‘Asbestos Litigation’ Category

The Connection Between Disasters and Asbestos Danger

Asbestos exposure after environmental disasters

Environmental disasters can potentially expose first responders and the public to asbestos, putting them at risk for mesothelioma.

The possibility of asbestos exposure after environmental disasters continues to be an issue in the U.S. From natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy to the tragic events of 9/11, there is much to be learned about how to handle toxic...

Donora: The Town that People Owe a Debt of Gratitude for Clean Air

The Great Smog of Donora Pennsylvania

The wake-up call that made people realize that dirty air can kill began in the small town of Donora, Pennsylvania.

October 27 is the day of remembrance for the Great Smog of Donora, a public health and environmental disaster. That day in 1948 was the impetus for the clean air movement. Five days of smog left almost 20 people dead, and nearly 6,000 of the 14,000 Donora, Pennsylvania,...

$2.1M Mesothelioma Verdict for Industrial Mechanic in Tennessee


Asbestos pipe manufacturer held responsible for substantially contributing to local man’s mesothelioma and death.

TENNESSEE –– A Maury County jury has awarded $2.1 million to the widow of an industrial maintenance mechanic, finding that Bondstrand asbestos pipe and fittings manufactured by Ameron International Corporation (Ameron) were major factors causing James...

$8.45M Mesothelioma Verdict for Career Pipefitter in California


This award is believed to be the largest asbestos verdict against boiler manufacturer Weil-McLain.

CALIFORNIA –– A Los Angeles County jury has awarded $8.45 million to the son of a pipefitter, finding that asbestos insulation distributed by Weil-McLain and used on its boilers contributed to Robert “Bob” Swanson’s mesothelioma and subsequent death....

Waters Kraus & Paul Fights Asbestos Bill Offering Deceptive ‘Protection’

mesothelioma asbestos lawsuits

The U.S. Congress is the latest in a string of legislative bodies to consider asbestos legislation with an unfair impact on victims, and Waters Kraus & Paul is working alongside clients and veterans’ groups to stop it.

Currently being considered by the U.S. Senate, the PROTECT Asbestos Victims Act (S.2564) does anything but protect asbestos victims....

Waters Kraus & Paul Works With Asbestos Victims to Fight “Bare Metal Defense”

bare metal defense

As a case with serious implications for veterans exposed to asbestos heads to the Supreme Court, asbestos sufferers share their personal stories in hopes of obtaining justice.

In the case, Air and Liquid Systems Corp. v. Devries, the wives of two deceased U.S. Navy veterans allege that their late husbands were exposed to asbestos-containing insulation during...

Memorial Day – Honoring Lives Sacrificed Serving Our Country

pleural mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure

As we honor those who sacrificed their lives serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, we must not forget the veterans who are still suffering.

Each year on the last Monday of May, we honor the brave veterans who sacrificed their lives serving in the United States armed forces. These courageous men and women gave their lives to fight for the freedom and safety of...

Asbestos: Where the U.S. Stands in the World

asbestos attorneys In comparison to many other countries, the United States can be defined as permissive when it comes to asbestos.

Global Asbestos Awareness Week, running April 1-7, is an opportunity to increase awareness of asbestos and its dangers, advocate for a ban of asbestos, and promote prevention of asbestos-related diseases. So, where does the U.S. stand in the world on asbestos use and production? In...

The Cosmetic Industry: Where Pre-Approval is Not Required

Possible asbestos in Claire’s makeup serves as a reminder of “lenient” oversight in the cosmetic industry

Claire’s dismisses claims of alleged asbestos-contaminated makeup after a Rhode Island mother reports finding asbestos in her child’s makeup. Becoming concerned about the ingredients in the makeup, Kristi Warner sent in samples to an independent lab for testing in North Carolina....

Time Ticks as Claim Window Nears Closing in Libby, Montana

asbestos exposure Time is running out as the statute of limitations winds down for victims of asbestos related illnesses.

The three year statute of limitations allowing possible recovery for those who developed asbestos-related diseases as a result of living and working in Libby, Montana is set to expire on February 25, 2018. While the statute of limitations in Montana to file a personal injury claim is three...

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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