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HTMLBenzene Cleanup Underway in Lake Erie
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 5, 2016, previously published on December 14, 2015
The U.S. Coast Guard has begun salvage operations to offload 4,700 barrels of benzene and other toxic chemicals from a sunken barge that went down in Lake Erie in 1937. Benzene is one of the top twenty chemicals used most often by American industry. When exposed to benzene over a long period of...

 

HTMLNeed for Coal Ash Regulation
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 5, 2016, previously published on December 7, 2015
Coal ash — the byproduct of coal-fueled power plants — contains several toxins known to cause birth defects and cancer. These toxins include heavy metals such as lead and hexavalent chromium. And yet, coal ash impoundments are subject to little or no regulation.

 

HTMLFDA Responds to Power Morcellator Inquiry
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 5, 2016, previously published on December 11, 2015
aThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a partial response to an inquiry from a Pennsylvania congressman concerning hazards surrounding the use of power morcellators in gynecological surgeries. A power morcellator uses small rotating blades to cut up fibroid tumors, allowing the...

 

HTMLKeytruda May Bring Hope for Mesothelioma Patients
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 5, 2016, previously published on December 9, 2015
Mesothelioma patients may benefit from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent approval of Keytruda (pembrolizumab), manufactured by Merck. Keytruda is an immunotherapy drug designed to treat advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

 

HTMLAsbestos Cleanup in Libby, Montana Draws to End
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 5, 2016, previously published on December 4, 2015
The town of Libby, Montana is probably best known for the unusually high number of its residents suffering from mesothelioma — a terminal cancer whose only known cause is asbestos exposure. According to health workers, asbestos disease has claimed the lives of 400 people in Libby and has...

 

HTMLC.R. Bard Pays $3.6 Million in Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit
Kyla Gail Cole; Waters & Kraus, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 22, 2015, previously published on December 2, 2015
C.R. Bard reportedly has paid $3.6 million to a woman injured by the company’s dangerous transvaginal mesh product. The vaginal mesh lawsuit was the first case to be tried against the medical device maker.

 

HTMLRole of Shorter Mineral Fibers in Causing Mesothelioma
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 26, 2015, previously published on November 13, 2015
Shorter mineral fibers — like chrysotile asbestos fibers — are toxic and should not be overlooked when studying the cause of mesothelioma and other lung diseases, believed Philip Cook, a former scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

 

HTMLCoal Ash Waste Ponds Contaminated with Heavy Metals
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 26, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2015
High Rock Lake, North Carolina is one of the country’s many dumping grounds for Duke Energy’s unwanted coal ash — the left-over waste from operating a coal-fueled power generation plant. The three High Rock Lake “impoundments” have a combined capacity to hold 5 million...

 

HTMLCoal Ash Ponds Threaten Health of Residents Nearby
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 26, 2015, previously published on November 6, 2015
Many Americans were reminded of the dangers of coal ash in 2014 when a Duke Energy power plant in North Carolina dumped 39,000 tons of the ash into the Dan River. Coal ash is the waste generated by coal-fueled power generation plants. Opinions are sharply divided on the toxicity of coal ash, which...

 

HTMLFrench Study Links Benzene and Childhood Leukemia
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 26, 2015, previously published on November 11, 2015
It is well documented that benzene exposure causes AML, a form of leukemia, and other blood disorders in painters, mechanics, seamen and other workers exposed to the toxic substance in petroleum based paints, thinners and solvents. But recent studies confirm that you don’t have to work...

 


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