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Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Mesothelioma Awareness

Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Exposure to asbestos — the only known cause of mesothelioma — is not a thing of the past. This National Mesothelioma Day, we bring attention to the fact that asbestos is not banned in the United States, and ordinary citizens risk exposure every day. Despite restrictions imposed decades ago, asbestos can still be found in building materials and other products and in imported...

Q&A With Asbestos Attorney Sam Iola Featured on HBO’s Not So Pretty

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Q&A With Asbestos Attorney Sam Iola Featured on HBO’s Not So Pretty

As an attorney at Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel, Sam Iola has been recognized for his leading work in asbestos litigation. Recently, Iola and his client Corrin Otillio were featured in the HBO documentary series Not So Pretty. Otillio developed mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure from the makeup she used. The first episode of the series focused on the dangers talcum powder poses to...

Uncovering the Hidden Dangers of Asbestos

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Uncovering the Hidden Dangers of Asbestos

When it comes to asbestos, there is no safe level of exposure. Asbestos was used in a variety of products from the 1930’s through the 1970’s, and many of those products ended up in landfills once they had outlived their usefulness.  It is widely known that natural disasters like hurricanes, wildfires and blizzards can disturb forgotten asbestos materials in older structures and create...

$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...

Diagnosing and Treating Mesothelioma

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Diagnosing and Treating Mesothelioma

When J.G Adami coined the term “mesothelioma” in 1909, he knew that he stumbled upon a rare and unique form of cancer linked to the prevalent miracle fiber – asbestos. For more than a century, the mineral was sprayed on steel structures of buildings and inside ships to suppress fires. In addition, it was utilized in home insulation projects and mixed with concrete to make pipes....

J&J Exploring Talc Bankruptcy Option

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J&J Exploring Talc Bankruptcy Option

Johnson & Johnson is considering a plan to offload contaminated talc liabilities using bankruptcy protection.

Multinational healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is facing billions of dollars in liabilities to victims of its contaminated Baby Powder products. According to a 2018 Reuters investigative report, J&J knowingly used carcinogenic...

Dealing with Asbestos is Hard, but COVID-19 Makes It Harder

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Dealing with Asbestos is Hard, but COVID-19 Makes It Harder

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began back in March 2020, “complete and fundamental change” has been the defining motto of many American lives. To protect public health and safety across the country, people have had to adapt and compromise in both their personal and professional lives. This adjustment is true for individuals who are especially at risk of contracting the virus. Common...

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...

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.

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