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Ohio Train Derailment Released Benzene, Other Hazardous Chemicals

Ohio Train Derailment Health Risks

Ohio Train Derailment Released Benzene, Other Hazardous Chemicals

Nearly a year after the fiery crash of a train carrying deadly chemicals, residents in and around East Palestine, Ohio, face uncertainty about a wide range of potentially serious health risks from exposure to chemicals including vinyl chloride and benzene.

Residents are unsure whether to stay and risk exposure to carcinogens that have blanketed the area and killed thousands of fish and...

Fighting Childhood Hunger with the North Texas Food Bank

North Texas Childhood Hunger

Fighting Childhood Hunger with the North Texas Food Bank

Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel is uniting with law firms across North Texas to combat childhood hunger and food insecurity.

During April, the firm’s attorneys and staff are taking part in the North Texas Food Bank’s (NTFB) Food From The Bar challenge to collect funds and non-perishable food items. Last year, the drive raised $132,300, equal to 396,900 nutritious meals to...

Asbestos contamination shutters Philly public school buildings

Philadelphia School Asbestos Closures

Asbestos contamination shutters Philly public school buildings

Five Philadelphia school buildings have closed this year because of asbestos contamination in aging buildings despite officials promising for decades that the structures were safe.

While the Philadelphia school district may be in the headlines, school districts and government entities across the nation face the same leadership challenges to maintain aging infrastructure. About 20% of...

Unanimous U.S. Supreme Court Reinforces Whistleblower Retaliation Protections

Whistleblower Retaliation Protections Strengthened

Unanimous U.S. Supreme Court Reinforces Whistleblower Retaliation Protections

Whistleblowers who expose fraud have strong protections from employer retaliation based on a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Murray v UBS Securities. 

In a unanimous opinion, the justices held that a whistleblower does not have to prove that their employer had “retaliatory intent” in order to avail themselves of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act’s (SOX) protections against...

EPA’s Beefed-Up Asbestos Reporting Requirements Will Save Lives

New EPA Asbestos Reporting Requirements

EPA’s Beefed-Up Asbestos Reporting Requirements Will Save Lives

Public health officials and toxic exposure watchdogs are hopeful that tough new reporting requirements will lead to a greater understanding about how and why Americans continue to be exposed to cancer-causing asbestos.

The new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) measures expand reporting and recordkeeping duties for manufacturers and importers of products containing asbestos. The...

Monumental asbestos ban will save lives, hold corporations accountable

Full Asbestos Ban in the US

Monumental asbestos ban will save lives, hold corporations accountable

A long-awaited federal ban on products containing asbestos by the U.S. will save countless lives of workers, consumers and their families, while placing the U.S. in line with most other industrial countries that have already banned the material, attorneys at Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel said Tuesday.

The March 18 order by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) marks the first...

Consumers exposed to toxic chemicals in everyday products

Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Products

Consumers exposed to toxic chemicals in everyday products

Many common consumer products, including nail polish, dish soap and shampoo, contain dangerous chemicals linked to cancer, reproductive or developmental problems, according to a new study.

Published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, the research found more than 100 types of products used for personal care and cleaning that contain at least one harmful chemical. Many...

Toxic Exposure Part of Life for Residents Near Chemical Plants

Toxic Exposure near Chemical Plants

Toxic Exposure Part of Life for Residents Near Chemical Plants

Across the country, communities located near manufacturing and industrial sites face elevated risks of toxic exposure, putting nearby residents in greater danger for developing cancer and other serious health complications. Recent assessments by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and city officials in Houston confirm that families living near chemical plants in a Houston-area suburb are...

Women In Law Virtual Roundtable Q&A with Chase Johnson

Women in Law - Chase Johnson

Women In Law Virtual Roundtable Q&A with Chase Johnson

Chase Johnson is a trial lawyer in the Dallas offices of Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel. Her practice focuses on representing individuals harmed by asbestos exposure, dangerous and defective products, toxic exposure, and birth injuries. She is a 2023 graduate of the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, where she was senior articles editor for the Jurimetrics Journal of...

Does fracking cause birth defects?

Fracking and Birth Defects

Does fracking cause birth defects?

A significant part of a nation’s economy runs on oil and gas – transportation systems, home heating and even the military depends on petroleum products. Take oil and gas out of the national conversation, and the economy grinds to a halt. Because there is such a premium on these fuels and because not all fuel sources can be accessed strictly by traditional drilling techniques, new and...

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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