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Polaris Recalls Quad Bikes Over Asbestos Concerns

Asbestos Found in Multiple Service Parts Leads to Recall of Youth Quad Bikes

Polaris has recalled several models of its youth quad bikes, manufactured between 2001 and 2017, because asbestos was found in the brake pads, brake shoes, washers, and gaskets. The “powersports” company, which sells its products globally, is based in Minnesota and conducted the asbestos tests here in the...

Outsourcing “Solves” the Problem for American Chipmakers

Women Working for American Semiconductor Producers Had Twice the Expected Rate of Miscarriages, so the Companies “Solved” the Problem by Sending it to Asia

Data collected in 1986 showed that women working at a large U.S. company that produced semiconductors had twice the expected rate of miscarriages, as well as an increased rate of other reproductive disorders and cancers. The...

DynCorp Chem Spray Suit Ilumina La Falta De Precaución y Cuidado

Un juez federal en Washington D.C. determinó que las sentencias contra 20 demandantes en demandas contra DynCorp sobre una operación de herbicida antidrogas en Colombia no se aplicaron a la clase de aproximadamente 2.000 personas presuntamente expuestas a la sustancia. Las alegaciones de los miembros de la clase eran concretamente específicas para cada miembro de la clase, lo que...

Hip Implant Suits Against Stryker Corp. Consolidated in NJ

A Bid by Consumers to Consolidate State Court Lawsuits Over Stryker Corp.’s Allegedly Defective Hip Replacement Device is Approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey

The Supreme Court of New Jersey approved a bid by consumers to consolidate claims against Stryker Corp. for its allegedly defective metal-on-metal hip implants – Stryker LFIT Anatomic Cobalt Chromium V40 femoral heads....

Peter Kraus Named on 2017 Texas “Super Lawyers” List

Peter Kraus Has Once Again Been Named on 2017 Texas “Super Lawyers” List in Texas Monthly Magazine

Peter Kraus, founding and managing partner of Waters & Kraus, LLP, has been named for inclusion on the 2017 Texas “Super Lawyers” list featured in Texas Monthly Magazine. This honor recognizes Mr. Kraus as being within the top five percent of lawyers in Texas for his practice...

Austin Airport Employees Exposed to Asbestos

Austin Airport Employees Exposed to Asbestos

Renovations to Austin Airport Offices Exposed More than a Hundred Employees to Asbestos, Despite Prior Notice to Management of Possible Asbestos Contamination  

About 120 employees in Austin-Bergstrom International Airport’s Maintenance Complex Building have been exposed to asbestos – the result of office renovations in 2016 that went forward despite employees voicing concerns over...

Qui Tam Whistleblowers Cutting Health Care Costs by Billions

Qui Tam Whistleblowers Cutting Health Care Costs by Billions

Amidst Increasing Health Care Costs, Qui Tam Whistleblowers Have Saved the Government Almost $20 Billion from Healthcare Fraud

In 2010 alone, healthcare fraud involving Medicare payments cost the government and tax payers nearly $50 billion. As health care costs are increasing, the importance of qui tam whistleblowers also increases. Qui tam whistleblowers, sometimes called relators,...

¿No deberían Prohibirse Los Plaguicidas Si La EPA Sabe Que Causan Defectos Congénitos?

El clorpirifos es una sustancia fabricada por Dow Chemical que se encuentra en plaguicidas ampliamente utilizados en productos comidos por los estadounidenses cada día. Se aplica en más de la mitad de todos los cultivos de manzana y brócoli en los Estados Unidos. Se aplican de 6 a 10 millones de libras adicionales en maíz, cebollas, espárragos, fresas, soja, duraznos, arándanos y nueces....

Clinical Report Suggests Benefits of Shared Decision-Making

A Clinical Report Published by the AAP Suggests Benefits of Shared Decision-Making for Parents of Children with Disabilities

Big decisions about the care and treatment of children with disabilities, including birth defects caused by exposure to toxic chemicals in the workplace, typically fall solely on the child’s parents. The decision-making responsibility can weigh heavily on the...

Libby, Montana – Living and Dying at the Hands of Asbestos

Libby, Montana – Living and Dying at the Hands of Asbestos

The Vermiculate Mine, Owned by W.R. Grace & Company, Employed Most of the Citizens in Libby, Montana, and Killed Them Too

Libby, Montana is the site of one of the worst cases of widespread asbestos exposure in recorded history. Nearly half of the town’s residents have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease – about 50 times the national average. The usual culprit was...

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