‘Mesothelioma Litigation’ Category

Austin Airport Employees Exposed to Asbestos

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...

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

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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...

2016 Asbestos Filings Drop, but Mesothelioma Stays Constant

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2016 KCIC Asbestos Report Indicates that While Total Number of Asbestos Filings Decreased, Filings for Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer Did Not

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Malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer claims are now making up an even greater percentage of asbestos claims, according to the 2016 KCIC asbestos report. KCIC, a mid-sized consulting firm for mass tort and other complex...

TVA Responsible for Foreseeable Secondhand Asbestos Death

Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that, when inhaled, can lead to serious and deadly diseases such as lung cancer and pleural mesothelioma.

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...

New Study – Doll Factory Workers Exposed to Asbestos

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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...

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...

As Asbestos Removal Increases, Vigilance Is Required

Because of the known dangers of asbestos, its use in new construction has decreased dramatically in the United States. However, because many old buildings are currently undergoing renovation, asbestos continues to pose danger to construction workers.  As contractors take on more and more renovation projects, they continue to encounter old asbestos woven decades ago into different parts of the...

Global Asbestos Awareness Week 2017

What you need to know and what you can do to make a difference.

Global Asbestos Awareness Week kicks off on April 1st for the sixth consecutive year and runs through April 7th. This annual week of public awareness is championed by the advocacy efforts of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO). The ADAO is the largest U.S. nonprofit dedicated to preventing and ending asbestos...

Halliburton Displays a Pattern of Deceit in Recent Settlement

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Recently, Halliburton reached a settlement to resolve a securities fraud class action lawsuit against the oilfield services provider. The lawsuit reached the Supreme Court twice and stems from misrepresentations made by the company. In short, Halliburton misrepresented its potential liability in asbestos litigation. It also misrepresented expected revenue from construction contracts and the...

Asbestos Litigation is Expected to Last Until 2050: What You Need to Know

Some believe that asbestos exposure is becoming less and less of a problem but this is simply not the case. The reality of the situation is that asbestos injury and litigation is expected to continue until at least 2050. Because exposure to asbestos manifests itself as asbestosis or mesothelioma decades later, any litigation stemming from current exposures will not begin until many years from...

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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