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Legal Issues for Exactech Mount With 40K More Recalls and False-Claims Act Suit

Legal Issues for Exactech Mount With 40K More Recalls and False-Claims Act Suit

Exatech Inc. has expanded its hip recall to include another 40,000 components that may be defective following an earlier recall of nearly 250,000 knee, hip, and ankle replacements over the past year because of problems with polyethylene liners. These recalls have led to multiple lawsuits over the defective devices as patients find themselves facing the possibility of revision surgery,...

New Documentary Finds Roundup “Everywhere”

New Documentary Finds Roundup “Everywhere”

Brian Lilla, an award-winning filmmaker, moved to the Napa Valley wine region to raise his children in a healthy environment. But as he saw Roundup applied vigorously to the vineyards spread throughout the area, he “learned how toxic wine country is.”

“I didn’t want to leave Napa because I have children,” Lilla said in an interview with the nonprofit publication Capital &...

Camp Lejeune: 5 Most Asked Questions

Camp Lejeune: 5 Most Asked Questions

Camp Lejeune in North Carolina is the largest Marine Corps base on the East Coast. It is also home to one of the worst public water contamination disasters in history.

People suffering from cancer and other serious health conditions who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987 may have been exposed to contaminated water. Here are answers to the five most asked questions about...

Benzene from Traffic Pollution Increases Risk for Childhood Leukemia

Benzene from Traffic Pollution Increases Risk for Childhood Leukemia

Air pollution from traffic is a fact of life in much of the United States and the world. In fact, the American Lung Association says a whopping 40 percent of Americans breathe in unhealthy air — 135 million people. Although carbon dioxide is the chemical most often associated with traffic-related air pollution, benzene is also a chemical seen in this smog. And recent research shows that...

Private Equity Firms Increasingly Held Responsible for Healthcare Fraud

Private Equity Firms Increasingly Held Responsible for Healthcare Fraud

As private equity firms increasingly pour investment money into home health, nursing homes, mental health centers, and hospices, federal regulators are taking notice. As a result, these profit-driven organizations are increasingly being held responsible for violating statutes like the False Claims Act, as well as SEC regulations.

About 30% to 50% of home health and hospice transactions...

Johnson & Johnson: A New War on Consumer Protection?

Johnson & Johnson: A New War on Consumer Protection?

Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson has used a controversial legal maneuver known as the Texas two-step to shield the company from 40,000 lawsuits from cancer patients who link their condition to talc in J&J’s baby powder.

In October 2021, New Jersey-based J&J used a wrinkle in Texas state law to spin off a new subsidiary that it named LTL. The company moved all baby...

New Senate Bill Aims to Ensure Accountability in Baby Formula Safety

New Senate Bill Aims to Ensure Accountability in Baby Formula Safety

In June 2022, the U.S. Senate passed a bill to make sure the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and manufacturers of infant formula are held strictly accountable for the safety of baby food production.

This vote comes amidst multiple lawsuits being filed against formula makers alleging their products may have caused infants developing necrotizing enterocolitis. This deadly illness...

What are the Most Common Causes of Large Truck Accidents?

What are the Most Common Causes of Large Truck Accidents?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that in 2019 more than 5,000 people were killed and an estimated 159,000 people were injured in crashes involving large trucks. Across the United States, an estimated 538,000 large trucks were part of crashes on a public road or highway, with 75 percent of fatalities involving a truck with a gross vehicle weight rating of...

Waters & Kraus founders named to 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list

Waters & Kraus founders named to 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list

Waters & Kraus LLP is proud to announce that law firm partners C. Andrew Waters and Peter A. Kraus once again have been named to the 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list.

The prestigious list recognizes both Waters and Kraus as among the top 5% of Texas attorneys in their practice areas for personal Injury litigation and product liability litigation on behalf of...

New Study Examines the Hazards of Silicosis

New Study Examines the Hazards of Silicosis

Scientific Reports released a new silicosis study that examines dust emissions from machined engineered stones to understand the hazard for accelerated silicosis. The study was born from the recent upsurge in accelerated silicosis cases among those working in the stonemason industry.

Researchers simulated real-time dust exposure scenarios by dry machining engineered stones in controlled...

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