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Media Manipulation Comes Out During Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit

Between growing concern over the safety of glyphosate and allegations of media manipulation, who should the public trust when it comes to understanding the dangers of using Roundup herbicide? As confidential documents were uncovered during discovery in Monsanto Roundup lawsuits, the herbicide maker and its parent company, Bayer, were accused of manipulating the media to portray their...

Documenting the Fight Against Asbestos Exposure

Filmmakers are traveling across the country, even across the globe, documenting the fight against asbestos and honoring the victims of mesothelioma. As the U.S. continues to struggle with enacting regulations and legislation, documentaries like ‘Dirty Laundry’ and ‘Breathless’ are showing the real impact of asbestos exposure on communities and the necessity of an outright ban on...

Remembering The Great Smog of Donora – Taking Clean Air Seriously

On the morning of Oct. 27, 1948, residents of Donora, Pa., awoke to an ominous blanket of smog covering the sky. The American Steel & Wire Co. and Donora Zinc Works — the town’s largest mills —  were to blame for the toxic emissions that became deadly when mixed with a temperature inversion. As a result of the toxic smog that lasted five full days, 20 people were left dead and...

Marketing Efforts Created the Crisis that led to Opioid Lawsuits

As courtrooms continue to fill with opioid lawsuits across the U.S., researchers provide more insight into the role that pharmaceutical companies played. A recent study revealed a connection between the amount of money spent on opioid-related marketing and the number of overdose deaths in various counties across the U.S. The study showed that pharmaceutical marketing of opioids towards...

NPR: Lung Damage And Deaths Among Makers Of Popular Kitchen Countertops

Artificial stone used to make kitchen and bathroom countertops has been linked to cases of death and irreversible lung injury in workers who cut, grind and polish this increasingly popular material.

The fear is that thousands of workers in the United States who create countertops out of what’s known as “engineered stone” may be inhaling dangerous amounts of...

DOJ: Qui Tam Lawsuit Results in Half Million Dollar Settlement

Owners and Operators of University Health Hospital in Shreveport to pay $531,241.74.

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph of the Western District of Louisiana announces that Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana and its related companies, and the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and...

Important Notice: Check Fraud Alert

Recent reports of false checks issued by suspicious third parties using the Waters & Kraus name alarmed our firm. We do not issue these types of checks or any kind of reimbursement installation checks. We are monitoring the situation and wish to strongly warn potential victims against this money scam and encourage them to report it to authorities.

Fake check scams have become...

Honoring Mesothelioma Victims and Fighting Asbestos Exposure

Each year on September 26th, we celebrate Mesothelioma Awareness Day to honor those who have lost the battle against mesothelioma, to acknowledge those who are still living with the disease, and to fight against asbestos exposure. To understand the importance of this day, we sat down with Dallas mesothelioma attorney, Patrick Wigle, and asked him what it means to work with victims of asbestos...

Lenient Regulations Leaves Kids at Risk of Asbestos Exposure

Some products you’d never expect to be recalled due to asbestos contamination — cosmetics for young kids might top that list. However, Claire’s Stores has been under scrutiny since 2017 when their products first tested positive for asbestos. Additional products tested positive since then, as recently as March 2019.

Even though cosmetics are regulated, they are not subjected to a...

Anti-Muslim Hate Group Leader Loses Assault Trial in Dallas

Dallas jury sends message to the founder of anti-Muslim hate group, the defendant in a personal injury case tried this week.

DALLAS — A Dallas jury determined that the leader of a Dallas-based anti- Muslim hate group assaulted Sheriff Richard Stanek, the former sheriff of Hennepin County, Minnesota, which includes Minneapolis, and awarded Sheriff Stanek $600,000 for...

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