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Glyphosate Added to Cancer List Despite Monsanto’s Efforts

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The Herbicide Glyphosate, a Key Ingredient of Roundup Weed Killer Products, Will be Sent to California’s Cancer-Causing Chemicals List Despite Monsanto’s Efforts to Stay the Decision

The herbicide glyphosate will be added to California’s list of cancer-causing chemicals, as required by Proposition 65, after the state’s Supreme Court rejected Monsanto Co.’s request to stay the...

Johnson & Johnson Back in Court for Defective Mesh Device

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Johnson & Johnson’s Defective Transvaginal Mesh Products are, for the Fifth Time, the Subject of a Trial in Philadelphia

Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary, Ethicon Inc., is back in court in Philadelphia for the fifth time for its defective transvaginal mesh products. A woman who was implanted with pelvic mesh to treat her incontinence in July of 2010 is suing Ethicon over the...

Waters and Kraus Each Named to Best Lawyers in Dallas 2017

Andy Waters and Peter Kraus Each Named to Best Lawyers in Dallas 2017

Andy Waters and Peter Kraus Have Each Been Named to D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas 2017

Both C. Andrew Waters and Peter Kraus, founders of Waters & Kraus, LLP, have been selected to appear on D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas 2017. This list represents the top 4% of the approximate 19,000 lawyers in Dallas and Collin counties, according to statistics from the State Bar...

Early Treatment Increases Survival Rate of Children with CHD

Early Treatment Increases Survival Rate of Children with CHD

Relieving News for Parents of Children with Heart Defects – Denmark Study Indicates that Treating Children Earlier Increases Survival Rates

A study of data collected in Denmark has provided good news for parents of children with congenital heart defects (CHD). According to the study, children with CHD are being treated for this birth defect earlier in their lives, which is likely...

Extra Duty to Warn Could Equal Extra Patient Safety

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Washington Supreme Court Decision Could Lead to Increased Patient Safety Across the Country

On February 9, 2017, the Washington Supreme Court issued an important ruling in the case of Taylor v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc., requiring manufacturers of medical devices to give warnings to purchasing hospitals about the dangers of their products. In Taylor, a man died four years after surgery...

2016 Asbestos Filings Drop, but Mesothelioma Stays Constant

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2016 KCIC Asbestos Report Indicates that While Total Number of Asbestos Filings Decreased, Filings for Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer Did Not

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Malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer claims are now making up an even greater percentage of asbestos claims, according to the 2016 KCIC asbestos report. KCIC, a mid-sized consulting firm for mass tort and other complex...

Gary Paul Receives Distinguished Service Award

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Gary Paul, a Partner at Waters Kraus & Paul, Receives the Distinguished Service Award for his Contributions to AAJ’s Efforts to Preserve Access to the Courts

The American Association for Justice (“AAJ”) is a national plaintiffs’ lawyer association that strives to promote a fair and effective justice system. The AAJ was formed over 70 years ago, and is the world’s largest...

Peter Kraus Recognized with Above and Beyond Award

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Peter Kraus received the Above and Beyond Award from the AAJ for his Exceptional Contributions to the Organization

Peter Kraus, a founding and managing partner of Waters & Kraus, LLP, received the Above and Beyond Award at the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”) annual summer conference. The award was presented during the Leadership Luncheon on July 23, 2017. The AAJ,...

Could this Be First Talc-Related Asbestos Case to Hit Trial in Penn.?

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Phila. Case Over Asbestos-Infused Talc Could Set Pattern for Series of Claims.

The case is captioned Brandt v. Bon-Ton Stores, and, although the claims stem from plaintiff Sally Brandt’s use of a talcum powder cosmetic product, the case is being handled in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas’ asbestos program. That’s because Brandt claimed...

Manufacturers Profit at the Expense of Women’s Safety

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AAJ Article Highlights a History of Manufacturers Putting Profits Ahead of Safety for Products Marketed Towards Women

A new report by the American Association for Justice (AAJ) highlights a history of dangerous products sold to women. Manufacturers have sold unsafe products targeted to women in order to “cure” nerve conditions, menstruation, and menopause, as far back as at least...

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