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Johnson & Johnson Memorandum Suggests Dangers in Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson demonstrates lack of transparency and consistency in its communication with the public.

One question in one memo has become a proverbial Pandora’s box for Johnson & Johnson. The memorandum in question addressed the issue of if their baby powder contained even the smallest amount of asbestos, how much asbestos would a baby inhale when dusted with the powder? But...

Pesticides, Pregnancy, and Poor Outcomes

Workplace pesticide exposure during pregnancy connected to birth defects Study shows direct connection between pesticide exposure and poor outcomes including difficult pregnancy and birth defects.

According to a recent study, women who ate more fruits and vegetables containing high amounts of pesticide residue were less likely to get pregnant or have a live birth following infertility treatments. In comparison with women who ate less than one serving per day of...

Mental Health Center Settles Whistleblower Case for $4M

Whistleblower lawsuit reveals unqualified and unsupervised South Bay employees allegedly provided mental health treatment in violation of Mass. False Claims Act.

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Attorney General announced Thursday that mental health services provider South Bay Mental Health Center, Inc., along with its parent companies Community Intervention Services, Inc....

Gary Paul, Michael Armitage & Scott Frost Named on 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers List

Waters Kraus & Paul attorneys included in Super Lawyers List 2018 Waters Kraus & Paul partners selected to appear in 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine

Gary Paul, Michael Armitage, and Scott Frost, partners at Waters Kraus & Paul, have each respectively been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers list as featured in special sections of The New York Times and The Los Angeles Magazine. This is a special honor...

Potential UK Mesh Ban Increases U.S. Scrutiny

Will a potential UK transvaginal mesh ban increase US scrutiny UK health institute is to recommend that vaginal mesh operation be banned from treating organ prolapse in England.

The BBC reports that the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) may recommend that vaginal mesh medical devices be banned for general use and used only for research.  These mesh products are intended to treat a common condition known as pelvic...

2017 was a BIG year for Waters Kraus & Paul

Waters Kraus & Paul: 2017 Year in Review

As we come to the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, we take it as a time of both reflection over our past work and as inspiration and preparation for what is to come.

Verdicts & Settlements:

Rebar Whistleblowers Lawsuit Settles for $4.6 Million Waters & Kraus partner Charles S. Siegel is one of three qui tam lawyers representing...

Rachel Gross Named a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer in Texas

Rachel Gross, an attorney at the Dallas office of Waters & Kraus, LLP, has been admitted into the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 in the state of Texas as of 2017. Membership in the Top 40 Under 40 is by invitation and only exclusively extended to those attorneys in each state who exemplify exceptional qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a trial lawyer.

Ms....

CR Bard to Stay Put in IVC Filter Multidistrict Litigation

Arizona federal judge dismisses C.R. Bard Inc.’s request to evade multidistrict litigation in IVC filter cases

C.R. Bard’s argument to get out of multidistrict litigation is denied.

An Arizona federal judge has dismissed C.R. Bard Inc.’s request to evade multidistrict litigation, ruling the state law claims are not preempted by federal law. Multidistrict litigation (MDL) is a procedure the federal courts use to handle hundreds or thousands of lawsuits that may be filed in federal courts...

City Demolitions Show Lack of Asbestos Mitigation

Lack of mitigation on asbestos exposure from housing demolitions

Austin’s city council will study demolitions’ effect on affordable housing and how a lack of mitigation on asbestos may not be helping.

A recent audit in Austin, Texas has found an increasing number of housing demolitions with a lack of safety oversight. As such, the Austin City Council has approved resolutions aimed at addressing the issue brought by a city council member who has...

Ethicon Withholds Info to Protect Mesh Profits

unsafe medical devices A consistent chain of behavior demonstrates Ethicon’s disregard for patient safety, making profit its first priority, and dragging its heels on reprinting mesh instructions with proper warnings.

On November 29th, company officials from Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson unit, presented deposition testimony admitting the company was aware of potential complications related to a mesh medical...

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