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$4.4M Verdict in Asbestos Bowling Ball Trial Upheld on Appeal

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$4.4M Verdict in Asbestos Bowling Ball Trial Upheld on Appeal

Judge affirms ruling in favor of family of a former bowling alley owner who contracted mesothelioma after drilling asbestos-containing bowling balls for years.

LOS ANGELES –– The California Second Court of Appeal upheld the decision of a jury in awarding $4.4 million to the family of a former bowling alley owner, Donald Vanni.

The court found that the original evidence was...

Asbestos Use in America – An Ongoing Concern

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Asbestos Use in America – An Ongoing Concern

When following the number of stories about asbestos and its role in cancer, health problems, and deaths over the years, one might think the United States has already banned it from use. Surprisingly, that’s not the case. Although manufacturers do not use asbestos as abundantly as they once did, it is still found in many homes and office spaces here in the U.S. During a time when more than 60...

How Wildfires Can Expose Residents to Asbestos

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How Wildfires Can Expose Residents to Asbestos

For many years now, scientists have persistently confirmed that climate change is bound to increase the frequency and intensity of natural disasters worldwide. Here at home, we feel that climate warming in the form of severe wildfires, particularly in our western states. While fire is a natural and sometimes beneficial part of ecosystems found in the mountain ranges of California and Oregon,...

The Threat of Asbestos Exposure After a Hurricane

The Threat of Asbestos Exposure After a Hurricane

Hurricane readiness is a skill needed by an estimated 44.8% of the nation’s population. Each year, coastal states stretching from Maine to Texas are threatened by Atlantic Hurricanes that bring powerful winds, heavy rain, and often disastrous flooding. While Americans are generally prepared for the initial impact of a destructive storm, many are not aware of the imminent danger of asbestos...

Prolonged Lives with Early Screening: Asbestos-Related Cancers

Prolonged Lives with Early Screening: Asbestos-Related Cancers

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer whose earliest mention dates back centuries. It went misdiagnosed, and worse, undiagnosed for years. It’s insidious nature renders it one of the most difficult diseases to detect, as it may take up to 40 years for the malignant growth on the lining of the lungs to develop in an individual. Though the number of mesothelioma patients has gradually declined due to...

Documenting the Fight Against Asbestos Exposure

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Documenting the Fight Against Asbestos Exposure

Filmmakers are traveling across the country, even across the globe, documenting the fight against asbestos and honoring the victims of mesothelioma. As the U.S. continues to struggle with enacting regulations and legislation, documentaries like ‘Dirty Laundry’ and ‘Breathless’ are showing the real impact of asbestos exposure on communities and the necessity of an outright ban on...

Asbestos: Where the U.S. Stands in the World

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Asbestos: Where the U.S. Stands in the World

In comparison to many other countries, the United States can be defined as permissive when it comes to asbestos.

Global Asbestos Awareness Week, running April 1-7, is an opportunity to increase awareness of asbestos and its dangers, advocate for a ban of asbestos, and promote prevention of asbestos-related diseases. So, where does the U.S. stand in the world on asbestos use and production? In...

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...

Asbestos Litigation is Expected to Last Until 2050: What You Need to Know

Asbestos Litigation is Expected to Last Until 2050: What You Need to Know

Some believe that asbestos exposure is becoming less and less of a problem but this is simply not the case. The reality of the situation is that asbestos injury and litigation is expected to continue until at least 2050. Because exposure to asbestos manifests itself as asbestosis or mesothelioma decades later, any litigation stemming from current exposures will not begin until many years from...

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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