‘Mesothelioma Litigation’ Category

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...

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...

Halliburton Displays a Pattern of Deceit in Recent Settlement

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Recently, Halliburton reached a settlement to resolve a securities fraud class action lawsuit against the oilfield services provider. The lawsuit reached the Supreme Court twice and stems from misrepresentations made by the company. In short, Halliburton misrepresented its potential liability in asbestos litigation. It also misrepresented expected revenue from construction contracts and the...

Asbestos Litigation is Expected to Last Until 2050: What You Need to Know

Some believe that asbestos exposure is becoming less and less of a problem but this is simply not the case. The reality of the situation is that asbestos injury and litigation is expected to continue until at least 2050. Because exposure to asbestos manifests itself as asbestosis or mesothelioma decades later, any litigation stemming from current exposures will not begin until many years from...

Helping Veterans with Asbestos Exposure for Over 20 Years

Military veterans from any U.S. branch seeking benefits for mesothelioma and asbestos exposure need not go it alone, help is but a phone call away.

CALIFORNIA – Waters Kraus & Paul announces that its VA certified asbestos lawyers are available to help military veterans from every branch of service who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma file for benefits from the Veterans...

Top 10 Mesothelioma Research Priorities

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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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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...

Should the EPA Be Monitoring Shorter Asbestos Fibers?

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After years of research, it is believed that shorter asbestos fibers – like chrysotile asbestos fibers – may contribute to toxicity levels. Though initially this does not sound earth shattering, it deserves a closer look since federal regulations governing air quality in the workplace required monitoring only for long, thin fibers.

Chemist Philip Cook was the force behind the...

EPA Begins Asbestos Clean-Up in New York

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In response to a 2015 request from the mayor of Canajoharie, New York, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has initiated an asbestos removal project at an abandoned New York paper sack factory. The EPA’s regional administrator announced in a press release that the agency is providing staff and federal funds to prevent any spread of asbestos during demolition of the old Arkell and...

Small Victory in Fight Against Mesothelioma

It seems like a war sometimes for those battling pleural mesothelioma. One of the most stubborn and aggressive types of cancer, researchers report that only 1 in 10 patients survive more than five years after diagnosis. Patients and their loved ones often have no choice but to seek physical and emotional comfort instead of controversial and invasive treatments.

There was a glimmer of...

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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