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Lack of Mesh Regulation Leads to Lawsuits

Lack of Hernia Mesh Regulation

Lacking stringent testing and regulation, hernia mesh implants created severe and potentially life-threatening complications — and 50,000 lawsuits.

Medical devices are more common in American society than one might believe. Seventy million Americans have a medical device implanted within their bodies. Even the doctors implanting the devices often fail to appreciate how loosely...

The Connection Between Disasters and Asbestos Danger

Asbestos exposure after environmental disasters

Environmental disasters can potentially expose first responders and the public to asbestos, putting them at risk for mesothelioma.

The possibility of asbestos exposure after environmental disasters continues to be an issue in the U.S. From natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy to the tragic events of 9/11, there is much to be learned about how to handle toxic...

Waters Kraus & Paul Named to U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” List

The magazine recognizes the firm’s professional excellence in plaintiffs work.

Waters Kraus & Paul has been named a Metropolitan Tier 1 firm in both Dallas/Fort Worth for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs and in Los Angeles for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in...

Lawsuit Filed After Monsanto Weedkiller Found in Cereal

Herbicide glyphosate, recently ruled as contributing to a plaintiff’s lymphoma, detected in popular breakfast foods.  

A Florida woman has filed a lawsuit claiming General Mills failed to warn consumers about the weedkiller glyphosate in its cereals. Glyphosate is the same herbicide at the center of a landmark verdict ordering agrochemical company Monsanto to pay $289 million in...

Whistleblower Leads to $5.1M Dental Medical Fraud Settlement

qui tam whistleblower litigation

Despite settling allegations of false claims, the companies involved purportedly still pose a high risk to public programs and patients.

DALLAS – ImmediaDent of Indiana, LLC (ImmediaDent) and Samson Dental Partners, LLC (SDP) have agreed to pay $5.139 million to resolve allegations of dental Medicaid fraud. The case was initially brought by dentist...

Lawyers Fight to Give Voice to Babies Affected by Opioids

In the ongoing legal battle for justice for opioid victims, attorneys argue that newborns should be separated into a different track from other cases.

A sprawling collection of opioid-related cases is currently moving forward as part of a multi-district litigation (MDL). But the attorneys representing babies injured by opioids are arguing for a separate track for their...

Gary Paul Named to Best Lawyers® 2019

Gary Paul Best Lawyers 2019

Waters Kraus & Paul partner selected to appear on 2019 Best Lawyers list

Gary Paul, a partner at Waters Kraus & Paul, has been named to Best Lawyers®, the only “purely peer-review™” guide to the legal profession. Mr. Paul has been included for his work in the category of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in the 24th edition (2018) and the current 25th edition...

Donora: The Town that People Owe a Debt of Gratitude for Clean Air

The Great Smog of Donora Pennsylvania

The wake-up call that made people realize that dirty air can kill began in the small town of Donora, Pennsylvania.

October 27 is the day of remembrance for the Great Smog of Donora, a public health and environmental disaster. That day in 1948 was the impetus for the clean air movement. Five days of smog left almost 20 people dead, and nearly 6,000 of the 14,000 Donora, Pennsylvania,...

Judge Orders More Discovery In TSCA Fluoride Suit

birth defects

The order marks the latest in a series of potentially precedential losses the EPA has suffered in the landmark TSCA fluoride suit.

A federal judge has ordered EPA to provide internal documents and allow plaintiffs to depose agency staff on the risks posed by fluoridation, mandates that highlight the effect of an earlier ruling allowing the plaintiffs to...

Closure of Coal Plants Linked to Drop in Preterm Births

birth defect case

Study shows that extreme air pollution posed danger for mother and baby.

Researchers have found that preterm birth rates dropped after oil and coal power plants in California were shut down. Across the country, the U.S. is turning to alternative forms of power because these plants put out dangerous air pollutants.

Did you work in or live near a coal plant or ash pond and then...

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