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How Medical Device ID Numbers Could Be Saving the Public

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Identification numbers are key in tracking Medicare spending on recalled medical devices and protecting consumer health.

According to auditors with Medicare’s financial watchdog office, the federal Medicare program is spending billions of dollars on failed medical devices. Currently, the government lacks a reliable way to track public spending on the thousands of recalled or defective...

Tween Makeup – What Does Asbestos Have To Do With It?

contaminated makeup Popular clothing store Justice, formerly known as Limited Too, conducted an investigation involving potentially contaminated makeup marketed toward teens and children that was sold in its stores.

In response to a news station investigation conducted by the Scientific Analytical Institute (SAI) that found asbestos in its “Just Shine Shimmer Powder,” Justice conducted its own independent...

Johnson & Johnson is Causing a Mess with Transvaginal Mesh

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A jury verdict of $57 million was handed down against Johnson & Johnson and awarded to Ellla Baugh, a Philadelphia woman who was injured by a commonly used product: transvaginal mesh.

What is Transvaginal Mesh used for?

Around 40 percent of all women experience some form of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in their lives. POP occurs when the pelvic floor tissues holding up the uterus,...

Pearl Harbor — the War Rages On

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On Sunday, December 7, 1941, the American Army and Navy base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy.

The attack came as a surprise to the American Army and Navy and led to great loss of life and equipment.

In Remembrance of…

Every year on December 7, the United States remembers and honors the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed...

Waters & Kraus Hosts DCAC Toy Drive

DCAC Toy Drive

We are overjoyed and honored to have helped the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC) serve families affected by child abuse by hosting an annual drive to collect needed items from their holiday wish list every year since the early 2000s.

The donations of these toys and essentials to DCAC’s Family Assistance and Therapy programs help eliminate barriers between families and...

Premises Liability and Asbestos: Turning the Tide of Take-Home Exposure Liability

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Premises liability “refers to the liability of certain persons for injuries and damages to others arising from the ownership or possession of real property.” (Paul et al., Cal. Civ. Prac. Torts (2017) § 16:1.)

How far does this duty extend?

This fundamental question has been litigated for decades, encompassing many different areas of potential liability for...

When Safety Isn’t a Priority, Tragedy Will Follow

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The Bhopal Disaster in India, One of the Worst Industrial Accidents Ever, Shows What Can Happen When an Industry Goes Unchecked

On the night of December 2, 1984, the world witnessed one of the worst industrial disasters in recorded history. By the end of the first night of the Bhopal Disaster in India, nearly 4,000 people lay dead.  A total of 10,000 people would die within the first...

Lingering Asbestos Leads to Long Term Safety Issue

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As the temporary cleanup phase ends in a northwest Montana Community where health professionals say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos exposure, the focus now moves on to the long-term issue of keeping residents safe.

An advisory team established by the state legislature is working on ways to prevent continued exposure to asbestos that is still under the soil and in the...

Erin Wood Named a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer in Texas

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Erin Wood, civil plaintiff attorney at the Dallas office of Waters & Kraus, LLP, has been admitted into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 in the state of Texas for the year 2017. Membership in the Top 40 Under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a civil plaintiff trial...

Gary Paul Named on 2017 The Best Lawyers in America© List

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Waters Kraus & Paul partner Gary Paul has been selected for inclusion in the 24th edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation. The publication’s methodology allows for the collection of the leading attorneys in their respective fields based on the consensus opinions of their peers in the same geographical and legal practice...

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