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HTMLAsbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Litigation Trends Focus of California Conference
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 25, 2016, previously published on November 21, 2016
Co-Chair Michael Armitage: Conference occurs at important time for asbestos-exposure mesothelioma litigation

 

HTMLToday, We Salute Veterans Who are Still Sacrificing on Our Country’s Behalf
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2016, previously published on November 11, 2016
Our military has served us well. Veterans today are all ages, from recent conflicts back to Korea and even World War II. We appreciate each and every one. But the ones we want to especially thank today are the vets who served pre-1980 that are fighting a whole new type of battle as we speak.

 

HTMLWill This Surgery Improve Your Quality of Life With Mesothelioma?
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on October 24, 2016
If you or your family members have malignant pleural mesothelioma, the first priority is often extending the pain-free time with your loved ones. So, when offered a surgery that relieves symptoms but doesn’t cure, will the improved quality of life outweigh the risk of losing time to recovery?

 

HTML$7M Verdict Reached in Lengthy Asbestos Trial
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on October 26, 2016
The plaintiff, a self-made man living the “American Dream,” should be enjoying the fruits of his hard earned labor. But, after a devastating mesothelioma diagnosis, he has been battling for justice in a drawn out asbestos trial for months.

 

HTMLReal Scares - The Shock of Getting Illness on the Job
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2016, previously published on October 31, 2016
Put all the creatures of the night together, and they still couldn’t be as terrifying as learning that someone in your family is seriously - and sometimes terminally - ill. Even more frightening? Learning that the cause of that illness came from exposure to something at work. It’s...

 

HTMLBenzene Exposure Threatens Astoria Port Offices
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 19, 2016, previously published on October 10, 2016
Staff offices for the Port of Astoria in Oregon have moved due to health concerns related to benzene exposure. Benzene is highly toxic and known to cause blood-related diseases. Port officials decided to pay almost $46,000 for an environmental review of the air quality in the Port’s former...

 

HTMLPleural Mesothelioma Drug Galinpepimut-S Granted Fast Track Status
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 7, 2016, previously published on October 3, 2016
For Vietnam veterans who served aboard ship in the Navy, asbestos exposure was virtually unavoidable. Particularly for those who worked in the confines of the engine room on insulated equipment, exposure to asbestos gaskets, packing, blankets, and insulation was a daily occurrence. Back in the...

 

HTMLCalifornia Issues New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 5, 2016, previously published on September 13, 2016
After nearly two years of consideration and multiple public hearings, California has adopted wholesale changes to the Proposition 65 warning regulations that impact companies doing business in California or whose products are sold in California. These new regulations have substantially rewritten...

 

HTMLSteelmaker Fined $170,000 for Asbestos Violations
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 21, 2016, previously published on September 12, 2016
Pittsburgh’s U.S. Steel has been fined $170,000 for exposing seven workers to asbestos hazards. According to Scott Frost, a partner with the mesothelioma law firm Waters Kraus & Paul, steel mill employees have been heavily exposed to asbestos on the job for decades. As a result, they are...

 

HTMLEastern District Court of Pennsylvania Predicts Applicability of the “Bare Metal” Defense in Pennsylvania Asbestos Litigation
Melissa Devich Cochran; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 12, 2016, previously published on September 1, 2016
Known in the asbestos community as the “bare metal” defense is the theory that a product manufacturer cannot be held liable for alleged harms caused by asbestos component parts used with its product when it did not manufacture, distribute or supply the component part. This theory is...

 


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