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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – Fighting on a Different Front

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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...

National Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2020 – Strength in Unity

National Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2020 – Strength in Unity

On September 26th, 2004, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) – a nonprofit charity – established Mesothelioma Awareness Day with the goal of bringing more attention and funding to the cancer that thousands of American workers and family members suffer from. Following years of advocacy by MARF, national observance was made official by the U.S. Congress in 2010. This...

Asbestos Ban Can Eliminate Confusion and Danger

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Asbestos Ban Can Eliminate Confusion and Danger

A proactive approach to banning and eliminating asbestos on ships prevents exposure and unnecessary illness and death.

Lack of uniformity can often lead to confusion, but when it involves a dangerous carcinogen such as asbestos, the likelihood of danger significantly increases as well. According to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), there are two options for...

As Asbestos Removal Increases, Vigilance Is Required

As Asbestos Removal Increases, Vigilance Is Required

Because of the known dangers of asbestos, its use in new construction has decreased dramatically in the United States. However, because many old buildings are currently undergoing renovation, asbestos continues to pose danger to construction workers.  As contractors take on more and more renovation projects, they continue to encounter old asbestos woven decades ago into different parts of the...

Top 10 Mesothelioma Research Priorities

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Top 10 Mesothelioma Research Priorities

As mesothelioma cases rise in the United Kingdom, the government there has made it a priority to determine a list of the top ten research objectives using input from the mesothelioma community. These mesothelioma research objectives are likely just as important to the thousands of mesothelioma patients here at home in the United States. To accomplish this, the UK National Institute for Health...

Asbestos Still a Threat

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Asbestos Still a Threat

It may be widely thought that asbestos is a thing of the past, but the truth is that it is still very much a problem in the United States that continues to keep asbestos lawyers busy. Though the U.S. Federal government banned many of the common uses of asbestos in the 1970s, buildings built using materials that contain asbestos still remain standing today.

When asbestos is disturbed or...

Why families consider lawsuits while battling disease

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Why families consider lawsuits while battling disease

Often, when someone chooses to reach out to us in the face of disease or injury, it’s a family member who makes the call, rather than the victim. When someone contracts a disease or experiences a birth injury that could be caused by toxic exposure it affects entire families for several generations. Spouses, children, siblings—they become caregivers, medical advocates, investigative...

Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Litigation Trends Focus of California Conference

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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Litigation Trends Focus of California Conference

Co-Chair Michael Armitage: Conference occurs at important time for asbestos-exposure mesothelioma litigation

LOS ANGELES – Top asbestos-exposure litigators from both sides of the bar and judges who have presided over some of the most important recent asbestos-related mesothelioma cancer trials are gathering in Los Angeles to review litigation trends, trial techniques and the science...

Mesothelioma Risk Lingers 15 Years After Attack on World Trade Center

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Mesothelioma Risk Lingers 15 Years After Attack on World Trade Center

Fifteen years after the collapse of the World Trade Center, many clean-up workers are concerned about their mesothelioma risk as a result of exposure to asbestos. It is reported that the rubble from the towers’ collapse contained more than 400 tons of asbestos that had been used to insulate the buildings. “When asbestos products are disturbed during demolition or remodeling, asbestos...

$7M Verdict Reached in Lengthy Asbestos Trial

$7M Verdict Reached in Lengthy Asbestos Trial

The plaintiff, a self-made man living the “American Dream,” should be enjoying the fruits of his hard earned labor. But, after a devastating mesothelioma diagnosis, he has been battling for justice in a drawn out asbestos trial for months.

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles jury ruled in favor of a man and his wife concluding an asbestos trial that has taken three months...

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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