fbpx

News

Women In Law Virtual Roundtable Q&A with Chase Johnson

Women in Law - Chase Johnson

Women In Law Virtual Roundtable Q&A with Chase Johnson

Chase Johnson is a trial lawyer in the Dallas offices of Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel. Her practice focuses on representing individuals harmed by asbestos exposure, dangerous and defective products, toxic exposure, and birth injuries. She is a 2023 graduate of the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, where she was senior articles editor for the Jurimetrics Journal of...

Does fracking cause birth defects?

Fracking and Birth Defects

Does fracking cause birth defects?

A significant part of a nation’s economy runs on oil and gas – transportation systems, home heating and even the military depends on petroleum products. Take oil and gas out of the national conversation, and the economy grinds to a halt. Because there is such a premium on these fuels and because not all fuel sources can be accessed strictly by traditional drilling techniques, new and...

Fears Confirmed: Life Near Chemical Plants is Dangerous

Chemical Plant Dangers

Fears Confirmed: Life Near Chemical Plants is Dangerous

Life near industrial manufacturing facilities is dangerous to your health. Recent studies by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the city of Houston and others confirm that residents near chemical plants are at higher risk of developing leukemia and other cancers.

Toxic Releases a Regular Occurrence

Records examined by the New York Times show that toxic releases occur...

Feds Join Whistleblower a 2nd Time in Medical Imaging Fraud Case

Whistleblower in Medical Imaging Case

Feds Join Whistleblower a 2nd Time in Medical Imaging Fraud Case

HOUSTON – The U.S. Department of Justice has joined a whistleblower’s claims against a second former executive and co-owner of Cardiac Imaging Inc. as part of a multimillion-dollar scheme by the Illinois-based mobile medical imaging company to defraud Medicare and other government healthcare programs.

The Government’s False Claims Act (FCA) complaint filed against Rick Nassenstein...

Carnival Can’t Move Cruise Worker’s Mesothelioma Claim to Arbitration

Cruise Ship Worker Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Carnival Can’t Move Cruise Worker’s Mesothelioma Claim to Arbitration

A Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel team led by partner Charles Siegel obtained an important federal court ruling, rejecting an attempt by Carnival Cruise Line to move a worker’s mesothelioma lawsuit to arbitration and ordering the dispute to return to a Texas state court.

Chief U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga remanded the case to Texas state court after finding that the family...

Honored Again: Top Tier for Injury, Product Liability Litigation

Top Ranked Injury & Product Liability Law Firm

Honored Again: Top Tier for Injury, Product Liability Litigation

Following months of research with clients and peer law firms, the research staff at Best Lawyers in America have again selected Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel among its Tier I law firms for plaintiffs personal injury and product liability litigation.

The annual ranking is considered one of the most trusted nationwide guides in the U.S. legal industry. Firms earn recognition based on an...

Earthquake Survivors Face Hidden Asbestos-Exposure Risks

Earthquake Aftermath: Asbestos Exposure Risk

Earthquake Survivors Face Hidden Asbestos-Exposure Risks

Devastating earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria earlier this year have not only resulted in the significant loss of lives but also have unleashed another threat: exposure to asbestos and other toxic substances.

Turkey and Syria were struck by colossal earthquakes in February, resulting in the tragic loss of over 54,000 lives. While the immediate aftermath of such catastrophic...

Private Equity and Healthcare Q&A with Caitlyn Silhan

Caitlyn Silhan Lawyer

Private Equity and Healthcare Q&A with Caitlyn Silhan

A flood of private equity investment is transforming the U.S. healthcare industry. Across the healthcare economy, private equity firms are rapidly acquiring medical practices and healthcare businesses and rolling them up into larger companies.

Private equity firms pool money from investors—typically institutional investors—and use debt to purchase businesses with the goal of...

DOJ Sues ‘Cancer Alley’ Chemical Company Over High Cancer Risks

Cancer Alley Lawsuit

DOJ Sues ‘Cancer Alley’ Chemical Company Over High Cancer Risks

Federal authorities are cracking down on chemical manufacturers along Louisiana’s notorious “Cancer Alley” in an effort to reduce hazardous chemical emissions that pose an imminent health hazard to nearby communities.

The legal action comes after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened a series of civil rights investigations into Louisiana state agencies over permitting...

Today’s Mineworkers Face ‘Black Lung’ Resurgence

Black Lung Disease in Coal Miners

Today’s Mineworkers Face ‘Black Lung’ Resurgence

Talk about black lung disease, and immediately, pictures of coal miners covered with soot in the 1930s come to mind. In reality, progressive massive fibrosis (PMF) — known as coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP) and commonly known as black lung disease — has become more common in contemporary miners despite safety regulations and known concerns about silica exposure.

Today’s...

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 & Siegel 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.

Call 800.226.9880