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Can Popular Weed Killer Be Blamed for Birth Defects?

Exposure to the popular weed killer Roundup may cause not only cancer, but significant evidence exists linking the chemical to developmental and reproductive problems as well.

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup and is the most widely used weed killer globally, and has been linked to certain cancers. The widespread use of glyphosate by not only farmworkers,...

Silicosis on the Rise in the Fracking Industry

“Fracking” is the common name for a now widely used process to extract oil and gas – hydraulic fracturing. Though it has existed for well over 60 years, the drilling technique only took center stage in the last decade with the improvement of technologies. As of 2019, the industry has made the United States a major crude oil exporter. However, any economic benefits gained from...

The Current Toxic State of Microelectronics

Twenty-eight years ago, when U.S. tech companies assured the public that they would stop using chemicals proven to cause miscarriages and birth defects, they did not ensure their Asian suppliers do the same. Today, thousands of women across Asia are still exposed to toxins in solvents or strippers called ethylene glycol ethers, or EGEs. The result: women can suffer miscarriages, infertility,...

Nursing Home Operator to Pay $11 Mil Resolving Rehab Fraud Claims by Waters & Kraus Client and Others

SavaSeniorCare agrees to settle whistleblower claims alleging the company bilked Medicare for medically unnecessary rehab therapy and substandard skilled nursing services.

TENNESSEE – One of the largest nursing home chains in the U.S., SavaSeniorCare LLC (Sava) and related entities, has agreed to pay $11.2 million to resolve a long-running case alleging the...

What Are Qui Tam Whistleblower Laws?

Qui Tam Whistleblower Laws

In the United States, ordinary people can file lawsuits targeting fraud committed at federal taxpayers’ expense. It’s a centuries-old American tradition dating to 1778. Today’s whistleblowers operate under the provisions of the False Claims Act, enacted in 1863 and considered to be one of the most effective tools of the federal government to combat fraud. 

From 1986 to 2020, the...

Update: Hoverboard Dentist Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Medicare Fraud

Judge Michael Wolverton of Anchorage Superior Court sentenced Seth Lookhart of Clear Creek Dental, LLC, to 20 years in prison for dozens of charges including Medicaid fraud.

In addition to his fraudulent Medicaid billing for over-use of sedation, Lookhart gained notice for a viral video that showed him performing dentistry on a patient while riding a hoverboard, for which he...

New Studies Reveal Fertility Risks for Those Exposed to Herbicides

In 2018, Bayer AG acquired the Monsanto Company in a $63 billion gambit. Today, it is deemed one of the worst corporate deals in recent memory following Bayer’s inheritance of Monsanto’s Roundup lawsuits. The parent company now seeks to distance itself from the concerns associated with the glyphosate-based herbicide by attempting to settle more than 100,000 court claims and future...

Leukemia Patients More at Risk of Severe COVID-19

Though over a year has passed since COVID-19 first emerged in Wuhan, China, the novel coronavirus continues to take doctors, scientists, and global health professionals by surprise. Every day, new and accelerated research is published and peer-reviewed with the intention to develop new norms and standards that can contain the spread of the pandemic. To date, there has been no detected natural...

Benzene Found in Water Distribution System Amid Wildfire

In recent years, promises to rebuild burned houses and ruined towns have become frequent in the United States. It is a natural reaction to the increasing wildfires that threaten entire communities around the country, particularly those in western states. While every displaced neighbor returning to their home following such a catastrophe hopes that the town will remain safe, experts now warn...

Firm Founders named to 2020 Texas “Super Lawyers”

Waters & Kraus, LLP is proud to announce that firm Partners C. Andrew Waters and Peter A. Kraus have been selected for inclusion on the 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list. The honor recognizes Mr. Waters and Mr. Kraus as being among the top 5% of Texas attorneys in their practice areas for personal Injury litigation and product liability litigation on behalf of plaintiffs.

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