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

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The impact farmworkers 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

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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...

Industrial Sites Continue Exposing Communities to Benzene

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Throughout the country, industrial giants are releasing high levels of benzene into the air. Benzene, a known carcinogen, is a byproduct of oil and gas production. Its release poses a threat to workers and communities surrounding industrial production sites. Many of these sites are built near marginalized and minority neighborhoods. The greater the number of refineries, the greater the amount...

Cutting Countertops: Is it Synonymous with Silicosis?

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Despite the safety and health regulations that are seemingly assured to manual labor workers in the countertop fabrication industry, there is an obvious disconnect between company claims of protection, and the serious fatal diseases contracted by workers as a result of minimal action taken to verify those claims. This reality is especially true to individuals who have developed silicosis due...

How Industry Seeks to Weaken Anti-Fraud Laws Under the Pandemic

Law360: Now Is Not the Time To Roll Back Anti-Fraud Laws

The False Claims Act is the government’s number one civil enforcement tool for fighting fraud and recovering the billions of dollars lost each year to unscrupulous actors looking to bilk the taxpayers.

At a time when the government is infusing the health care industry with billions in new...

What Stone Workers Need to Know About Silicosis

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Masons and other stone workers are suddenly falling ill across the Southwest with silicosis and severe respiratory diseases. The dust created by their work contains silica, and it’s making them sick. The artificial or engineered stone used to make countertops has been identified as a key source of the deadly mineral.

Lung Damage and Deaths Among Makers of Popular Kitchen...

Peter Kraus Appointed to Second Term on FJC Foundation Board

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Waters Kraus & Paul Partner Chosen by U.S. Senate President Pro Tempore to Serve on the FJC Foundation Board, Working to Promote Improvements in Our Judicial Administration

Peter Kraus is a founding and managing partner of Waters Kraus & Paul. In January of 2020, he was appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Chuck Grassley, to serve a second 5-year term on the...

Phasing Out Glyphosate: The Kellogg’s Model

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Over 42,700 U.S. lawsuits have been brought forth against the world’s largest agrichemical company. Bayer-Monsanto’s Roundup, or glyphosate, has been associated with cancer development. While the weed-killing herbicide is effective at removing unwanted vegetation without killing crops, it has been deemed “carcinogenic” to humans by the World Health Organization. That is why...

Nursing Home Chain Settles Medicare Fraud Allegations for $10M

Whistleblowers allege Saber® Healthcare Group encouraged the submission of false Medicare claims at its skilled nursing assisted living facilities.

Saber Healthcare Group LLC, and its related entities, (Saber) have agreed to pay $10 million, resolving allegations that Saber violated the False Claims Act by knowingly causing its facilities to submit false...

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