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How COVID-19 makes Industrial Workers Vulnerable

In the United States, an estimated 2.3 million workers are exposed to crystalline silica—a substance that has caused the most widespread occupational respiratory disease for over 100 years now. For a long time, exposure to the mineral declined after disasters like Hawk’s Nest Tunnel went public. Scientists and policymakers stood together to prevent the exploitation of American workers in...

Diagnosing and Treating Mesothelioma

When J.G Adami coined the term “mesothelioma” in 1909, he knew that he stumbled upon a rare and unique form of cancer linked to the prevalent miracle fiber – asbestos. For more than a century, the mineral was sprayed on steel structures of buildings and inside ships to suppress fires. In addition, it was utilized in home insulation projects and mixed with concrete to make pipes....

J&J Exploring Talc Bankruptcy Option

Johnson & Johnson is considering a plan to offload contaminated talc liabilities using bankruptcy protection.

Multinational healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is facing billions of dollars in liabilities to victims of its contaminated Baby Powder products. According to a 2018 Reuters investigative report, J&J knowingly used carcinogenic...

Dealing with Asbestos is Hard, but COVID-19 Makes It Harder

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began back in March 2020, “complete and fundamental change” has been the defining motto of many American lives. To protect public health and safety across the country, people have had to adapt and compromise in both their personal and professional lives. This adjustment is true for individuals who are especially at risk of contracting the virus. Common...

Benzene Found in J&J Sunscreen

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Five Sunscreen Products due to Low Levels of Benzene

On Wednesday, July 14, 2021, Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) announced a voluntary recall on five of its aerosol sunscreen products sold under its Neutrogena and Aveeno brands. Internal testing on samples from the products showed “low levels” of benzene. According to J&J’s press release on...

The Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster – A Tragedy We Cannot Repeat

In the opening lyric of John Denver’s signature classic Take me Home, Country Roads, he describes West Virginia as “almost heaven”—an accurate portrayal of the Mountain State in the eyes of its people. Its picturesque green fields and overlooks make for a hiker’s or a rock climber’s dream come true. But with all its untouched nature and breathtaking views, West...

The False Claims Act: 7 Fast Facts

False Claims Act

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...

Patrick Wigle Named Among Top 40 Under 40 Texas Trial Lawyers

Waters & Kraus, LLP partner Patrick Wigle has been re-selected for an invitation to join The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 membership for his exceptional work as a Texas civil plaintiff trial lawyer. According to The National Trial Lawyers, Mr. Wigle is part of an elite group of the top 40 attorneys from Texas under the age of 40 and is eligible for national membership in the...

Texas Voters Win as Motor Voter Lawsuit is Settled

Over 1 Million Texans Have Already Registered To Vote Online Since September 2020, when This Suit Forced The State To Comply With National Voter Registration Act

San Antonio, TX — After more than five years of court battles between Texas voters, represented by the Texas Civil Rights Project and Waters & Kraus, LLP, and the state of Texas, a settlement has been reached in...

National Whistleblower Appreciation Day 2021

Transparency has long been seen as an essential virtue in democracies like our own. Where there is openness, there is accountability and trust. But in the instances when companies and various entities within our nation have failed to operate under the sincerity of the law, honest individuals have bravely stepped up to guarantee justice. That is why three years ago, the U.S. Senate unanimously...

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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