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 ¿Puede Exposición Tóxicos Causan Defectos de Nacimiento?

Según los centros para el Control de la enfermedad, un bebé en el 33 se verán afectados por un defecto de nacimiento. Sin embargo, algunos son totalmente prevenibles. Una de las principales causas de defectos de nacimiento en los Estados Unidos es por que los padres que han sido expuestos a los pesticidas o químicos tóxicos a menudo, involuntariamente en el lugar de trabajo. Tres...

Silence Regarding Toxic Pesticides Is Concerning, But Not Surprising

First, the tobacco industry assured consumers that cigarettes were safe. Then, corporations were adamant about the “fact” that exposure to asbestos was a nonissue.  In both instances, the most common industry response to the scientific community’s concerns with the health risks posed by these products was the false claim that there simply was “not enough information” to conclude...

Dallas Attorney Patrick J. Wigle Honored by Texas Bar Foundation

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DALLAS – Patrick Wigle, an attorney with Waters & Kraus, LLP, has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system...

Waters & Kraus, LLP Moves its Dallas Office

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DALLAS – Waters & Kraus, LLP, has moved its Dallas offices from the McKinney Avenue location they’ve inhabited for 16 years to the edge of historic Lee Park. The move at long last consolidates the firm’s two Dallas offices into the restored 1970s modern building it has owned since 2007, located...

Dismissal Ruled Not Automatic if False Claims Act Seal Breached

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When a person learns of possible fraud going on within the company they work for (or otherwise), it is imperative that they take action to pursue justice. Thanks to the False Claims Act, there is an easy route an individual may take, often with the help of a qui tam attorney – but there are a few rules. After evidence supporting a possible claim is brought to the government the whistleblower...

SEC Reports Another Historic Year for Whistleblowers

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Thanks to the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower program, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had a historic fiscal year in 2016, reportedly awarding $57 million to whistleblowers who provided key information about misuse of government programs and contracts. The Dodd-Frank program was started in August 2011. It has since awarded over $136 million to honest individuals, often represented...

2016 Third Highest Year for False Claims Act Recoveries

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It is no surprise that government programs can be taken advantage of by people and companies who are supported by them. Sadly, this happens far too often – a well-respected company or person decides to take advantage of taxpayer money for their own benefit. Due to this, it is as important as ever for those who learn of these injustices to report what they know to the government so that qui...

Can Toxic Exposure Cause Birth Defects?

Can Toxic Exposure Cause Birth Defects

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one baby in 33 will suffer from a birth defect. Yet some are completely preventable. One of the primary causes for birth defects in the US? A parent’s exposure to toxic chemicals, often unwittingly at the workplace. Three industries commonly known for potential of toxic exposure are the agricultural industry due to pesticides, semiconductor...

Benzene Exposure Risk Forces Illinois Village to Ditch City Garage

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When benzene was discovered in a garage in the village of Roxana, Illinois something had to be done. This street department garage is located on a dangerous plume of benzene. At the time of the announcement in 2015, the garage was still housing government vehicles and supplies, increasing the frequency of risky benzene exposure. The plume is the result of a pipeline break at a nearby...

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...

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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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