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The Established Link Between Talc and Ovarian Cancer

The Established Link Between Talc and Ovarian Cancer

A recent decision in a Missouri appeals court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $2.1 billion in damages to women who claimed their ovarian cancers were caused by the company’s legacy product, Johnson’s Baby Powder. Having faced thousands of lawsuits with similar allegations since 1999, J&J announced last May they would stop the sale of the talcum powder though not out of concern for...

Firm Partners Kraus and Paul Named to Best Lawyers® 2021

Waters Kraus & Paul partners Peter Kraus and Gary Paul have both been named to the 2021 Best Lawyers® list. The publication annually recognizes the top 6% of private practicing attorneys in the nation. The honor has been designated to Mr. Kraus for his work in the category of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. At the same time, Mr....

Is the U.S. Occupational Benzene Exposure Limit Safe?

Researcher’s findings in a 2017 study confirmed a long-tested and proven fact – benzene has toxic effects on blood and bone marrow. The research suggests that benzene exposure could be toxic to workers even at levels below the U.S. occupational standard of 1 part per million (ppm). This discovery leaves those who operate at the nationally recommended limit at risk of developing...

Michael Armitage Receives Top Rated Litigator 2020 Designation

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Water Kraus & Paul partner Michael Armitage has been recognized on the 2020 Top Rated Litigator list by Legal Leader Litigator in Partnership with Martindale-Hubbell™. The ALM Media publication has been evaluating attorneys based on their strong legal ability and ethical standards for more than 130 years. As a firm partner in the Los Angeles office located in El Segundo, California, Mike...

Study Finds Toxins Leaking into Texas Groundwater

An hour south of San Antonio lies the most contaminated groundwater in Texas, according to a report issued by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP). The discovery was made when the operator of a coal-fired plant – under the 2015 federal coal ash rule – was forced to release its pollution data. While the federal rule implemented by former President Obama’s U.S. Environmental...

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – Fighting on a Different Front

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

In 1941, the world lived in a time of complete unrest. While Europe was enduring endless days and nights of growing oppression and hostilities, tensions between the United States and Japan eventually came to a boil at Pearl Harbor on December 7th – a date which, as famously described by President Franklin Roosevelt, “will live in infamy.” By marking the day in 1941 that drove...

The Great Smog of London – Dealing with Human-Made Pollution

The Great Smog of London 1952

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 7 million people die every year worldwide due to air pollution. It is a regrettable fact that the majority of the global population does not breathe in air that meets the scientific standard of “clean.” What is even more unfortunate is that the hopeful prospect of government-led clean air reform continues to be so...

The Bhopal Gas Tragedy — Death Following Corporate Neglect

The Bhopal India Gas Tragedy at Union Carbide pesticide factory

On the fateful night of December 2, 1984 and into the morning of December 3, 1984, the worst industrial incident in world history took place in Bhopal, India. The small Indian city was home to the Union Carbide factory, a pesticide plant that spewed 40 tons of toxic gas and scorched the throats, eyes, and lives of Bhopal’s residents. The tragic event immediately killed more than 3,800...

Cosmetic Giants Move to End Talc Use Following Surge in U.S. Cancer Lawsuits

Cosmetic Giants Move to End Talc Use Following Surge in U.S. Cancer Lawsuits

In 1956, an Ohio consulting lab reported on Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) tainted talc, making it the first of many complaints to describe the Italian-supplied mineral as “contaminated” and “carcinogenic”.  Over the decades, J&J has faced thousands of lawsuits alleging that its talc-containing products, most notably, Johnson’s Baby Powder, cause cancer. As of May 2020,...

Corporate Greed and Fraud in the Era of COVID-19

Countless establishments worldwide are confronting unexpected challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the closure of businesses, the bankruptcy of several prominent companies, and the disruption of travel worldwide, it seems that the threat of global economic instability looms large on all nations. In the early weeks of this unprecedented issue, the United States government...

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