kill live out their lives with complications. Recently, sales...

Fighting Fraud Against the Government on Behalf of Tax Payers

Whistleblower

Fighting Fraud Against the Government on Behalf of Tax Payers

Whistleblowers serve U.S. taxpayers by exposing fraud against the government. Legal protections and incentives encourage them to come forward and report fraud, recovering American tax dollars. 

The law empowers, incentivizes, and protects whistleblowers to expose fraud committed against the government. We represent whistleblowers and partner with the government to recover damages from...

Hazardous Pesticides Found Near American Parks and Schools

Pesticide Exposure

Hazardous Pesticides Found Near American Parks and Schools

When in the presence of dangerous pesticides, a typical sign of something amiss is the smell – the foul stench of sulfurous chemicals. However, that stench is usually brushed off as nothing but routine being carried out in public spaces. But amid a pandemic, protecting people’s health has become a priority. Residents around the country have brought forth complaints against major county...

Roundup of Conscience: Where Roundup is Willingly Banned

Pesticide Victims 

Roundup of Conscience: Where Roundup is Willingly Banned

Roundup is a popular brand of weed killer. It uses herbicide to kill weeds and functions as a form of pesticide as well. The product uses chemicals intended to cause harm but in a controlled manner. The problem for Monsanto’s Roundup began with the false premise that the damage from a particularly harmful component, known as glyphosate, could be adequately controlled and limited to its...

2021’s Texas Rising Stars Announcement

Waters & kraus

2021’s Texas Rising Stars Announcement

Waters & Kraus, LLP is proud to announce that Dallas attorneys Caitlyn Silhan, Christopher Johnson, Sam Iola, and Patrick Wigle have all once again been selected for inclusion on the 2021 Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Star list. The lawyer rating service is an honor reserved for lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice and strive to perform outstandingly for plaintiffs every year. The...

Your Guide to Reporting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Fraud

Whistleblower

Your Guide to Reporting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Fraud

The Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, has been a crucial lifeline that provided forgivable loans for small businesses scraping by during the pandemic as a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Specifically, it was meant to cover the cost of employee paychecks that would keep them employed, which also eased the burden on business owners who likely were...

Can Popular Weed Killer Be Blamed for Birth Defects?

Birth Defects

Can Popular Weed Killer Be Blamed for Birth Defects?

Exposure to the popular weed killer Roundup may cause not only cancer, but significant evidence exists linking the chemical to developmental and reproductive problems as well.

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup and is the most widely used weed killer globally, and has been linked to certain cancers. The widespread use of glyphosate by not only farmworkers,...

Silicosis on the Rise in the Fracking Industry

Developing Silicosis

Silicosis on the Rise in the Fracking Industry

“Fracking” is the common name for a now widely used process to extract oil and gas – hydraulic fracturing. Though it has existed for well over 60 years, the drilling technique only took center stage in the last decade with the improvement of technologies. As of 2019, the industry has made the United States a major crude oil exporter. However, any economic benefits gained from...

The Current Toxic State of Microelectronics

Toxic Chemical Exposure

The Current Toxic State of Microelectronics

Twenty-eight years ago, when U.S. tech companies assured the public that they would stop using chemicals proven to cause miscarriages and birth defects, they did not ensure their Asian suppliers do the same. Today, thousands of women across Asia are still exposed to toxins in solvents or strippers called ethylene glycol ethers, or EGEs. The result: women can suffer miscarriages, infertility,...

What are my chances?

That’s the first question everyone asks. The truth is it’s impossible to know. But we can tell you this. Waters Kraus & Paul has what it takes to fight against big corporate interests and win. That’s why we’ve taken more mesothelioma trials to verdict than any other firm. And that’s why we’ve recovered more than $1.3 billion for clients like you. Do you think you have a case? Contact us now to speak with an attorney.

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