‘Birth Defects and Childhood Injury’ Category

Coverage of a Birth Defects Lawsuit Trial Involving Pesticide Exposure

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Waters Kraus & Paul birth defects attorneys, David Bricker and Susan M. Ulrich, are currently in civil trial representing 9-year-old Erik Joe Morales for a birth defects lawsuit in California. Local publication Ventura County Star is covering the case.

This recap pulls direct quote highlights from the paper’s stories with links to the full story.

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Shouldn’t Pesticides be Banned if the EPA Knows they Cause Birth Defects?

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Chlorpyrifos is a substance made by Dow Chemical found in pesticides widely used on produce eaten by Americans every day. It’s applied to more than half of all apple and broccoli crops in the US. An additional 6 to 10 million pounds is sprayed on corn, onions, asparagus, strawberries, soybeans, peaches, cranberries, and walnuts. It’s purpose? To kill ants and fight the fruit tree killer...

Celebrating the Role of Law in Improved Working Conditions on Law Day

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Law Day gives the attorneys at Waters Kraus & Paul the chance to appreciate why each lawyer practices and what they are fighting for. One driving factor of this firm is the improvement of conditions for workers. A person should be able to make a living without being exposed to toxic substances such as asbestos, benzene, pesticides or chemicals which harm the health of the worker or...

DynCorp Chem Spray Suit Illuminates Lack of Caution and Care

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A federal judge in Washington D.C. determined that rulings against 20 plaintiffs in lawsuits against DynCorp over an anti-drug herbicide operation in Colombia did not apply to the roughly 2,000-strong class allegedly exposed to the substance. The allegations from the class members were factually specific to each class member, which meant that the rulings against the 20 plaintiffs had little to...

EPA Recognizes Danger of Popular Agricultural Pesticide

In November 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency addressed the serious dangers of the substance chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxin and popular pesticide used extensively in the agricultural farming industry. The report contains evidence that the pesticide can cause intelligence deficits and attention, memory, and motor problems in children. The findings are less than surprising to many...

Honrando a Trabajadores Agrícolas el Día de César Chávez

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Los campesinos de América tuvieron un gran campeón en César Chávez, un hombre que trabajó incansable pero pacíficamente luchando por obtener derechos para los granjeros migrantes en America. En ambos estados en los que Waters Kraus & Paul representan a sus clientes, California y Texas, reconocen formalmente al activista de derechos civiles en el Día César Chávez, el 31 de Marzo....

Anesthetics Can Harm Developing Children: What You Need to Know

According to the Washington Post, a recent FDA report warns parents of the dangers of repeated anesthesia use for children younger than 3 years old. Babies who undergo either repeated surgeries requiring anesthesia or surgeries requiring anesthesia for more than three hours may suffer adverse effects to their developing brains. There is also risk that pregnant women who receive general...

Honoring Farm Workers on Cesar Chavez Day

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Farmworkers in America had a great champion in Cesar Chavez, a man who worked tirelessly but peacefully to gain rights for migrant farm help in America. Both states where Waters Kraus & Paul represent clients, California and Texas, formally recognize the civil rights activist on Cesar Chavez Day, March 31. We honor the labor leader’s life and work. While his primary goal during his time...

Why is a Pesticide Linked to Childhood Birth Defects Still Heavily Used on Farms?

Parents who work as farmhands or pickers are often in nearby fields when pesticides like Roundup are sprayed. Farmworkers sometimes even eat fruits that have recently been sprayed. But there is a toxin in many pesticides, called glyphosate, that is linked by two international health organizations to cancer and childhood birth defects including missing or deformed limbs, and many other health...

The Terrifying Truth Behind the EPA’s Enlist Duo Decision

A recent decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) threatens to put farmworkers and their families’ lives in grave danger. Despite ample evidence of clear and present danger, the EPA has approved expanding the use of a weedkiller containing chemicals known for causing birth defects and cancer. This weedkiller is known as Enlist Duo and is an herbicide used on genetically...

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