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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...

Asbestos Might Be Lurking in Your Home

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Asbestos Might Be Lurking in Your Home

Older homes, for all their charm and elegance, appeal to a wide range of buyers in search of timeless staircases and well-crafted fireplace mantles. It’s understandable why efficiently built houses today do not compare even with modern conveniences we’ve come to expect. But leaving aside the graceful details and sophisticated design of homes built before the 1980s, there is one thing that...

Hiding in Plain Sight: Asbestos in Crayons

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Asbestos in Crayons

Crayons purchased by a consumer advocacy group were found to contain asbestos.

Crayons purchased at a Chicago Dollar Tree have tested positive for asbestos. U.S. Public Interest Research Group, a consumer advocacy organization, tested six kinds of crayons from various brands. Green Playskool crayons showed trace amounts of the asbestos fiber tremolite.

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$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...

Waters Kraus & Paul Fights Asbestos Bill Offering Deceptive ‘Protection’

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Waters Kraus & Paul Fights Asbestos Bill Offering Deceptive ‘Protection’

The U.S. Congress is the latest in a string of legislative bodies to consider asbestos legislation with an unfair impact on victims, and Waters Kraus & Paul is working alongside clients and veterans’ groups to stop it.

Currently being considered by the U.S. Senate, the PROTECT Asbestos Victims Act (S.2564) does anything but protect asbestos victims....

Memorial Day – Honoring Lives Sacrificed Serving Our Country

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Memorial Day – Honoring Lives Sacrificed Serving Our Country

As we honor those who sacrificed their lives serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, we must not forget the veterans who are still suffering.

Each year on the last Monday of May, we honor the brave veterans who sacrificed their lives serving in the United States armed forces. These courageous men and women gave their lives to fight for the freedom and safety of...

The Cosmetic Industry: Where Pre-Approval is Not Required

The Cosmetic Industry: Where Pre-Approval is Not Required

Possible asbestos in Claire’s makeup serves as a reminder of “lenient” oversight in the cosmetic industry

Claire’s dismisses claims of alleged asbestos-contaminated makeup after a Rhode Island mother reports finding asbestos in her child’s makeup. Becoming concerned about the ingredients in the makeup, Kristi Warner sent in samples to an independent lab for testing in North Carolina....

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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