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An Update on Johnson & Johnson Talc Case

An Update on Johnson & Johnson Talc Case

During a court hearing in July 2022, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Michael Kaplan said that he might appoint an independent expert to evaluate the lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson that allege the company’s baby powder is responsible for cancer and serious lung problems.

Following a tidal wave of lawsuits in 2020 concerning Johnson & Johnson’s talc-containing baby powder, many...

Veterans Day 2022 — Honoring Their Service

Veterans Day 2022 — Honoring Their Service

On this day in 1918, World War I ended, after the loss of over 100,000 United States veterans and over 300,000 wounded. Today, we honor all veterans across the years of United States history including those who suffered long after their service ended.

Exposure to toxic chemicals, such benzene or contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, and asbestos during years of service can haunt veterans...

Boeing Exposed Workers to Birth-Defect Causing Chemicals

Boeing Exposed Workers to Birth-Defect Causing Chemicals

Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, space, and security systems, has been flying loose for decades with birth-defect causing chemical exposure at its facilities, endangering its workforce. 

The dangerous chemicals that workers are exposed to at the Boeing plants, including hexavalent chromium, cadmium, and a large number of...

Peter Kraus Receives ADL Larry Schoenbrun Jurisprudence Award

Peter Kraus Receives ADL Larry Schoenbrun Jurisprudence Award

We are thrilled to see others recognize the leadership of Waters Kraus & Paul’s Founding Partner, Peter Kraus. He is this year’s recipient of the Larry Schoenbrun Jurisprudence Award awarded annually by the Anti-Defamation League Texoma. The award is presented to a member of the legal community for outstanding leadership, exemplary contributions to the community, and a...

Boy Scouts Bankruptcy and Sex Abuse Settlement Plan Rejected by Court

Boy Scouts Bankruptcy and Sex Abuse Settlement Plan Rejected by Court

In February 2020, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as costs increased to defend itself against child sexual abuse allegations. More than 84,000 people had joined a lawsuit against the nonprofit organization that included claims of abuse committed by Boy Scout leaders and volunteers stemming from the 1960s. The victims then had a say in the structure of the...

Waters Kraus & Paul Partners, Firm Honored By U.S. News, Best Lawyers

Waters Kraus & Paul Partners, Firm Honored By U.S. News, Best Lawyers

Waters Kraus & Paul, a national law firm devoted to helping families in personal injury and wrongful death cases, has been named a 2023 U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firm” once again, with two of the firm’s partners recognized as among the top in their fields.

Founding partner Peter A. Kraus was voted the 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” for plaintiff product liability...

Answers to Your Top 5 Questions About Joint Replacement Recalls

Answers to Your Top 5 Questions About Joint Replacement Recalls

Recalls of joint replacement devices can cause great concern and alarm for both patients and their surgeons, raising questions about whether their health is compromised or if they will require additional surgery.

Medical device company Exactech, for example, announced a major recall of all its knee and ankle replacement implant systems made after 2004, prompted by defective packaging...

Why Is Cancer-Causing Benzene in Your Beauty Products?

Why Is Cancer-Causing Benzene in Your Beauty Products?

Recalls of popular and well-known personal care products containing the cancer-causing chemical ingredient benzene are becoming increasingly more common in the United States: sunscreens, shampoos, deodorants, and more.

In the last eight months, recalls have included spray products such as:

Aerosol antiperspirants Brut and Sure in February. Pantene and Herbal Essence dry shampoo and...

5 Fast Facts to Know About “Forever Chemicals”

5 Fast Facts to Know About “Forever Chemicals”

It can seem nearly impossible to avoid dangerous and toxic chemicals in our modern world. As industry works to increase production to meet consumer demands and minimize costs, they rely on chemicals, like forever chemicals, or PFAS, some of which cause serious health problems.

Here are five facts about PFAS you’ll want to know.

What are forever chemicals or PFAS? 

One...

OSHA Cracks Down on Silicosis

OSHA Cracks Down on Silicosis

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited West Virginia’s Continental Brick Co. and proposed fines of $131,972 after an investigation found the employer exposed workers to crystalline silica at its brick manufacturing facility in Martinsburg.

The fines and citations were announced just as the agency unveiled a new program aimed at...

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