Medicare Fraud Hurts Patients and the Public

qui tam whistleblower litigation

Hospice providers are scamming patients and the American public alike, according to data, and not providing the best care possible.

An Inspector General report finds that the hospice industry is fraught with fraud and neglect. The study looked into patient and Medicare payment data from the last 13 years and found that some hospice providers are billing Medicare while neglecting their...

Prominent Louisiana Attorney Joins Waters Kraus & Paul

Lawrence Gettys

Waters Kraus & Paul, a leading national plaintiffs’ firm, is delighted to welcome esteemed Louisiana plaintiffs’ attorney Lawrence Gettys to our firm.

Lawrence has deep roots in Louisiana and has represented thousands throughout its parishes including those with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, as well as those engaged in premises and product liability and toxic...

Mesothelioma Awareness Day Highlights Asbestos in Everyday Life

Asbestos Exposure

The general public may not be aware of asbestos dangers that lurk in their day-to-day lives; Mesothelioma Awareness Day brings these dangers to the forefront.

In the United States, September 26 of each year is set aside to mark Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness about the disease and asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is preventable in...

$2.1M Mesothelioma Verdict for Industrial Mechanic in Tennessee


Asbestos pipe manufacturer held responsible for substantially contributing to local man’s mesothelioma and death.

TENNESSEE –– A Maury County jury has awarded $2.1 million to the widow of an industrial maintenance mechanic, finding that Bondstrand asbestos pipe and fittings manufactured by Ameron International Corporation (Ameron) were major factors causing James...

$8.45M Mesothelioma Verdict for Career Pipefitter in California


This award is believed to be the largest asbestos verdict against boiler manufacturer Weil-McLain.

CALIFORNIA –– A Los Angeles County jury has awarded $8.45 million to the son of a pipefitter, finding that asbestos insulation distributed by Weil-McLain and used on its boilers contributed to Robert “Bob” Swanson’s mesothelioma and subsequent death....

Waters Kraus & Paul Fights Asbestos Bill Offering Deceptive ‘Protection’

mesothelioma asbestos lawsuits

The U.S. Congress is the latest in a string of legislative bodies to consider asbestos legislation with an unfair impact on victims, and Waters Kraus & Paul is working alongside clients and veterans’ groups to stop it.

Currently being considered by the U.S. Senate, the PROTECT Asbestos Victims Act (S.2564) does anything but protect asbestos victims....

Waters Kraus & Paul Works With Asbestos Victims to Fight “Bare Metal Defense”

bare metal defense

As a case with serious implications for veterans exposed to asbestos heads to the Supreme Court, asbestos sufferers share their personal stories in hopes of obtaining justice.

In the case, Air and Liquid Systems Corp. v. Devries, the wives of two deceased U.S. Navy veterans allege that their late husbands were exposed to asbestos-containing insulation during...

$1.1M Mesothelioma Verdict for California Pipefitter


Jury finds asbestos pipe supplier liable for Northern California pipefitter’s mesothelioma.

CALIFORNIA –– An Alameda County Jury has awarded the widow of a local pipefitter $1.1 million, finding that asbestos-cement pipe supplied by P.E. O’Hair & Co. caused Roy Dale Hopper’s mesothelioma and subsequent death.

Dale Hopper was exposed to asbestos as a...

Whistleblowers Motivated By More Than Money

Qui Tam Whistleblowers are motivated by more than money

Sure, the payouts can be huge, but many who shine the light on fraud do so out of principles.

While qui tam whistleblower lawsuits may result in multi-million dollar earnings for the whistleblower, many of these people exposing fraud or illegal activity in a company do it for more important reasons. A strong sense of justice and fairness motivates them —...

Our Hero Whistleblowers and the Fights They’ve Won

On the 240th anniversary of the United State’s first whistleblower law, we stop to consider the astounding integrity and courage of our qui tam clients.

On July 30, 1778, the Continental Congress passed the very first whistleblower law in the United States. Ever since, average citizens with extraordinary spirit used these strong qui tam laws to shaped our country and fight...

What are my chances?

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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