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Pearl Harbor and the Ongoing Fight for Life

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Pearl Harbor and the Ongoing Fight for Life

On Dec. 7, the United States takes time to remember and honor all the service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

On this day in 1941, 2403 people died and 1143 were injured when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. They destroyed 20 American naval vessels including 8 battleships and over 300 airplanes. The next day, President...

$117M Verdict in Talcum Powder-Induced Mesothelioma Case

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$117M Verdict in Talcum Powder-Induced Mesothelioma Case

The jury determined that Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder contained asbestos in New Jersey’s first talc asbestos trial.  

A Middlesex County, New Jersey jury ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and the talc company, Imerys Talc America (ITA), to pay $117 million in damages to a local couple after the husband developed mesothelioma after three decades of using...

The Connection Between Disasters and Asbestos Danger

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The Connection Between Disasters and Asbestos Danger

Environmental disasters can potentially expose first responders and the public to asbestos, putting them at risk for mesothelioma.

The possibility of asbestos exposure after environmental disasters continues to be an issue in the U.S. From natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy to the tragic events of 9/11, there is much to be learned about how to handle toxic...

Mesothelioma Awareness Day Highlights Asbestos in Everyday Life

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day Highlights Asbestos in Everyday Life

The general public may not be aware of asbestos dangers that lurk in their day-to-day lives; Mesothelioma Awareness Day brings these dangers to the forefront.

In the United States, September 26 of each year is set aside to mark Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness about the disease and asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is preventable in...

Waters Kraus & Paul Works With Asbestos Victims to Fight “Bare Metal Defense”

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Waters Kraus & Paul Works With Asbestos Victims to Fight “Bare Metal Defense”

As a case with serious implications for veterans exposed to asbestos heads to the Supreme Court, asbestos sufferers share their personal stories in hopes of obtaining justice.

In the case, Air and Liquid Systems Corp. v. Devries, the wives of two deceased U.S. Navy veterans allege that their late husbands were exposed to asbestos-containing insulation during...

Time Ticks as Claim Window Nears Closing in Libby, Montana

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Time Ticks as Claim Window Nears Closing in Libby, Montana

Time is running out as the statute of limitations winds down for victims of asbestos related illnesses.

The three year statute of limitations allowing possible recovery for those who developed asbestos-related diseases as a result of living and working in Libby, Montana is set to expire on February 25, 2018. While the statute of limitations in Montana to file a personal injury claim is three...

Johnson & Johnson Memorandum Suggests Dangers in Baby Powder

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Johnson & Johnson Memorandum Suggests Dangers in Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson demonstrates lack of transparency and consistency in its communication with the public.

One question in one memo has become a proverbial Pandora’s box for Johnson & Johnson. The memorandum in question addressed the issue of if their baby powder contained even the smallest amount of asbestos, how much asbestos would a baby inhale when dusted with the powder? But...

City Demolitions Show Lack of Asbestos Mitigation

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City Demolitions Show Lack of Asbestos Mitigation

Austin’s city council will study demolitions’ effect on affordable housing and how a lack of mitigation on asbestos may not be helping.

A recent audit in Austin, Texas has found an increasing number of housing demolitions with a lack of safety oversight. As such, the Austin City Council has approved resolutions aimed at addressing the issue brought by a city council member who has...

The DIY Phenomenon with the Potential to Kill

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The DIY Phenomenon with the Potential to Kill

There’s more than meets the eye to home renovations that lead to unintentional asbestos exposure.

You work. You spend years saving. You’re finally able to move into a home of your own. One unsuspecting afternoon there’s a fire with significant damage. You’re then told that your house is filled with asbestos. This is what happened to an Australian couple after living in the home that...

Asbestos: The Cancer-Causing, Workplace Carcinogen

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Asbestos: The Cancer-Causing, Workplace Carcinogen

According to a Canadian study, the flu and the common cold are not the only illnesses resulting from workplace exposure.

A new study conducted by the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) and Cancer Care Ontario reveals that the prevalence of on-the-job hazardous substances is much higher than many realize. Workplace exposure to carcinogens such as diesel exhaust,...

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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