‘Mesothelioma Litigation’ Category

Honolulu Fire Department Violates Safety Standards

Two and a half months later, the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) is being fined over asbestos exposure concerns from the fire that tore through the Marco Polo high rise in Moiliili, Oahu.

An investigation conducted by the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) found that HFD violated workplace safety standards by failing to reduce the level of potential asbestos exposure...

Honoring Veterans for Battles of the Past and Present

As We Honor Veterans for their Past Service, We Cannot Ignore the Battle with Mesothelioma that Many Veterans Now Face

On the 11th day of the 11th month each year, we celebrate those brave men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces. These veterans risked it all – some making extraordinary sacrifices, to ensure that Americans are safe and free. When we think of the battles...

Asbestos: The Hidden Catastrophe in Hurricane Cleanup

Hurricane Cleanup is Taking Place in Houston, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

As Americans come together to rebuild and help our neighbors after hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, it is likely the last thing on one’s mind to worry about is a hazardous material like asbestos. The reality is that it should be a concern at the forefront of our thinking, and the Asbestos Disease Awareness...

Asbestos Exposure Still a Clear and Present Danger

During the 1970s, the U.S. government enacted strict regulations that led to the end of widespread use of asbestos. Yet, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control, exposure to asbestos continues to be a clear and present danger for many in the United States.

Before being banned, the fiber, used mainly for its insulation and fire-retardant properties, could be found...

The Great Smog of Donora – The Beginning of Clean Air

The Great Smog of Donora

The 20 Dead and Thousands Left Sick by the 1948 Great Smog of Donora were the Spark to Ignite the Clean Air Movement and Corporate Responsibility

In 1948, in the small town of Donora, Pennsylvania, the last week of October could have been the scene of a horror movie. A dark, thick fog descended on the city and remained there for five days. By the time it finally vanished, 20 people were...

Pittsburgh Board of Ed. Can’t Escape Asbestos Liability

exposure to asbestos in schools

Pennsylvania Appeals Court Affirms Ruling that the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education Cannot Hide Behind Governmental Immunity to Avoid Asbestos Liability

In January of this year, a Pennsylvania Appeals Court affirmed the ruling of the trial court that Pittsburgh’s Board of Public Education (“PBPE”) will not be able to use governmental immunity to escape liability for the death...

Family of Boston Letter Carrier Receives $6.8M Asbestos Verdict

The family of a Boston letter carrier, who was exposed to asbestos in high school, is awarded $6.8M in a Massachusetts mesothelioma trial – Waters Kraus & Paul and Thornton Law Firm tried the case on behalf of plaintiffs.

A Boston jury has handed down a verdict of $6.8 million dollars to the family of a local U.S. postal worker against New England Insulation...

Update – Increased Asbestos Concern Over Polaris Quad Bikes

asbestos in brake pads

A Whistleblower within Polaris Claims that Children’s Quad Bikes Contaminated with Asbestos Number well over the 15,000 Recalled

A whistleblower within Polaris, a U.S.-based company, alleges that the recall of thousands of children’s quad bikes in Australia because of the potential for asbestos exposure does not cover all of the bikes with contaminated parts. Polaris announced a...

National Mesothelioma Awareness Day – Continuing the Fight

national mesothelioma awareness

On National Mesothelioma Awareness Day, We Remember Those Who Lost Their Lives to Mesothelioma, and Continue to Fight Against Asbestos Exposure

Today is National Mesothelioma Awareness Day – a day to discuss asbestos and mesothelioma, remember those who have lost their lives to the deadly disease, and to continue the fight against asbestos exposure.

Facts about Asbestos and...

Mesothelioma Victim Receives $7.55M Verdict

A Power Plant worker and his wife are awarded a multimillion-dollar verdict in a Massachusetts asbestos trial.

BOSTON – A Boston jury handed down a verdict of $7.55 million dollars to a power plant worker and his wife against New England Insulation (NEI), which sold, distributed, ripped out, and installed asbestos insulation material until the early 1970s. Gerald...

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.

Call 800.226.9880