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The Bhopal Disaster: The Human Cost of Cutting Corners

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Thousands of lives lost when Union Carbide’s pesticide plant, known for lapses in safety, explodes. Remembering the tragedy more than 30 years later.

On the night of Dec. 2, 1984, the worst industrial accident in world history took place in Bhopal, India, immediately killing more than 3,800 people and resulting in the death of many more in the days and years to come.

The...

Record $236M Settles Dental Medicaid Fraud Involving Xerox

Medicaid whistleblowers’ tips led the State of Texas to investigate, revealing that taxpayers were paying for thousands of unnecessary dental procedures.

DALLAS — Xerox Corp. and its former subsidiaries have agreed to a $235.9 million settlement with the State of Texas, justifying efforts by Medicaid whistleblowers, Dr. Christine Ellis, Madelayne Castillo,...

“Top-Rated” Attorney Makes 2019 Super Lawyers List

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Michael Armitage is selected to Southern California Super Lawyers for 2019. Mike is recognized by Super Lawyers as a “top-rated” products liability attorney. He is a partner at Waters Kraus & Paul in the firm’s Los Angeles office located in El Segundo, California. Mike practices throughout the state of California and across the country. He represents clients in matters of personal...

Hernia Mesh Medical Devices: Hurting Rather than Helping

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Companies continue to manufacture and distribute hernia mesh medical devices for doctors to use on patients even after numerous recalls.

A well-known surgical mesh material often used to manufacturer hernia mesh devices, has been found to cause life-altering problems in patients who have it implanted in their bodies. Despite knowing of the dangers associated with polypropylene...

Public Health Groups File Suit Against EPA to Overturn Its Denial of Their Right To Know Petition to Require Reporting on Asbestos Importation And Use

EPA Sides with Industry in Refusing to Require Chemical Data Reporting to Protect the Public from Deadly Asbestos. ADAO et al. vs Andrew Wheeler and the EPA.

Washington, DC — The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent nonprofit dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure, filed suit in the US District Court for the...

2019 SoCal Super Lawyers: Gary Paul Reaches 15-Year Milestone

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Gary M. Paul is a “top-rated” products liability attorney selected to Southern California Super Lawyers for 15 consecutive years, from 2005 to 2019. Gary is a partner at Waters Kraus & Paul in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He represents clients in matters of personal injury involving product liability and general personal injury. Gary practices in the surrounding community and...

Study Finds Increased Rates of Mesothelioma in Firefighters

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According to a new study, firefighters are fighting more than fires — they’re also battling deadly cancer.

Our nation’s 1.1 million firefighters are among the first responders to save people in an emergency––and among the first to come in contact with hazardous materials such as asbestos. A study funded by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that firefighters...

Will Banning Just One Pesticide Protect American Families?

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If health and safety are of any concern, a study says that a whole family of pesticides should be outlawed.

No safe level of exposure to organophosphate pesticides exists, says a recent comprehensive study of all existing scientific literature on the subject. The writers contend the entire family of pesticides known as organophosphates must be phased out because they cause brain damage...

EPA Refuses to Move Forward with Asbestos Ban

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New documents indicate a refusal to protect the public and vulnerable populations.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will not move forward on an asbestos ban, despite Congress giving the agency the power to do so under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act. Further, the agency said it will not prohibit new uses or review exposures from abandoned uses of...

$3.5M Settlement in Walgreens Healthcare Fraud Case

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Walgreens ignored Wisconsin’s medically appropriate treatment restrictions and billed Medicaid for medically unnecessary drugs, False Claims Act case reveals.

DALLAS –– Retail pharmacy giant Walgreen Co. (Walgreens) has agreed with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, the United States Department of Justice, and Whistleblower Loyd F. Schmuckley, Jr. to...

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