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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...

$2.1M Mesothelioma Verdict for Industrial Mechanic in Tennessee

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$2.1M Mesothelioma Verdict for Industrial Mechanic in Tennessee

Asbestos pipe manufacturer held responsible for substantially contributing to local man’s mesothelioma and death.

TENNESSEE –– A Maury County jury has awarded $2.1 million to the widow of an industrial maintenance mechanic, finding that Bondstrand asbestos pipe and fittings manufactured by Ameron International Corporation (Ameron) were major factors causing James...

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....

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...

Tween Makeup – What Does Asbestos Have To Do With It?

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Tween Makeup – What Does Asbestos Have To Do With It?

Popular clothing store Justice, formerly known as Limited Too, conducted an investigation involving potentially contaminated makeup marketed toward teens and children that was sold in its stores.

In response to a news station investigation conducted by the Scientific Analytical Institute (SAI) that found asbestos in its “Just Shine Shimmer Powder,” Justice conducted its own independent...

When Safety Isn’t a Priority, Tragedy Will Follow

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When Safety Isn’t a Priority, Tragedy Will Follow

The Bhopal Disaster in India, One of the Worst Industrial Accidents Ever, Shows What Can Happen When an Industry Goes Unchecked

On the night of December 2, 1984, the world witnessed one of the worst industrial disasters in recorded history. By the end of the first night of the Bhopal Disaster in India, nearly 4,000 people lay dead.  A total of 10,000 people would die within the first...

Asbestos: The Hidden Catastrophe in Hurricane Cleanup

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Asbestos: The Hidden Catastrophe in Hurricane Cleanup

Hurricane Cleanup is Taking Place in Houston, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

As Americans come together to rebuild and help our neighbors after hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, the last thing on one’s mind to worry about may be a hazardous material like asbestos. The reality is that it should be a concern at the forefront of our thinking, and the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization...

Asbestos Exposure Still a Clear and Present Danger

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Asbestos Exposure Still a Clear and Present Danger

During the 1970s, the U.S. government enacted strict regulations that led to the end of widespread use of asbestos. Yet, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control, exposure to asbestos continues to be a clear and present danger for many in the United States.

Before being banned, the fiber, used mainly for its insulation and fire-retardant properties, could be found...

Pittsburgh Board of Ed. Can’t Escape Asbestos Liability

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Pittsburgh Board of Ed. Can’t Escape Asbestos Liability

Pennsylvania Appeals Court Affirms Ruling that the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education Cannot Hide Behind Governmental Immunity to Avoid Asbestos Liability

In January of this year, a Pennsylvania Appeals Court affirmed the ruling of the trial court that Pittsburgh’s Board of Public Education (“PBPE”) will not be able to use governmental immunity to escape liability for the death...

2016 Asbestos Filings Drop, but Mesothelioma Stays Constant

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2016 Asbestos Filings Drop, but Mesothelioma Stays Constant

2016 KCIC Asbestos Report Indicates that While Total Number of Asbestos Filings Decreased, Filings for Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer Did Not

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Malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer claims are now making up an even greater percentage of asbestos claims, according to the 2016 KCIC asbestos report. KCIC, a mid-sized consulting firm for mass tort and other complex...

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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