Asbestos Litigation

For a victim seeking justice, the challenges of a successful asbestos or mesothelioma lawsuit may seem daunting. We understand. At Waters, Kraus & Paul, our Louisiana asbestos attorneys have held huge corporations responsible for asbestos exposure accountable for decades.

As sufferers know, these legal cases present unique factual, medical, and legal issues that require deep experience and knowledge. With deep medical and legal resources, our Louisiana asbestos attorneys have successfully prosecuted cases for clients who were exposed throughout the state of Louisiana, Texas, California and overseas.

Filing An Asbestos Lawsuit

When plaintiffs bring their mesothelioma or asbestos exposure cases to Waters Kraus & Paul, we work one-on-one with you to understand your case and find justice. This takes place in three phases.

  • Intake and evaluation
  • Pre-trial discovery
  • Trial and appeal

Our Unique Approach to Help Victims of Asbestos Exposure

Personal Attention: At Waters Kraus & Paul, we work personally with our clients giving them individual attention. Our team will begin working on your case immediately and aggressively to obtain the best result for you, with the goal of taking your case to trial. We are always available to respond to your questions and concerns, and we listen with care.

Strong Medical Resources: To hold those responsible for your exposure accountable, we need deep research and medical resources. Our trial team works closely with a proven team of medical experts, including pulmonologists, pathologists, surgeons and oncologists. We also consult with industrial hygienists, marine experts, economists, life care planners, and other experts—all of whom play a critical role in the development and success of our clients’ cases.

Deep Legal Experience: Your case is as unique as you are. The legal environment varies state by state, year by year and client by client. Our attorneys are skilled at investigating the unique aspects of your claim and developing a customized successful asbestos case strategy to obtain the maximum recovery possible for our clients. Our reputation as seasoned trial lawyers is our clients’ greatest advantage, leading to the most favorable settlements for you.

How Long Have Manufacturers Known The Risks of Asbestos?

Many mesothelioma victims are entitled to asbestos exposure compensation. Asbestos manufacturers often knew of the dangers. In fact, asbestos was first linked to cancer as early as the 1930s.

Evidence shows that these companies did not advise workers of the potential hazards, nor did they make any effort to put warning labels on the products to inform workers of the dangers of asbestos. As a result, thousands of workers have developed mesothelioma over the past century. Many have died, and many others face staggering medical bills as their health deteriorates.

Documenting the Fight Against Asbestos Exposure

November 12, 2019 Filmmakers are traveling across the country, even across the globe, documenting the fight against asbestos and honoring the victims of mesothelioma. As the U.S. continues to struggle with enacting regulations and legislation, documentaries like ‘Dirty Laundry’ and ‘Breathless’ are showing…

Remembering The Great Smog of Donora – Taking Clean Air Seriously

November 1, 2019 On the morning of Oct. 27, 1948, residents of Donora, Pa., awoke to an ominous blanket of smog covering the sky. The American Steel & Wire Co. and Donora Zinc Works — the town’s largest mills —  were to blame…
Lawrence Gettys, Waters Kraus & Paul Of Counsel Attorney

We hold corporations responsible at Waters Kraus & Paul in Louisiana.

Led by accomplished trial lawyer Lawrence Gettys, the attorneys at Waters Kraus & Paul in Louisiana practice across the country in diverse areas of the law — from asbestos lawsuits and whistleblower litigation to class actions and international law. Yet, as a firm, we have a singular point of view. Waters Kraus & Paul seeks to protect the rights of ordinary citizens whenever and wherever they have been harmed by corporate wrongdoing.

What are my chances?

That’s what everyone asks. It’s impossible to know. We can tell you Waters Kraus & Paul fights big business and wins. 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. Contact us now to speak with an attorney.

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