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Manufacturers Profit at the Expense of Women’s Safety

AAJ Article Highlights a History of Manufacturers Putting Profits Ahead of Safety for Products Marketed Towards Women

A new report by the American Association for Justice (AAJ) highlights a history of dangerous products sold to women. Manufacturers have sold unsafe products targeted to women in order to “cure” nerve conditions, menstruation, and menopause, as far back as at least...

TVA Responsible for Foreseeable Secondhand Asbestos Death

The Eleventh Circuit Affirmed Most of a $3.5 Million Award for the Death of the Wife of a Former TVA Employee, Citing “Foreseeability”  

An Eleventh Circuit panel affirmed most of a $3.5 million award against the objections of the Tennessee Valley Authority (“TVA”), who was held liable for the death of the wife of one of its former employees. The woman contracted pleural...

Financial CHOICE Act 2.0 May Change Whistleblowers’ Tune

Financial CHOICE Act 2.0 Acts to Scare Off Potential Whistleblowers by Withholding Whistleblower Relator Rewards from Anyone Involved in the Fraud

The Financial CHOICE Act 2.0 could severely reduce the amount of tips the government receives about misuse of government programs and contracts. While the False Claims Act (“FCA”), under the qui tam provision, creates financial incentives...

Peter Kraus Continues to Serve on SW Medical Foundation Board of Trustees

Elected to Southwestern Medical Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2011, Peter Kraus has continued to serve with a dedication to servant-leadership and philanthropy. Mr. Kraus is a co-founding partner at Waters Kraus & Paul and is the managing attorney of the firm’s Dallas office. Mr. Kraus has also served as the Chairman of the St. Paul Medical Foundation, a philanthropic foundation...

New Study – Doll Factory Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Recently Published Study Suggests Cloth Doll Factory was Occupational Source of Asbestos Exposure

A study published by researchers in Italy suggests that three women diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers, may have contracted the disease from exposure to asbestos while working in cloth doll factories. Of the 757 cases of...

Independence Day – Celebrating Our Great Nation

Each Year on July 4th, we Celebrate America’s Independence Day, and the Rights and Freedoms that Make this Country Great

July 4th marks the day Americans celebrate the birth of our nation. On this day, we commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and the brave men and women who decided to take a stand against oppression and abuses of their rights and...

Child Birth Defects Impacting Mental Health of Parents

Early Studies Indicate that Parents of Children with Birth Defects May Struggle with Mental Health

Parents have one of the hardest jobs in the world – raising a child. The stress of this job greatly increases when the child is born with a birth defect.  Parents of children born with birth defects have a long list of responsibilities when it comes to caring for their children, and the...

Newly Discovered Source of Asbestos Puts Dentists at Risk

New Study Confirms Six Cases of Pleural Mesothelioma Due to Asbestos in Dental Lining Tape

The authors of a new study have identified six cases of pleural mesothelioma contracted by people, mostly dentists, who were exposed to asbestos found in dental lining tape. While it is well known that many products like insulation and gasket materials contained asbestos, dental lining tape was...

Economics “Trump” Safety: EPA Approves Harmful Pesticide

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Scott Pruitt, the New Head of the EPA, Reverses Previous Steps Towards Banning a Dangerous Pesticide – Families of Farmworkers Will Suffer the Consequences.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s recent dismissal of scientific studies linking a common pesticide to birth defects could have harmful consequences on unprotected families of farmworkers. Chlorpyrifos, a pesticide used to...

Manufacturers of IVC Filters Gamble With Patients’ Lives

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B. Braun Medical Inc. Faces Another Law Suit Alleging it Knew the IVC Filter it Sold was Defective and Dangerous.

A North Carolina man is dead, the result of a defective device implanted in his body in 2015. Keith A. Waters died when an inferior vena cava (“IVC”) filter put into his body to prevent blood clots broke apart, causing pieces of the device to lodge in...

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