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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...

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...

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – Fighting on a Different Front

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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – Fighting on a Different Front

In 1941, the world lived in a time of complete unrest. While Europe was enduring endless days and nights of growing oppression and hostilities, tensions between the United States and Japan eventually came to a boil at Pearl Harbor on December 7th – a date which, as famously described by President Franklin Roosevelt, “will live in infamy.” By marking the day in 1941 that drove...

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....

Global Asbestos Awareness Week 2017

Global Asbestos Awareness Week 2017

What you need to know and what you can do to make a difference.

Global Asbestos Awareness Week kicks off on April 1st for the sixth consecutive year and runs through April 7th. This annual week of public awareness is championed by the advocacy efforts of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO). The ADAO is the largest U.S. nonprofit dedicated to preventing and ending asbestos...

Will This Surgery Improve Your Quality of Life With Mesothelioma?

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Will This Surgery Improve Your Quality of Life With Mesothelioma?

If you or your family members have malignant pleural mesothelioma, the first priority is often extending the pain-free time with your loved ones. So, when offered a surgery that relieves symptoms but doesn’t cure, will the improved quality of life outweigh the risk of losing time to recovery?

One Illinois Study Says Yes

A survey of 114 patients who underwent a...

Pleural Mesothelioma Drug Galinpepimut-S Granted Fast Track Status

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Pleural Mesothelioma Drug Galinpepimut-S Granted Fast Track Status

For Vietnam veterans who served aboard ship in the Navy, asbestos exposure was virtually unavoidable. Particularly for those who worked in the confines of the engine room on insulated equipment, exposure to asbestos gaskets, packing, blankets, and insulation was a daily occurrence. Back in the 1960s and 1970s, sailors did not realize that the asbestos surrounding them aboard ship could lead to...

Steelmaker Fined $170,000 for Asbestos Violations

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Steelmaker Fined $170,000 for Asbestos Violations

Pittsburgh’s U.S. Steel has been fined $170,000 for exposing seven workers to asbestos hazards. According to Scott Frost, a partner with the mesothelioma law firm Waters Kraus & Paul, steel mill employees have been heavily exposed to asbestos on the job for decades. As a result, they are at risk for developing pleural mesothelioma, a fatal cancer of the lining of the lung that is nearly...

Italian Company Officials Sentenced for Mesothelioma Deaths

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Italian Company Officials Sentenced for Mesothelioma Deaths

Most mesothelioma asbestos lawsuits in the United States do not end with a criminal conviction and jail sentence for those found to be responsible. Things recently went very differently for former company officials with Italian electronics company Olivetti. Several company managers were sentenced to prison in connection with the mesothelioma deaths of ten factory workers exposed to asbestos in...

Americans Still at Risk for Mesothelioma from Asbestos

Americans Still at Risk for Mesothelioma from Asbestos

Decades after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began regulating and eventually banning the use of asbestos in a wide variety of products, asbestos continues to cause the deaths of thousands of Americans each year, including the roughly 3000 who are diagnosed every year with mesothelioma. Most mesothelioma patients are in their sixties or older and were exposed to asbestos decades ago...

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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