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Caitlyn Silhan Named To 2022 Super Lawyers’ Texas Rising Stars List

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Caitlyn Silhan Named To 2022 Super Lawyers’ Texas Rising Stars List

Waters & Kraus partner Caitlyn Silhan has been named for the fourth consecutive year to the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for 2022.

Silhan is among the top 2.5% of eligible attorneys in Texas named to the list, which is published annually by Thomson Reuters. Her selection is based on a multi-step evaluation process that includes peer recognition, honors, awards, number of...

U.S. Veterans’ Leukemia Diagnoses May Be a Result of Military-Wide “Solvent” Usage and Other Benzene-Related Exposure

U.S. Veterans’ Leukemia Diagnoses May Be a Result of Military-Wide “Solvent” Usage and Other Benzene-Related Exposure

It can take years after exposure to benzene for acute diseases like leukemia to appear. But studies show there is a link, and Gail Trauco, an oncology nurse and a longtime patient advocate, is leading a team of medical experts to support veterans who have been exposed to benzene products like “Solvent” during military active duty.

What Is Benzene?

Benzene is an aromatic...

How Does the False Claims Act Work?

How Does the False Claims Act Work?

Last year, whistleblowers led the way to over $1.6 billion in False Claims Act recoveries, continuing a long legacy of ordinary citizens fighting for what’s right since the United States’ first qui tam whistleblower law was passed in 1778. But how do whistleblower laws work, and why do they matter? Fraud on the government takes many forms, but its result is the same—high cost to...

Most Common Ways Silica Dust Exposure Happens

Most Common Ways Silica Dust Exposure Happens

Since 1968, more than 14,000 workers have died in the United States from a lung disease called silicosis, says the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Each year, more than 200 American workers die from silicosis. While workers as young as 22 years of age have succumbed to the illness very quickly, sometimes within a year, the most common length of time to develop silicosis is between 10 and 20...

Peter Kraus, Gary Paul Honored as Best Lawyers in America

Peter Kraus, Gary Paul Honored as Best Lawyers in America

Waters Kraus & Paul founder Peter Kraus and partner Gary Paul have been recognized as Best Lawyers in America.

Recognition by Best Lawyers® is based entirely on confidential peer review, reflecting the opinions of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical areas and legal practice areas. Lawyers must be in private practice to...

Is Baby Formula Dangerous for Premature Infants?

Is Baby Formula Dangerous for Premature Infants?

Expecting a baby is a significant life event and an exciting time for families. It can also be a stressful time, as parents worry about having a healthy, full-term baby. This is a well-founded concern considering about 380,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the United States. This translates to a preterm birth rate (percentage of babies born before 37 weeks) of 9.8 percent, meaning...

J&J Must Face Impending Fraud Suit During Talc Unit’s Ch. 11

J&J Must Face Impending Fraud Suit During Talc Unit’s Ch. 11

The Chapter 11 case of Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder liability unit doesn’t preclude a planned fraud lawsuit alleging J&J concealed evidence in prior litigation that its signature product was tainted with asbestos, a New Jersey bankruptcy judge ruled Tuesday.

During a lengthy hearing, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Michael Kaplan said he intended to grant the...

Roundup Weedkiller to be Pulled from Store Shelves After Lawsuits Link Active Ingredient to Cancer

Roundup Weedkiller to be Pulled from Store Shelves After Lawsuits Link Active Ingredient to Cancer

Roundup was once the most popular weedkiller in the world, widely used since the 1970s by homeowners, farmers, and corporations as a broad-spectrum herbicide that could be sprayed on anything and everything.

But starting in 2023, it will be pulled from store shelves and replaced with a new version for residential use that no longer contains glyphosate, the active ingredient at the...

Honoring Legendary Activist Dolores Huerta

Honoring Legendary Activist Dolores Huerta

Today is a special day in history: the birthday of labor activist Dolores Huerta.

Huerta, who was born April 10, 1930, grew up with a mother who set a strong example of community activism. After working multiple jobs, Alicia Chávez bought her own restaurant and hotel. She hosted low-paid farmworkers at affordable rates, even waiving their accommodation fees at times. Alicia Chávez...

Dozens of Baby Formula Lawsuits Filed Against Enfamil and Similac

Dozens of Baby Formula Lawsuits Filed Against Enfamil and Similac

The preterm birth rate in the United States is one of the worst in the developed world: every year, one in 10 babies is born prematurely. Preterm infants sometimes struggle with complicated medical issues and are at higher risk for short-term and long-term health problems. One medical condition that affects some preterm babies is necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a serious gastrointestinal...

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