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Coverage of Fluoride Lawsuit in California

Waters Kraus & Paul represents plaintiffs in a California fluoride case against the U.S. EPA in one of the first remote trials in the country.

Waters Kraus & Paul attorney, Michael Connett and firm partner C. Andrew Waters, wrapped up a civil trial last week representing several plaintiffs against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a...

Firm Partner Gary Paul Named on 2020 The Best Lawyers in America © List

Gary Paul, a name partner of Waters Kraus & Paul has been recognized in the 27th edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his West Coast practice in plaintiff’s personal injury litigation. Mr. Paul’s distinguished experience as a trial lawyer of more than four decades has earned him this distinction numerous times. The publication’s methodology for selection is based entirely on...

Should Companies do More to Curb Coal Ash Exposure?

Between 2001 and 2011, a natural experiment was conducted by researchers when eight power plants that produced a toxic byproduct of coal ash were retired. The study analyzed records of over 57,000 births that took place within 20 kilometers of the plants during this time. It was later concluded that preterm birth rates among women exposed to the toxins from the plants fell from 7 percent to...

Waters & Kraus Case Featured as A Top Texas Verdict of 2019

Waters & Kraus Case Featured as A Top Texas Verdict of 2019

A winning Waters & Kraus, LLP case has been recognized in the 2019 special issue of Texas Lawyer as one of the Top Texas Verdicts of the year. The list, compiled by VerdictSearch, acknowledges the highest grossing verdicts, settlements, and decisions for Texas. The firm’s achievement in a case that stood up to an agenda of intolerance is in line with its diverse practice and...

Electricians Face Increased Risk of Mesothelioma

Electricians are one of the highest-risk groups for asbestos-related disease, according to a 2018 International Journal of Epidemiology study. Exposure to asbestos, a prevalent component in building and electrical materials, is the cause. Although asbestos was removed from many products in the 1980s, it was never banned in the United States, and the hazards of this toxin continue to...

Fluoride Trial Could Challenge EPA Authority

Bloomberg Law: EPA’s Chemical Regulation Authority at Stake With Fluoride Case

A legal battle over fluoride in drinking water could forge a new path for advocacy groups to challenge the EPA’s conclusions about a range of chemicals’ health risks, attorneys say.

Health advocacy groups, including Food and Water Watch Inc., the Fluoride Action Network,...

The First Countertop Worker in U.S. Diagnosed with Silicosis

Since its creation in the late 1980s, quartz (an industry term for engineered stone) has been used in custom home building and improvement. The engineered stone’s durability and fashionable element has prompted it to become a popular material used in kitchens and bathrooms. While the manufacturing of the stone has been attributed to a fast-growing industry, the workers who fabricate and...

Cesar Chavez’s Wrath of Grapes Speech – The Health Hazards Faced by Farm Workers

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The impact farm workers have on the American economy, and more importantly, the health of the American people, has never been more relevant than it is today. By enduring strenuous labor, farm workers guarantee that goods end up on our tables. It is essential work that has often been overlooked in the area of food production and consumption.

In 1965, César Chávez, an Arizona native...

Controlling the Dust: How Silicosis Can Be Prevented

As American manufacturing industries expand, so does the workforce that enables productive labor and outcome. For over a decade, the engineered stone industry has done just that by fulfilling consumers’ widespread demand for “quartz” countertops. While the artificial stone makes for durable kitchen and bathroom surfaces, the cutting and polishing process it goes through puts workers at...

Texas Orthodontist Found Responsible for Medicaid Fraud

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Attorney General Ken Paxton: Court Awards Millions for Texans in Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit

AUSTIN – The Hon. Catherine Mauzy of the 126th Judicial District Court of Travis County has ruled Dr. Richard Malouf of ASDC Holdings, LLC, responsible for 1,842 unlawful acts under the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act. Dr. Malouf operated orthodontics clinics for many...

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That’s the first question everyone asks. The truth is it’s impossible to know. But we can tell you this. Waters Kraus & Paul has what it takes to fight against big corporate interests and win. That’s why we’ve taken more mesothelioma trials to verdict than any other firm. And that’s why we’ve recovered more than $1.3 billion for clients like you. Do you think you have a case? Contact us now to speak with an attorney.

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